May 16th 2011
• What 1. Thematic criticism
canadian 2. Terror of nature
literature is but 3. Garrison Mentality
from a certain -oppositional thinking
methodology - • Conformity
thematic criticsm • Colonial mentality
• 1965, frye , • National identity
not just important
in term of
categorizing lit. Beginnin 16th -18th 19th 20th
but also thematic
analysis Native ExplorationSocial satire National
• Strangled literature journals romance and
articulateness - the land
doesn’t say much,
silet protaganist Epistolary Documantary Realism
is something that
frye and atwood Settler Sentimentalit Modern
felt was typical of narrratives y experimentatio
• Nature , a
Social reform Post modernism
melaglant force -
frye , atwood Animal Reconstructing
argues that sketchs history
nature is a
monster. Confederatio Multiculturalism
• What n poets
terrorizes with Women writers
wilderness, space, Representation
water, cold. s of historical
• Space often fiction
leaves you feeling
insignificant , the Settler narratives - Susana moody, roughing it in the
way you are bush - Catherine partrayal. Attitudes of mind they
situated within in, bring to settlement. Politics of adaptation, reflected in
frye and Atwood - their style of writing. Moody - infatuated with the
( will deal with in literary sublime.
as for me and my
• The mentality
of an enclosed
military fort ,
designed to keep
threats out. A way of first developing
treat is a huge
nature , need a
Garrison used in
keep threats out.
weather. Also a
thinking. A kind of
mode of thought.
american , french
thinking, but also
where all think
the same .
• 1965 canadians had
not yet produced
a great literary
had not had its
• When frye
conformity on the
• Frye argues
that it produces a
nothing original History of emily montigue - first canadian written novel
can grow , letter writing , what constitutes candian fiction.
• Frye a
romantic critic -Emily is encouraged to marry for love, considered
Imagination pretty controversial, doing something subversive , still
is imporatant in inately patriarchal. Novel is culted on sentimentality
romantic and the ability to feel.
literature • Francis brooks -influenced
• Imaginiative • Haliburtun - social sattire , nova scotia ,
growth - if emphasized british heritage
Canada is • Stephon leacock - sunshine sketches of a little
conforming , then town, fiction was well renowned.
this imagination • Documentary romance - mid nineteenth century ,
will not be works documenting historical events in a melodramatic
triggered way. Major john Richardson , Wakusta.
A criteria for The late 19th and early 20th century , started with
a romantic poet epistilary fiction LM montgomery, follows romatic
vs. a good writer. fiction.
• Frye believed • Brought along feminism and suffrage. Sarah
that Canada in Jeanette Duncan. " the imperialist"
1965 was yet to • Animal sketches - distinct form of prose
have good developped in canada.
literature • Realistic animal story - Charles GD roberts and
• National thomas seaton.
identity - believes
that there is no
canadian nation ,