Faye Hammill

Literary Culture and Female Authorship in Canada 1760-2000.


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Edité par Faye Hammill
Editeur Rodopi - Brill
Distributeur Association de Boccard

“There are two ladies in the province, I am told, who read,” writes Frances Brooke’s Arabella Fermor, “but both are above fifty and are regarded as prodigies of erudition.” Brooke’s The History of Emily Montague (1769) was the first work of fiction to be set in Canada, and also the first book to reflect on the situation of the woman writer there. Her analysis of the experience of writing in Canada is continued by the five other writers considered in this study – Susanna Moodie, Sara Je ...