Articles



A Country Without a Soul: Rupert Brooke’s Gothic Vision of Canada
Abstract: In an attempt to escape his romantic entanglements and recover from his nervous collapse, the romantic young English poet Rupert Brooke visited the United States as well as central and western Canada in 1913. The deeply personal travel articles he submitted to pay for his expenses, later published as Letters from America, stand apart from the enthusiastic accounts of economic progress and beckoning wilderness written by his fellow British travellers in that age of renewed British interest in the self-governing dominions. Though an imperialist, himself, Brooke was highly critical of the individualism and materialism that he felt characterized Canada even more than the country to the south, and he felt alienated in a thinly-populated country that he claimed was without tradition and without soul.

A Critic of Life: Louis Dudek as a Man of Letters
Abstract: ALL POETRY NOWADAYS, anyhow, is someone’s effort to save his soul.” So wrote Louis Dudek in the first issue of ...

A Cultural Flirtation
Abstract: / . Robert Fulford “Culture is a many faceted jewel, each facet of which must be measured by a different ...

A Cursed and Singular Blessing
Abstract: SOUSTER is one of those rare poets who, like a good wine, improve with age. I’m not sure whose age, ...

A Cycle Completed: The Nine Novels of Robertson Davies
Abstract: HOTSPUR: Why, so can I, or so can any man, But will they come if you do call to them? ...

A Cycle of Ind
Abstract: And in your excitement a t the trip, the last thing in the world that would occur to you is ...

A Double-Bladed Knife: Subversive Laughter in Two Stories by Thomas King
Abstract: QrNCE UPON A TIME LONG AGO, in 1972 to be exact, I wrote a book called Survival, which was about ...

A Feeling of Completion: Aspects of W. O. Mitchell
Abstract: WΕΝ ι BECAME A MAN,” wrote Saint Paul to the Corin thians, “I put away childish things.” In context, this ...

A Feminist Reading of “The Stone Angel”
Abstract: ΤHE STONE ANGEL is a carefully organized novel which operates on two obvious levels: the present time of the novel ...

A Fine Romance, My Dear, This Is
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