Literary Criticism

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New Canadian Realisms

Edited by Roberta Barker & Kim Solga

New Essays in Canadian Theatre Volume 2: New Canadian Realisms gathers writing by celebrated scholars and artists from both Canada and the US in order to explore what this much-debated genre might be doing for political performance in Canada today. Topics range from Hollywood's ... Read more

New Canadian Realisms: Eight Plays

Edited by Roberta Barker & Kim Solga

New Canadian Realisms: Eight Plays collects works of contemporary theatre, each of which may be defined as "realist" through both a crucial link to the past and a zest for re-tooling old definitions. Grounded by Gwen Pharis Ringwood's pioneering Still Stands the House, the anthology ... Read more

Nights in the Yungas

By Stephen Henighan

At a time when North American writers prefer to probe the depths of individual angst and uncertainty, Henighan has unabashedly chosen to tell stories that tackle sociopolitical issues. "They are refreshingly political, especially when they reflect the ideological contradictions ... Read more


By Lisa Robertson

Nilling is a sequence of 6 loosely linked prose essays about noise, pornography, the codex, melancholy, Lucretius, folds, cities and related aporias: in short, these are essays on reading. Lisa Robertson applies an acute eye to the subject of reading and writing—two elemental ... Read more

Nino Ricci

Edited by Marino Tuzi

This book of essays examines the fictional work of Nino Ricci from a variety of critical perspectives. These perspectives include ideas about literature, culture, identity, politics, and society in terms of Canada and the modern world. Each contributor in the book of essays ... Read more

Notes From a Feminist Killjoy

By Erin Wunker

Winner of the Atlantic Book Awards 2017 Margaret and John Savage First Book Award
Winner of the East Coast Literary Awards 2017 Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award
Finalist for the 2017 Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing
Erin Wunker is a feminist killjoy, and she thinks ... Read more

Nothing But Brush Strokes

By Phyllis Webb

This collection chronicles Phyllis Webb’s struggle with the creative process and her intense need to probe beneath the surface of things.

Nothing that Is, The

By Johanna Skibsrud

Rather than making "something" out of "nothing," what follows is an endeavour to express the potential of language and thought to encounter what is infinitely beyond both yet to be imagined.

In The Nothing That Is, Johanna Skibsrud gathers essays about the very concept of "nothing. ... Read more

On Nostalgia

By Dave Berry

From movies to politics, social media posts to the targeted ads between them, nostalgia is one of the most potent forces of our era. On Nostalgia is a panoramic cultural history of nostalgia, exploring how a force that started as a psychological diagnosis of soldiers fighting ... Read more

Ordinary Paradise

By Richard Teleky

The essays in Ordinary Paradise muse on what it means to be engaged with literature, music, film and the visual arts, and celebrate the extraordinary power that creative accomplishment can have on our daily lives.