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Dvorak, Marta

Works: 91 works in 240 publications in 3 languages and 8,629 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Biographies  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Publishing director, Contributor, Thesis advisor, Director, Opponent, Creator
Classifications: PR9199.3.B763, C813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Marta Dvorak
Tropes and territories : short fiction, postcolonial readings, Canadian writing in context by Marta Dvorak( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Postcolonial and Commonwealth literary scholarship has tended to emphasize the novel. Tropes and Territories is the first book to focus on modern short fiction, including Metis narratives, Maori myth, and stories by Mansfield, Frame, Munro, Rushdie, MacLeod, Gallant, Narayan, Jarman, and King. While Canadian writers and writings are central, contributors also consider South Pacific, South Asian, and Caribbean stories." "Tropes and Territories demonstrates how current debates in postcolonial criticism bear on the reading, writing, and status of short fiction. These debates, which hinge on competing definitions of "trope" (motif vs rhetorical turn) and "territory" (political or aesthetic), lead to studies of space, place, influence, and writing and reading practices across cultural divides. The essays also explore the character of diasporic writing, the cultural significance of oral taletelling, and interconnections between socio/political issues and strategies of style."--Jacket
Thanks for listening : stories and short fictions by Ernest Buckler( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treasure chest of exceptional stories by one of Canadas classic authors all now available in one volume. Ernest Buckler, best known as the author of the Canadian classic, The Mountain and the Valley, never achieved the lasting fame he deserved. His first story was published in Esquire, a significant American literary magazine known for publishing leading writers such as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Sinclair Lewis. Over the years, nearly forty more of Bucklers short stories were published in several popular magazines, including Maclean's where his story 'The Quarrel' won first prize for fiction. In this new book Marta Dvorak gathers together many of those stories as well as some previously unpublished pieces. At times she has chosen to include the fuller, original versions, and has reinstated some of the lost passages that were cut from stories to fit popular magazine requirements. Ernest Bucklers writing is rooted in the magic of the ordinary. He celebrates the land and its community, and sensuously recreates a paradise -- almost a Garden of Eden.; Buckler's American editors were right in believing that no one evoked the lost world of North Americas agrarian past better than Ernest Buckler
Carol Shields and the extra-ordinary by Marta Dvorak( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claiming the "ordinary" and "extra-ordinary" as critical categories, contributors to this volume explore the philosophical and literary import of Carol Shields's writing, its complex play with genre and narrative technique, its re-valuing of domesticity and gendered perspective, and the social critique implicit in its gentle satirical impulses
Vision, division : l'œuvre de Nancy Huston by Marta Dvorak( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in French and English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy Huston - essays - novels - duplication - duplicity
Ernest Buckler : rediscovery and reassessment by Marta Dvorak( )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Margaret Atwood called Ernest Buckler "one of the pathbreakers for the modern Canadian novel," yet he has slipped into relative obscurity. This new book by Marta Dvorak, Ernest Buckler: Rediscovery and Reassessment, breaks fresh ground in Canadian literary studies by analyzing some of Buckler's works that have remained unknown or unexplored by critics; and by addressing the formalistic innovations of these texts. It allows a general readership to discover - and an international specialized readership to reassess - the wide, even eclectic scope of an author best known for his first novel, The Mountain and the Valley."--Jacket
Crosstalk : Canadian and global imaginaries in dialogue by Diana Brydon( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What are the fictions that shape Canadian engagements with the global? What frictions emerge from these encounters? In negotiating aesthetic and political approaches to Canadian cultural production within contexts of global circulation, this collection argues for the value of attending to narratorial, lyric, and theatrical conventions in dialogue with questions of epistemological and social justice. Using the twinned framing devices of crosstalk and cross-sighting, the contributing authors attend to how the interplay of the verbal and the visual maps public spheres of creative engagement today. Individual chapters present a range of methodological approaches to understanding national culture and creative labour in global contexts. Through their collective enactment of methodological crosstalk, they demonstrate the productivity of scholarly debate across differences of outlook, culture, and training. In highlighting convergences and disagreements, the book sharpens our understanding of how literary and critical conventions and theories operate within and across cultures."--Publisher's website
Translocated modernisms : Paris and other lost generations by Emily Ballantyne( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Translocated Modernisms is a collection of ten chapters, partitioned into sections and framed by an introduction by the editors and a coda by Kit Dobson (Mount Royal University), which focuses on the other lost generations of expatriates from modernism's global peripheries--principally but not exclusively from Canada--who travelled to and through Paris in the early to mid-twentieth century. Translocated Modernisms is interested in those who thronged to the vibrant streets, cafés, and salons of Montparnasse, those who stayed such as Brion Gysin and Mavis Gallant, those who returned "home" such as Morley Callaghan, John Glassco, David Silverberg, and Sheila Watson, and those who galvanised local cultural practices by appropriating and translating them from elsewhere. While for some Paris becomes a permanent home, for others, it is simply a temporary excursion which can last for months, or for many years. The collection opens up the Lost Generation to include multiple generations and broadens its ambit to encompass modernist writers placed under erasure by dominant narratives of Anglo-American modernism. Instead of limiting the category to a single group based on a collective identity, this volume considers lost generations as a particular type of modernist identity attributable to multiple and disparate collectivities. These lost generations include those excluded from canonical narrativizations of expatriate modernisms, among which we spy the glimmer of other modernists living in the shadows of luminaries long recognized in the Anglo-American tradition."--
Lire Margaret Atwood : the Handmaid's Tale by Marta Dvorak( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce recueil bilingue consacré à l'écrivain canadien Margaret Atwood, reconnue comme l'une des figures dominantes de la littérature d'expression anglaise, contient l'intervention qu'elle a prononcée à Rennes en novembre 1998 sur son roman The Handmaid's Tale (La Servante écarlate) et sur le genre auquel il appartient. Le roman, inscrit aux programmes 1999 du CAPES et de l'agrégation d'anglais, a été l'un des plus grands succès littéraires des années 80 aux États-Unis, au Canada et en Grande-Bretagne. Utopie, dystopie, satire, ou fiction spéculative, ce texte au scénario terrifiant s'inscrit à l'intérieur du courant postmoderne. Cet ouvrage rassemble des études du roman qui ont été présentées en décembre 1998 au colloque Margaret Atwood organisé par le Centre d'études canadiennes de Rennes. Les auteurs analysent le texte sous différents éclairages : ils explorent les rapports entre littérature et société, politique et poétique, langage et organisation de la cité, et examinent les stratégies de détournement mises en œuvre. This bilingual collection devoted to Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, one of the best-known figures in the field of English language literature, contains the address that she pronounced in Rennes in November 1998 on her novel The Handmaid's Tale - one of the greatest literary successes of the 80s in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain - as well as on the genre to which it belongs. Whether it be a utopia, dystopia, satire, or else speculative fiction, the text with its terrifying scenario belongs to the postmodernist movement. This volume brings together studies of the novel that were presented in December 1998 at the Margaret Atwood Conférence organised by the Centre d'études canadiennes of Rennes. The authors analyse the work from différent perspectives - they explore the relationship between literature and society, politics and poetics, communication and community, and they study the stratégies of resistance and displacement set up by the
Cinéma/Canada by Jean-Pierre Berthomé( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in French and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longtemps connue en France par le biais de cinéastes québécois tels que Claude Jutra, Gilles Carle, ou Pierre Perrault, l'industrie cinématographique du Canada a dû se développer dans l'ombre d'Hollywood. Elle s'est forgée une réputation internationale d'excellence dans les domaines qui ne concurrençaient pas les studios américains : le documentaire, le court-métrage, et les films d'animation. Nous sommes en présence d'un cinéma fortement subventionné (et même d'un cinéma d'État) qui repose sur des cinéastes fonctionnaires ayant pour mission de défendre la création nationale de l'invasion de la culture américaine de masse, et de promouvoir de nouvelles approches. L'industrie prospère, grâce en partie aux coproductions, mais aussi grâce à une nouvelle génération de cinéastes de talent, tels que Denys Arcand, David Cronenberg, et Atom Egoyan. Cet ouvrage propose une vision panoramique du cinéma canadien (ou plutôt des cinémas) placé sous le double signe de la francophonie et de l'anglophonie, mais composé également d'une grande diversité de parcours historiques, de genres et d'approches, ainsi que de divergences régionales. Le recueil contient des essais de spécialistes venus d'horizons divers, tels que l'écrivain Dominique Noguez, le scénariste et réalisateur Pascal Vimenet, et le critique Sylvain Garel. Il contient également le texte original d'une rencontre-débat entre cinéastes et autres professionnels de l'industrie cinématographique
La création biographique( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canada et bilinguisme( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in French and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'épreuve de synthèse en anglais by Patrick Chézaud( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in French and English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voix de femmes à la scène, à l'écran by Albert Bensoussan( )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'explosion soudaine de voix féminines qui caractérise le spectacle contemporain nous invite à réfléchir à des modes de discours qui, loin d'être nécessairement révolutionnaires, restent complémentaires des voix antérieures. Diverses sont les approches, comme le sont encore les problématiques, soulignant à l'envi le caractère pluridisciplinaire de notre entreprise, la présence de voix de femmes là où on ne les attend guère. ""Les voix du spectacle vivant"" prolongent les échos vibrants de voix
The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in French and English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The faces of carnival in Anita Desai's In custody by Marta Dvorak( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resurgence in Jane Urquhart's oeuvre( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This groundbreaking volume of critical essays revolving around the concept of resurgence maps the modes of conservation, transformation, and invention of the literary, visual, and cultural expressions which Jane Urquhart's singular voice has brought about on the Canadian but also international scene. Taking resurgence as the informing principle of investigation, the volume as a whole focuses on the rewriting and reconstruction of the past, on the modalities of its resurfacing or of its erasure. It raises questions about the explicit or implicit ideological repercussions of such concealment and disclosure, such rupture and resilience. Through the prism of this concept, through surveys, close textual scrutiny and comparative analyses, the book explores Urquhart's discursive practices, the way they hinge on intertextuality or citation, at the same time as upon intratextuality or self-citation. It brings to the fore the extratextual and metatextual quality of her writing together with the transmediality, the transcoding or intersemioticity which characterize the interaction between literature and the visual arts in her fictional and poetic works."--Pub. website
Ticket to ride : classe de 4e by Marta Dvorak( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in French and Multiple languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mountain and the valley by Ernest Buckler( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mountain and the Valley is an affectionate portrait of David Canaan, a sensitive boy who becomes increasingly aware of the difference that sets him apart from his family and his neighbours. Davidℓs desire to write is the secret that gives this haunting story its detailed focus and its poignant theme. Set in the years leading up to World War II and against the backdrop of the Annapolis Valleyℓs natural beauty, The Mountain and the Valley captures a young manℓs spiritual awakening and the gradual growth of artistic vision
Crosstalk : Canadian & global imaginatiories in dialogue( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You and me : anglais CM by Marta Dvorak( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Thanks for listening : stories and short fictions
Thanks for listening : stories and short fictionsCarol Shields and the extra-ordinaryVision, division : l'œuvre de Nancy HustonErnest Buckler : rediscovery and reassessmentCrosstalk : Canadian and global imaginaries in dialogueResurgence in Jane Urquhart's oeuvreCrosstalk : Canadian & global imaginatiories in dialogue
Alternative Names
Dvořák, Marta

Dvorak, Marta Magdalene Marie

Dvošrák, Marta