Following Fallis: A Literary Walk with "The Best Laid Plans"

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dc.contributor.authorCerroni Lawlor, Jacqueline
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-27T14:23:27Z
dc.date.available2012-06-27T14:23:27Z
dc.date.created2012
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/22926
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5858
dc.description.abstractLingering in the topic of literary engagement, this article follows a reader enthralled by words and the significant non-space where fiction and reality intersect. Using Terry Fallis’ political satire “The Best Laid Plans,” a physical map of the reading is followed as I amble through the Ottawa sites depicted in the novel. In this literary pilgrimage, reading is considered as a corporeal (re)action with a series of educative affects. Contrasting this experience with common in-school reading practices, this narrative encourages the honouring of the individualized relationship between reader and text as well as highlighting the pedagogical value of dallying in a work of fiction. Drawing on concepts of spatiality, I contemplate the notion of the home city as a familiar and yet capricious place, made more significant by a fantastic connection. Reading in significant spaces has a lasting, sprawling outcome whereby text, place and reader are all affected.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjecteducation
dc.subjectreading
dc.subjectliterary pilgrim
dc.titleFollowing Fallis: A Literary Walk with "The Best Laid Plans"
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.supervisorPalulis, Patricia
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.nameMA[Ed]
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineÉducation / Education
thesis.degree.nameMA[Ed]
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineÉducation / Education
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