Making Canada New: Editing, Modernism, and New Media
An examination of the connections between modernist writers and editorial activities, Making Canada New draws links among new and old media, collaborative labour, emergent scholars and scholarships, and digital modernisms. In doing so, the collection reveals that renovating modernisms does not need to depend on the fabrication of completely new modes of scholarship. Rather, it is the repurposing of already existing practices and combining them with others – whether old or new, print or digital – that instigates a process of continuous renewal. Critical to this process of renewal is the intermingling of print and digital research methods and the coordination of more popular modes of literary scholarship with less frequented ones, such as bibliography, textual studies, and editing. Making Canada New tracks the editorial renovation of modernism as a digital phenomenon while speaking to the continued production of print editions.
- Division: Scholarly Publishing
- World Rights
- Page Count: 416 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
"Making Canada New is an extremely useful resource for students and scholars of humanities computing, and Canadian literature and culture. All the papers in this collection are of the highest calibre."
Cecily Devereux, Department of English & Film Studies, University of Alberta
"This volume brings together highly polished and intelligent essays on the subject of editing, the digital, and Canadian modernist writers. Making Canada New makes a significant contribution to the field and will be of great interest to specialists of Canadian literature and Canadian studies."
Linda Morra, Department of English, Bishop’s University
Author InformationDean Irvine is the founder and director of Agile Humanities Agency. He is the director of Editing Modernism in Canada, general editor of the Canadian Literature Collection and is an associate professor in the Department of English at Dalhousie University.
Vanessa Lent holds a PhD in English from Dalhousie University and is an Instructional Assistant at the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia.
Bart Vautour is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Dalhousie University. He co-directs the “Canada and the Spanish Civil War” project (spanishcivilwar.ca)
Table of contents
Dean Irvine, Vanessa Lent, and Bart Vautour
1. Libraries, Archives, Databases, Edition
Unpacking My Digital Library: Programs, Modernisms, Magazines
Marc André Fortin
Archival Problems, Future Possibilities: Reconceptualizing the Digital Database in Canada
Editing Modules, Collecting Editions: The Present and Future of Small-Scale Digital Critical Editions
New Perspectives on Gabrielle Roy’s Manuscripts and Unpublished Texts
Reading the Personal Library, Rereading F.R. Scott
Tanya E. Clement
BaronessElsa: An Autobiographical Manifesto
Paul Hjartarson, Harvey Quamen, Kristin Fast, and EMiC UA
Editing the Wilfred Watson and Sheila Watson Archives: Scholarly Editions ⇔ Digital Projects
Patrick A. McCarthy and Chris Ackerley
Annotating Malcolm Lowry’s In Ballast to the White Sea
Michael John DiSanto
Editing a Legend: George Whalley
Andrea Hasenbank and EMiC UA
Canadian Manifestos: Between Poetics and Polemics
3. Selective Traditions and Alternative Modernisms
Selecting Modernist Poetry in Canada: Readers’ Editions and Editorial Practice
When Out in Front Gets Left Behind: Sol Allen’s They Have Bodies and Canada’s Archived Avant Garde
Bringing the Text to Life: Editing The God of Gods
Landscapes of Reception: Historicizing the Travails of the New Brunswick Literary Modernists
Modernism, Antimodernism, and Hugh MacLennan’s Novels of the 1930s
Subjects and Courses