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Studies in Global Science Fiction

Canadian Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

Bridging the Solitudes

Editors: Ransom, Amy J., Grace, Dominick (Eds.)

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  • Focuses exclusively on Canadian texts
  • Provides a framework for understanding the Canadian fantastic
  • Explores timely themes especially posthumanism and transnationalism
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Canadian Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror: Bridging the Solitudes exposes the limitations of the solitudes concept so often applied uncritically to the Canadian experience. This volume examines Canadian and Québécois literature of the fantastic across its genres—such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, indigenous futurism, and others—and considers how its interrogation of colonialism, nationalism, race, and gender works to bridge multiple solitudes. Utilizing a transnational lens, this volume reveals how the fantastic is ready-made for exploring, in non-literal terms, the complex and problematic nature of intercultural engagement.


About the authors

Amy J. Ransom is Chair of World Languages and Cultures at Central Michigan University, USA. She has published over two dozen articles on Québécois popular genre literatures and film and is the author of Science Fiction from Québec (2009) and Hockey PQ (2014).

Dominick Grace is Professor of English at Brescia University, Canada. He is the author of The Science Fiction of Phyllis Gotlieb (2015) and several articles on Canadian literature of the fantastic, and coeditor of several collections of interviews with cartoonists, a volume on Canadian comics, and a volume on Twin Peaks.


Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Introduction: Bridging the Solitudes as a Critical Metaphor

    Pages 1-28

    Ransom, Amy J. (et al.)

  • Colonial Visions: The British Empire in Early Anglophone and Francophone Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy

    Pages 31-48

    Weiss, Allan

  • Nevermind the Gap: Judith Merril Challenges the Status Quo

    Pages 51-66

    Calvin, Ritch

  • Two Solitudes, Two Cultures: Building and Burning Bridges in Peter Watts’s Novels

    Pages 67-82

    Braun, Michele

  • The Affinity for Utopia: Erecting Walls and Building Bridges in Robert Charles Wilson’s The Affinities

    Pages 83-100

    Murphy, Graham J.

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eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15685-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15684-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Canadian Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
Book Subtitle
Bridging the Solitudes
Editors
  • Amy J. Ransom
  • Dominick Grace
Series Title
Studies in Global Science Fiction
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15685-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15685-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15684-8
Series ISSN
2569-8826
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 380
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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