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Uncanny encounters: Home and belonging in Canadian picture books

Mallan, Kerry M. (2004) Uncanny encounters: Home and belonging in Canadian picture books. Canadian Children's Literature, 115 - 116, pp. 17-31.

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Abstract

This paper considers Freud's notion of the uncanny in relation to a selection of Canadian picture books that look at stories of immigration. The discussion considers how each of the female protagonists experiences the uncanny as she adjusts to life in Canada and comes to terms with her sense of difference and longing. By taking an uncanny reading of the texts, ideas of home, identity, and belonging are unsettled in ways that invite readers to reconsider how the texts under discussion engage with these concepts.

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ID Code: 4049
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: children's literature, Canadian children's literature, picture books
ISSN: 1703-6453
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LITERARY STUDIES (200500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LITERARY STUDIES (200500) > Literary Theory (200525)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LITERARY STUDIES (200500) > North American Literature (200506)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Canadians' Children's Press / University of Winnipeg
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 09 May 2006
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:04

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