British Journal of Canadian Studies

Provides articles on Canadian studies topics.

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 1, May

Accounting for Environmental Degradation in Hudson's Bay Company Fur Trade Journals and Account Books
the Wigs or Nabobs are getting so avaricious - that they are getting into a System of economy that ere long they Will starve themselves to death. altho the returns are still increasing, the Outfits are courtailed . . . (Letter from Norway House, 22 June...
Adjacencies: Minority Writing in Canada
Lianne Moyes, Licia Canton and Dominic Beneventi (eds), Adjacencies: Minority Writing in Canada (Toronto: Guernica, 2004), 256pp. Paper. $20. ISBN 1-5507- 1167-9.Adjacencies is an essay collection resulting from the conference 'The Third Solitude: Canadian...
A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland
John Mack Faragher, A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from their American Homeland (New York and London: W.W. Norton, 2005), xx + 562pp. Cloth. £19.99. ISBN 0-393-05135-8.Until 1763, British expansion...
A History for the Future: Rewriting Memory and Identity in Quebec
Jocelyn Létourneau, A History for the Future: Rewriting Memory and Identity in Quebec, trans. Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004), xiv + 196pp. Cloth. $75 (£49.95). ISBN 0-7735-2724-9. Paper....
Anne of Green Gables
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, ed. Cecily Devereux (Peterborough, ON: Broadview, 2004), 400pp. Paper. £6.99. ISBN 1-5511-1362-7.The excellent Broadview Editions series is founded on a generous and expansive concept of the literary canon. It is...
Atom Egoyan
Jonathan Romney, Atom Egoyan (London: British Film Institute, 2003), vii + 226pp. Paper. £13.99. ISBN 0-85170-877-3.One of the most theoretically self-aware film directors, Atom Egoyan's output comprises a sophisticated series of examinations into memory,...
Biblical and Classical Myths: The Mythological Framework of Western Culture
Northrop Frye and Jay Macpherson, Biblical and Classical Myths: the Mythological Framework of Western Culture (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004), 471pp. Cloth. $90 (£58). ISBN 0-8020-3927-8. Paper. $35(£22.50). ISBN 0-8020- 8695-0.Anyone teaching...
Bones of the Ancestors: The Archaeology and Osteobiography of the Moatfield Ossuary
Ronald F. Williamson and Susan Pfeiffer (eds), Bones of the Ancestors: The Archaeology and Osteobiography of the Moatfield Ossuary, Mercury Series Archaeology Paper 163 (Gatineau: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 2003), 351pp. + CD-Rom. Paper. $39.95....
Canada: Confederation to Present - an Interactive History of Canada
Bob Hesketh and Chris Hackett, Canada: Confederation to Present - An Interactive History of Canada (Alberta: Chinook Multimedia and University of Alberta, 2001). $39.95 (£21. 99). CD-Rom. ISBN 1-894785-00-2.This interactive CD-Rom/Web publication presents...
CCF Colonialism in Northern Saskatchewan: Battling Parish Priests, Bootleggers, and Fur Sharks
David M. Quiring, CCF Colonialism in Northern Saskatchewan: Battling Parish Priests, Bootleggers, and Fur Sharks (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2004), xx + 356pp. Cloth. $85.00. ISBN 0-7748-0938-8. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 0-7748-0939-6.As indicated by the title,...
D-Day: Juno Beach, Canada's 24 Hours of Destiny
Lance Goddard, D-Day: Juno Beach, Canada's 24 Hours of Destiny (Toronto: Dundurn Group, 2004), 256pp. Paper. C$29.99 (US$26.99). ISBN 1-55002-492-2.This fascinating book should be compulsory reading for those who perceive Canada's armed forces only as...
Disparity and Deception in Alice Munro's 'Lichen'
Using the tools of narratology and literary linguistics, I trace the various means, such as shifts in focalisation, free indirect discourse and the acceleration/deceleration of narrative speed by which Munro foregrounds discrepancies between the thoughts...
Elections
John C. Courtney, Elections (Vancouver: UBC Press), xvii + 201pp. Cloth. $65.00. ISBN 0-7748-0917-5. Paper. $22.95. ISBN 0-7748-0918-3.The book is one of nine produced as an audit on democracy on Canada. Courtney examines 'the five building blocks' of...
Enhancing Cooperation between India and Canada in the Era of Globalisation and Deregulation
India and Canada have maintained a dynamic and evolving relationship since India's independence. While relations had cooled off considerably following India's nuclear detonation in 1974, the year 1992 marked a turning point in the bilateral relationship....
Every Grain of Sand: Canadian Perspectives on Ecology and Environment
J.A. Wainwright (ed.), Every Grain of Sand: Canadian Perspectives on Ecology and Environment (Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier Press, 2004), viii + 181pp. Paper. $24.95. ISBN 0-88920-453-5.Reviewing a collection of essays by a disparate group of scholars is...
Fish into Wine: The Newfoundland Plantation in the Seventeenth Century
Peter E. Pope, Fish into Wine: The Newfoundland Plantation in the Seventeenth Century (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2004), 463pp. Cloth. $59.95. ISBN 0-8078-2910-2. Paper. $24.95. ISBN 0-8078-5576-6.Those of us aware of...
Fish versus Power: An Environmental History of the Fraser River
Matthew D. Evenden, Fish versus Power: An Environmental History of the Fraser River (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), xvii + 309pp. Cloth. £40. ISBN 0-521-83099-0.Matthew Evenden has transposed his doctoral thesis into a fascinating tale,...
Franco-Americans of New England. Dreams and Realities
Yves Roby, Franco-Americans of New England. Dreams and Realities, trans. Mary Ricard (Sillery: Les Éditions du Septentrion, 2004), 562pp. Cloth. $70.00. ISBN 2-8944-8391-0.In his latest study of Franco-Americans, which first appeared in French in 2000,...
Home-Work: Postcolonialism, Pedagogy and Canadian Literature
Cynthia Sugars (ed.), Home-Work: Postcolonialism, Pedagogy and Canadian Literature (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2004), ix + 533pp. Paper. $35.00. ISBN 0-7766-0577-1.This collection considers the influence of postcolonial theory on the teaching...
Imaginary Origins: Selected Poems 1977-2002
Cyril Dabydeen, Imaginary Origins: Selected Poems 1977-2002 (Leeds: Peepal Tree, 2004), 256pp. Paper. £9.99. ISBN 1-900715-94-5.Imaginary Origins represents over thirty years of poetry by the Guyana-born Canadian poet Cyril Dabydeen. Including poems...
Inside Corporate U: Women in the Academy Speak Out
Marilee Reimer (ed.), Inside Corporate U: Women in the Academy Speak Out (Toronto: Sumach Press, 2004), 312pp. Paper. C$28.95 (US$24.95). ISBN 1-894549-31-7.If you are a woman, or indeed a man, working in a British university currently undergoing managerial...
'Les Belles-Soeurs' and 'A Toi, Pour Toujours, Ta Marie-Lou'
Michael Cardy, Tremblay. 'Les Belles-soeurs' and 'A toi, pour toujours, ta Marie-Lou', Grant & Cutler Critical Guides, 136 (London: Grant & Cutler, 2004), 84pp. £7.95. ISBN 0-7293-0443-4.Michael Cardy's joint study of Les Belles-soeurs (1968),...
Managing Fish: Ten Case Studies from Canada's Pacific Coast
Laura Jones with Miriam Bixby, Managing Fish: Ten Case Studies from Canada's Pacific Coast (Vancouver: The Fraser Institute, 2003), x + 136pp. Paper. $19.95. ISBN 0-88975-207-9.In recent decades fishing communities on the eastern and western coasts of...
Northrop Frye Unbuttoned: Wit and Wisdom from the Notebooks and Diaries/Northrop Frye on Modern Culture/Northrop Frye: Eastern and Western Perspectives
Northrop Frye, Northrop Frye Unbuttoned: Wit and Wisdom from the Notebooks and Diaries, selected by Robert D. Denham (Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2004), ix + 326pp. Cloth. $39.95. ISBN 0-8878-4185-6.Northrop Frye, Northrop Frye on Modern Culture,...
On the Front Line of Life - Stephen Leacock: Memories and Reflections, 1935-1944
Alan Bowker (ed.), On the Front Line of Life - Stephen Leacock: Memories and Reflections, 1935-1944 (Dundurn Press: Toronto, 2004), 264 pp. Cloth. $29.00. ISBN 1-55002-521-X.Alan Bowker provides a perceptive biographical introduction to Stephen Leacock's...
Papers of the Thirty-Fifth Algonquian Conference
H.C. Wolfart (ed.), Papers of the Thirty-fifth Algonquian Conference (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2004), x + 434pp. Paper. $48. ISSN 0031-5671-35.The Thirty-fifth Algonquian Conference took place in October 2003 at the University of Western...
Passages: Explorations of the Contemporary City
Graham Livesey, Passages: Explorations of the Contemporary City (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2004), 146pp. Paper. $22.95. ISBN 1-55238-141-2.Urban space or the contemporary city has been in the centre of interest for a few decades now: different...
Playing Sarah Bernhardt: A Novel
Joan Givner, Playing Sarah Bernhardt: A Novel (Toronto: Dundurn, 2004), 256pp. Paper. $21.99. ISBN 1-5500-2537-6.This novel is not about Sarah Bernhardt, or even about an actress playing Bernhardt. It is about an actress playing Mazo de la Roche. The...
Postcolonial Subjects: Canadian and Australian Perspectives
Miroslawa Buchholtz (ed.), Postcolonial Subjects: Canadian and Australian Perspectives (Toruñ: Wydawnicto Uniwersytetu Mikolaja Kopernika, 2004), 251pp. ISBN 83-231-1669-5.Miroslawa Buchholtz argues that Canadian studies have been developing in a 'dynamic...
Prosodies of Meaning: Literary Form in Native North America
Robert Bringhurst, Prosodies of Meaning: Literary Form in Native North America (Winnipeg: Voice of Rupert's Land, 2004). 56pp. Paper. $12. ISBN 0-9210-9817-0.Robert Bringhurst, the celebrated Canadian poet, typographer, linguist and expert in Native...
Royal Spectacle: The 1860 Visit of the Prince of Wales to Canada and the United States
Ian Radforth, Royal Spectacle: The 1860 Visit of the Prince of Wales to Canada and the United States (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005), xii + 469pp. Cloth. £42 ($75). ISBN 0-8020-4835-8. Paper. £18 ($39.95). ISBN 0-8020-8665-9.The visit of...
Shifting Frontiers of France and Francophonie
Yvette Rocheron and Christopher Rolfe (eds), Shifting Frontiers of France and Francophonie (Oxford and New York: Peter Lang, 2004), 347pp. Paper. $68.95. ISBN 0820456195.The editors of this book have selected a number of papers from the conference held...
Taking Stands: Gender and the Sustainability of Rural Communities
Maureen G. Reed, Taking Stands: Gender and the Sustainability of Rural Communities (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2003), xiii + 282pp. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 0-7748-1018-1.This monograph is based on field research undertaken in the second...
Thanks for Listening: Stories and Short Fiction
Ernest Buckler, Thanks for Listening: Stories and Short Fiction, selected and ed. Marta Dvoøak (Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2004), 310pp. Paper. $24.95. ISBN 0-8892-0438-1.If Ernest Buckler is remembered at all these days, it...
Theatre of Fish: Travels through Newfoundland and Labrador
J. Gimlette, Theatre of Fish: Travels Through Newfoundland and Labrador, (London: Hutchinson, 2005), vii-xiv + 365pp. Cloth. £16.99 (C$39.95). ISBN 0-09-179519-2. Paper. £7.99 ($15.00). ISBN 0-09-179529-X.This travel book reads more like a piece of highly...
The Canadianization Movement: Emergence, Survival and Success
Jeffrey Cormier, The Canadianization Movement: Emergence, Survival and Success (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004), 234pp. Cloth. $65 (£42). ISBN 0-8020- 8815-5.This is a scholarly book, thoroughly researched with copious footnotes as background...
The Hateful and the Obscene: Studies in the Limits of Free Expression
L.W. Sumner, The Hateful and the Obscene: Studies in the Limits of Free Expression (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004) ix + 275pp. Cloth. $60.00. ISBN 0-8020- 4239-2. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 0-8020-8303-9.It is not often that a new study encompassing...
The North and the Great Expanse: Representations of the North and Narrative Forms in French-Canadian Literature
Maybe I had entered, through the coincidence of events and landscapes, a contrived, pictorial place of pure memory, which analysis could not reach or frequentation exhaust.1In Western history, the North is a mythological space shaped by centuries of...
The Red Man's on the Warpath: The Image of the 'Indian' and the Second World War
R. Scott Sheffield, The Red Man's on the Warpath: The Image of the 'Indian' and the Second World War (Vancouver and Toronto: UBC Press, 2004), ix + 232pp. Cloth. $85 (£56.50). ISBN 0-7748-1094-7. Paper. $29.95 (£19.95). ISBN 0-7748-1095-5.In this book...
The Sioux Hegira in Canada 1876-81: The Layering and Framing of Aboriginal Identity
Approximately 4,000 Teton Sioux Indians fled north into Canada throughout the period 1876-81, following the US Army's efforts to finally destroy the cultures of the Plains Aboriginal peoples. Led primarily by the great Sitting Bull, many of these Sioux...
Thomas Hardy: A Biography Revisited
Michael Millgate, Thomas Hardy: A Biography Revisited (Oxford University Press 2004), 625pp. Cloth. £30. ISBN 0-19-927565-3.Michael Millgate, until recently University Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Toronto, is one of the outstanding...
Transgressive Itineraries: Postcolonial Hybridizations of Dramatic Realism
Marc Maufort, Transgressive Itineraries: Postcolonial Hybridizations of Dramatic Realism (Brussels: P.I.E.-Peter Lang, 2003), 250pp. Paper. £20.00. ISBN 90-5201- 178-8.Transgressive Itineraries follows such literary studies as Diana Brydon and Helen...
What We All Long For
Dionne Brand, What We All Long For (Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2005), 319pp. Cloth. $29.95. ISBN 0-676-97167-9.What We All Long For, Dionne Brand's third novel and most recent addition to the Brand oeuvre, is the direct product of over a decade's...
Where Are the Voices Coming from? Canadian Culture and the Legacies of History
Coral Ann Howells (ed.), Where Are the Voices Coming From? Canadian Culture and the Legacies of History (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2004), xxiii + 266pp. Cloth. £40.85 ([euro]60/US$81.00). ISBN 9-0420-1623-X.This edited collection, whose title references Rudy...
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