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
lostwritings 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. .. ...
Unsettling the Canadian Whites: A Writing Back of Indigenous, Black, and Jewish Comics
Abstract: Since its foundation during the Second World War, the Canadian comics industry has championed a settler nationalism that has prioritized whiteness, appropriated Indigeneity, and omitted representations of racialized minorities—including Jews—almost entirely. However, creators from these marginalized groups are reclaiming the comics form. I examine this process from the perspective of a comics researcher and creator. By exploring the devices used in David Alexander Robertson’s The Ballad of Nancy April and The Scout and John Olbey’s anti-racist comics published in NOW Toronto, I establish the contours of a movement of comics makers restorying Canadian history outside of the confines of the white-settler national narrative. My central case study, an autoethnographic reflection of the techniques used in creating Christie Pits, offers insights into the making process and comics specific techniques that may be valuable to other creators writing back against dominant readings of history.
Pasts, Presents, and Futures of Canadian Comics Spec. issue of Canadian Literature 249 (2022): 30-49.
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, ...
Native Writers & Canadian Writing. Spec. issue of Canadian Literature 124-125 (Spring/Summer 1990): 168-180.
Uranium Mining, Interdisciplinarity, and Ecofeminism in Donna Smyth’s Subversive Elements
Abstract: I believe that the question of disarmament is the most pressing practical, moral, and spiritual issue of our times. I’m ...
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 ...