Journal of Canadian Studies

Journal of Canadian Studies is an academic journal focusing on Canadian Studies

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 4, Winter

Border Writing: The "Urban Indian" Body in Lynda Shorten's without Reserve
Lynda Shorten's Without Reserve records, apparently objectively, as she heard them, unmediated autobiographical accounts of the lives of about a dozen Native people living in Canadian cities. Using sociological, deconstruction and psychoanalytical theory,...
Colonies: Canada to 1867 // Review
THE STRUCTURE OF CANADIAN HISTORY. J.L. Finlay and D.N. Sprague. Scarborough: Prentice Hall Canada, 4th ed. 1993.COLONIES: CANADA TO 1867. D.J. Bercuson, K. Abel, D.H. Akenson, P.A. Baskerville, J.M. Bumsted and J.G. Reid. Toronto: McGraw - Hill...
Destinies: Canadian History since Confederation // Review
THE STRUCTURE OF CANADIAN HISTORY. J.L. Finlay and D.N. Sprague. Scarborough: Prentice Hall Canada, 4th ed. 1993.COLONIES: CANADA TO 1867. D.J. Bercuson, K. Abel, D.H. Akenson, P.A. Baskerville, J.M. Bumsted and J.G. Reid. Toronto: McGraw - Hill...
Diversity, National Unity and Self-Awareness: The Cameron Report on Canadian Studies
The Canadian studies community welcomes David Cameron's recently released report Taking Stock: Canadian Studies in the Nineties, jointly commissioned by the Association for Canadian Studies and the Department of Canadian Heritage. Twenty years after...
History of the Canadian Peoples, Vol 1: Beginnings to 1867 // Review
THE STRUCTURE OF CANADIAN HISTORY. J.L. Finlay and D.N. Sprague. Scarborough: Prentice Hall Canada, 4th ed. 1993.COLONIES: CANADA TO 1867. D.J. Bercuson, K. Abel, D.H. Akenson, P.A. Baskerville, J.M. Bumsted and J.G. Reid. Toronto: McGraw - Hill...
History of the Canadian Peoples, Vol 2: 1867 to the Present // Review
THE STRUCTURE OF CANADIAN HISTORY. J.L. Finlay and D.N. Sprague. Scarborough: Prentice Hall Canada, 4th ed. 1993.COLONIES: CANADA TO 1867. D.J. Bercuson, K. Abel, D.H. Akenson, P.A. Baskerville, J.M. Bumsted and J.G. Reid. Toronto: McGraw - Hill...
How Lavender Jane Loved Women: Re-Figuring Identity-Based Life/stylism in 1970s Lesbian Feminism
This paper explores the innovative, elaborate means devised by lesbian feminists in the 1970s to fashion a distinctive politics of life/style and identity formation. This involves attention to the diverse features that came to signify the manufacture...
Legacies of Quebec Women's Ecriture Au Feminin: Bilingual Transformances, Translation Politized Subaltern Versions of the Text of the Street
The experimental feminist writing that developed in Quebec in the 1970s and 1980s -- l'ecriture au feminin -- is an example of avant - garde creative work that has had political impact. This article traces the effects of this ecriture: bilingual writing...
Looking into the Eye of the Whale
Frances Itani's autobiographical essay about what lies behind the act of writing, like John Thomas's retrospective memoir of Margaret Laurence, emphasizes both commitment and hard work on the one hand, and the mysteries of the creative imagination on...
National Sorrow, National Pride: Commemoration of War in Canada, 1918-1945
Following the Great War, a new tradition of commemoration of the war dead developed in Canada. The forms and practices of this new tradition were originally common to all members of the British Empire. However, during the interwar period Canadian commemoration...
Nation: Canada since Confederation // Review
THE STRUCTURE OF CANADIAN HISTORY. J.L. Finlay and D.N. Sprague. Scarborough: Prentice Hall Canada, 4th ed. 1993.COLONIES: CANADA TO 1867. D.J. Bercuson, K. Abel, D.H. Akenson, P.A. Baskerville, J.M. Bumsted and J.G. Reid. Toronto: McGraw - Hill...
Origins: Canadian History to Confederation // Review
THE STRUCTURE OF CANADIAN HISTORY. J.L. Finlay and D.N. Sprague. Scarborough: Prentice Hall Canada, 4th ed. 1993.COLONIES: CANADA TO 1867. D.J. Bercuson, K. Abel, D.H. Akenson, P.A. Baskerville, J.M. Bumsted and J.G. Reid. Toronto: McGraw - Hill...
Revisionism: The 1995 Shaw Festival
Revisionism:The 1995 Shaw FestivalRevisionism in theatre is not simply a matter of editing texts to clarify allusions, simplifying language, shuffling scenes, or finding period analogues for the external style of pieces. Revisionism is an extension...
Riding the Polar Bear Express: And Other Encounters between Tourists and First Peoples in Canada
This paper considers how First Peoples and their cultures are encountered by tourists in Canada. The discussion takes into account government policies aimed at linking aboriginal cultures more closely with tourism as well as efforts by First Peoples...
Robertson Davies (1913-1995) (Obituary)
Robertson Davies (1913 - 1995)In 1976 when the editor of the Journal of Canadian Studies, Ralph Heintzman, asked Robertson Davies to contribute something to a special issue on Davies himself, he was pleasantly surprised to receive a short piece called...
"The Dust of Toryism": Monarchism and Republicanism in Upper Canadian Travel and Immigration Texts
This essay analyzes a representative sample of travel and immigration texts set in Upper Canada, from John Howison (1821) to Samuel Strickland (1853), for the struggle played out within them between images of republicanism and monarchism. It identifies...
The Female Imaginary
The Female ImaginaryIt was a convergence, a confluence, an extravaganza of networking, an affirmation of gender. The Female Imaginary: a Symposium on Feminist Practice in the Visual Arts, was organized by curator Jan Allen and held on 28 January 1995...
The Four Points of Margaret's Compass: An Appreciation of Novelist Margaret Laurence
Margaret Laurence was above all else an explorer of the human condition, and I would like to use the compass as a metaphor to explain the directions in which her art takes us. But first I should sketch the nature of my relationship with Margaret and...
The Peoples of Canada: A Post-Confederation History // Review
THE STRUCTURE OF CANADIAN HISTORY. J.L. Finlay and D.N. Sprague. Scarborough: Prentice Hall Canada, 4th ed. 1993.COLONIES: CANADA TO 1867. D.J. Bercuson, K. Abel, D.H. Akenson, P.A. Baskerville, J.M. Bumsted and J.G. Reid. Toronto: McGraw - Hill...
The Peoples of Canada: A Pre-Confederation History // Review
THE STRUCTURE OF CANADIAN HISTORY. J.L. Finlay and D.N. Sprague. Scarborough: Prentice Hall Canada, 4th ed. 1993.COLONIES: CANADA TO 1867. D.J. Bercuson, K. Abel, D.H. Akenson, P.A. Baskerville, J.M. Bumsted and J.G. Reid. Toronto: McGraw - Hill...
The Structure of Canadian History // Review
THE STRUCTURE OF CANADIAN HISTORY. J.L. Finlay and D.N. Sprague. Scarborough: Prentice Hall Canada, 4th ed. 1993.COLONIES: CANADA TO 1867. D.J. Bercuson, K. Abel, D.H. Akenson, P.A. Baskerville, J.M. Bumsted and J.G. Reid. Toronto: McGraw - Hill...

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