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Nation and Indigineity: The Canadian Imagination in Margaret Atwood's Surfacing

Ding Linpeng
Peking University
Journal of Shandong Women's University 2016-6

Abstract:Margaret Atwood's Surfacing is a literary expression of the Canadian imagination. The author expresses the cultural imperative of national identity through artistic and imaginative construction as well as absorption of indigineity and Canadian myths. This paper aims to examine Atwood's fusion of her nationalist narrative with literary construction of national identity, and attempts to bring to light the author's social and cultural concerns through writing.
Keywords:identity, nation, indigeneity, Canada, women

Paper type:Published