Books – Literary Criticism

  • Making it Home

    Place in Canadian Literature

    Deborah Keahey (Author)

    Redefines our understanding of place, home, and the relationship between them.

    Published December 1998 | Environmental Studies, Literary Criticism, Literature

  • Wild Mother Dancing

    Maternal Narrative in Canadian Literature

    Di Brandt (Author)

    Wild Mother Dancing challenges the historical absence of the mother, who, as subject and character, has been repeatedly suppressed and edited out of the literary canon. In her search for sources for telling the new (or old, forbidden story) against a tradition of narrative absence, Brandt turns to Canadian fiction representing a varety of cultural traditions — Margaret Laurence, Daphne Marlatt, Jovette Marchessault, Joy Kogawa, Sky Lee — and a collection of oral interviews about childbirth told by Mennonite women.

    Published September 1993 | Literary Criticism