A Cosmopolitan New World: Douglas Coupland’s Canadianation of AmLit

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Karen E. H. Skinazi


In "A Cosmopolitan New World: Douglas Coupland's Canadianation of AmLit," Skinazi examines the "American" novels of Douglas Coupland for their Canadian content. She finds that Coupland, who has been hailed a spokesperson for his generation, repeatedly inserts Canadian characters, references, and places into his fictional versions of the United States. The result is a "Canadianated" America--a transnational space that transcends old-fashioned ideas of nationalism without discarding nationalism altogether, and allows characters to create for themselves communities based on voluntary, and unfixed affiliations.

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Skinazi, K. E. H. (2007). A Cosmopolitan New World: Douglas Coupland’s Canadianation of AmLit. AmeriQuests, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.15695/amqst.v4i1.53
Author Biography

Karen E. H. Skinazi, Marymount College of Fordham University

Dr. Skinazi is an instructor at the University of Alberta. She is interested in American immigrant literature, and did her doctoral work on the literature of Canadian immigrants to the United States, focusing on works that play a significant role in popular culture.