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Canadian Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

Bridging the Solitudes

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Focuses exclusively on Canadian texts

  • Provides a framework for understanding the Canadian fantastic

  • Explores timely themes especially posthumanism and transnationalism

Part of the book series: Studies in Global Science Fiction (SGSF)

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Bridging the Solitudes as a Critical Metaphor

    • Amy J. Ransom, Dominick Grace
    Pages 1-28
  3. Bridging the Gender Gap: Transnational and Transsexual Identities in Canadian SF

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 167-167
  4. Bridging the Species Divide: Technological, Animal, Extraterrestrial, and Posthuman Sentience

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • Canadian science fiction
  • Canadian speculative fiction
  • Canadian horror literature
  • Canadian fantasy literature
  • Margaret Atwood
  • critical metaphor
  • postcolonial studies
  • posthumanism
  • transnationalism
  • transgender
  • French-language literature

Reviews

“Amy J. Ransom and Dominick Grace have done a fantastic job with this volume, putting together a comprehensive, in-depth milestone that serves both as a valid introduction to the field of Canadian SFF and a towering critical work within it, which conveys the key conversations, opens up many avenues for research, and transmits a strong sense of enthusiasm for delving into the underreported yet clearly rewarding field of Canadian SFF.” (Daniel Lukes, Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research, Vol. 7 (2), 2020)

“Ransom and Grace’s introduction is commendable for its illuminating survey of historical and recent developments in Canadian sf/f criticism and will be useful to both veterans and newcomers to the field. … this volume deserves a lot of credit for successfully representing diversity and contemporariness while not losing sight of the Canadian sf/f canon.” (Moritz Ingwersen, Science Fiction Studies, Vol. 47, 2020)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of World Languages and Cultures, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, USA

    Amy J. Ransom

  • Brescia University College, London, Canada

    Dominick Grace

About the editors

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.


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eBook
USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-15685-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)