British Journal of Canadian Studies

Provides articles on Canadian studies topics.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 1, 2018

A Culture of Rights: Law, Literature, and Canada
Benjamin Authers, A Culture of Rights: Law, Literature, and Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016), 208 pp. Cased. $48.75. ISBN 978-1-4426-3187-8. Paper. $20.96. ISBN 978-1-4426-2579-2.This book is a fascinating exploration of the rights...
Affiliation and Antimodernism in Margaret Laurence's African Writings
Although they are often acknowledged as worthy and complex entries in Margaret Laurence's body of work, the non-fiction and short stories that grew out of Laurence's time in Somalia and Ghana have not received anywhere near the same amount of critical...
A Quest for Her Own Folk: Joan Clark's an Audience of Chairs
When award-winning Canadian writer Joan Clark (née MacDonald) was a child, her Scots-Cape Bretoner father W.I. MacDonald used to tell stories about 'odd and usual people' (Fuller 2006: 126). The creative, unbalanced protagonist in Clark's novel An Audience...
Arrival: The Story of CanLit
Literature, arts, and criticismNick Mount, Arrival: The Story of CanLit (Toronto: Anansi Press, 2017), 448 pp. Cased. $29.95. ISBN 978-1-7708-9221-7.Nick Mount's Arrival covers the 'long decade between the late 1950s and the mid-1970s' (p. 12). He follows...
Asian Canadian Communal Literary Enterprise
Asian Canadian literature has increasingly been drawing critical attention. Many critics find Asian Canadian literature to be particularly fruitful for postcolonial and postmodern analysis. Those with interests in multicultural writings, gender studies,...
Beyond 'Understanding Canada': Transnational Perspectives on Canadian Literature
Melissa Tanti, Jeremy Haynes, Daniel Coleman, and Lorraine York (eds), Beyond 'Understanding Canada': Transnational Perspectives on Canadian Literature (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press. 2017), 335 pp. Paper. $49.95. ISBN 978-1-77212-269-5.Beyond...
Borders in Service: Enactments of Nationhood in Transnational Call Centres
Kiran Mirchandani and Winifred R. Poster (eds), Borders in Service: Enactments of Nationhood in Transnational Call Centres (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016), 288 pp. Cased. $70. ISBN 978-1-4875-0080-1. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 978-1-4875-2059-5.The...
Brand Command: Canadian Politics and Democracy in the Age of Message Control
Alex Marland, Brand Command: Canadian Politics and Democracy in the Age of Message Control (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2016), 496 pp. Cased. $43. ISBN 978-0-7748-3203-8. Paper. $32.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-3204-5.This book represents...
Building Better Britains?: Settler Societies in the British World, 1783–1920
Cecilia Morgan, Building Better Britains?: Settler Societies in the British World, 1783-1920 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016), 232 pp. Cased. $55. ISBN 978-1-4426-0812-2. Paper. $24.95. ISBN 978-1-4426-0752-1.Building Better Britains? is...
Carol Shields and the Writer-Critic
Brenda Beckman-Long, Carol Shields and the Writer-Critic (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015), 176 pp. Cased. $48.75. ISBN 978-1-4426-4570-7. Paper. $22.46. ISBN 978-1-4426-1395-9.'I shall speak about women's writing: about what it will do'....
Conflicted Colony: Critical Episodes in Nineteenth-Century Newfoundland and Labrador
Kurt Korneski, Conflicted Colony: Critical Episodes in Nineteenth-Century Newfoundland and Labrador (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016), 248 pp. 2 maps. Cased. $99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4779-7. Paper. $31.46. ISBN 978-0-7735-4780-3.The...
Editing as Cultural Practice in Canada
Dean Irvine and Smaro Kamboureli (eds), Editing as Cultural Practice in Canada (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016), 335 pp. Paper. $34.39. ISBN 978-1-77112-111-8.This book marks the twelfth volume in the TransCanada series, developed...
God's Province: Evangelical Christianity, Political Thought, and Conservatism in Alberta
Clark Banack, God's Province: Evangelical Christianity, Political Thought, and Conservatism in Alberta (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016), 296 pp. 8 tables. Cased. $34.95. ISBN 978-0-7735-4714-8.Clark Banack shows how religion...
Hite Settler Reserve: New Iceland and the Colonization of the Canadian West
Ryan Eyford, White Settler Reserve: New Iceland and the Colonization of the Canadian West (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2016), 272 pp. Cased. $95. ISBN 978-0-7748-3158-1. Paper. $32.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-3159-8.This book explores a...
Humour in Hell: Stephen Leacock's First World War Writings, 1915–1919
Introduction[Public lecturing] is a rôle [sic] I never dared to assume till many years after I had begun work as an academic lecturer. Indeed I first attempted it in order to raise money for the Belgian refugees during the Great War - either the audience...
'I Have Heard of the End of Writing': Kristjana Gunnars and Roland Barthes
The work of Icelandic-Canadian writer Kristjana Gunnars spans the boundaries of genre, resisting attempts to label her as a 'poet', 'novelist', 'memoirist', or 'theorist'. Concerns with the act and limits of writing resonate throughout her career, and...
Mackintosh, Newspaper City: Toronto's Street Surfaces and the Liberal Press, 1860–1935
Phillip Gordon Mackintosh, Newspaper City: Toronto's Street Surfaces and the Liberal Press, 1860-1935 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017), 368 pp. Cased. $52.50. ISBN 978-1-4426-4679-7.Liberalism is a tricky term. While there is clearly a line...
No Free Man: Canada, the Great War, and the Enemy Alien Experience
Bohdan S. Kordan, No Free Man: Canada, the Great War, and the Enemy Alien Experience (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016), 416 pp. Cased. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-7735-4778-0.During the First World War thousands of enemy aliens were...
Notman: A Visionary Photographer
Helene Samson and Suzanne Sauvage (eds), Notman: A Visionary Photographer (Paris and Montreal: éditions Hazan/McCord Museum, 2016), 240 pp. 150 b&w photos. Cased. $59.99. ISBN 978-0-3002-2367-5. Notman: un photographe visionnaire. ISBN 978-2-7541-0957-4.Paisley-born...
Petticoats and Prejudice: Women and Law in Nineteenth-Century Canada
Constance Backhouse, Petticoats and Prejudice: Women and Law in Nineteenth-Century Canada (Toronto: Women's Press Classic, 2015; first published in 1991 in conjunction with the Osgoode Society), 494 pp. Paper. $21.74. ISBN 978-0-88961-522-9.Petticoats,...
Picturing Toronto: Photography and the Making of a Modern City
Sarah Bassnett, Picturing Toronto: Photography and the Making of a Modern City (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016), 228 pp. 84 photos. Cased. $54. ISBN 978-0-7735-4671-4.In this beautifully produced book, Sarah Bassnett explores...
Revolutions: Essays on Contemporary Canadian Fiction
Alex Good, Revolutions:Essays on Contemporary Canadian Fiction (Windsor, ON: Biblioasis, 2017), 262 pp. Paper. $19.95. ISBN 978-1-77196-119-6.Revolutions is presented by the publisher as 'the first book-length critical survey of twenty-first-century...
Shaping a World Already Made: Landscape and Poetry of the Canadian Prairies
Carl J. Tracie, Shaping a World Already Made: Landscape and Poetry of the Canadian Prairies (Regina, SK: University of Regina Press, 2016), 220 pp. Paper. $27.95. ISBN 978-0-88977-393-6.The title of this volume reflects the fact that the prairies represent...
The Boundary Bargain: Growth, Development, and the Future of City-County Separation
Zachary Spicer, The Boundary Bargain: Growth, Development, and the Future of City-County Separation (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016), 208 pp. Cased. $100. ISBN 978-0-7735-4748-3. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-7735-4749-0.British...
The Centennial Cure: Commemoration, Identity, and Cultural Capital in Nova Scotia during Canada's 1867 Centennial Celebrations
Meaghan Elizabeth Beaton, The Centennial Cure: Commemoration, Identity, and Cultural Capital in Nova Scotia during Canada's 1867 Centennial Celebrations (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017), 296 pp. Cased. $60. ISBN 978-1-4875-0151-8. Paper....
Travels and Identities: Elizabeth and Adam Shortt in Europe, 1911
Peter E. Paul Dembski (ed.), Travels and Identities: Elizabeth and Adam Shortt in Europe, 1911 (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2017), 306 pp. Paper. $19.99. ISBN 978-77112-2252.In Travels and Identities, Peter Dembski presents the diaries...
Zombie Army: The Canadian Army and Conscription in the Second World War
Daniel Byers, Zombie Army: The Canadian Army and Conscription in the Second World War (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2016), 324 pp. Cased. $95. ISBN 978-0-7748-3051-5. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-3052-2.Historians have usually agreed...
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