Articles



“A Strange Aesthetic Ferment”
Abstract: WHEN ONE LOOKS DOWN over Fredericton from the hills where Charles Roberts and Bliss Carman once took their long hikes ...

“Am I not OK?”: Negotiating and Re-Defining Traumatic Experience in Emma Donoghue’s Room
Abstract: This article analyses the ways in which Emma Donoghue’s novel Room interrogates how experiences of violence are represented and understood. With a focus on Donoghue’s choice to narrate the novel from the perspective of a young child, I suggest that Room not only questions how trauma is externally imposed onto individuals’ stories, but also queries whether or not the clinical language of trauma is in fact a useful one for describing the nuances and paradoxes of experiencing violence.

“And Strange Speech is in Your Mouth”
Abstract: In a brief retrospect of her writing career published in 1969, Margaret Laurence declares that her African works were produced ...

“And then-“: Narrative Identity and Uncanny Aging in The Stone Angel
Abstract:   The notion that human subjects are constituted by narrative has become something of a theoretical truism.  As Kathleen Woodward ...

“Being a Half-Breed”
Abstract: In his introduction to All My Relations, Thomas King asserts that “being Native is a matter of race rather than ...

“Brief Are the Days of Beauty”
Abstract: IN THE ORIGINAL FOREWORD TO The Gucci Bag (published by Mosaic Press) Irving Layton remarked that this could “quite possibly” ...

“Bright and Good”
Abstract: IN Α 1971 INTERVIEW with Donald Cameron, Timothy Find- ley attempted to articulate the theme which obsessed him in his ...

“But Could I Make A Living From It”: Jeff Derksen’s Modular Form
Abstract: “But Could I Make A Living From It”: Jeff Derksen’s Modular Form Peter Jaeger Jeff Derksen’s poetics articulate the political ...

“Canada Made Me” and Canadian Autobiography
Abstract: Ε»VER SINCE ITS PUBLICATIONin England nearly twenty-five years ago, Canada Made Me by Norman Levine has been excluded from the ...

“Cause You’re the Only One I Want”
Abstract: DEE: Lionel, have some more brandy. (to Mack) What are you thinking? MACK: I was thinking . . . about ...