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Undoing Addiction: The Biopolitics of Social Suffering in Contemporary Canadian Fiction
Biomedical and popular discourses for understanding addiction persistently essentialize behaviors labelled “addictive” as signifying individual dysfunction and aberrance; the Canadian novels examined in this study expose ...
Ethics and Love in the Aesthetics of Alice Munro
Whether classified as realist, modernist, or postmodernist, the fiction of Alice Munro combines a strong mimetic impulse with a recognition of the limitations of mimesis. This dissertation examines the ethical dimensions ...
West Coast Apocalyptic: A Site-Specific Approach to Genre
Key studies of apocalypse in previous years have consciously and unconsciously understood the genre in terms of its paradigmatic consistency across examples. This emphasis points out valuable similarities among a wide range ...