British Journal of Canadian Studies

Provides articles on Canadian studies topics.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 1, 2010

100 Years of Anne with an 'E': The Centennial Study of Anne of Green Gables
Holly Blackford (ed.), 100 Years of Anne with an 'e': The Centennial Study of Anne of Green Gables (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2009), 306pp. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 978-1-55238-252-3.Holly Blackford's collection of twelve essays is a demonstration...
A Memoir of Friendship: The Letters between Carol Shields and Blanche Howard/Random Illuminations: Conversations with Carol Shields
Blanche Howard and Allison Howard (eds), A Memoir of Friendship: The Letters Between Carol Shields and Blanche Howard (Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2007), 352pp.Cased. $35. ISBN 978-0-6700-6613-1. Paper. $19. ISBN 978-0-1430-5226-5.Eleanor Wachtel, Random...
A Population History of the Huron-Petun, A.D. 500-1650
Gary Warrick, A Population History of the Huron-Petun, A.D. 500-1650 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), 296pp. Cased. £55. ISBN 978-0-5214-4030-1.Native American demography is an area of great controversy. Most archaeologists once believed...
Atom Egoyan
Emma Wilson, Atom Egoyan (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2009), 161pp. Paper. £14.99. ISBN 978-0-252-07620-6.Atom Egoyan's distinctive and demanding films receive some astute analysis in this study by the prolific British critic Emma...
Becoming British Columbia: A Population History
John Douglas Belshaw, Becoming British Columbia: A Population History (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2009), 288pp. Cased. $85. ISBN 978-0-7748- 1545-1. Paper. $32.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-1546-8.In this very accessible monograph, Belshaw...
Beyond National Dreams: Essays on Canadian Citizenship and Nationalism
Andrew Nurse and Raymond Blake (eds), Beyond National Dreams: Essays on Canadian Citizenship and Nationalism (Markham: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2009), 432pp. Paper. $38.95. ISBN 978-1-55041-969-6.This new study of Canada's identity promises a 'different...
Big Picture Realities: Canada and Mexico at the Crossroads
Daniel Drache (ed.), Big Picture Realities: Canada and Mexico at the Crossroads (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008), 308pp. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 978-1-555458-045-3.Big Picture Realities is the result of a 2005 conference that brought...
Canada's Rights Revolution: Social Movements and Social Change, 1937-1982
Politics & Social Sciences Dominique Clément, Canada's Rights Revolution: Social Movements and Social Change, 1937-1982 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2008), 296pp. Cased. $85. ISBN 978-0-7748-1479-9. Paper. $32.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-1480-5.Like...
Canadian Multiculturalism: Global Anxieties and Local Debates
In much of the world, and particularly in Europe, there is a widespread perception that multiculturalism has failed, and Canada has not been immune to these rising global anxieties. A number of commentators have argued that smug complacency is blinding...
Carol Shields: Evocation and Echo
Aritha van Herk and Conny Steenman-Marcusse (eds), Carol Shields: Evocation and Echo (Gröningen: Barkhuis, 2009), 146 pp. Paper. 19.98. ISBN 978-9-0779-2251-4.'Writing Beyond the Ending' could have been the title for this book, which was launched at...
Cockroach
Rawi Hage, Cockroach (Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2008), 312pp. Cased. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-88784-209-2. Paper. $18.95. ISBN 978-0-88784-834-6.'I do not feel fully human,' confesses the protagonist of Lebanese-Canadian Rawi Hage's second novel, Cockroach....
Court Government and the Collapse of Accountability in Canada and the United Kingdom
Donald J. Savoie, Court Government and the Collapse of Accountability in Canada and the United Kingdom (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008), 441pp. Paper. $35. ISBN 978-0-8020-9579-4.In this interesting and readable book, Donald Savoie reveals...
Diaspora by Design: Muslim Immigrants in Canada and Beyond
Haideh Moghissi, Saeed Rahnema and Mark J. Goodman, Diaspora by Design: Muslim Immigrants in Canada and Beyond (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009), 224pp. Cased. £40. ISBN 978-0-8020-9787-3. Paper. £15. ISBN 978-0-8020- 9543-5.Based on over...
Essays on Northeastern North America, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
John G. Reid, with contributions by Emerson W. Baker, Essays on Northeastern North America, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008), 272pp. Cased. £45. ISBN 978-0-8020-9137-6. Paper. £21.50. ISBN 978-0-8020-...
For Purity or Prosperity: Competing Nationalist Visions and Canadian Immigration Policy, 1919-30
This study examines how Canada's immigration policy became the site of competing nationalist visions in the post-First World War period, when Canadians struggled with a changed sense of the nation's identity and purpose. It focuses on two groups, divided...
Foundlings and Water-Babies: Mothers, Daughters and Imperialism in Audrey Thomas's Graven Images
This article examines the representation of maternal experience, and the ways in which the relationship between mothers and daughters is inflected by imperial, colonial and postcolonial histories of maternity and childhood in Audrey Thomas's novel Graven...
Gendered Passages: French-Canadian Migration to Lowell, Massachusetts, 1900-1920
Yukari Takai, Gendered Passages: French-Canadian Migration to Lowell, Massachusetts, 1900-1920 (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2008), 251pp. Cased. £35.30. ISBN 978- 0-8204-8672-7.In Canadian history, the 1890s through the 1920s is a period associated...
Gwethalyn Graham (1913-65): A Liberated Woman in a Conventional Age
Barbara Meadowcroft, Gwethalyn Graham (1913-65): A Liberated Woman in a Conventional Age (Toronto: Women's Press, 2008), 200pp. Paper. $24.95. ISBN 978- 0-88961-470-3.Gwethalyn Graham's Earth and High Heaven (1944) won a Governor General's Award and...
History of Literature in Canada: English-Canadian and French-Canadian
Reingard M. Nischik (ed.), History of Literature in Canada: English-Canadian and French-Canadian (New York and London: Camden House, 2008), 618pp. Cased. £50. ISBN 978-1-57113-359-5.Dr Reingard Nischik, Professor of American Literature at the University...
Image Technologies in Canadian Literature: Narrative, Film, and Photography
Carmen Concilio and Richard J. Lane (eds), Image Technologies in Canadian Literature: Narrative, Film, and Photography (Brussels: Peter Lang, 2009) 164pp. Paper. £27.50. ISBN 978-90-5201-474-6.This engaging, if slim, volume explores the significance...
Immigration and Integration in Canada in the Twenty-First Century
John Biles, Meyer Burstein and James Frideres (eds), Immigration and Integration in Canada in the Twenty-first Century (Montreal & Kingston: School of Policy Studies, Queen's University/McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008), 304pp. Cased. $95. ISBN...
In the Agora: The Public Face of Canadian Philosophy
Andrew D. Irvine and John S. Russell (eds), In the Agora: The Public Face of Canadian Philosophy (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006), 352pp. Cased. £42. ISBN 978- 0-8020-3895-1. Paper. £20. ISBN 978-0-8020-3817-4.The editors of this weighty...
La Querelle Du Régionalisme Au Québec (1904-1931): Vers L'autonomisation De la Littérature Québécoise
Literature, Arts & Criticism Annette Hayward, La querelle du régionalisme au Québec (1904-1931): Vers l'autonomisation de la littérature québécoise (Ottawa: Éditions du Nordir, 2006), 622pp. $49.95, ISBN 978-2-89531-049-5.As Dominique Garand's preface...
Liminal Spaces: The Double Art of Carol Shields
Alex Ramon, Liminal Spaces: The Double Art of Carol Shields (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), 196pp. Cased. £34.99. ISBN 978-1-4438-0012-9.With Liminal Spaces, Alex Ramon provides a careful and insightful study of Shields's writing, spanning...
Northern Love: An Exploration of Canadian Masculinity
Paul Nonnekes, Northern Love: An Exploration of Canadian Masculinity (Edmonton: AU Press, 2008), 138pp. Paper. $24.95. ISBN 978-1-897425-22-0.Paul Nonnekes defines his distinctive view of Canadian masculinity by applying psychoanalytic, cultural and...
Rain/Drizzle/Fog: Film and Television in Atlantic Canada
Darrell Varga (ed.), Rain/Drizzle/Fog: Film and Television in Atlantic Canada (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2008), 300pp. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 978-1-55238-248-6.Darrell Varga has gone for a wonderful title in the collection of essays he has edited...
Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld, 1780-1930
James Belich, Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld, 1780-1930 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), 448pp. Cased. £25. ISBN 9780199297276.In this book, Belich argues that the British Empire had a 'West' comparable...
Robert Stanfield's Canada: Perspectives of the Best Prime Minister We Never Had
Richard Clippingdale, Robert Stanfield's Canada: Perspectives of the Best Prime Minister We Never Had (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008), 136pp. Cased. $39.95. ISBN 978-1-5533-9218-7.Clippingdale's volume on Stanfield is...
Shoestring Soldiers: The 1st Canadian Division at War, 1914-1915
History Andrew Iarocci, Shoestring Soldiers: The 1st Canadian Division at War, 1914-1915 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008), 362pp. Cased. £32. ISBN 978-0-8020- 9822-1.As the number of surviving veterans of the Great War dwindles - the deaths...
The Firebrand: William Lyon Mackenzie and the Rebellion in Upper Canada
William Kilbourn, The Firebrand: William Lyon Mackenzie and the Rebellion in Upper Canada, introduction by Ronald Stagg (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2008), 326 pp. Paper. £13.99. ISBN 978-1-55002-800-3.The Firebrand was first published in 1956, and is here...
The Ivory Thought: Essays on Al Purdy
Gerald Lynch, Shoshannah Ganz and Josephine Kealey (eds), The Ivory Thought: Essays on Al Purdy (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2008), 265pp. Paper. $38. ISBN 978-0-7766-0665-1.In a reflective piece in this new collection, D.M.R. Bentley asks the...
The Making of the Nations and Cultures of the New World: An Essay in Comparative History
Gérard Bouchard, The Making of the Nations and Cultures of the New World: An Essay in Comparative History, trans. Michelle Weinroth and Paul Leduc Browne (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008), 448pp. Cased. $95. ISBN 978- 0-7735-3213-7....
The Practice of Her Profession: Florence Carlyle, Canadian Painter in the Age of Impressionism
Susan Butlin, The Practice of her Profession: Florence Carlyle, Canadian Painter in the Age of Impressionism (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2009), 309pp + 24 colour plates. Cased. $49.95. ISBN 978-0-7735-3509-1.Florence Carlyle...
Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Volume 1: Passion, Reason, and Politics, 1825-1857
David A. Wilson, Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Volume 1: Passion, Reason, and Politics, 1825-1857 (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008), 448pp. Cased. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-7735-3357-8.The author of a two-volume biography faces a twin...
Undiplomatic Diaries: 1937-1971
Charles Ritchie, Undiplomatic Diaries: 1937-1971 (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2008), 608pp. Paper. $24.99. ISBN 978-0-7710-7538-4.These diaries are not new, having originally been published in three volumes during the 1970s and 1980s, but republication...
Use of Non-Traditional Evidence: A Case Study Using Heraldry to Examine Competing Theories for Canada's Confederation
Heraldry emerged out of a need to identify public authority and, thus, lends itself to the examination of nationhood. This article uses the symbols granted to Canada and its provinces surrounding Confederation to shed new light on an old debate: whether...
Walking in the Good Way/loterihwakwarihshion Tsi Ihse: Aboriginal Social Work Education
Ingrid Thompson Cooper and Gail Stacey Moore (eds), Walking in the Good Way/ loterihwakwarihshion Tsi Ihse: Aboriginal Social Work Education (Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press Inc, 2009), 205pp. Paper. $39.95. ISBN 978-1-55130-351-2.In recent decades...
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