Corpus ID: 160848026

Crossing the river : essays in honour of Margaret Laurence

  title={Crossing the river : essays in honour of Margaret Laurence},
  author={Margaret Laurence and Kristjana Gunnars},
11 Citations
Memory, Identity and Old Age: The Sense of an Ending as the Story of Ageing
The Sense of an Ending (2011) by Julian Barnes touches upon many issues such as gender, class, sexuality, death, and memory. It particularly underlines how our memories can be misleading and thusExpand
Margaret Laurence: The Woman and the Masks
Margaret Laurence employs masks, both literal and figurative, in her fiction and nonfiction, both African and Canadian, to convey her characters' personae. The connections between her life and workExpand
A Literary Journey: Imagining Africa in Margaret Laurence’s Canadian Prairie
Canadian author Margaret Laurence (1926-1987) is worldwide known mainly for her Manawaka cycle, and secondly, for her Africa-set writings. Crossing spatial and fictional borders, Laurence underwent aExpand
Reading Beyond Race in Margaret Laurence’s “The Loons” from A Bird in the House
Margaret Laurence’s short story “The Loons” from A Bird in the House (1970) has proved highly controversial as an example of racist or anti-racist literature. The question is which? Laurence’sExpand
Genre and Gender: Autobiography and Self-Representation in The Diviners
RECENT FEMINIST CRITICISM of Margaret Laurence's The Diviners explores the representation of female subjectivity and the politics of textuality. Clara Thomas, for example, has identified the novel'sExpand
The representation of trauma in narrative : a study of six late twentieth century novels
This thesis conducts a close analysis of representations of trauma in six late twentieth century novels. I construct a theoretical framework by examining debates about trauma and narrative whichExpand
Heart of a Traveller: Margaret Laurence’s Life Journey
Abstract:Heart of a Stranger (1976), Margaret Laurence’s collection of nineteen travel essays written between 1964 and 1975, the period when she composed her five Manawaka texts, is a significantExpand
Mourning Becomes Margaret: Laurence’s Farewell to Fiction
Abstract: Margaret Laurence (1926–1987) composed Dance on the Earth: A Memoir (1989) as a tribute to her mothers and a celebration of “the female principle in the Holy Spirit.” Laurence’s copiousExpand
Technologies of Identity: The Language of the Incontinent Body in Margaret Laurence’s The Stone Angel
The irrevocable contradiction of Enlightenment values with the invader/settler history of Canada is interrogated in Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel through ideas of class, gender, race, andExpand
The Gypsies of Shadow Point: Meg Merriles, Murray Lees, and Laurence’s The Stone Angel
Abstract: The appearance of Murray Lees relatively late in Margaret Laurence’s The Stone Angel marks a fundamental shift in Hagar Shipley’s internal development. Though Hagar finds Murray repulsiveExpand