American Review of Canadian Studies

A quarterly publication presenting original research on topics relating to Canada and the humanities and social sciences. This is the official journal of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States. Academic interest.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 3, Autumn

A Chance to End Culture Trade Conflict between Canada and the United States
More than a year has passed since the dispute between the United More States and Canada over the latter's legislation on magazines, Bill C-55, was resolved. Canada agreed to amend this bill to accommodate U.S. concerns, and the United States dropped...
Being French in North America: Quebec Culture and Globalization
My task in the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations panel on "Death of the Nation State?" was to examine the difficult, yet fascinating theme of the complex and controversial relationships that exist between Quebecois and American cultures....
Death of the Nation-State? Global Mass Culture in the Twenty-First Century: A Roundtable Discussion
Editor's Note: This essay is Professor Stuart's summation of the opening roundtable he moderated at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations meeting in Toronto, Ryerson University, June 2000. Panelists: Tyler Cowen, Economics,...
Engendering Metafiction: Textuality and Closure in Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace
In the five years since Margaret Atwood's novel Alias Grace (1996) appeared, a number of readers have been attracted to the implications of the quilting trope. Each of the novel's fifteen parts takes its name from a traditional pattern in quilt making....
Introduction: SHAFR 2000 and North American Culture(s)
Several weeks after the academic conference where the five following presentations were first made, the Canadian edition of Time magazine (10 July 2000) carried a cover story with the provocative title, "What Border?" The article described the economic...
No Bite, No Bark: The Mystery of Magazine Policy
It has been over one hundred years since the federal government first introduced policies aimed at managing magazine production and distribution (Canada 1999, 6). Since that time, successive governments have expressed concern over the extent of overflow...
Public and Private Violence: "Une Mise En Discours De la Violence" in Aline Chamberland's la Fissure
The Discourse of Violence In the first volume of his Histoire de la sexualite, Michel Foucault develops his concept of "une mise en discours du sexe" (29), created since the seventeenth century. He speaks of the condemnation and denial of sexuality...
Scene, Symbol, Subversion: The Evolving Uses of Mapping in Margaret Atwood's Fiction
In several of her novels, Margaret Atwood offers a clear picture of Toronto. That picture is so accurate that, when the Modern Language Association met in Toronto in 1997, The Margaret Atwood Society could sponsor a walking tour of the city guided...
The U.S. Cultural Impact upon Canada
Introduction The extent to which the existence of an independent nation-state requires the support of a national culture is a subject that both academics and cultural types have been debating hotly. Some argue for the government-assisted protection...