Articles



Playwrights in a Vacuum: English-Canadian Drama in the Nineteenth Century
Abstract: IF ALL THE BRANCHES of Canadian literature, nine teenth century drama has received least attention for reasons that are entirely ...

Plotting “Nowhere”: Towards a Theory of Urban Folklore on Vancouver’s Gentrifying Frontier
Abstract: This article mobilizes a theory of urban folklore, that is, of structured narratives and “stories” that represent the beliefs, traditions, and ritualistic tendencies of various urban peoples and groups, to examine how policy actors and the ownership class along the Hastings Street Corridor in Vancouver have utilized an urban folklore to make gentrification generalized and to strengthen their gentrification agendas, while an urban folklore from below continues to have the possibility of performing resistance. In this context, the ambiguity of gentrification as a process—who moves into an area and who gets pushed out—problematically persists. Here, along cultural lines, urban folklore readily engages the popular media that has shaped the Hastings Corridor as a gentrifying frontier with the fiction, poetry, and performances that represent a potential resistance.

Plymouth Brother
Abstract: I WAS BORN IN A SMALL semi-detached brick house in south London, on the borders of Kent.* As I came ...

Poem and Preface
Abstract: I. The Preface: On Radical Absurdity M,LONTAIGNE NEVER READ Understanding Media yet there’s a good deal of point to what ...

Poems by A. J. M. Smith
Abstract: Avant-dire JΕ NE CROIS PAS que l’on puisse comparer la traduction de la prose à celle de la poésie. De ...

Poems by Malcolm Lowry
Abstract: SCATTERED THROUGH THE MASS of typescript and manu- script left by Malcolm Lowry at his death, and now housed in ...

Poet and Politics: Charles Mair at Red River
Abstract: ΤIHE SIGNIFICANCE OF CHARLES MAIR in the development of Canada and of herÂHlitEerature is today almost unknown. Some Canadian historians, ...

Poet as Philosopher
Abstract: Lrouis DUDEK, along with Irving Layton and Raymond Souster, was one of the prime movers of modern Canadian poetry in ...

Poet in Progress: Notes on Frank Davey
Abstract: BACK OF WHATEVER SKILLS a poet acquires stands the flesh and blood man, and all the skill in the world ...

Poet of a Living Past: Tradition in Klein’s Poetry
Abstract: 1N “AVE ATQUE VALE,” the opening poem in his first volume of poetry, Hath Not A Jew (1940), A. M. ...