Articles



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: Ulrich Beck’s The Risk Society argues that ecological hazards reconfigure the class society around “risk positions” based on uncertainty and limited knowledge. Ecological changes are intertwined with social relations of power and knowledge in Matt Cohen’s novels The Disinherited and Elizabeth and After and David Adams Richards’s novels Lives of Short Duration and Mercy Among the Children. A Marxist literary analysis can show how the depiction of environmental change in the novels depends on the construction and distortion of historical and spatial perspective. The knowledge gaps the novels construct between characters and readers demonstrate that knowledge of causal relations across space and time is crucial for gaining perspective on environmental conditions and attributing ethical and political responsibility. But a realist reading may miss how Richards’s dark vision, disempowered characters, and moral tone stage the epistemological dilemma of the risk society, when complete knowledge of causal relations is no longer achievable.

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