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Une Epoque de Synthese: Quelques aspects des rapports Littéraires entre la France, la suisse romande et le Canada Français
Abstract: Mlous VIVONS, dans cette seconde partie du vingtième siècle, une époque de synthèse. La traduction dans les principales langues de ...

Une Poesie d’Exil
Abstract:   UNE POESIE  D’EXIL  Gilles Marcotte  L  LECTEUR FRANÇAIS n’éprouvera généralement, de-  vant la poésie canadienne-française d’aujourd’hui, aucune impression de  ...

Unmasking The Literary Garland’s T.D. Foster
Abstract: This essay is situated at the intersection of nineteenth-century literary history, women’s literature, and print culture. It opens by resolving an admittedly minor debate about the identity of a contributor to the Canadian nineteenth-century journal, The Literary Garland. However, as a result of this resolution, a series of previously unnoted literary connections between Canadian authors and a single U.S. periodical is revealed; networks of Canadian literary women—both as writers and editors—are explored and our understanding of them expanded; and lost writings by Canadian authors are identified. Those covered include Harriet Vaughan Cheney, Eliza Lanesford Cushing, Catherine Parr Traill, and Emma Donoghue Grant.

Unpacking the Baggage: “Camp” Humour in Timothy Findley’s Not Wanted on the Voyage
Abstract: Some lives are only seen through windows beyond which the appearance of laughter and of screaming is the same. .. ...

Unspeakable Verse
Abstract: W’HATEVER YOU MAY make of it, I think you have to admit that one of the more astonishing features of ...

Upsetting Fake Ideas: Jeannette Armstrong’s “Slash” and Beatrice Cullenton’s “April Raintree”
Abstract: I”UST AS HAROLD CARDINAL’S The Unjust Society (1969) re- sisted Trudeau’s vision of the “Just Society,” so Jeannette Armstrong’s narrator, ...

Urban Heterotopias and Racialization in Kim Barry Brunhuber’s Kameleon Man
Abstract: This paper reads Kim Barry Brunhuber’s novel Kameleon Man as an important exploration of different heterotopian spaces offering a reflection of our contemporary society in terms of the production and consumption of culture, racialization and identity. Stacey Schmidt, a twenty-one year-old black student, appears as a modern flâneur moving in urban landscapes from one heteretopia to the next in his quest for success in the fashion industry as a mixed-race model. He is also acutely aware of his own shifting positionality hinging on the ambiguous sign and site of the hyphen, which has been described by Fred Wah as that marked (or unmarked) space that both binds and divides. This heno-poetic (Grk heno-, one) punct, this flag of the many in the one, yet 'less than one and double' (Bhabha 177), is the operable tool that both compounds difference and underlines sameness (Faking 72-73). Using an interdisciplinary methodology, I will draw from the European philosophical tradition of Foucault and Benjamin as well as from urban studies, and will put these in conversation with some recent Canadian critical mixed-race theory in order to bring into view the specificity of Stacey’s experience as an urban, racialized, mixed-race Canadian man.

Urban Undressing: Walter Benjamin’s “Thinking- in-Images” and Anne Michaels’ Erotic Archaeology of Memory
Abstract: “A Berlin Chronicle,” Walter Benjamin’s exploration of the spaces that house his childhood memories, contains a passage that resonates profoundly ...

Used People: La Rivière sans repos as Postcolonial Poverty Narrative
Abstract: At roughly the same cultural moment in which La Rivière sans repos was set, one of Canada’s most prominent economic ...

Ut Pictura Poesis: From Alberto Gironella to Malcom Lowry
Abstract: Mais si, sans se laisser charmer, Ton oeil sait plonger dans les gouffres, Lis-moi, pour apprendre à m’aimer. BAUDELAIRE “The ...