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Basements and attics, closets and cyberspace : explorations in Canadian women's archives, Linda M. Morra and Jessica Schagerl, editors

Label
Basements and attics, closets and cyberspace : explorations in Canadian women's archives
Title
Basements and attics, closets and cyberspace
Title remainder
explorations in Canadian women's archives
Statement of responsibility
Linda M. Morra and Jessica Schagerl, editors
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Women's letters and memoirs were until recently considered to have little historical significance. Many of these materials have disappeared or remain unarchived, often dismissed as ephemera and relegated to basements, attics, closets, and, increasingly, cyberspace rather than public institutions. This collection showcases the range of critical debates that animate thinking about women's archives in Canada. The essays in Basements and Attics, Closets and Cyberspace consider a series of central questions: What are the challenges that affect archival work about women in Canada today? What are some of the ethical dilemmas that arise over the course of archival research? How do researchers read and make sense of the materials available to them? How does one approach the shifting, unstable forms of new technologies? What principles inform the decisions not only to research the lives of women but to create archival deposits? The contributors focus on how a supple research process might allow for greater engagement with unique archival forms and critical absences in narratives of past and present. From questions of acquisition, deposition, and preservation to challenges related to the interpretation of material, the contributors track at various stages how fonds are created (or sidestepped) in response to national and other imperatives and to feminist commitments; how archival material is organized, restricted, accessed, and interpreted; how alternative and immediate archives might be conceived and approached; and how exchanges might be read when there are peculiar lacunae--missing or fragmented documents, or gaps in communication--that then require imaginative leaps on the part of the researcher."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
NLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1453
LC item number
.B374 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Morra, Linda M
  • Schagerl, Jessica
Series statement
Life writing series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Archives
  • Archivists
  • Femmes
  • Femmes
  • Archives
  • Archivistes
  • Archives
  • Archivists
  • Women
  • Women
  • Canada
Label
Basements and attics, closets and cyberspace : explorations in Canadian women's archives, Linda M. Morra and Jessica Schagerl, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reorientations. Of mini-ships and archives / Daphne Marlett ; Finding Indian maidens on eBay: tales of the alternative archive (and more tales of while commodity culture) / Cecily Devereux ; "Faster than a speeding thought": Lemon hound's archive unleashed / Karis Shearer and Jessica Schagerl ; "I remember...I was wearing leather pants": archiving the repertoire of feminist cabaret in Canada / T.L. Cowan ; "In the hope of making a connection": rereading archival bodies, responses, and love in Marian Engel's Bear and Alice Munro's "Meneseteung" / Catherine Bates ; An archive of complicity: Ethically (re)reading the documentaries of Nelofer Pazira / Hannah McGregor ; Psyche and her helpers, under cloud cover / Penn Kemp. -- Restrictions. Archival matters / Sally Clark ; Keeping the archive door open: writing about Florence Carlyle / Susan Butlin ; The oral, the archive, and ethics: Canadian women writers telling it / Andrea Beverley ; Halted by the archive: the impact of excessive archival restrictions on scholars / Ruth Panofsky and Michael Moir ; Personal Ethics: being an archivist of writers / Catherine Hobbs ; Invisibility Exhibit: the limits of library and archives Canada's "multicultural mandate" / Karina Vernon. -- Responsibilities. Rat in the box: thoughts on archiving my stuff / Susan McMaster ; Letters to the woman's page editor: reading Francis Marion Bynon's "The country homemakers" and a public culture for women / Katja Thieme ; Archival adventures with L.M. Montgomery: or, "As long as the leaves hold together" / Vanessa Brown and Benjamin Lefebvre ; The quality of the carpet: a consideration of anecdotes in researching women's lives / Linda M. Morra ; "I want my story told": The Sheila Watson archive, the reader, and the search for voice / Paul Tiessen ; "You can do with all this rambling whatever you want": Scrutinizing ethics in the Alzheimer's archives / Kathleen Venema ; Locking up letters / Julia Creet ; Afterword / Janice Fiamengo
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 335 pages
Isbn
9781554586325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)773473728
  • (OCoLC)ocn773473728
Label
Basements and attics, closets and cyberspace : explorations in Canadian women's archives, Linda M. Morra and Jessica Schagerl, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reorientations. Of mini-ships and archives / Daphne Marlett ; Finding Indian maidens on eBay: tales of the alternative archive (and more tales of while commodity culture) / Cecily Devereux ; "Faster than a speeding thought": Lemon hound's archive unleashed / Karis Shearer and Jessica Schagerl ; "I remember...I was wearing leather pants": archiving the repertoire of feminist cabaret in Canada / T.L. Cowan ; "In the hope of making a connection": rereading archival bodies, responses, and love in Marian Engel's Bear and Alice Munro's "Meneseteung" / Catherine Bates ; An archive of complicity: Ethically (re)reading the documentaries of Nelofer Pazira / Hannah McGregor ; Psyche and her helpers, under cloud cover / Penn Kemp. -- Restrictions. Archival matters / Sally Clark ; Keeping the archive door open: writing about Florence Carlyle / Susan Butlin ; The oral, the archive, and ethics: Canadian women writers telling it / Andrea Beverley ; Halted by the archive: the impact of excessive archival restrictions on scholars / Ruth Panofsky and Michael Moir ; Personal Ethics: being an archivist of writers / Catherine Hobbs ; Invisibility Exhibit: the limits of library and archives Canada's "multicultural mandate" / Karina Vernon. -- Responsibilities. Rat in the box: thoughts on archiving my stuff / Susan McMaster ; Letters to the woman's page editor: reading Francis Marion Bynon's "The country homemakers" and a public culture for women / Katja Thieme ; Archival adventures with L.M. Montgomery: or, "As long as the leaves hold together" / Vanessa Brown and Benjamin Lefebvre ; The quality of the carpet: a consideration of anecdotes in researching women's lives / Linda M. Morra ; "I want my story told": The Sheila Watson archive, the reader, and the search for voice / Paul Tiessen ; "You can do with all this rambling whatever you want": Scrutinizing ethics in the Alzheimer's archives / Kathleen Venema ; Locking up letters / Julia Creet ; Afterword / Janice Fiamengo
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 335 pages
Isbn
9781554586325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)773473728
  • (OCoLC)ocn773473728

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