Synopses & Reviews
This collection of essays explores the literature of Italian immigrants in Canada and their children by focusing on the central role that themes of migration hold in their work. Addressing topics such as the oral roots of Canadian immigrant writing, the changing place of women in works of the Italian diaspora, and the persistent difficulties of translation, this work provides an international perspective on some of the most pressing questions in the study of literature today. In addition to Canadian works, the work of immigrant writers from Australia and other countries is also considered, producing nuanced observations of cultural differences and affinities.
About the Author
is the author of Contrasts: Comparative Essays on Italian-Canadian Writing
. He is a professor of English at Athabasca University in Edmonton. Sneja Gunew
is a professor of English and women's studies at the University of British Columbia.