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Disappearance in deceptive landscapes : borderlines of identity in the Canadian wilderness with particular reference to selected works by Margaret Atwood, Robert Kroetsch, Michael Ondaatje and Aritha Van Herk

@inproceedings{Jennings1996DisappearanceID,
  title={Disappearance in deceptive landscapes : borderlines of identity in the Canadian wilderness with particular reference to selected works by Margaret Atwood, Robert Kroetsch, Michael Ondaatje and Aritha Van Herk},
  author={Ros Jennings},
  year={1996}
}
This dissertation explores why much contemporary Canadian literature features protagonists who disappear in the wilderness. This boundless region serves as a powerful metaphor for a country that feels its internal and external borders are insecure. The nation is not only divided provincially between Anglophone and Francophone communities, it also uneasily defines itself against the frontier with the United States. Through the study of four Canadian writers, I explain why these divisions have… 

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