UBC Faculty Research and Publications

Romantic Nationalism and the Child in Canadian Writing Fee, Margery


The child in many Canadian novels in French and in English serves to symbolize the nation or to make a claim to it. These connections are derived from Romantic theories. Quebec novels are less likely to end with the child moving into the city with optimism because of the long-standing tradition of "novels of the soil."

Item Citations and Data


Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International