Modernisms in English Canada

Dean Irvine

in The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199545445
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

 Modernisms in English Canada

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This article examines the history of modernism in English Canada. It discusses the role of immigration in modernism, and suggests that the patterns of migration from colony to imperial metropolis are reversed and rerouted in the processing of modernism's arrivals in Canada and its connections to expatriate Canadians in Europe and the USA. The article describes the works of some of the notable immigrant modernists in English Canada.

Keywords: modernism; English Canada; migration; colony; imperial metropolis; immigrant modernists; USA; Europe

Article.  11301 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards) ; Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature)

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