Articles



P. K. Page ou la quête d’un autre espace
Abstract: Q,UAND p. к. PAGE affirme dans “After Reading Albino Pheasants” que sa vérité est faite d’un dixième de matière et ...

Pan and the Confedertion Poets
Abstract: An unknown race and people occupy That land: are they, perhaps, from our same stock Or do they boast an ...

Paradise Lost and Regained in the Novels of Balchandra Rajan
Abstract: PARADISE LOST AND REGAINED IN THE NOVELS OF BALCHANDRA RAJAN George Woodcock ILT HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY VIEW that the ...

Paraphrasing the Paraphrase OR What I Learned from Reading Every Issue of Canadian Literature / Littérature canadienne and Studies in Canadian Literature / Études en littérature canadienne
Abstract: This paper argues that digital humanities methods of distance reading constitute a valuable form of paraphrase of the field of Canadian literature. In this paper I demonstrate the use of distance reading to analyze the entirety of two journals in the field: Canadian Literature/Littérature canadienne and Studies in Canadian Literature/Études en littérature canadienne. I argue that this form of analysis may demonstrate the value in some forms of thematic paraphrase.

Parasite Poetics: Noise and Queer Hospitality in Erín Moure’s O Cidadán
Abstract: In this article, I show how poet Erin Moure builds a queer critique of literature, politics, and subjectivity by using noise as a poetic medium. Moure insists that only by deliberately placing one’s literary and political attention upon what is strange, unwanted, and disruptive can we ensure a place for the heterogenous multitudes and their embodiments to come. In this way, she aligns her poetics of noise with queer theory’s turn toward negative affect and unruly becomings. This inquiry drives the structure and linguistic play of her work and is intimately connected to her probe of the limits and possibilities of citizenship and queer hospitality.

Erratum: We regret that an error was introduced to “Parasite Poetics” by editorial staff at Canadian Literature. The name of the poet who wrote Sheep's Vigil By A Fervent Person should read “Eirin Moure” instead of “Erin Mouré” on page 53. Our apologies to the author of the article and to the poet.

Passage by Land
Abstract: 1NEVER SAW A MOUNTAIN or a plain until I was twelve, almost thirteen. The world was poplar and birch-covered; muskeg ...

Passing Time and Present Absence
Abstract: Formally arranged to accentuate the “simultaneous self-sufficiency and interdependence” (Mann 15) of the constituent stories, a story cycle is distinguished ...

Patick Anderson and the Critics
Abstract: Aj. M. SMITH’S REMARKS on Patrick Anderson in the Autumn 1968 Canadian Literature may serve as a timely reminder that ...

Patrick Lane
Abstract: “…I coughed for an hour, my chest feeling like the subject of a poem by Pat Lane…” GEORGE BOWERING (64) ...

Paul Kane’s Wanderings of an Artist and the Rise of Transcontinental Nationalism
Abstract: This essay provides the historical contexts of two events: artist Paul Kane's travels in the 1840s, and the publication of Wanderings of an Artist at the end of the 1850s. It then offers an interpretation of the book's anti- and non-USAmerican dimensions before discussing the subsequent production of the image of Kane as solely a Canadian-born figure with no USAmerican connections, and a hero for Canadian expansionists by virtue of his having captured Native lifeways and people in the years before they "vanished" to make way for the emerging dominion.