Welcome to the New Canadian Literature Website

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Photo by UBC Arts ISIT.

Welcome to the new Canadian Literature website!  We now better illustrate the multitude of things we do at the journal while continuing to provide such fabulous features as our deep archives of articles, reviews, and poetry.

We’re confident that your experience of content and resources will be enhanced by this more intuitive site. You can now track with us, for example, as we stay on top of news and events in Canadian literary culture in the News and Actualités sections. Note that we always welcome suggestions for news and announcements from the wide CanLit community.

Highlights of our web overhaul include: a new French section (with reviews, articles, and blog posts); improved searchability; a Submissions tab that will take you right to our OJS submission system; an updated shopping cart for subscriptions (annual or single issues) and more accessible modes of advertising (online or in print); a revamped resource section (a treasure trove of old and new material related to the study of Canadian writing and culture, including interviews, poems, special features, and CanLit Guides); a clear set of instructions on how to support the journal and our student interns; a centrally located Twitter feed, as well as Twitter, RSS, and Facebook links; and PDFs of back issues displayed one beautiful cover at a time, sorted by decade.

We have retained some of our favourite features from the original site as well.  Most importantly, we will continue to regularly publish current book reviews online before they appear in the print issue. We have maintained popular sections like the Montreal walking tour in honour of Mordecai Richler and the entire open access educational resource, CanLit Guides. The renovation of some past projects (CanLit Poets, CanLit Scholars, and CanLit Publishers), however, is still under way. These will be forthcoming on the website in the new year.

I want to thank everyone from the CanLit office and UBC Arts ISIT who worked indefatigably to create this new site. Donna Chin and Christy Fong deserve special mention. Without Donna’s multitasking skills and Christy’s eagle eyes, we would have a site full of broken links and square boxes. I am truly grateful to work with such a creative and dedicated team.

Enjoy the new Canadian Literature website.


Laura Moss

Editor, Canadian Literature