Translocated Modernisms

Translocated Modernisms

Paris and Other Lost Generations

Edited by: Emily Ballantyne, Marta Dvořák, Dean Irvine

280 Pages · 8x5.5 · September 22 2016

Paper ISBN: 9780776623801

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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, which 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 galvanized 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.
Contents


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS vii

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ix

INTRODUCTION
Emily Ballantyne, Marta Dvoˇrák, and Dean Irvine 1
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I

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH 

1: “Like a spoonful of water in a river”: An Appreciation of Mavis Gallant 23
Marta Dvoˇrák
2: The Picnic 43
Mavis Gallant

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II
PLACES

3: Mansfield, Manoukhin, and International Modernism: Paris 1922 57
Sydney Janet Kaplan

4: “I AM THAT AM I?” Brion Gysin’s Art of Unsettled Identities 73
Gregory Betts and Linda Steer

5: The Art of Engraving as Modernist Genre:
David Silverberg at Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17, Paris 1957 91
Suzanne Bailey
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ILLUSTRATIONS 109



III

PRACTICES

6: Morley Callaghan as Literary “Heavyweight”: Modernism, the New Yorker,
and Contingencies of Cultural Value 125
Nadine Fladd

7: Relational Autobiographies: John Glassco, Authenticity,
Sexuality, and the Lost Generation Memoir 145
Emily Ballantyne

8: Malcolm Lowry’s “Lost” Novel: From Paris Stories to
Canadian Ashes to Archival Return 165
Miguel Mota and Paul Tiessen

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IV

INTERSECTIONS

9: Sheila Watson’s Paris Journals and the “Imminent Narrative” 179
Linda M. Morra

10: Equivocal Heaven: Paris, Toronto, and the Divine City
in Wyndham Lewis and Sheila Watson 197
Adam Hammond

11: “through the back door”: Roy K. Kiyooka as Errant Modernist 215
Smaro Kamboureli
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CODA


Altermodernities: Thankfully, We Have Never Been Modern 235
Kit Dobson
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CONTRIBUTORS 243

INDEX 247