By Frank Davey
Margaret Atwood’s writing, according to Davey, reveals not only an extraordinary facility with language, but also a deep mistrust of it as something shaped by an instrumental and largely male culture. Her language directs its readers to a hidden level of itself ? unspoken, ... Read more
Sharon Rose Wilson`s analysis of Atwood`s sexual politics through fairy-tale patterns offers a new reading of Atwood and a fresh appreciation of the traditional fairy tale`s ability to illuminate modern literature. Challenging feminist assumptions that fairy tales limit gender ... Read more
The essays in Margin of Interest showcase the rich history of poetry in the Canadian Maritimes, recognizing the drawbacks of regional frameworks while finding power and beauty in the literary traditions of writers who exist on the margins of Canadian poetry and culture.
Marie-Claire Blais: An Annotated Bibliography is the most comprehensive reference guide to one of Canada's most distinguished writers. A three-time Governor-General's Award winner, Marie-Claire Blais has changed the literary landscape of the nation. An indispensable source for ... Read more
For many years now theatre directors have argued about how to present Shakespeare's The Tempest. Originally, the play was seen as Prospero's use of magic to reclaim his European heritage against corrupt usurpers. More recently, the play has been produced as a protest against ... Read more
By Yvette Nolan
Contemporary Indigenous theatre in Canada is only thirty-three years old, if one begins counting from the premiere of Maria Campbell’s Jessica in Saskatoon and the establishment of Native Earth Performing Arts in Toronto. Since those contemporaneous events in 1982, the Canadian ... Read more