Resources for Feminist Research

Bilingual scholarly journal publishes double issues per year on feminist theory, research, and activism, bibliographies, book reviews, and abstracts of Canadian feminist journals.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 3-4, Winter

"Because You Aren't Indian": The Politics of Location in Lee Maracle('s Novel Ravensong)
Department of English University of Guelph Guelph, Ontario The author studies Lee Maracle's novel Ravensong to examine notions of nation, people and tribe, and the subjectivities constructed by and within imagined communities. At the same...
Class, Subjectivity, Desire: Two Autobiographies
Department of English Concordia University Montreal (Quebec) In this article the author studies two works -- Agnes Smedley's Daughter of Earth and Carolyn Kay Steedman's Landscape for a Good Woman -- to address issues of working-class women's...
Feminist Ethics and "Privilege"
Religious Studies University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario This article explores the conditions of class privilege, such as economic security and personal confidence, protection from violence, cultural dominance, and general assumptions of entitlement....
Legacy: A Student's (Re)memory of Dr. Kathleen Martindale
University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA The author remembers the encouragement he received as a young student and writer from Kathleen Martindale when she was teaching English at the University of Calgary. By insisting on the...
On Refusing Explication: Towards a Non-Narrative Narrativity
Faculty of Education York University North York, Ontario Questions about pedagogy move from what constitutes knowledge, understanding and conduct, to concerns with social difference and social inequalities, and to whether language constitutes...
Paper Lesbians: On the the Reading of Lesbian Theory
This article, written originally for the Queer Sites Conference in Toronto, 1993, analyzes the shifting terrain of theory as a site of resistance and seduction in its movement from lesbian feminism of the 1970s, the challenges of the sex radical lesbians...
Passionate Ethics
The first words of Theodor Adorno's remarkable reflections on his friend and colleague, Walter Benjamin, make reference to "the philosopher who took his life while fleeing Hitler's executioners" (p. 229). The paragraph continues with several dense...
"Passionate Fictions": Portraits of Female Masculinity in the Well of Loneliness and Stone Butch Blues
Department of English York University North York, Ontario The author explores Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness (1928) and Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues (1993) to show how lesbian subjectivity is a particular historical effect...
Polyvocal Ethics
Women's Studies/Physical Education University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta The author traces the history of Kathleen Martindale's scholarship in the emerging field of feminist ethics, her cofounding of the journal, Feminist Ethics, her shift...
Promises and Politics: Implementing Canada's Equality Commitments
Women's Studies Athabasca University Edmonton, Alberta This article examines the shifts in strategies and tactics necessary to ensure the implementation of international agreements undertaken at UN Women's Conferences, starting with Nairobi...
Question of Ethics: Reading Kathleen Martindale Reading Fredric Jameson
Department of English University of Calgary Calgary, Alberta This article interrogates the position of ethics through reading Fredric Jameson and through Kathleen Martindale's reading of Jameson's The Political Unconscious. The author engages...
Signifying "Lesbian"/strategizing Error
Departments of English and Theatre Glendon College, York University North York, Ontario This article is part of a longer study on the discursive constitution of same-sex relations. The author here attempts to disrupt the seeming fixity of...
Voile Contre L'ecole
Elizabeth Altschull Paris, Editions du Seuil, 1995; 279 pages. Compte rendu par Yolande Geadah Consultante en developpement international Montreal (Quebec) Ce livre constitue un plaidoyer eloquent en faveur de l'interdiction du voile...
Women's Biogrpahies and Autobiographies: A Political Project in the Making
Dip. della Communicazione Litteraria e delto Spettacolo Terza Universita' Degli Studi Di Roma Rome, Italy In the reciprocal shifting of subject positions in the communicative exchange of writing or telling a biography or autobiography, the...
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