About the author: Dr. Darias-Beautell received her PhD from the University of La Laguna (Spain), where she teaches English, American and Canadian Literatures. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto on four occasions. She has published numerous articles on literary theory and criticism, Canadian and US literatures and cultures, and a book on the writings of the Japanese Canadian Joy Kogawa is forthcoming.1999 0-7734-8173-7
This study attempts to bring together a series of provinces between and within contemporary theory, criticism and fiction. It provides an overview of some of the most complex issues shaping present literary debates with a clear focus on Canadian fiction of the last twenty years.