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  • Beyond "Understanding Canada"

    Beyond "Understanding Canada"

    The dismantling of “Understanding Canada”—an international program eliminated by Canada’s Conservative government in 2012—posed a tremendous potential setback for Canadianists. Yet Canadian writers...

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  • Flora Annie Steel

    Flora Annie Steel

    Flora Annie Steel (1847–1929) was a contemporary of Rudyard Kipling and rivaled his popularity as a writer during her lifetime, but her legacy faded due to gender-biased politics. She spent 22 year...

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  • Flora Annie Steel

    Flora Annie Steel

    Flora Annie Steel (1847–1929) was a contemporary of Rudyard Kipling and rivaled his popularity as a writer during her lifetime, but her legacy faded due to gender-biased politics. She spent 22 year...

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  • The Burgess Shale

    The Burgess Shale

    “The outburst of cultural energy that took place in the 1960s was in part a product of the two decades that came before. It’s always difficult for young people to see their own time in perspective:...

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  • The Burgess Shale

    The Burgess Shale

    “The outburst of cultural energy that took place in the 1960s was in part a product of the two decades that came before. It’s always difficult for young people to see their own time in perspective:...

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  • Ten Canadian Writers in Context

    Ten Canadian Writers in Context

    Ten years, ten authors, ten critics. The Canadian Literature Centre/Centre de littérature canadienne reaches into its ten-year archive of Brown Bag Lunch readings to sample some of the most diver...

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  • Ten Canadian Writers in Context

    Ten Canadian Writers in Context

    Ten years, ten authors, ten critics. The Canadian Literature Centre/Centre de littérature canadienne reaches into its ten-year archive of Brown Bag Lunch readings to sample some of the most diver...

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  • Where the Truth Lies

    Where the Truth Lies

    “The problem with writer longevity can be a complicating, even contradictory oeuvre. Hopefully.” Where the Truth Lies collects forty years of essays and speeches that award-winning author Rudy Wie...

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  • The Home Place

    The Home Place

    "He wants to sit and visit at the kitchen table, and he can hardly wait to get on the road again." —From Chapter 1 Robert Kroetsch, one of Canada's most important writers, was a fierce regionalist...

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  • Reading Alice Munro, 1973-2013

    Reading Alice Munro, 1973-2013

    In Reading Alice Munro, 1973-2013, the world's leading Munro scholar offers a critical overview of Alice Munro and her writing spanning forty years. Beginning with a newly written overarching intro...

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  • The Cowboy Legend

    The Cowboy Legend

    The cowboy, as perhaps no other figure, has captured the imagination of North Americans for over a century. Before Owen Wister's publication of The Virginian in 1902, the image of the cowboy was es...

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  • Memory Serves

    Memory Serves

    Memory Serves gathers together the oratories award-winning author Lee Maracle has delivered and performed over a twenty-year period. Revised for publication, the lectures hold the features and styl...

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  • Sharon Pollock

    Sharon Pollock

    As playwright, actor, director, teacher, mentor, theatre administrator, and critic, Sharon Pollock has played an integral role in the shaping of Canada's national theatre tradition, and she continu...

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  • Sharon Pollock

    Sharon Pollock

    As playwright, actor, director, teacher, mentor, theatre administrator, and critic, Sharon Pollock has played an integral role in the shaping of Canada's national theatre tradition, and she continu...

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  • Familiar and Foreign

    Familiar and Foreign

    The current political climate of confrontation between Islamist regimes and Western governments has resulted in the proliferation of essentialist perceptions of Iran and Iranians in the West. Such ...

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  • From the Elephant's Back

    From the Elephant's Back

    “…the proverb says that whoever sees the world from the back of an elephant learns the secrets of the jungle and becomes a seer. I had to be content to become a poet.” —Lawrence Durrell Best known...

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  • "My Own Portrait in Writing"

    "My Own Portrait in Writing"

    In Grant’s earlier book, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh. A Critical Study (AU Press, 2014), he followed a practical-critical analysis of the letters that dealt with key patterns of metaphors and c...

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  • Textual Exposures

    Textual Exposures

    Textual Exposures: Photography in Twentieth Century Spanish American Narrative Fiction examines how twentieth-century Spanish American literature has registered photography's powers and limitations...

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  • Toward. Some. Air.

    Toward. Some. Air.

    Toward. Some. Air. is a landmark collection of profiles of contemporary poets, statements, essays, and conversations about contemporary poetry and poetic practice, and a few exemplary poems selecte...

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  • Personal Modernisms

    Personal Modernisms

    Gifford's invigorating work of metacriticism and literary history recovers the significance of the "lost generation" of writers of the 1930s and 1940s. He examines how the Personalism of anarcho-an...

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  • Regenerations / Régénérations

    Regenerations / Régénérations

    Buttressed by a wealth of new, collaborative research methods and technologies, the contributors of this collection examine women's writing in Canada, past and present, with 11 essays in English an...

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  • The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

    The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

    When he died at the age of thirty-seven, Vincent van Gogh left a legacy of over two thousand artworks, for which he is now justly famous. But van Gogh was also a prodigious writer of letters—more t...

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  • Greening the Maple

    Greening the Maple

    Ecocriticism can be described in very general terms as the investigation of the many ways in which culture and the environment are interrelated and conceptualized. Ecocriticism aspires to understan...

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  • The Undiscovered Country

    The Undiscovered Country

    In this sequence of essays, Ian Angus engages with themes of identity, power, and the nation as they emerge in contemporary English Canadian philosophical thought, seeking to prepare the groundwork...

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  • Dramatic Licence

    Dramatic Licence

    Translation is tricky business. The translator has to transform the foreign to the familiar while moving and pleasing his or her audience. Louise Ladouceur knows theatre from a multi-dimensional pe...

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  • Selves and Subjectivities

    Selves and Subjectivities

    Long a topic of intricate political and social debate, Canadian identity has come to be understood as fragmented, amorphous, and unstable, a multifaceted and contested space only tenuously linked t...

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  • Jane Austen & Company

    Jane Austen & Company

    Here we come to know Jane Austen by the company she keeps: her predecessors Fielding, Sterne, Lennox, and Burney, her contemporary Scott, and her successors Waugh and Amis—comic novelists all. And ...

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  • Countering Displacements

    Countering Displacements

    The essays in this collection explore the activities of two populations of displaced peoples that are seldom discussed together: Indigenous peoples and refugees or diasporic peoples around the worl...

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  • 100 Years of Anne with an 'e'

    100 Years of Anne with an 'e'

    "I cast 'moral' and 'Sunday School' ideals to the winds and made my 'Anne' a real human girl." - L. M. Montgomery In 2008, Anne fans everywhere celebrated the 100th birthday of Lucy Maud Montgomer...

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  • Narratives of Citizenship

    Narratives of Citizenship

    Examining various cultural products—music, cartoons, travel guides, ideographic treaties, film, and especially the literary arts—the contributors of these thirteen essays invite readers to conceptu...

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  • Goodlands

    Goodlands

    Amer-European settlement of the Great Plains transformed bountiful Native soil into pasture and cropland, distorting the prairie ecosystem as it was understood and used by the peoples who originall...

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  • Le Seul Instant

    Le Seul Instant

    « On peut comprendre une chose en un seul instant, mais on la perd dans les longues heures qui suivent avec leurs semelles de plomb », écrit Oscar Wilde, enfermé dans sa prison. C’est de ce « seul ...

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  • Violence in Argentine Literature and Film (1989-2005)

    Violence in Argentine Literature and Film (1989-2005)

    Why has violence been a predominant topic in contemporary Argentine film and literature? What conclusions can be drawn from the dissemination of violent images and narratives that depict violence i...

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  • Gothic Canada

    Gothic Canada

    Canadians have always been obsessed with the idea of their own identities. Stories that tell us who we are provide a reassuring sense of identity for the individual and the nation. Hockey. Maple Le...

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  • Words and Images

    Words and Images

    Words and images interact with each other in art and everyday life and do so in many different ways. Building on recent trends in linguistic analysis and visual semiotics, a vibrant interdisciplina...

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  • In Bed with the Word

    In Bed with the Word

    While reading is a deeply personal activity, paradoxically, it is also fundamentally social and outward-looking. Daniel Coleman, a lifelong reader and professor of literature, combines story with m...

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  • Wild Words

    Wild Words

    As the first collection of literary criticism focusing on Alberta writers, Wild Words establishes a basis for identifying Alberta fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction as valid subjects of study i...

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  • Doubt's Boots

    Doubt's Boots

    Charles Noble’s long poem playfully connects autobiography, narrative, philosophy, history, and satire and experiments with language and structure in a way that pushes the limits of contemporary po...

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