By Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek (auth.), Achim Barsch (eds.)
This paintings is a comparative learn of nineteenth-century English-Canadian and French Canadian novel prefaces, a formerly unexplored literary subject. As a research in Comparative Literature - with the appliance of a selected literary framework and technique - the examine conforms to theoretical and methodological postulates formulated in and prescribed by way of this framework while utilized. This a priori postulate necessitates that the learn on and the presentation of the Canadian novel preface be performed in a selected demeanour, as follows. First, the research will identify the speculation that the preface to nineteenth-century English-Canadian and French-Canadian novels is a style in its personal correct. This speculation will leisure at the following: 1) a taxonomical survey of comparable phrases that means "preface"; 2) a survey of secondary Iiterature of works facing the preface; three) a dialogue of the theoretical framework and method of the Empirical concept of Literature and its appropriateness for the examine of the preface; and four) a dialogue of the method of the compilation of the corpus of nineteenth-century Canadian novel prefaces (Chapter one). In a moment step, the theoretical postulate defined within the speculation might be placed into perform by means of the advance and creation of a preface typology (Chapter two). In a 3rd step, additional tenets of the Empirical concept of Literature should be confirmed at the corpus of the prefaces (Chapter three). In a fourth step, the prefaces should be analysed following the tenets formulated in and prescribed by means of the systemic framework utilized (Chapter four).