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

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Karen E. H. Skinazi

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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, Karen E. H.. A Cosmopolitan New World: Douglas Coupland’s Canadianation of AmLit. AmeriQuests, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, feb. 2007. ISSN 1553-4316. Available at: <http://ameriquests.org/index.php/ameriquests/article/view/53>. Date accessed: 21 oct. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.15695/amqst.v4i1.53.