English Studies in Canada

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 4, December

Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography as an Eighteenth-Century Omnivore's Dilemma
Custom makes killing, handling, and feeding upon flesh and blood, without distinction, so easy and familiar unto mankind. And the same is to be understood of men killing and oppressing those of their own kind. [...] If men have but Power and Custom...
Introduction: Face/book/net/work: Social Networking and the Humanities
As I write this, my faculty's email server has just recovered from a day-long outage that sent my immediate network of colleagues into more than a bit of a tizzy. In the midst of a hectic teaching term, with grant applications and reference letters...
Parents, Their Children, and the State: Intimate Perspectives on Reconciliation in Porcupines and China Dolls
Since the knowledge of abuses in residential schools became more widespread, Aboriginal groups have campaigned for redress regarding the wrongs they endured in the schools at the hands of the Canadian state and the church organizations that ran them....
Social Media's Research Potential
In her 2006 novel, Dreams of Speaking, Australian writer Gail Jones introduces a character, Alice Black, who is planning a book on "the unremarked beauty of modern things, of telephones, aeroplanes, computer screens and electric lights, of television,...
Surveillance and the City in Michael Winter's This All Happened
Over the past decade, surveillance has become a regular feature of life in North America. In the wake of 9/11, governments in Canada and the United States passed laws such as the Patriot Act and the Canadian Anti-Terrorism Act, giving both states broad...
The Remainder: Social Collage and the Four Discourses in (Some of) the Kootenay School of Writing: Part II
Ferguson and the Reminder of the Remainder Sometimes the subordinate clause is while you still have friends. Causality abets restless energy; ensues credit. If stool the size of an infant's head is removed from one's cadaver, it's a sign. Adjust...