Articles



Representing Chinatown: Dr. Fu-Manchu at the Disappearing Moon Cafe
Abstract: In Rush Hour (1998), Brett Ratner’s Hollywood interpretation of ethnic bonding, the black Los Angeles detective Carter takes his Hong ...

Representing the Other Body: Frame Narratives in Margaret Atwood’s “Giving Birth” and Alice Munro’s “Meneseteung”
Abstract: lAf hen I think of the framed depiction of women’s bodies, I cannot help thinking of the nineteenth-century nude, those ...

Repression: The Poetry of Alden Nowlan
Abstract: IAM A PRODUCT of a culture that fears any display of emo- 1 tion and attempts to repress any true ...

Reprints and the Reading Public
Abstract: IDON’T THINK Jack McClelland has ever quite forgiven me for a review I wrote and published in Canadian Literature thirteen ...

Rescaling Robert Kroetsch: A Reading across Communities, Borders, and Practices
Abstract: A lot has been written on Robert Kroetsch in Canada and in Europe, throughout the past half a century, but curiously not in the United States. Reflecting on the possible reasons why Kroetsch is not better-known, more famous and influential in American literature is of import in this essay, since so much of Kroetsch’s poetry organically aligns with the movements and poetic practices across the border. This paper will look at three communities deemed essential to understand Kroetsch’s poetry: the first steps of a postmodern community in North America as a cross-border community, given to the exploration of new forms of thinking art and activism in the Vietnam War years and coalescing around the journal Boundary 2; the Canadian Prairies and the network of writers with whom Kroetsch was in constant dialogue throughout his career; and the “transgeographic network” (Beach) of North American postmodern poets, influenced by the lesson of Charles Olson, that offers a new way of reading Kroetsch today by situating him within a wider intellectual ensemble.

Rescued by Postmodernism: The Escalating Value of James De Mille’s A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder
Abstract: Is James De Mille’s A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinders serious novel of ideas in the Utopian tradition, ...

Resistance from the Margins in George Elliott Clarke’s Beatrice Chancy
Abstract: George Elliott Clarke characterizes his 1999 verse drama Beatrice Chancy as “a feast of intertexts” (Personal interview). His Acknowledgements catalogue ...

Resisting Reduction: Closure in Richard Ford’s Rock Springs and Alice Munro’s Friend of My Youth
Abstract: The writer of the realistic short story has two primary aims: first, to create a vivid and lifelike world, something ...

Revisiting Rockbound: The Evolution of a Novel
Abstract: In Artistic Experience: Policing the Boundaries of Modernity (2001), Lynda Jessup introduces antimodernism as a “broad, international reaction to the ...

Rewriting “The Imperialist”: Duncan’s Revisions
Abstract: S,RA JEANNETTE DUNCAN’S NOVEL The Imperialist (1904) has a central place in Canadian literary history. Alfred G. Bailey considers it ...