The (First) Reading List

Comprehensive Exam #1: Culture, Literature, and the Arts Reading List

In the interest of providing bibliographic references for the preceding entries, as well as a starting point for other people developing their exam lists, I give you List The First. 

Books 34
Chapters and Articles 49 (equivalent of 12.35 books)
Canadian Content 49.2%

Theory & Methodology

* Althusser, Louis. “Ideology and the ideological state apparatuses: notes towards an investigation.” Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays. New York & London: Monthly Review Press, 1971: 127-186.
Anderson, Benedict, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. UK: Verso, 2000.
Atwood, Margaret, Strange Things: The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.
Bannerji, Himani. The Writing on the Wall: Essays on Culture and Politics. Toronto: TSAR. 1993.
* Barthes, Roland, “Myth Today” in Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader. John Storey (ed.). UK: Prentice Hall, 1998.
* Bennett, Tony. “Culture and Governmentality” in Foucault, Cultural Studies and Governmentality. Jack Z. Bratich, Jeremy Packer, Cameron McCarthy (eds.). Albany: State New York Press, 2003: 47-63.
* Bhabha, Homi. “Signs Taken for Wonders” in The Post-Colonial Studies Reader. Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, Helen Tiffin (eds.), London: Routledge, 1995: 29-35.
Billig, Michael. Banal Nationalism. London: Sage Publications, 1995.
* Brydon, Diana. “Canada and Postcolonialism: Questions, Inventories, and Futures,” Is Canada Postcolonial? Unsettling Canadian Literature. Laura Moss (ed.). Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2003: 49-77.
Burke, Peter. What is Cultural History? Cambridge, U.K.; Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2004.
* Carroll, Michael T., Eddie Tafoya, Chris Nagel. “Being and Being Entertained: Phenomenology and the Study of Popular Culture,” Phenomenological Approaches to Popular Culture. Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 2000: 1-18.
* Chakraborty, Mridula. “Nostalgic Narratives and the Otherness Industry,” Is Canada Postcolonial? Unsettling Canadian Literature. Laura Moss (ed.), Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2003: 127-139.
* Cosgrove, Denis. “Mapping/Cartography” in Cultural Geography: A Critical Dictionary of Key Concepts. (eds David Atkinson, Peter Jackson, David Sibley, Neil Washbourne.) London & New York: I. B. Tauris, 2005: 27-33.
During, Simon. Ed. The Cultural Studies Reader, London: Routledge. 1993.
Eagleson, T. The Idea of Culture. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. 2000.
Frye, Northrop. The Bush Garden. Essays on the Canadian Imagination. Concord: House of Anansi Press Ltd., 1971.
* Geertz, Clifford. “Art as a Cultural System,” MLN 91.6, 1976:1473-1499.
Hulan, Renee. Northern Experience and the Myths of Canadian Culture. Montréal: McGill Queen’s University Press, 2002.
* Hutcheon, Linda (ed). “Introduction.” Double Talking: Essays on Verbal and Visual Ironies in Canadian Contemporary Art and Literature, Toronto: ECW Press, 1992: 11-38.
* Innis, Harold. “The Strategy of Culture,” Changing Concepts of Time. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1952: 1-19.
King, Thomas. The Truth about Stories: A Native Narrative. Toronto: House of Anansi Ltd., 2003.
Manghani, Suni et al. (eds.). Images: A Reader. London; Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, 2006.
McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. Northampton, MA: Kitchen Sink Press, Inc., 1993.
* McGregor, Gaile. The Wacousta Syndrome. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1985.
* Mitchell, W.J.T. “Showing Seeing: A Critique of Visual Culture” in The Visual Culture Reader. Nicholas Mirzoeff (ed.). London: Routledge, 2002.
* Rasmussen, Derek. “Quallunology: A Pedagogy for the Oppressor.” Canadian Journal of Native Education, 25.2, 2001: 105-16.
Rose, Gillian. Visual Methodologies: An Introduction to the Interpretation of Visual Materials. London: Sage Publications, 2001.
* Toolan, Michael. “What is critical discourse analysis and why are people saying such terrible things about it?!” Language and Literature, 1997: 83-103.
* Van dijk, Tuen. “Critical Discourse Analysis,” The Handbook of Discourse Analysis. Deborah Tannen, Deborah Schiffrin & Heidi Hamilton (eds.). Blackwell Publishing, Ltd., 2003: 352-371.
* Williams, Raymond. 1961. “The Analysis of Culture” in Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader. John Storey (ed.). UK: Prentice Hall, 1998: 32-44.

Cultural Cartography, Geography, Landscape, Nationalism, Place

* Barnes, Trevor J. and James S. Duncan (eds.). “Introduction” (pp 1-17) and “Afterword” (248-253). Writing Worlds; Discourse, Text & Metaphor in the Representation of Landscape. London: Routledge. 1993.
* Cameron, Christina. “The Spirit of Place: The Physical Memory of Canada,” Journal of Canadian Studies 25, 1, 2000: 77-94.
Casey, Edward S. Representing Place: Landscape Painting and Maps. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 2002.
Crang, Mike and Nigel Thrift. Thinking Space. London: Routledge, 2000.
* Cosgrove, Denis. “Maps, Mapping, Modernity: Art and Cartography in the Twentieth Century.” Imago Mundi 57.1, 2005: 35-54.
* Cosgrove, Denis, and Stephen Daniels (eds.). “Introduction: iconography and landscape,” The Iconography of Landscape: Essays on the Symbolic Representation, Design, and Use of Past Environments. UK: Cambridge University Press. 1988: 1-10.
Cresswell, Tim. Place: A Short Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell. 2004.
* Edensor, Tim. “Geography and Landscape: National Places and Spaces.” National Identity, Popular Culture and Everyday Life. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002: 37-68.
* Fyfe, Gordon and John Law. “Introduction: on the Invisibility of the Visual” in Picturing Power: Visual Depiction and Social Relations. Routledge: London & New York, 1988.
Grace, Sherrill E. Canada and the Idea of North. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2002.
* Hall, Derek R. “A Geographical Approach to Propaganda” in Political Studies from Social Perspectives. A. D. Burnett and Peter J. Taylor (eds.). New York: John Wiley & Sons. 1981: 313-330.
* Harley, J.B. “Deconstructing the Map” in Writing Worlds; Discourse, Text & Metaphor in the Representation of Landscape. Trevor J. Barns and James S. Duncan (eds.). London: Routledge. 1993: 231-247.
* Harley, J.B. “Maps, knowledge, and power” in The Iconography of Landscape: Essays on the Symbolic Representation, Design, and Use of Past Environments. Denis Cosgrove & Stephen Daniels (eds.). UK: Cambridge University Press. 1988: 277-312.
* Harris, Cole. “Power, Modernity, and Historical Geography.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 81.4, December 1991: 671-683.
* Hjartarson, Paul. “‘Virgin land,’ the settler-invader subject, and cultural nationalism: Gendered landscape in the cultural construction of Canadian national identity,” Gender and Landscape: Renegotiating morality and space. Lorraine Dowler, Josephine Carubia and Bonj Szczygiel (eds.). London: Routledge, 2005.
Kaiser, Ward L., and Denis Wood. Seeing through Maps: The Power of Images to Shape our World View. Amherst, MA: ODT. 2001.
King, Geoff. Mapping Reality: An Exploration of Cultural Cartographies. New York: St. Martin’s, 1996.
Klinghoffer, Arthur Jay. The Power of Projections: How Maps Reflect Global Politics and History. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2006.
* Krygier, John B. “Cartography as an Art and a Science?” Cartographic Journal 32:6, 1995: 3-10.
* Krygier, John B., and Denis Wood. “Ce n’est pas le monde (This is not the world)” in Rethinking Maps: New Frontiers in Cartographic Theory. Martin Dodge, Rob Kitchin, Chris Perkins (eds.). Routledge, 2009: 189-219.
* McGregor, Gaile. “A Case Study in the Construction of Place: Boundary Management as Theme and Strategy in Canadian Art and Life.” Invisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture. 2003.
Mitchell, W.J.T. (ed.) Landscape and Power. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.
* Pickles, John. “Text, Hermeneutics and Propaganda Maps” in Writing Worlds; Discourse, Text & Metaphor in the Representation of Landscape. Trevor J. Barns and James S. Duncan (eds.). London: Routledge. 1993: 193-230.
Turkel W. J. The Archive of Place: Unearthing the Pasts of the Chilcotin Plateau. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007.
Urry, John. Consuming Places. London: Routledge, 1995.
* Wood, Denis. 1993. “The Fine Line between Maps and Mapping.” Cartographica, 30, 4 (Winter): 50-60.
* Wood, Denis. 2003. “Cartography Is Dead (Thank God!).” Cartographic Perspectives 45: 4-7.

Canadian Art, Visual Culture, Cartoons, Landscape Paintings, Film, Photography, Maps

* Bordo, Jonathan. “The Jack Pine: Wilderness Sublime or the Erasure of Aboriginal Presence from the Landscape,” Journal of Canadian Studies 27. Winter 1992: 98-128.
Chamberlin, J. Edward. If this is your land, where are your stories? Toronto: Alfred Knopf, 2003.
Desbarats, P. and Mosher, T. The Hecklers. A History of Canadian Political Cartooning and a Cartoonists’ History of Canada. Toronto: McLelland and Stewart. 1979.
* Druick, Zoe. “Framing the Local: Canadian Film Policy and the Problem of Place,” Canadian Cultural Poesis: Essays on Canadian Culture. Garry Sherbert, Annie Gerin, and Sheila Petty (eds.). Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006: 85-98.
Evans, Michael Robert, Isuma: Inuit Video Art, Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008.
* Geller, Peter. “Taking Pictures and Making History: Photographic Representation and the Canadian North,” Northern Exposures: Photographing and Filming the Canadian North 1920-45. UBC Press, 2004: 1-15.
Hess, Stephen & Milton Kaplan. The Ungentlemanly Art: A History of American Political Cartoons. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1968.
Ipellie, Alootook. Arctic Dreams and Nightmares. Penticton, BC: Theytus Books, 1993.
Keillor, Elaine. Music in Canada: Capturing Landscape and Diversity. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006.
Loiselle, André and McSorley, Tom. Self Portraits: The Cinemas of Canada since Telefilm. Ottawa: Canadian Film Institute, 2006.
* Loiselle, André. “The Radically Moderate Canadian: Don McKellar’s Cinematic Persona” in North of Everything: English-Canadian Cinema Since 1980. William Beard and Jerry White (eds.). University of Alberta Press, 2002: 256-269.
* Mackey, Eva. “’Death by Landscape:’ Race, Nature, and Gender in Canadian Nationalist Mythology.” Canadian Woman Studies/Les Cahiers de la Femme, 20.2, Summer 2000: 125-130.
* Manning, Erin. “An Excess of Seeing: Territorial Imperatives in Canadian Art,” Ephemeral Territories: Representing Nation, Home and Identity in Canada. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003, pp. 1-30.
Morantz, Alan. Where is Here? Canada’s maps and the stories they tell. Penguin Canada, 2002.
* Morris, Ray. “Cartoons and the Political System: Canada, Quebec, Wales and England.” Canadian Journal of Communication, 17.2, 1992: 253-58.
O’Brian, John and Peter White. Beyond Wilderness: the Group of Seven, Canadian Identity and Contemporary Art. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2007.
* Osborne, Brian S. “The Iconography of Nationhood in Canadian Art” in The Iconography of Landscape: Essays on the Symbolic Representation, Design, and Use of Past Environments. Denis Cosgrove & Stephen Daniels (eds.). UK: Cambridge University Press. 1988: 162-178.
 
* Payne, Carol. “Through A Canadian Lens,” Canadian Cultural Poesis: Essays on Canadian Culture. Garry Sherbert, Annie Gerin, and Sheila Petty, (eds.). Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006.
* Payne, Carol. “Lessons with Leah: re-reading the photographic archive of nation in the National Film Board of Canada’s Still Photography Division.” Visual Studies, 21.1, April 2006: 4-22.
* Peters, Jeffrey. 1997. “The Cartographic Eye/I: Champlain and the Uses of Early Modern Geographic Discourse.” Genre 30 (Summer/Fall): 79-103.
* Rosenthal, Caroline. “’North Is Where the Inuit Live’: Un/Covering a Canadian National Myth.” Zeitschrift für Kanadastudien, 2004.
Ryan, Allan. Trickster Shift: Humour and Irony in Contemporary Native Art. Vancouver: UBC Press / Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999.
Shields, Rob. Places on the Margin: Alternative Geographies of Modernity. London: Routledge 1991.
* Sparke, Matthew. “A Map that Roared and an Original Atlas: Canada, Cartography, and the Narration of Nation.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 88, 3. September 1998: 463-95.
* Williams, Carol J. “Introduction,” Framing the West: Race, Gender, and the Photographic Frontier in the Pacific Northwest. Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2003: 1-31.
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