New Issue: Literary History #233 (Summer 2017)

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Canadian Literature, Issue 233 (Summer 2017), Literary History! Laura Moss begins her editorial:

In November 2017, we ran a promotion for themed bundles of issues of Canadian Literature and called it a Black Friday sale. University of Saskatchewan professor Kevin Flynn responded to the promotion on our Facebook page saying, perhaps tongue-in-cheek, “Am I allowed to be slightly offended that *Canadian Literature* has adopted the VERY American ‘Black Friday’ tradition to peddle its wares? The optics on this one are not so good, methinks.” I have to admit that my cultural nationalism was not on high alert when I agreed to the promotion. I was, however, thinking of how we need to sell some issues. Plain and simple. I was trying to “peddle” our “wares” because without peddling them, we won’t be able to produce them. If you want to maintain a notion of the purity of academic inquiry without sullying it with financial details, then you might want to stop reading here. I can’t ever stop thinking about the budget, though. It is fundamentally tied to Canadian Literature’s ongoing feasibility and that important question pressing upon this and other journals, especially in the humanities: What is the future of academic publishing?

—Laura Moss, “Literary History: Business Arising

This issue also features:

  • Articles by Eli MacLaren, Heather Murray, Myra Bloom, Ana María Manzanas-Calvo, Emily Ballantyne, and Rebekah Ludolph.
  • Poetry by Adam Dickinson, Arleen Paré, Derrick Stacey Denholm, Alan Hill, Renée Sarojini Saklikar.
  • Reviews by Kirsten Alm, Alex Asslay, Emily Ballantyne, Nicholas Bradley, David M. J. Carruthers, Ryan J. Cox, Heidi Tiedemann Darroch, Andrea A. Davis, Stephen M. Dunning, David Eso, Nadine Fladd, James Gifford, Marinette Grimbeek, Rob Jackson, Sarah-Jean Krahn, Emily L. Kring, Rachel Lallouz, Josephine Lee, Lucia Lorenzi, Jodi Lundgren, Shana Rosenblatt Mauer, Patrick McCann, Emma Morgan-Thorp, Nina Northrup, Neil Surkan, Christina Turner, Carl Watts, and Lorraine York.
  • And interviews with Di Brandt and bill bissett.

The new issue can be ordered through our online store ( Happy reading!