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date: 18 July 2019

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The limited modernist values that shaped the construction of the Canadian literary canon during the 1960s and 1970s resulted in the exclusion of many previously admired mid-twentieth century female fiction writers who have yet to be recuperated. Situating its discussion within an analysis of the development of Canadian literature as a valid academic field of study during the decades after the Second World War, this chapter argues for the significance of a selection of woman-authored novels that realistically address women’s lives and experiences. Of particular note is the work of Flos Jewel Williams, Madge Macbeth, Joyce Marshall, and Christine van der Mark.

Keywords: women writers, fiction, modernism, Canadian literary canon, Madge Macbeth, Flos Jewel Williams, Joyce Marshall, Christine van der Mark

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