Literature: history and criticism

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A Sentimental Education

How do you tell the story of a feminist education, when the work of feminism can never be perfected or completed? In A Sentimental Education, Hannah McGregor, the podcaster behind Witch, Please and Secret ...

Houellebecq entre poème et prose

L’originalité de ce livre consacré à Michel Houellebecq tient d’abord à ce qu’il est le premier ouvrage universitaire à mettre aussi nettement en valeur l’importance de la poésie dans l’oeuvre ...

Parole tenue

Confiné à Nogent-sur-Marne, Wajdi Mouawad entreprend un fulgurant voyage intérieur, depuis le microcosme qui est le sien jusqu’à l’œil cyclopéen du Big Bang où brillent des étoiles mortes. ...

Autobiography as Indigenous Intellectual Tradition

Autobiography as Indigenous Intellectual Tradition critiques ways of approaching Indigenous texts that are informed by the Western academic tradition and offers instead a new way of theorizing Indigenous ...

The Vernacular Strain in Newfoundland Poetry

Mary Dalton’s 2020 Pratt Lecture engages with the vernacular voice in Newfoundland poetry, illustrating the move from uncertainty to acceptance and welcoming of the beauty and variety of the language ...

Confluences 3

The essays in this volume continue the examination, begun in Confluences 1 and continued in Confluences 2, of the exciting new writing that has emerged in Canada in the past few decades. Employing a variety ...

Digital Performance in Canada

Especially necessary in a historical moment in which many theatre companies have been forced to move their work online, Digital Performance in Canada illuminates the influence and ubiquity of digital technology ...

Mrs Dalgairns's Kitchen

When The Practice of Cookery first appeared in Edinburgh and London editions in 1829, reviewers hailed it as one of the best cookbooks available. The book was unique not only in being wholly original, ...

The Quest for a 'National' Nationalism

In his 2018 Pratt Lecture, The Quest for a ‘National’ Nationalism, renowned author and critic George Elliott Clarke investigates E. J. Pratt’s poetic attempt to become the epic poet of Canada. And ...