Articles



Kicking Up the Dust: Generic Spectrality in Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms—An “Asian Canadian Prairie” Novel?
Abstract: While Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms has received widespread acclaim both in and outside the academy for the past two decades, the text has yet to be conceived of as a work of Canadian prairie literature in the regionalist tradition. My article situates Chorus of Mushrooms in reference to its publication date, just six years after the passing of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, suggesting that such a coincidence caused the novel to be labelled as a work of ethnic, namely “Asian Canadian” literature, as opposed to that of Canadian prairie literature. I argue that Chorus of Mushrooms problematizes both of these labels by reimagining traditional prairie conventions through immigrant, feminist, and queer conceptualizations. I develop a method of reading Goto’s novel through the intersections of “rural,” “regional,” “Asian Canadian,” and “prairie” literature, suggesting that Chorus of Mushrooms refutes such “generic violence.”

Kingdom of Absence
Abstract: I AGREE WITH W. J. Keith, who recently edited the Selected Poetry and Critical Prose of Charles G. D. Roberts, ...

Klee Wyck
Abstract: ENOUGH HAS BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT Klee Wyck, especially the sketches entitled “Sophie,” “D’Sonoqua,” and “Kitwancool,” to valorize what some have ...

Klein’s Drowned Poet
Abstract: RAYMOND KNiSTER must be the best-known drowned poet in Canadian letters. Writer of pastorals and herald of imagism, cut off ...

Knowledge, Power and Place: Environmental Politics in the Fiction of Matt Cohen and David Adams Richards
Abstract: David Adams Richards and the late Matt Cohen have produced some of the most environmentally engaged fiction in contemporary Canadian ...

Kreisel’s Broken Globes
Abstract: ONE OF THE FEW “TRADITIONS” in North American fic- tion — by definition, by necessity — is the constellation of ...