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Women in Canadian Literature
Abstract: Most women don’t even live lives of quiet desperation. (Quiet desperation is far too dramatic.) Most women live lives like ...

Wondering into Country: Dionne Brand’s A Map of the Door of No Return
Abstract: Drawing on theories of affect and reterritorialization, this article examines Dionne Brand'€™s interrogation of national belonging in A Map to the Door of No Return. Brand's reflections, in Map, on her experiences as a black woman and diasporic subject repeatedly exceed the boundaries of Canada as she explores the possibilities of diasporic community, political community, and artistic community. Nevertheless, as she muses on the possibility of a "country" where she might belong, Brand remains keenly attentive to the country she calls "home," repeatedly engaging in creative, provisional reterritorializations of spaces within the Canadian nation.

Word and Fact: Laurence and the Problem of Language
Abstract: “THEN, MERCIFULLY, THE WORD WAS REVEALED TO HER. After the momentary 1lHosEs] of her normally astonishing ability to speak — ...

Words & The World: “The Diviners” as an Exploration of the Book of Life
Abstract: СfRiTics HAVE ADEQUATELY ANALYSED Margaret Lau- rence’s last volume in the Manawaka cycle as an experiment in “voice and pic- ...

Working-Class Intruders: Female Domestics in Kamouraska and Alias Grace
Abstract: In the end, she said, we had the better of them, because we washed their dirty linen and therefore we ...

Write Me a Film?: A Symposium by Canadian Filmmakers
Abstract: INTRODUCTION Hugo McPherson WHAT ARE THE CONNECTIONS between writing and cinema in Canada? There is no authoritative answer to this ...

Writers and the Mass Media
Abstract: ΤIHE PURPOSE of this paper is not to discuss the many points at which the writer comes into contact with ...

Writers Without Borders: The Global Framework of Canada’s Early Literary History
Abstract: Writers Without Borders: The Global Framework of Canada’s Early Literary History1 Carole Gerson In “Publishing Abroad,” a significant contribution to ...

Writing Jacob Two-Two
Abstract: W RITING ABOUT WRITING is something I find excrutiating, embarrassing, even dangerous, and so I usually beg off such an ...

Writing a Home for Prairie Blackness
Abstract: In the late s, the deteriorating log cabin of Alberta’s best-known black pioneer, the cowboy John Ware, was relocated from ...