“God in his Blank Spaces”: Quantum Theology in Tim Lilburn’s Names of God
Abstract: The five-poem sequence that concludes Tim Lilburn’s first collection Names of God (1986) embodies fundamental aspects of his poetics and an early version of the intensely contemplative desire that characterizes so much of his later work. A series of Gedankenexperimente on the nature of God, the cosmos, light, mind, and matter, these early poems metaphorically entwine related aspects of quantum physics and apophatic theology, particularly as regards the dualistic nature and the indeterminacy of matter, consciousness, and language.

“Has Anyone Here Heard of Marjorie Pickthall?” Discovering the Canadian Literary Landscape
Abstract: ICAUGHT MY FIRST GLIMPSE of Canada in May 1940 from the deck of the Sobieski, a Polish ship that was ...

“Helena’s Household”: James De Mille’s Heretical Text
Abstract: С(RiTiCAL STUDIES OF JAMES DE MILLE have tended to centre almost exclusively on Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder ...

“How the World Burns”: Adults Writing War for Children
Abstract: Writing about war for children? The challenges and responsibilities of such a project raise questions that resist easy answers. First ...

“I diverge / you diverge / we diverge”

“I had never seen such a shed called a house before”: The Discourse of Home in Susanna Moodie’s Roughing It in the Bush
Abstract: “I had never seen such a shed called a house before”: The Discourse of Home in Susanna Moodie’s Roughing It ...

“I write this for all of you”: Recovering the Unpublished RCMP “Incident” in Maria Campbell’s Halfbreed (1973)
Abstract: In a 1989 interview, Métis author Maria Campbell complained to Hartmut Lutz that a section of her autobiography, Halfbreed, first published in 1973, was removed by the publisher against her wishes. During a chance meeting with Campbell in Dublin in 2017, and following Indigenous protocols, Deanna Reder and Alix Shield asked her for permission to search for early versions of Campbell's text. With Campbell's blessing, Alix Shield conducted an archival search for any early material, and discovered the excised passage that revealed that when Campbell was a teenager, she had been raped by RCMP officers. This article includes the found text and discusses the impact of its excision.

“I’ll Be My Own Master”: Domestic Conflicts and Discursive Resistance in Maurermeister Ihles Haus and Our Daily Bread
Abstract: “BASICALLY, Master Mason Ihle despised everything that was female” (99), is the phrase F. P. Grove used to describe the ...

“In The Fifth City”: An Integral chapter of “The New Ancestors”
Abstract: D.VE GODFREY’S NOVEL The New Ancestors1 contains one A very puzzling chapter entitled “In the Fifth City.” The book’s other ...

“Is Richler Canadian Content?”: Jewishness, Race, and Diaspora
Abstract: In 2004, two questions were asked in reference to Mordecai Richler, questions that position Jewish and Canadian in opposition. The questions—“Is Richler Canadian Content?” and “Whose history is being told? Jewish or Canadian?”—seem to belong to an image of the past found in The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz. And yet these questions not only were asked recently, but failed to draw attention to their ideological assumptions. One was posed as the topic of a plenary panel for “The Richler Challenge” conference, held at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, March 18-19, 2004. And the other was asked by Coral Ann Howells and Peter Noble in the introduction to Where are the Voices Coming From? Canadian Culture and the Legacies of History (2004). This paper takes up these questions and their underlying logic.