Case 5: From Nationalism to Global Society: Challenging Borders

Sylvia Söderlind explores the question of colonization through a uniquely Canadian comparatist lens that acknowledges our competing nationalisms in Margin/Alias: Language and Colonization in Canadian and Quebecois Fiction (1991).

Glenn Willmott’s study of transnational Modernism began with an examination of the work of Canadian literary critic Marshall McLuhan in McLuhan, or Modernism in Reverse (1969), then examined its importance to fiction in Unreal Country: Modernity in the Canadian Novel in English (2002).