Literary Criticism

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Latina/o Canadian Theatre and Performance

Edited by Natalie Alvarez

Featuring exciting and provocative new essays by leading and emerging scholars in Canada and the US, this foundational collection begins a conversation about Latina/o theatre and performance in Canada. The essays query the contours and characteristics of latinidad in Canada's ... Read more

Laws of Rest

By David Goldstein

Laws of Rest invents a new form, the English prose sonnet ï?? an intricate chamber of text enclosed within four quatrains of right-justified prose. In their box-like aesthetics, the poems conjure the weird, meticulous worlds of Joseph Cornell or Edmund Spenser. But anything ... Read more

Lazy Bastardism

By Carmine Starnino

‘If grown-ups don’t read poetry’, writes poet and critic Carmine Starnino, ‘it’s not because they have a bone to pick with poets. The truth is even more intolerable: they prefer not to. . . They’re just not that into us. ’ In his latest collection of critical essays, ... Read more


By Kate Hargreaves

Welcome to Kate Hargreaves' Leak, where the relationship between language and the body lives in the bumps and bruises that in turn become new ways of understanding the borders and leaks of our everyday existence. In Leak, bodies lose pieces and fall apart, while words slip ... Read more

Leo Kennedy and His Works

By Francis Zichy

A study of the Canadian poet and critic Leo Kennedy and his work.

Leon Rooke

By Keith Garebian

These studies of Canadian authors fulfill a real need in the study of Canadian literature. Each monograph is a separately bound study that contains a biography of the author, a description of the tradition and milieu that influenced the author, a survey of the criticism on the ... Read more

Let’s Go Exploring

By Michael Hingston


A fascinating investigation of a beloved comic strip

The internet is home to impassioned debates on just about everything, but there’s one thing that’s universally beloved: Bill Watterson’s comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. Until its retirement in 1995 after a ten-year run, ... Read more

Letters of Conrad Aiken and Malcolm Lowry, 19291954

By Conrad Aiken
Edited by Cynthia C Sugars

From the beginning, John Sutherland recognized that his literary gifts lay in criticism rather than in poetry. His independence from the academy and his largely autodidactic training gave him a unique perspective as a critic of Canadian literature. What these letters document, ... Read more

Life Experience Coolant

By Colin Fulton

Life Experience Coolant is a collection of four long poems informed by artistic isolation, directionless reading, and the avoidance mechanisms that make poetry simultaneously possible and impossible at our current cultural velocity. Using methodologies of textual appropriation, ... Read more

Life Struggle

By W.J. Keith

A literary exploration of Hugh MacLennan and his iconic Canadian novel The Watch That Ends the Night. Canadian Fiction Studies are an answer to every librarian's, student's, and teacher's wishes. Each book contains clear information on a major Canadian novel. These studies are ... Read more