The City, Urban Cultures and Sustainable Literatures

THE PROJECT

 
''The City, Urban Cultures and Sustainable Literatures: Representations of the Anglo-Canadian Post-Metropolis''
 
"Ciudad, culturas urbanas y literaturas sostenibles: representaciones de la post-metrópolis anglocanadiense''.
 
Founding Agency:  Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología (Gobierno de España)

 

Project Reference: FFI2010-20989

 
Project Duration: 2011 - 2014
 
Principal Investigator: Dr. Eva Darias-Beautell (University of La Laguna)
 

SUMMARY

This project will provide an interdisciplinary articulation of representations of the city in contemporary Canadian literatures, arts, and cultures in English. It is designed as a methodological continuation of the work conducted as part of the research project “El bordado de Penélope: tradición literaria, identidades culturales y discursos teóricos en la narrativa anglocanadiense de finales del siglo XX” (HUM2006-09288FIL, 2007-2009) (“Penelope’s Embroidery: Literary Tradition, Cultural Identities and Theoretical Discourses in the Anglo-Canadian Fiction of the Late 20th Century”), which we now mean to consolidate by means of three major strategic actions:

a) giving it a finer methodological direction and more succinct focus at the thematic level;
b) expanding the scope of the areas covered at the (inter)disciplinary level; and
c) enlarging and strengthening both the national and the international dimensions of the research team.