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Kuessipan

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ISBN10 : 1551525186

Publisher : arsenal pulp press

Number of Pages : 144

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Kuessipan is an extraordinary, meditative novel about life among the Native Innu people of northeast Quebec. With the grace and perfect pitch, author Naomi Fontaine (herself an Innu) conjures up a world that reads like no other, and a community—of nomadic hunters and fishers, of mothers and children—who endure a harsh and sometimes cruel reality with quiet dignity.

National Performance

Author : Erin Hurley

ISBN10 : 1442660171

Publisher : University of Toronto Press

Number of Pages : 264

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: In National Performance, Erin Hurley examines the complex relationship between performance and national identity. How do theatrical performances represent the nation in which they were created? How is Quebecois performance used to define Quebec as a nation and to cultivate a sense of 'Quebec-ness' for audiences both within and outside the province? In exploring Expo 67, the critical response to Michel Tremblay's Les Belles Soeurs, Carbone 14's image-theatre, Marco Micone's writing practices, Celine Dion's popular music, and feminist performance of the 1970s and 80s, Hurley reveals the ways in which certain performances come to be understood as 'national' while others are relegated to sub-national or outsider status. Each chapter focuses on a particular historical moment in Quebec's modern history and a genre of performance emblematic of the moment, and uses these to elaborate the nature of the national performances. Winner of the Northeast Modern Language Association's Book Prize, National Performance is sophisticated yet accessible, seeking to enlarge the parameters of what counts as 'Quebecois' performance, while providing a thorough introduction to changing discourses of nation-ness in Quebec.

De corps, de chair et de coeur

Author : Lorraine Pintal

ISBN10 : 2760544168

Publisher : PUQ

Number of Pages : 260

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: Lorraine Pintal a consacré sa vie entière au théâtre. Sa carrière, étroitement liée au Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM), est à l’image du feu sacré qui l’anime : brûlante, débordante et grandiose. Son livre est un récit de vie qui n’obéit pas aux règles de l’autobiographie ou des mémoires. Elle y livre ses réflexions sur le théâtre, tel qu’elle le connait et le pratique depuis le début des années 1970, son histoire, ses enjeux esthétiques et son devenir dans un contexte en plein essor.

Masculinities in Twentieth- and Twenty-first Century French and Francophone Literature

Author : Edith Biegler Vandervoort

ISBN10 : 1443830569

Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Number of Pages : 345

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: The study of masculinities and gender identity in contemporary literature is relatively new and, with each year of this millennium, gains momentum. Indeed, as the women’s movement becomes forceful in developing nations, the question of tolerance to gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transvestites undergoes a similar process. At a time when women refuse to be subjected to war crimes, when they begin entering the workforce and realize the need to support their families independently, and when they refuse to remain in abusive marriages or remain silent in countries, where governments ignore their needs, men and women are questioning the meaning of gender in their culture and often seek alternatives to established gender roles. In some countries, this entails organized demonstrations for additional civil rights, while in others, the expression of sexual freedom remains a question of remaining silent or risking public execution. Thanks to the scholarly commitment of its authors, this book examines the range of masculine expression on three continents: Europe, Africa, and the Americas. In this collection, they write about men’s past and present challenges, male friendships, and male immigrants and outcasts. Paralleling the independence movement of France’s former colonies, the goal of this collection is to continue the expression of freedom toward understanding and tolerance of all variances of sexuality.

Translators through History

Author : Jean Delisle,Judith Woodsworth

ISBN10 : 9027273812

Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing

Number of Pages : 337

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

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Book Summary: Acclaimed, when it first appeared, as a seminal work – a groundbreaking book that was both informative and highly readable – Translators through History is being released in a new edition, substantially revised and expanded by Judith Woodsworth. Translators have played a key role in intellectual exchange through the ages and across borders. This account of how they have contributed to the development of languages, the emergence of literatures, the dissemination of knowledge and the spread of values tells the story of world culture itself. Content has been updated, new elements introduced and recent directions in translation scholarship incorporated, providing fresh insights and a more nuanced view of past events. The bibliography contains over 100 new titles and illustrations have been refreshed and enhanced. An invaluable tool for students, scholars and professionals in the field of translation, the latest version of Translators through History remains a vital resource for researchers in other disciplines and a fascinating read for the wider public.

Who's Who in Contemporary World Theatre

Author : Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe

ISBN10 : 1134767870

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 360

Category : Performing Arts

Viewed : 348

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Book Summary: Who's Who in Contemporary World Theatre is a lively and accessible biographical guide to the key figures in contemporary drama. All who enjoy the theatre will find their pleasure enhanced and their knowledge extended by this fascinating work of reference. Its distinctive blend of information, analysis and anecdote makes for entertaining and enlightening reading. Hugely influential innovators, household names, and a whole host of less familiar, international figures - all have their lives and careers illuminated by the clear and succinct entries. All professions associated with the theatre are represented here - actors and directors, playwrights and designers. By virtue of the broad range of its coverage, Who's Who in Contemporary World Theatre offers a unique insight into the rich diversity of international drama today.

Dramatic Licence

Author : Louise Ladouceur

ISBN10 : 0888647069

Publisher : University of Alberta

Number of Pages : 300

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

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Book Summary: Translation is tricky business. The translator has to transform the foreign to the familiar while moving and pleasing his or her audience. Louise Ladouceur knows theatre from a multi-dimensional perspective that gives her research a particular authority as she moves between two of the dominant cultures of Canada: French and English. Through the analysis of six plays from each linguistic repertoire, written and translated between 1961 and 2000, her award-winning book compares the complexities of a translation process shaped by the power struggle between Canada's two official languages. The winner of the Prix Gabrielle-Roy and the Ann Saddlemyer Book Award, Dramatic Licence addresses issues important to scholars and students of Translation Studies, Canadian Literature and Theatre Studies, as well as theatre practitioners and translators. The University of Alberta Press acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada, through the National Translation Program for Book Publishing, for our translation activities.

Moving Target

Author : Carole-Ann Upton

ISBN10 : 1317641442

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 4

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

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Book Summary: Moving Target offers a rigorous exploration of the practice of translating for the theatre. The twelve essays in the volume span a range of work from Eastern and Western Europe, Canada and the United States. For the first time, this book draws together existing translation theory with contemporary practice to shed light on a hitherto neglected aspect of the production process. How does the theatre translator mediate between source text, performance text and target audience? What happens when theatre is transposed from one culture to another? What are the obstacles to theatre translation, and what are the opportunities? Central to the debate throughout is the role of the translator in creating not only a linguistic text but also a performance text, as the contributors repeatedly demonstrate an illuminating sensibility to the demands and potential of theatre production. Impacting upon areas of (inter)cultural theory as well as theatre studies and translation studies, the result is a startling revelation of the joys, as well as the frustrations of the dramatic art of the translator for performance.

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

Author : Don Rubin,Carlos Solorzano

ISBN10 : 1136359281

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 640

Category : Performing Arts

Viewed : 407

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Book Summary: This new in paperback edition of World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre covers the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, including the United States. Entries on twenty six countries are preceded by specialist introductions on Theatre in Post-Colonial Latin America, Theatres of North America, Puppet Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences, Music Theatre and Dance Theatre. The essays follow the series format, allowing for cross-referring across subjects, both within the volume and between volumes. Each country entry is written by specialists in the particular country and the volume has its own teams of regional editors, overseen by the main editorial team based at the University of York in Canada headed by Don Rubin. Each entry covers all aspects of theatre genres, practitioners, writers, critics and styles, with bibliographies, over 200 black & white photographs and a substantial index. This Encyclopedia is indispensable for anyone interested in the cultures of the Americas or in modern theatre. It is also an invaluable reference tool for students and scholars of a wide range of disciplines including history, performance studies, anthropology and cultural studies.

Writing between the Lines

Author : Agnes Whitfield

ISBN10 : 0889209081

Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

Number of Pages : 318

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

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Book Summary: The essays in Writing between the Lines explore the lives of twelve of Canada’s most eminent anglophone literary translators, and delve into how these individuals have contributed to the valuable process of literary exchange between francophone and anglophone literatures in Canada. Through individual portraits, this book traces the events and life experiences that have led W.H. Blake, John Glassco, Philip Stratford, Joyce Marshall, Patricia Claxton, Doug Jones, Sheila Fischman, Ray Ellenwood, Barbara Godard, Susanne de Lotbinire-Harwood, John Van Burek, and Linda Gaboriau into the complex world of literary translation. Each essay-portrait examines why they chose to translate and what linguistic and cultural challenges they have faced in the practice of their art. Following their relationships with authors and publishers, the translators also reveal how they have defined the goals and the process of literary translation. Containing original, detailed biographical and bibliographical material, Writing between the Lines offers many new insights into the literary translation process, and the diverse roles of the translator as social agent. The first text on Canadian translators, it makes a major contribution in the areas of literary translation, comparative literature, Canadian literature, and cultural studies.

Code-Choice and Identity Construction on Stage

Author : Sirkku Aaltonen

ISBN10 : 1351613685

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 190

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: Code-Choice and Identity Construction on Stage challenges the general assumption that language is only one of the codes employed in a theatrical performance; Sirkku Aaltonen changes the perspective to the audience, foregrounding the chosen language variety as a trigger for their reactions. Theatre is ‘the most public of arts’, closely interwoven with contemporary society, and language is a crucial tool for establishing order. In this book, Aaltonen explores the ways in which chosen languages on stage can lead to rejection or tolerance in diglossic situations, where one language is considered unequal to another. Through a selection of carefully chosen case studies, the socio-political rather than artistic motivation behind code-choice emerges. By identifying common features of these contexts and the implications of theatre in the wider world, this book sheds light on high versus low culture, the role of translation, and the significance of traditional and emerging theatrical conventions. This intriguing study encompassing Ireland, Scotland, Quebec, Finland and Egypt, cleverly employs the perspective of familiarising the foreign and is invaluable reading for those interested in theatre and performance, translation, and the connection between language and society.

L'âge de plastique

Author : Daniel Laforest

ISBN10 : 276063650X

Publisher : Les Presses de l\'Université de Montréal

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: Le Québec moderne n’a jamais réellement habité la ville ; ou alors il n’a jamais habité la ville réelle. Peu importe, car cela ne l’a pas empêché d’en parler plus que de tout autre espace. Dans ce livre, je veux mesurer les conséquences de cette contradiction. Je veux chercher à lire la ville contemporaine au Québec, celle dont hérite le jeune xxi e siècle... Mais si on souhaite poursuivre ici, il faudra accepter d’abandonner le mot “ville” en chemin. C’est l’urbanisation et la littérature qu’il faudra aborder comme deux choses interdépendantes depuis les années 1960 au Québec. L’urbanisation et la ville ne sont pas la même chose du tout. La première est un processus, la seconde est son résultat. L’urbanisation est vivante et mobile alors que la ville est morte, ou en tout cas figée, abstraite. Bref, l’une existe, et l’autre pas. Il y a là un problème considérable. Dans ce livre, je parle d’étalement, de zonage, de friches, de banlieues, de chantiers et d’infrastructures — de ces espaces périurbains, depuis longtemps majoritaires dans le paysage nord-américain. J’en parle comme des lieux où la vie devrait pouvoir accéder à l’art. Et plus spécifiquement à l’art littéraire.

Encyclopedia of Homosexuality

Author : Wayne R. Dynes

ISBN10 : 1317368126

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 728

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: First published in 1990, The Encyclopedia of Homosexuality brings together a collection of outstanding articles that were, at the time of this book’s original publication, classic, pioneering, and recent. Together, the two volumes provide scholarship on male and female homosexuality and bisexuality, and, reaching beyond questions of physical sexuality, they examine the effects of homophilia and homophobia on literature, art, religion, science, law, philosophy, society, and history. Many of the writings were considered to be controversial, and often contradictory, at that time, and refer to issues and difficulties that still exist today. This volume contains entries from M-Z.

The Quebec Connection

Author : Julie-Françoise Tolliver

ISBN10 : 0813944902

Publisher : University of Virginia Press

Number of Pages : 294

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: From the 1950s to the 1970s, the idea of independence inspired radical changes across the French-speaking world. In The Quebec Connection, Julie-Françoise Tolliver examines the links and parallels that writers from Quebec, the Caribbean, and Africa imagined to unite that world, illuminating the tropes they used to articulate solidarities across the race and class differences that marked their experience. Tolliver argues that the French tongue both enabled and delimited connections between these writers, restricting their potential with the language’s own imperial history. The literary map that emerges demonstrates the plurality of French-language literatures, going beyond the concept of a single, unitary francophone literature to appreciate the profuse range of imaginaries connected by solidary texts that hoped for transformative independence. Importantly, the book expands the "francophone" framework by connecting African and Caribbean literatures to Québécois literature, attending to their interactions while recognizing their particularities. The Quebec Connection’s analysis of transnational francophone solidarities radically alters the field of francophone studies by redressing the racial logic that isolates the northern province from what has come to be called the postcolonial world.

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

Author : Arthur Holmberg,Carlos Solorzano

ISBN10 : 1136118446

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 640

Category : Performing Arts

Viewed : 1934

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Book Summary: The second volume of the World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre covers the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, including the United States. Entries on twenty-six countries are preceded by specialist introductions on Theatre in Post-Colonial Latin America, Theatres of North America, Puppet Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences, Music Theatre and Dance Theatre. The essays follow the series format, allowing for cross-referring across subjects, both within the volume and between volumes. Each country entry is written by specialists in the particular country and the volume has its own teams of regional editors, overseen by the main editorial team based at the University of York in Canada headed by Don Rubin. Each entry covers all aspects of theatre genres, practitioners, writers, critics and styles, with bibliographies, over 200 black & white photographs and a substantial index. This is a unique volume in its own right; in conjunction with the other volumes in this series it forms a reference resource of unparalleled value.

Dictionnaire des artistes du théâtre québécois

Author : Michel Vaïs

ISBN10 : 2764421575

Publisher : Québec Amerique

Number of Pages : 416

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: « Un incontournable. » Sylvie St-Jacques, La Presse « Un ouvrage d'une importance capitale pour quiconque s'intéresse de près au théâtre d'ici. » Le Devoir « Un excellent cadeau à glisser sous le sapin ! » Le Devoir « (...) Brique essentielle et de très grande qualité dans l'édifice chancelant qu'est l'historiographie théâtrale au Québec. » Sylvain Lavoie, Magazine Spirale « Vaïs et son équipe prouvent que beaucoup a été fait et que le devoir de mémoire nous incombe, coûte que coûte. » Sylvain Lavoie, Magazine Spirale « Magnifique! » Isabelle Maréchal, 98,5 FM - Isabelle Le Matin « Très, très beau cadeau à faire... » Isabelle Maréchal, 98,5 FM - Isabelle Le Matin « Ce dictionnaire est évidemment le type même de l'outil qui manquait (...) » Michel Bélair, Le Devoir « Sans doute le début d'une grande aventure » Philippe Couture, Voir (Montréal) « Un ouvrage pratique et agréable à consulter. » Denise Martel, Le Journal de Québec « À compulser cet ouvrage conçu et illustré avec sobriété et bon goût, on se sent une dette. Lieu d'expression de nos perceptions de la condition humaine et de l'expérience qu'en a la communauté mondiale, le théâtre est l'un des sanctuaires de toute mémoire nationale. Et les 450 artistes entrés au nouveau « dico » sont les relais de cette mémoire. » Jean St-Hilaire, Le Soleil « Publier ce dictionnaire est presque un acte de résistance, qui permettra sans doute la réalisation de projets de plus grande envergure dans un avenir rapproché. ***» Philippe Couture, Voir (Montréal) « Une oeuvre colossale, fondamentale et indispensable. » Marthe Lemery, Le Droit (Ottawa)

Latinocanadá

Author : Hugh Hazelton

ISBN10 : 0773560351

Publisher : McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP

Number of Pages : 321

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: A burgeoning new branch of Hispanic literature, Latino-Canadian writing is now becoming part of the Canadian and Quebec literary traditions. Latinocanadá, a critical anthology, examines the work of Hispanic writers who have settled in Canada over the past thirty years and includes newly translated selections of their work.

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

Author : Irving Brown (Consulting Bibliographer),Natasha Rappaport (Bibliographer),Don Rubin (General Editor),Rosabel Wang (Consulting Bibliographer)

ISBN10 : 1136119000

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 560

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: An annotated world theatre bibliography documenting significant theatre materials published world wide since 1945, plus an index to key names throughout the six volumes of the series.