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Born: Established: Montreal, Quebec,
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Canada,
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Americas,
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Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: ca. 1986 Departed from Australia: 2011
Heritage: Canadian
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1 Postcolonial Gothic : Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Pacific Gerry Turcotte , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Oxford History of the Novel in English : The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950 2017; (p. 205-220)

'Postcolonial Gothic, like revisionist historical fiction, might be seen as another symptom of the reassessment of discourses of colonial history since the 1960s, though Gothic interrogations of national cultural myths have a darker more anxious quality, tending to focus on 'ghost stories' that haunt narratives of origin...' (Introduction)

1 1 y separately published work icon The Oxford History of the Novel in English : The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950 Coral Ann Howells (editor), Paul Sharrad (editor), Gerry Turcotte (editor), Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2017 12006182 2017 anthology criticism

'The Oxford History of the Novel in English is a 12-volume series presenting a comprehensive, global, and up-to-date history of English-language prose fiction and written by a large, international team of scholars. The series is concerned with novels as a whole, not just the 'literary' novel, and each volume includes chapters on the processes of production, distribution and reception, and on popular fiction and the fictional sub-genres, as well as outlining the work of major novelists, movements and tendencies.

'This volume offers a comprehensive account of the production of English language novels and related prose fiction since 1950 in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. After the Second World War, the rise of cultural nationalism in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand and movements towards independence in the Pacific islands, together with the turn toward multiculturalism and transnationalism in the postcolonial world, has called into question the standard national frames for literary history. This has resulted in an increasing recognition of formerly marginalised peoples and a repositioning of these national literatures in a world literary context. This multi-authored volume explores the implications of such radical change through its focus on the novel and the short story, which model the crises in evolving narratives of nationhood and the reinvention of postcolonial identities. The constant interplay between national and regional specificity and transnational linkages is mirrored in the structure of this volume, where parallel sections on national literatures are situated within a broadly inclusive comparative framework. Shifting socio-political and cultural contexts and their effects on novels and novelists, together with shifts in literary genres (realism, modernism, the Gothic, postmodernism) are traced across these different regions. Attention is given not only to major authors but also to Indigenous and multicultural fiction, children's and young adult novels, and popular fiction. A significant feature of this volume is its extensive treatment of the novel in the South Pacific. Chapters on book publishing, critical reception, and literary histories for all four areas are included in this innovative presentation of a TransPacific postcolonial history of the novel.' (Publication summary)

1 First Nations Phantoms and Aboriginal Spectres : The Function of Ghosts in Settler-Invader Cultures Gerry Turcotte , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Ghosts 2010; (p. 87-111)
'In Specters of Marx Derrida urges us to recognise the phantoms that haunt the literary, the political, the social, the corporate, insisting that '[h]aunting belongs to the structure of every hegemony'. Faced with the recognition of the heavily haunted landscape that we invariably inhabit, we have been compelled to seek out appropriate metaphors to represent such phenomena. Captured through the figure of the ghost, the vampire, the monstrous and the uncanny, the spectral is the new black - we all see dead people! The problem is, of course, that they are not necessarily the same people - or if they are, they mean different things to different folk. Where once these phantoms might have been seen to exist at the limit of the imaginary, they are now recognised as imbuing and infiltrating the very marrow of our being, both troubling and constituting the stories that we tell, the films that we make, the theses that we write.' (Author's abstract)
1 Peripheral Fear : Conclusion Gerry Turcotte , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Peripheral Fear : Transformations of the Gothic in Canadian and Australian Fiction 2009; (p. 233-236)
1 'A Shocking Bad Book to Be Sure, Sir' : The Gothic as Counter-Discursive Strategy in Margaret Atwood's and Kate Grenville's Fiction Gerry Turcotte , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Peripheral Fear : Transformations of the Gothic in Canadian and Australian Fiction 2009; (p. 203-231)
1 The Gothic and Sexuality : Marian Engel's Bear and Elizabeth Jolley's The Well Gerry Turcotte , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Peripheral Fear : Transformations of the Gothic in Canadian and Australian Fiction 2009; (p. 181-201)
1 'Convicts to Australia - Bastards to Canada' : The Metaphysical Gothic of Patrick White and Robertson Davies Gerry Turcotte , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Peripheral Fear : Transformations of the Gothic in Canadian and Australian Fiction 2009; (p. 137-163)
1 Three Nineteenth-Century Gothic Novels : Wacousta, His Natural Life and A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder Gerry Turcotte , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Peripheral Fear : Transformations of the Gothic in Canadian and Australian Fiction 2009; (p. 105-134)
1 Gothic Influences to the First Novels Gerry Turcotte , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Peripheral Fear : Transformations of the Gothic in Canadian and Australian Fiction 2009; (p. 69-103)
1 Theorizing Colonial Gothic Gerry Turcotte , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Peripheral Fear : Transformations of the Gothic in Canadian and Australian Fiction 2009; (p. 51-67)
1 Old World Gothic : Background and Sources Gerry Turcotte , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Peripheral Fear : Transformations of the Gothic in Canadian and Australian Fiction 2009; (p. 27-50)
1 Peripheral Fear : Introduction Gerry Turcotte , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Peripheral Fear : Transformations of the Gothic in Canadian and Australian Fiction 2009; (p. 17-24)
1 1 y separately published work icon Peripheral Fear : Transformations of the Gothic in Canadian and Australian Fiction Gerry Turcotte , Brussels : Peter Lang , 2009 Z1637442 2009 multi chapter work criticism

Publisher's blurb: 'This is a pioneering work published for the first time in its complete form. At a time when Gothic studies still concentrated on traditional European and American Gothic, the author laid the foundation for the exploration of how Gothic conventions were transported and transformed in places remote from Europe.

Through a detailed reading of 19th- and 20th-century examples of Canadian and Australian Gothic fiction, this work demonstrates the transformative potential of a once much-maligned mode in what were arguably neglected national literatures.'

1 The Kangaroo Gargoyles : Footnotes to an Australian Gothic Script Gerry Turcotte , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Down Under : Australian Literary Studies Reader 2009; (p. 349-361)
Discusses Australian colonial and postcolonial writers who have used the Gothic mode to highlight aspects of Australian history and culture.
1 Spectrality in Indigenous Women’s Cinema: Tracey Moffatt and Beck Cole Gerry Turcotte , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 43 no. 1 2008; (p. 7-21)
This paper addresses two recent Aboriginal ghost stories produced by Aboriginal film-makers Tracey Moffatt (beDevil) and Beck Cole (Plains Empty), in order to examine the relationship of these films to a type of spectral rewriting of the Australian nation state. This paper examines the role of spectrality as a revisionist process that exorcizes, but also celebrates, the ghosts that underpin and/or undermine narratives of belonging and place and investigates the dynamic potential of Indigenous film, not so much as a device that eradicates colonial encounters and their postcolonial legacy, but as texts that unsettle and contest, that empower and initiate debate by way of dismantling, or at least diminishing, dominant representations of Indigenous identities.
1 Nightmares in the Dreamtime : On Aboriginal Australian Weird Fiction Katrin Althans , Gerry Turcotte , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australian Weird Fiction , no. 2 2008; (p. 163-171)
This article takes the form of a symposium where Aboriginal authors and works in the genre of weird fiction are discussed. Critics Katrin Althans and Gerry Turcotte answer several questions posed by Studies in Australian Weird Fiction and provide fans of the genre with personal insights and interpretations never before discussed.
1 Aliens, Amish and Watermelons: Scriptwriting 101 Gerry Turcotte , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , August/September no. 180 2008; (p. 9)
1 Introduction. Italian Australian Studies : A (Post)Colonial Perspective Gerry Turcotte , Gaetano Rando , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literary and Social Diasporas : An Italian Australian Perspective 2007; (p. 9-17)
1 2 y separately published work icon Literary and Social Diasporas : An Italian Australian Perspective Gaetano Rando (editor), Gerry Turcotte (editor), Brussels : Peter Lang , 2007 Z1486031 2007 anthology criticism
1 Louis Nowra Gerry Turcotte , 2006 single work biography
— Appears in: Australian Writers 1975-2000 2006; (p. 249-259)
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