The Resource Reading in : Alice Munro's archives, JoAnn McCaig, (ebook)

Reading in : Alice Munro's archives, JoAnn McCaig, (ebook)

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Reading in : Alice Munro's archives
Title
Reading in
Title remainder
Alice Munro's archives
Statement of responsibility
JoAnn McCaig
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What can we learn about authorship through a reading of a writer's archive? Collections of authors' manuscripts and correspondence have traditionally been used in ways that further illuminate the published text. JoAnn McCaig sets out to show how archival materials can also provide fascinating insights into the business of culture, reveal the individuals, institutions, and ideologies that shape the author and her work, and describe the negotiations that occur between an author and the cultural marketplace. Using a feminist cultural studies approach, JoAnn McCaig "reads in" to the archives of acclaimed Canadian short story writer Alice Munro in order to explore precisely how the terms "Canadian," "woman," "short story," and "writer" are constructed in her writing career. Munro's correspondence with mentor Robert Weaver, agent Virginia Barber, publishers Doug Gibson and Ann Close, and writer John Metcalf tell a fascinating story of how one very determined and gifted writer made her way through the pitfalls of the culture business to achieve the enviable authority she now claims. McCaig's discussion of her own difficulties with obtaining copyright permission for the book raises important questions about freedom of scholarly inquiry and about the unforeseen difficulties and limitations of archival research. Despite these difficulties, McCaig's reading of the Munro archives succeeds in examining the business of culture, the construction of the aesthetic, and the impact of gender, genre, nationality, and class on authorship. While on one level telling the story of one author's career - the progress of Alice Munro, so to speak - the book also illustrates how cultural studies analysis suggests ways of opening up the rich but underutilized literary resource of authorial archives to all researchers
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1953-
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McCaig, JoAnn
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Munro, Alice
  • Munro, Alice
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Reading in : Alice Munro's archives, JoAnn McCaig, (ebook)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554587438
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12147666
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12147666
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MWT12147666
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Reading in : Alice Munro's archives, JoAnn McCaig, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554587438
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12147666
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12147666
System control number
MWT12147666
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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