223 Agency & Affect
(Winter)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Utop by Marie-Christine Arbour
  • Chinetoque by Marie-Christine Arbour

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Strange Visitors: Documents in Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada from 1876 by Keith Smith
  • Indian School Road by Chris Benjamin
  • Indians Don't Cry by George Kenny

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Canoodlers by andrea bennett
  • [Sharps] by Stevie Howell

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis
  • Alll the Broken Things by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer

Feathering the Caw (p. 126-27)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Thrum by Natalie Simpson
  • The White Crow by Christine Smart
  • As If a Raven by Yvonne Blomer

Obsession Examined (p. 128-29)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
  • Going Home Again by Dennis Bock

Book(s) Reviewed

  • L'amant du lac by Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau

2011: A Retrospect (p. 131-32)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Tom at the Farm by Michel Marc Bouchard
  • Oil and Water by Robert Chafe
  • Five @ Fifty by Brad Fraser

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Mãn by Kim Thúy
  • Sweetland by Michael Crummey
  • Accusation by Catherine Bush

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Dreaming of Elsewhere: Observations on Home by Esi Edugyan
  • Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship by Adrienne Clarkson

Shadow Play (p. 135-37)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Theory Aside by Jason Potts and Daniel Stout
  • The Permanent Nature of Everything: A Memoir by Judith Cowan
  • Canadian Gothic: Literature, History, and the Spectre of Self-Invention by Cynthia Sugars

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Vestiges by Jeff Derksen
  • School by Jen Currin
  • Pluck by Laisha Rosnau

Times Squared (p. 139-40)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Little White Lies by Katie Dale
  • 10:04 by Ben Lerner

Book(s) Reviewed

  • After Euphoria by Jeff Derksen and Kathy Slade

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Metaphor of Celebrity: Canadian Poetry and the Public by Joel Deshaye
  • Peacock Blue: The Collected Poems by John F. Hulcoop and Phyllis Webb

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Future and Why We Should Avoid It: Killer Robots, the Apocalypse, and Other Topics of Mild Concern by Scott Feschuk
  • Post-Apocalyptic Culture: Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Twentieth-Century Novel by Teresa Heffernan

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Translation Effects: The Shaping of Modern Canadian Culture by Sherry Simon, Kathy Mezei and Luise Von Flotow
  • Outerspeares: Shakespeare, Intermedia, and the Limits of Adaptation by Daniel Fischlin

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Fortified Castles by Ryan Fitzpatrick
  • Downverse by Nikki Reimer

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Why Poetry Sucks by Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jonathan Ball
  • We Go Far Back in Time: The Letters of Earle Birney and Al Purdy, 1947-1987 by Nicholas Bradley
  • In the Writers' Words: Conversations with Eight Poets by Laurence Hutchman

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Lyric Sexology Vol. 1 by Trish Salah
  • Janey's Arcadia by Rachel Zolf
  • Flowers We Will Never Know the Names Of by Cathy Ford

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Révolutions by Nicolas Dickner and Dominique Fortier

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Us Conductors by Sean Michaels
  • The Confabulist by Steven Galloway

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Variations endogènes by Karoline Georges

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Fabrications: Essai sur la fiction et l'histoire by Louis Hamelin

Je est les autres (p. 157-58)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Bad Girl by Nancy Huston

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The War Poems: Screaming at Heaven by Keith Inman
  • Tell by Frances Itani

At the Same Table (p. 160-61)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Masculindians: Conversations about Indigenous Manhood by Sam McKegney
  • Elder Brother and the Law of the People: Contemporary Kinship and Cowessess First Nation by Robert Alexander Innes

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Vers l'imaginaire migrant: la fiction narrative des écrivains immigrants francophones au Québec (1980-2000) by Tina Mouneimné
  • Littératures québécoise et acadienne contemporaines au prisme de la ville by Anne-Yvonne Julien

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Teaching North American Environmental Literature by Laird Christensen, Mark C. Long and Fred Waage
  • Critical Collaborations: Indigeneity, Diaspora, and Ecology in Canadian Literary Studies by Smaro Kamboureli and Christl Verduyn

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Corporate Character : Representing Imperial Power in British India, 1786-1901 by Eddy Kent
  • And Home was Kariakoo: A Memoir of East Africa by M. G. Vassanji

On Turtle’s Back (p. 166-67)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Back of the Turtle by Thomas King

Personal Political (p. 167-69)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Book of Changes by Madeline Sonik
  • Night-Eater by Patricia Young
  • Einstein's Cat by Zöe Landale

Family Romance (p. 169-71)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Daughter's Way: Canadian Women's Paternal Elegies by Tanis Macdonald
  • Hearts and Minds: Canadian Romance at the Dawn of the Modern Era, 1900-1930 by Dan Azoulay

Book(s) Reviewed

  • L'enterrement de la sardine by Patrice Lessard

Kitchen of Wonder (p. 171-72)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Spic-and-Span!: Lillian Gilbreth's Wonder Kitchen by Monica Kulling and David Parkins
  • Julia, Child by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad

Writing the Body (p. 172-73)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Ellipses by Andrea MacPherson
  • Bonsai Love by Diane L. Tucker

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Loitersack by Donato Mancini
  • kern by derek beaulieu
  • Cinema of the Present by Lisa Robertson

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Une certaine Amérique à lire: La Beat Generation et la littérature québécoise by Jean-Sébastien Ménard

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Dixie by William S. Messier

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Poétique de l'émergence et des commencements: Les premiers écrits de Miron, Lefrançois, Gauvreau, Giguère et Hébert by Catherine Morency

Uncommon Lives (p. 178-80)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O'Neill
  • Hysteric by Nelly Arcan, David Homel and Jacob Homel
  • Adult Onset by Ann-Marie MacDonald

Reinterpretations (p. 180-81)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Wavelengths of Your Song by Eleonore Schonmaier
  • Some Dance by Ricardo Sternberg and Ricardo Sternberg
  • Outside, Inside by Michael Penny

Book(s) Reviewed

  • World War II in Cartoons by Mark Bryant
  • World War I in Cartoons by Mark Bryant
  • Post-Communist Stories: About Cities, Politics, Desires by Stan Persky

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Les femmes de lettres canadienne-françaises au tournant du XXe siècle by Chantal Savoie

Book(s) Reviewed

  • M. G. Vassanji: Essays on His Works by Asma Sayed

Carving Texts (p. 186-87)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Red: A Haida Manga by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
  • By the Book: Stories and Pictures by Diane Schoemperlen

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Villes et traductions: Calcutta, Trieste, Barcelone, et Montréal by Sherry Simon and Pierrot Lambert

Book(s) Reviewed

  • De Marie de l'incarnation à Nelly Arcan: Se Dire, se faire par l'écriture intime by Patricia Smart

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Greening the Maple: Canadian Ecocriticism in Context by Nicholas Bradley and Ella Soper