In Translation

In Translation

Most of the passages discussed in this and the following letter appear in the published essay, 'Le thème raconté par Gabrielle Roy' / 'The Theme Unfolded by Gabrielle Roy,' in Guy Robert, ed., Terre des hommes / Man and His World ...

Author: Gabrielle Roy

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802039088

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 271

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Gabrielle Roy was one of the most prominent Canadian authors of the twentieth century. Joyce Marshall, an excellent writer herself, was one of Roy's English translators. The two shared a deep and long-lasting friendship based on a shared interest in language and writing. In Translation offers a critical examination of the more than two hundred letters exchanged by Roy and Marshall between 1959 and 1980. In their letters, Roy and Marshall exchange news about their general health and well-being, their friends and family, their surroundings, their travels, and other writers, as well as their dealings with critics, editors, and publishers. They recount comical incidents and strange encounters in their lives, and reflect on human nature, current events, and, from time to time, their writing. Of particular interest to the two women were the problems they encountered during the translation process. Many passages in the letters concern the ways in which the nuances of language can be shaped through translation. Editor Jane Everett has arranged the letters here in chronological order and has added critical notes to fill in the historical and literary gaps, as well as to identify various editorial problems. Shedding light on the process of writing and translating, In Translation is an invaluable addition to the study of Canadian writing and to the literature on these two important figures.
Categories: Literary Collections

Expo 67 and Its World

Expo 67 and Its World

46 If Expo could be read, as the Montebello report suggested it should be, as a “huge work of art,” then Terre des hommes was more than just its theme, in the conventional sense of a “subject” framed and developed by multiple means of ...

Author: Craig Moyes

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780228013310

Category: Art

Page: 471

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In 1967, Montreal hosted Man and His World/Terre des hommes. By far the most successful cultural event ever produced in Canada, it was embraced by the public at the same time as intellectuals from Marshall McLuhan to Umberto Eco hailed it as a new type of exhibition for a new global age. Because it was held where and when it was – on a man-made archipelago in the St Lawrence River seven years into Quebec’s Quiet Revolution – Expo 67 also provided a prism through which the idea of the nation could be refracted and recast in original ways. Misunderstood by some scholars as an expensive exercise in official patriotism, while maligned by Quebec intellectuals as a crypto-federalist distraction from the real business of national independence, the fair nevertheless showcased Montreal as the de facto capital of a suddenly modern Quebec engaging with a late-modern world. Expo 67 and Its World proposes a reappraisal of the 1967 Montreal International and Universal Exhibition across a range of political, social, and cultural spaces: from the dispossession of Indigenous Peoples and what was then known as the Third World, through the aspirations of Montreal, Quebec, and Canada, to the increasingly global ambit of youth culture, medicine, film, and finance. A new approach to understanding Expo 67, the collection challenges assumptions about the significance of the event to Canadian, Québécois, and First Nations history.
Categories: Art

National Performance

National Performance

Nineteen hundred and sixty-seven: fifty million Jacques Cartiers discover an unknown land – Man and His World.] Thus begins Gilles Carle's documentary film on the 1967 World's Fair and Exposition, 'Terre des hommes/Man and His World,' ...

Author: Erin Hurley

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442660175

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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In National Performance, Erin Hurley examines the complex relationship between performance and national identity. How do theatrical performances represent the nation in which they were created? How is Quebecois performance used to define Quebec as a nation and to cultivate a sense of 'Quebec-ness' for audiences both within and outside the province? In exploring Expo 67, the critical response to Michel Tremblay's Les Belles Soeurs, Carbone 14's image-theatre, Marco Micone's writing practices, Celine Dion's popular music, and feminist performance of the 1970s and 80s, Hurley reveals the ways in which certain performances come to be understood as 'national' while others are relegated to sub-national or outsider status. Each chapter focuses on a particular historical moment in Quebec's modern history and a genre of performance emblematic of the moment, and uses these to elaborate the nature of the national performances. Winner of the Northeast Modern Language Association's Book Prize, National Performance is sophisticated yet accessible, seeking to enlarge the parameters of what counts as 'Quebecois' performance, while providing a thorough introduction to changing discourses of nation-ness in Quebec.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Great Duty

A Great Duty

56 Gabrielle Roy , " Introduction : The Theme Unfolded , " in Terre des HommesMan and His World ( Ottawa : Canadian Corporation for the 1967 World Exhibition , 1967 ) , 32 . 57 Canadian Corporation for the 1967 World Exhibition ...

Author: Leonard B. Kuffert

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773526013

Category: History

Page: 348

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In A Great Duty>/I>L.B. Kuffert shows that the history of Canadian culture from the war to Canada's centenary is much richer and more complex than has previously been recognized. He looks at the responses of cultural critics to such topics as war, reconstruction, science, conformity, personality, and commemoration, catching outspoken observers in the act of synthesizing new interpretations of the contemporary world and protesting the dominance of mass-produced entertainment.English-Canadian cultural critics from across the political spectrum championed self-improvement, self-awareness, and lively engagement with one's surroundings, struggling to find a balance between the social benefits of democracy and modernization and what they considered the debilitating influence of the accompanying mass culture. They used print and broadcast media in an attempt to convince Canadians that choosing wisely between varieties of culture was an expression of personal and national identity, making cultural nationalism in Canada a "middlebrow" project. As Kuffert argues, "if English Canadians are today more familiar with the ways in which modern life and mass culture envelop and define them, if they live in a nation where private citizens and cultural institutions view the media as avenues of entertainment, as businesses, or as the means to construct identity, they should be aware of the role of wartime and post-war cultural critics" in creating those orientations toward culture.
Categories: History

Ecstatic Worlds

Ecstatic Worlds

These ideas were certainly central to the Science Dome at the Festival of Britain, but due to the theme of Expo 67—“Terre des Hommes / Man and His World”—energy was communicational, ecological, and ephemeral. The theme “Terre des Hommes ...

Author: Janine Marchessault

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262036467

Category: Art

Page: 368

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When media translate the world to the world: twentieth-century utopian projects including Edward Steichen's “Family of Man,” Jacques Cousteau's underwater films, and Buckminster Fuller's geoscope. janine
Categories: Art

Expo 67

Expo 67

Expo 67 was developed under the thematic rubric Terre des Hommes/Man and His World, a phrase borrowed from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the French author/aviator best known for writing The Little Prince. One foundational document, prepared ...

Author: Rhona Richman Kenneally

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442660212

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Expo 67, the world's fair held in Montreal during the summer of 1967, brought architecture, art, design, and technology together into a glittering modern package. Heralding the ideal city of the future to its visitors, the Expo site was perceived by critics as a laboratory for urban and architectural design as well as for cultural exchange, intended to enhance global understanding and international cooperation. This collection of essays brings new critical perspectives to Expo 67, an event that left behind a significant material and imaginative legacy. The contributors to this volume reflect a variety of interdisciplinary approaches and address Expo 67 across a broad spectrum ranging from architecture and film to more ephemeral markers such as postcards, menus, pavilion displays, or the uniforms of the hostesses employed on the site. Collectively, the essays explore issues of nationalism, the interplay of tradition and modernity, twentieth-century discourse about urban experience, and the enduring impact of Expo 67's technological experimentation. Expo 67: Not Just a Souvenir is a compelling examination of a world's fair that had a profound impact locally, nationally, and internationally.
Categories: Social Science

Arctic Cinemas and the Documentary Ethos

Arctic Cinemas and the Documentary Ethos

Man the Explorer was one of several theme pavilions organized under the fair's general theme, Man and His World / Terre des hommes, inspired by the French author and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's novel of the same name, Terre des ...

Author: Anna Westerstahl Stenport

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253040329

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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A collection of essays analyzing the representation of the Arctic region in documentary films. Beginning with Robert Flaherty’s Nanook of the North (1922), the majority of films that have been made in, about, and by filmmakers from the Arctic region have been documentary cinema. Focused on a hostile environment that few people visit, these documentaries have heavily shaped ideas about the contemporary global Far North. In Arctic Cinemas and the Documentary Ethos, contributors from a variety of scholarly and artistic backgrounds come together to provide a comprehensive study of Arctic documentary cinemas from a transnational perspective. This book offers a thorough analysis of the concept of the Arctic as it is represented in documentary filmmaking, while challenging the notion of “The Arctic” as a homogenous entity that obscures the environmental, historical, geographic, political, and cultural differences that characterize the region. By examining how the Arctic is imagined, understood, and appropriated in documentary work, the contributors argue that such films are key in contextualizing environmental, indigenous, political, cultural, sociological, and ethnographic understandings of the Arctic, from early cinema to the present. Understanding the role of these films becomes all the more urgent in the present day, as conversations around resource extraction, climate change, and sovereignty take center stage in the Arctic’s representation. “Highly recommended.” —Choice “A thorough exploration of the inexorable links between the circumpolar regions and historic and contemporary documentary filmmaking. It will b valuable to Arctic humanities specialists, particularly as a welcome addition to scholarship on visual depictions of the Arctic by authors such as Ann Fienup-Riordan, Richard Condon, Russell Potter, and Peter Geller, as well as Mackenzie and Westerstahl Steport’s earlier co-edited volume, Films on Ice. It will also be of use to anyone interested in ways of studying linkages between filmmaking, environments, and local and outsider communities.” —Sarah Pickman, Yale University, H-Environment, January 2020
Categories: Performing Arts

A Cosmopolitan Jurisprudence

A Cosmopolitan Jurisprudence

The motto drew inspiration from Antoine de Saint-Exupe ́ry's story Terre des Hommes and, in particular, the quote: 'To be a man is to feel that by carrying one stone you contribute to building the world'; see Gabrielle Roy and Guy ...

Author: Helge Dedek

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108841726

Category: Law

Page: 300

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Inspired by comparative law scholar Patrick Glenn's work, an international group of legal scholars explores the state of the discipline.
Categories: Law

The Expo Book

The Expo Book

Montreal, Canada—1967 Theme: “Man and His World (Terre des Hommes)” Overall Concept: interaction of man and his environment. A parThe general concept was the ticularly strong expression of the theme was the serious attempt to display ...

Author: Gordon Linden

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557644162

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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The Expo Book: A Guide to the Planning, Organization, Design & Operation of World Expositions
Categories: Performing Arts