Literature: history and criticism

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Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada

Canada’s rich, diverse literary heritage has long attracted widespread recognition, and in recent years Canadian writers have won nearly every major international literary award. The breadth and sophistication ...

Odysseys Home

Odysseys Home: Mapping African-Canadian Literature is a pioneering study of African-Canadian literary creativity, laying the groundwork for future scholarly work in the field. Based on extensive excavations ...

Leacock on Life

Canadian cultural icon Stephen Leacock was as wise and witty as he was prolific, and as sharp as he was humane. A professor of political economy, author, and social critic, Leacock has long been considered ...

Censorship in Canadian Literature

Cohen critiques Timothy Findley’s broad anti-censorship position; he traces Margaret Atwood’s evolution from implicit support for the censorship of pornography in Bodily Harm to the rejection of censorship ...

Native Poetry in Canada

Edited by Jeannette Armstrong & Lally Grauer
Categories: Poetry

Native Poetry in Canada: A Contemporary Anthology is the only collection of its kind. It brings together the poetry of many authors whose work has not previously been published in book form alongside ...

Paddling Her Own Canoe

Frequently dismissed as a ‘nature poet’ and an ‘Indian Princess’ E. Pauline Johnson (1861-1913) was not only an accomplished thinker and writer but a contentious and passionate personality who ...

The Triumph of Narrative

Narrative has been central to human life for millennia, and the twentieth century has been preeminently the age of the story. Mass culture and mass leisure have enabled us to spend far more time absorbing ...