Seeing for Oneself: Agnes Deans Cameron’s Ironic Critique of American Literary Discourse in The New North

  • Tiffany Johnstone University of British Columbia
Emneord (Nøkkelord): The New North, Agnes Deans Cameron,

Sammendrag

In 1908, Agnes Deans Cameron, a schoolteacher, journalist and
suffragist from Victoria, British Columbia, traveled from Chicago to the Arctic with her niece, Jessie Cameron Brown. Cameron followed the original 1789 route of Alexander Mackenzie and was intent on being one of the first white women to explore and document this northern territory (Roy, "Primacy" 56). She wrote about her trip in the popular book The New North, which was published in New York in 1909 by Appleton. While The New North is written by a Canadian author about Canada, it is deliberately aimed at an American audience. Not only was the book published in the United States, but the narrative also begins and ends in Chicago and repeatedly depicts her Canadian surroundings according to American frontier motifs.

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Tiffany Johnstone, University of British Columbia
Tiffany Johnstone is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in English
Literature at the University of British Columbia in the area of American women's travel writing set in the northern regions of Canada at the turn of the twentieth century. She studies how such writing reworked dominant literary and cultural conceptions of the self within mainstream American wilderness literature.
Publisert
2008-02-01
Hvordan referere
Johnstone, Tiffany. 2008. «Seeing for Oneself: Agnes Deans Cameron’s Ironic Critique of American Literary Discourse in <i>The New North</I&gt;». Nordlit 12 (1), 68-88. https://doi.org/10.7557/13.1165.
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