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. 115, No. 3, Fall

Between the White and the Red; Remembering Canadians in the Spanish Civil War
Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper, but in Spain, for the first time, I saw newspaper reports which did not bear any relation to the facts, not even the relationship which is implied in an ordinary lie....
Civilization and Its Museums; A View from the President's Chair
In 2000, Victor Rabinovitch became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation. Here he discusses with Queen's Quarterly the history of the public museum in the modern world, and he looks at the future of...
Controversy, Commemoration, and Capitulation: The Canadian War Museum and Bomber Command
The new Canadian War Museum should be a triumph. Its stunning building beside the Ottawa River houses excellent exhibits which trace the history of warfare from the earliest recorded Canadian history. Its staff includes some of this country's leading...
Greek Heritage: The Benaki Collection at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
You don't need to have been to Greece often to know that the land's memory, the love of the language sung from Homer to Elytis, the devotion to Orthodoxy and the popular folklore still feed off nostalgia for Constantinople: the Benaki collection's...
How Scum Die; "Well-You Were an Eyewitness to History," I Said to Him. "History Is Wasted on the Innocent," He Replied
THIS EXCHANGE came back to me this summer after I read in the paper about the capture of Radovan Karadzic, the one-time president of Serbian Bosnia. Having been indicted for genocide in The Hague in 1995, Karadzic had eluded his international accusers...
La Cote-Nord
The St. Lawrence offers the most beautiful approach to the North American continent ... after the Amazon's its estuary is the grandest in the world ... Peattie's Natural History LUCKY and I begin to sense the river at Montreal-Est where we stop...
Oliver Sacks
Dr Oliver Sacks was born in London to a family of physicians and scientists. He earned his medical degree at Oxford University, and has lived in New York since 1965. As a neurologist, he has written extensively on the struggles of human beings afflicted...
Re-Imagining Art and Life: Painting in the Age of Rembrandt
Eugene Fromentin remarked, with affectionate condescension, that the Dutch painters of the seventeenth century simply depicted what they saw around them. Today however, we tend to take a very different view of these artists and what they have left...
The Harsh Judgment of the Museum
Nathaniel Hawthorne was not at all pleased with the British Museum. Whatever charm it might have had was lost on him. One day in 1856 he wrote in his notebook that he found it exceedingly tiresome. "It quite crushes a person to see so much at once."...