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Double-Talking

Essays on Verbal and Visual Ironies in Canadian Contemporary Art and Literature

Linda Hutcheon

9781550221398
220 pages
Ecw Press
Overview

In the mass media today, as well as in high art and academia, there seems to be what one recent magazine has called an 'irony epidemic.' This collection of essays considers irony in its Canadian literary and artistic context, with titles such as "Who Says That Canadian Culture Is Ironic?" and "Ironies of Color in the Great White North: The Discursive Strategies of Some Hyphenated Canadians."

Author Bio

LINDA HUTCHEON is professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, and author of many books on literary and cultural theory.