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Alice Munro: Reminiscence, Interpretation, Adaptation and Comparison

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Edited By Mirosława Buchholtz and Eugenia Sojka

Canadian writer Alice Munro is the 2013 Nobel Laureate in Literature. This collection of essays by authors from Poland, Canada and France presents an intercultural perspective on her work and a new approach to Munro’s art of short story writing. It offers literary interpretation of the genre, critical perspectives on film and stage adaptations of her work, comparative analysis to the writings of Mavis Gallant and Eudora Welty, exclusive reminiscences of encounters with Alice Munro by Canadian writers Tomson Highway and Daphne Marlatt, and a unique African-Canadian perspective on Munro’s work by George Elliott Clarke.
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Kim Aubrey, MA (University of Toronto), MFA (Vermont College of Fine Arts), is a Canadian writer, whose short story collection, What We Hold in Our Hands, was recently published by Demeter Press. She is a founding member and Editor of Red Claw Press, and Associate Fiction and Nonfiction Editor for Grain magazine. Kim grew up in Bermuda, where she leads an annual writers’ retreat.

Corinne Bigot is a senior lecturer at Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense, and a specialist of Canadian literature (with a PhD on Alice Munro’s short story). Her research focuses on Canadian women writers (19th century to 21st century writers), with special interests in the politics and the poetics of silence, silence and reticence as narrative strategies, representations of silenced voices, and of secrets and trauma. Recent publications: a monograph on Alice Munro’s short stories (in French with Rennes University Press) and a book co-written with Professor Catherine Lanone on Alice Munro’s first collection. Publications in the UK include 2 book chapters –“Interracial Relations: (Re)writing the Stereotype in Native and Non-Native Literatures: Pauline Johnson, Catharine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie” in The Memory of Nature in Aboriginal, Canadian and American Contexts, edited by Françoise Besson, Claire Omhovère, Héliane Ventura in 2014; “‘Locking the Door’: Self-deception, Silence and Survival in Alice Munro’s ‘Vandals’” in Trauma Narratives and Her Story, edited by Sonya Andermar & Silvia Pellicer in 2013—and an essay in Journal of Commonwealth Literature, March 2014 (“Did...

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