Towards a Conservative Modernity: Cultural Nationalism in Contemporary Acadian and Africadian Poetry

Clarke, George Elliott; Mauguière, Bénédicte
January 1998
Cultural Identities in Canadian Literature/ Identités Culturell;1998, p49
Book Chapter
An essay from the book "Cultural Identities in Canadian Literature" is presented. It assesses the challenges posed by modernity to the poets of African-Canadian or Acadian and Nova Scotian communities. These minorities attempted to conserve aspects of their particularities while adopting and adapting to liberal poetics. While the nationalist poets argued for the internationalism of Acadian poetry, the poets of both cultures, despite their embrace of liberal modernity, continue to espouse conservative nationalism.


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