Queen's Quarterly

An academic journal offering a collection of analysis and reflection in the fields of international relations, science policy, literary criticism, travel writing, economics, religion, short fiction and poetry. Issues feature editorial, several feature art

Articles from Vol. 104, No. 1, Spring

Across the Great Divide
JOHN RALSTON SAUL is the author of Voltaire's Bastards, The Doubter's Companion, and The Unconscious Civilization, an edited version of his Massey Lectures. In September he will publish Reflections of Siamese Twins, an examination of the Canadian condition....
Love vs. Honour; Donnie Brasco and Sling Blade
MAURICE YACOWAR is Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Calgary. He provides the critical commentary on the Criterion laserdisc editions of Blood for Dracula and Flesh for Frankenstein. Two excellent new films provide contrasting...
(Ludwig) Wittgenstein and (Louis) Althusser: Two Philosophers Analysing (Sigmund) Freud
PAUL ROAZEN is professor emeritus at York University. His most recent book is How Freud Worked: First-hand Accounts of Patients. IN libraries across North America, Freud's works are catalogued under the designation "Philosophy," and therefore writings...
Philosophy and Liberal Learning
MURRAY MILES teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Brock University. He is the author of numerous journal articles on the history of modern philosophy and of a monograph, Logik und Metaphysik bei Kant (Vittorio Klostermann Verlag, Frankfurt, 1978)....
Philosophy, Morality, and the English Patient
THOMAS HURKA teaches philosophy, especially moral philosophy, at the University of Calgary. For a time he wrote an ethics column for The Globe and Mail. The movie The English Patient, based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje, won nine Academy Awards...
Prestige, Power, and the Naming of Brown Bears
ANNE INNIS DAGG is a wildlife biologist and feminist who teaches at the University of Waterloo. About 1918, old friends Clinton Hart Merriam and Theodore Roosevelt had a meeting in Washington's exclusive Cosmos Club. Roosevelt was, of course, a...
When Passion and Reason Collide: Treasons and Loyalties
TOD HOFFMAN is a former intelligence officer. He regularly contributes to Queen's Quarterly. Treason became my preoccupation -- indeed, my occupation -- over the course of my career as an intelligence officer. The job could be reduced to two basic...
Wholly Different Reasons
FATHER OWEN LEE, a professor emeritus of classics at the University of Toronto, read this commentary during a recent Met broadcast of Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera transmitted over the Texaco Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. QQ is grateful...
Yoshio Markino: A London Portfolio
ROSS KILPATRICK teaches classics at Queen's University. ON the eighteenth of October 1956 a frail 86-year-old passed peacefully away in a Kamakura hospital. He had once been a world traveller, celebrated artist, writer, philosopher and social critic....