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Volume 82, Number 3, Summer 2013

Table of Contents

Letters in Canada 2011 / Lettres canadiennes 2011


1 / Emerging Fiction

pp. 375-390

2 / Established Fiction

pp. 390-400



pp. 400-430



pp. 430-452



pp. 452-473


Lowering Higher Education: The Rise of Corporate Universities and the Fall of Liberal Education by James E. Côté and Anton L. Allahar (review)

pp. 474-475

Retooling the Humanities: The Culture of Research in Canadian Universities ed. by Daniel Coleman and Smaro Kamboureli (review)

pp. 475-476

The Man in Blue Pyjamas: A Prison Memoir by Jalal Barzanji (review)

pp. 476-478

Reading the 21st Century: Books of the Decade, 2000–2009 by Stan Persky (review)

pp. 478-479

Our War on Ourselves: Rethinking Science, Technology, and Economic Growth by Willem H. Vanderburg (review)

pp. 479-481

Justifying Our Existence: An Essay in Applied Phenomenology by Graeme Nicholson (review)

pp. 481-482

Uncanny Subjects: Aging in Contemporary Narrative by Amelia DeFalco (review)

pp. 482-484

Encounters with a Radical Erasmus: Erasmus’ Work as a Source of Radical Thought in Early Modern Europe by Peter G. Bietenholz (review)

pp. 484-485

Memory and Migration: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Memory Studies ed. by Julia Creet and Andreas Kitzmann (review)

pp. 485-487

Rediscovering Reverence: The Meaning of Faith in a Secular World by Ralph Heintzman (review)

pp. 487-488

The Politics of Law in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy ed. by Lawrin Armstrong and Julius Kirshner (review)

pp. 488-490

Ludwig Wittgenstein on Race, Gender, and Cultural Identity: Philosophy as Personal Endeavor by Béla Szabados (review)

pp. 490-492

Mnemonic: A Book of Trees by Theresa Kishkan (review)

pp. 492-494

Ambitions Tamed: Urban Expansion in Pre-revolutionary Lyon by Pierre Claude Reynard (review)

pp. 494-495

Impersonations: Troubling the Person in Law and Culture by Sheryl N. Hamilton (review)

pp. 495-496

Re-imagining Ukrainian Canadians: History, Politics, and Identity ed. by Rhonda L. Hinther and Jim Mochoruk (review)

pp. 496-498

Always an Adventure: An Autobiography by Hugh A. Dempsey (review)

pp. 498-499

Crisis of Confidence: Conscientious Objection in Canada during the First World War by Amy J. Shaw (review)

pp. 499-500

Theatre and Performance in Toronto: Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English ed. by Laura Levin (review)

pp. 500-502

Labour at the Lakehead: Ethnicity, Socialism, and Politics, 1900–35 by Michel S. Beaulieu (review)

pp. 502-504

White Rose and the Red by H.D. (writing as Delia Alton) (review)

pp. 504-505

Jews and Anti-Judaism in the New Testament by Terence L. Donaldson (review)

pp. 505-507

Pearson’s Peacekeepers: Canada and the United Nations Emergency Force, 1956–67 by Michael K. Carroll (review)

pp. 507-509

Creative Subversions: Whiteness, Indigeneity, and the National Imaginary by Margot Francis (review)

pp. 509-510

Children in Slavery through the Ages ed. by Gwyn Campbell, Suzanne Miers, and Joseph C. Miller (review)

pp. 510-511

Ireland, Sweden and the Great European Migration 1815–1914 by Donald Harman Akenson (review)

pp. 511-513

Fort Chipewyan and the Shaping of Canadian History, 1788–1920s: ‘We Like to Be Free in This Country’ by Patricia A. McCormack (review)

pp. 513-514

North of Empire: Essays on the Cultural Technologies of Space by Jody Berland (review)

pp. 514-515

Romantic Narrative: Shelley, Hays, Godwin, Wollstonecraft by Tilottama Rajan (review)

pp. 516-517

American Abyss: Savagery and Civilization in the Age of Industry by Daniel Bender (review)

pp. 517-519

Education as Dialogue: Its Prerequisites and Its Enemies by Tasos Kazepides (review)

pp. 519-520

Remembering Northrop Frye: Recollections by His Students and Others in the 1940s and 1950s ed. by Robert D. Denham (review)

pp. 520-522

Investigating the Supernatural: From Spiritism and Occultism to Psychical Research and Metaphysics in France, 1853–1931 by Sofie Lachapelle (review)

pp. 522-523

A Wilder West: Rodeo in Western Canada by Mary-Ellen Kelm (review)

pp. 523-525

The Art of John Snow by Elizabeth Herbert (review)

pp. 525-526

Chasing the Dragon in Shanghai: Canada’s Early Relations with China 1858–1952 by John D. Meehan (review)

pp. 526-528

Popular Political Theatre and Performance ed. by Julie Salverson (review)

pp. 528-529

Thinkers & Dreamers: Historical Essays in Honour of Carl Berger ed. by Gerald Friesen and Doug Owram (review)

pp. 529-530

Hearts and Minds: Canadian Romance at the Dawn of the Modern Era, 1900–1930 by Dan Azoulay (review)

pp. 531-532

The University of Mantua, the Gonzaga, and the Jesuits, 1584–1630 by Paul F. Grendler (review)

pp. 532-534

Writing British Columbia History, 1784–1958 by Chad Reimer (review)

pp. 534-535

The Shell of the Tortoise: Four Essays & an Assemblage by Don McKay (review)

pp. 535-537

Globalizing Afghanistan: Terrorism, War and the Rhetoric of Nation Building ed. by Zubeda Jalalzai and David Jefferess (review)

pp. 537-538

Wild Words: Essays on Alberta Literature ed. by Donna Coates and George Melnyk (review)

pp. 538-540

Kiss the Kids for Dad, Don’t Forget to Write: The Wartime Letters of George Timmins, 1916–18 ed. by Y.A. Bennett (review)

pp. 540-541

Threading Light: Explorations in Loss and Poetry by Lorri Neilsen Glenn (review)

pp. 541-542

Community Engaged Theatre and Performance ed. by Julie Salverson (review)

pp. 542-544

Worth and Repute: Valuing Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honour of Barbara Todd ed. by Kim Kippen and Lori Woods (review)

pp. 544-545

Under Conrad’s Eyes: The Novel as Criticism by Michael John DiSanto (review)

pp. 546-547

Saints Alive: Word, Image, and Enactment in the Lives of the Saints by David Williams (review)

pp. 547-548

Staging Strife: Lessons from Performing Ethnography with Polish Roma Women by Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston (review)

pp. 548-550

The Information Front: The Canadian Army and News Management during the Second World War by Timothy Balzer (review)

pp. 550-551

Dominion and Agency: Copyright and the Structuring of the Canadian Book Trade 1867–1918 by Eli MacLaren (review)

pp. 551-553

From Victoria to Vladivostok: Canada’s Siberian Expedition, 1917–1919 by Benjamin Isitt (review)

pp. 553-554

Margaret Atwood: The Robber Bride, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake ed. by J. Brooks Bouson (review)

pp. 554-556

Sunday Observance and the Sunday Letter in Anglo-Saxon England by Dorothy Haines (review)

pp. 556-558

Theatre in Atlantic Canada by Linda Avril Burnett (review)

pp. 558-559

The Nurture of Nature: Childhood, Antimodernism, and Ontario Summer Camps, 1920–55 by Sharon Wall (review)

pp. 559-561

Solo Performance ed. by Jenn Stephenson (review)

pp. 561-562

The Necessary Unity of Opposites: The Dialectical Thinking of Northrop Frye by Brian Russell Graham (review)

pp. 562-564

Newfoundland Modern: Architecture in the Smallwood Years, 1949–1972 by Robert Mellin (review)

pp. 564-565

Beyond Sangre Grande: Caribbean Writing Today ed. by Cyril Dabydeen (review)

pp. 565-567

Collected Short Stories of Isabella Valancy Crawford ed. by Len Early and Michael Peterman (review)

pp. 567-568

Collected Works of George Grant, Volume 4: 1970–1988 by George Grant (review)

pp. 568-570

Into Deep Waters: Evangelical Spirituality and Maritime Calvinistic Baptist Ministers, 1790–1855 by Daniel C. Goodwin (review)

pp. 570-571

Cover and Uncover: Eric Cameron ed. by Ann Davis (review)

pp. 571-573

Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the 1960s by Stuart Henderson (review)

pp. 573-574

textual vishyuns: image and text in the work of bill bissett by Carl Peters (review)

pp. 575-576

Nightwood Theatre: A Woman’s Work Is Always Done by Shelley Scott (review)

pp. 576-578

Community and Frontier: A Ukrainian Settlement in the Canadian Parkland by John C. Lehr (review)

pp. 578-579

The Roman Garden: Space, Sense, and Society by Katharine T. von Stackelberg (review)

pp. 579-581

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Modern Mourning, and the Reinvention of the Mystical Body by Laura Wittman (review)

pp. 581-583

Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teaching, and Story Medicine by Kim Anderson (review)

pp. 583-584

novel by bill bissett (review)

pp. 584-586

Elizabeth Bishop’s Poetics of Description by Zachariah Pickard (review)

pp. 586-587

In the Way of Nature: Ecology and Westward Expansion in the Poetry of Anne Bradstreet, Elizabeth Bishop and Amy Clampitt by Robert Boschman (review)

pp. 587-589

My Life by Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya (review)

pp. 589-590

Atom Egoyan by Emma Wilson (review)

pp. 590-592

Latin American Cinemas: Local Views and Transnational Connections ed. by Nayibe Bermúdez Barrios (review)

pp. 592-593

Framing Canadian Federalism: Historical Essays in Honour of John T. Saywell ed. by Dimitry Anastakis and P.E. Bryden (review)

pp. 593-594

Perspectives of Saskatchewan ed. by Jene M. Porter (review)

pp. 594-596

Veneration and Revolt: Hermann Hesse and Swabian Pietism by Barry Stephenson (review)

pp. 596-597

Queer Universes: Sexualties in Science Fiction ed. by Wendy Gay Pearson, Veronica Hollinger, and Joan Gordon (review)

pp. 597-599

The Gendered Screen: Canadian Women Filmmakers ed. by Brenda Austin-Smith and George Melnyk (review)

pp. 599-600

Just a Larger Family: Letters of Marie Williamson from the Canadian Home Front, 1940–1944 ed. by Mary F. Williamson and Tom Sharp (review)

pp. 601-602

Poetry, Pictures, and Popular Publishing: The Illustrated Gift Book and Victorian Visual Culture 1855–1875 by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra (review)

pp. 602-603

John Gower: Poems on Contemporary Events: The Visio Anglie (1381) and Cronica tripertita (1400) ed. by David R. Carlson and trans. by A.G. Rigg (review)

pp. 604-605

Revelation and Knowledge: Romanticism and Religious Faith by Ross Woodman with Joel Faflak (review)

pp. 605-606

Prisons, Asylums, and the Public: Institutional Visiting in the Nineteenth Century by Janet Miron (review)

pp. 606-608

Inward of Poetry: George Johnston & Wm Blissett in Letters ed. by Sean Kane (review)

pp. 608-609

Concord of Sweet Sounds: Musical Instruments in Shakespeare by Gerard Brender à Brandis and F. David Hoeniger (review)

pp. 609-611

Canadian Shakespeare: Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English, vol. 18 ed. by Susan Knutson (review)

pp. 611-612

Atomic Postcards: Radioactive Messages from the Cold War by John O’Brian and Jeremy Borsos (review)

pp. 612-613

Textual Cultures of Medieval Italy ed. by William Robins (review)

pp. 613-615

Fields in Motion: Ethnography in the Worlds of Dance ed. by Dena Davida (review)

pp. 615-616

The Children’s Book Business: Lessons from the Long Eighteenth Century by Lissa Paul (review)

pp. 616-618

Idols in the East: European Representations of Islam and the Orient, 1100–1450 by Suzanne Conklin Akbari (review)

pp. 618-619

Burdens of Proof: Faith, Doubt, and Identity in Autobiography by Susanna Egan (review)

pp. 620-621

Confessing Cultures: Politics and the Self in the Poetry of Sylvia Plath by Lisa Narbeshuber (review)

pp. 621-622

Respectable Citizens: Gender, Family and Unemployment in Ontario’s Great Depression by Lara Campbell (review)

pp. 622-624

Entertaining Crisis in the Atlantic Imperium, 1770–1790 by Daniel O’Quinn (review)

pp. 624-625

Two Women of the Great Schism: The Revelations of Constance de Rabastens by Raymond de Sabanac and Life of the Blessed Ursulina of Parma by Simone Zanacchi ed. and trans. by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski and Bruce L. Venarde (review)

pp. 625-626

The Arthur of Medieval Latin Literature: The Development and Dissemination of the Arthurian Legend in Medieval Latin ed. by Siân Echard (review)

pp. 626-628

Staging Spectatorship in the Plays of Philip Massinger by Joanne Rochester (review)

pp. 628-629

Jane Austen & Company: Collected Essays by Bruce Stovel (review)

pp. 629-631

Winnipeg Beach: Leisure and Courtship in a Resort Town, 1900–1967 by Dale Barbour (review)

pp. 631-632

Troubling Tricksters: Revisioning Critical Conversations ed. by Deanna Reder and Linda M. Morra (review)

pp. 632-634

Revisioning Europe: The Films of John Berger and Alain Tanner by Jerry White (review)

pp. 634-635

Beyond Bylines: Media Workers and Women’s Rights in Canada by Barbara M. Freeman (review)

pp. 635-636

A Century of Parks Canada, 1911–2011 ed. by Claire Elizabeth Campbell (review)

pp. 637-638

Faith and Fantasy in the Renaissance: Texts, Images, and Religious Practices ed. by Olga Zorzi Pugliese and Ethan Matt Kavaler (review)

pp. 639-640

Dreams of a Totalitarian Utopia: Literary Modernism and Politics by Leon Surette (review)

pp. 640-642

Sensing Changes: Technologies, Environments, and the Everyday, 1953–2003 by Joy Parr (review)

pp. 642-643

Thomas D’Arcy McGee, Volume 2: The Extreme Moderate, 1857–1868 by David A. Wilson (review)

pp. 643-645

Lonergan and the Level of Our Time by Frederick E. Crowe (review)

pp. 645-646

Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven ed. by Irene Gammel and Susan Zelazo (review)

pp. 646-648

Virgil the Blind Guide: Marking the Way through the Divine Comedy by Lloyd H. Howard (review)

pp. 648-649

Rebellious Younger Brother: Oneida Leadership and Diplomacy, 1750–1800 by David J. Norton (review)

pp. 649-650

The Technological Imperative in Canada: An Intellectual History by R. Douglas Francis (review)

pp. 651-652

Dreaming in Canadian: South Asian Youth, Bollywood, and Belonging by Faiza Hirji (review)

pp. 652-653

Now Is the Winter: Thinking about Hockey ed. by Jamie Dopp and Richard Harrison (review)

pp. 653-654


Roman 2011

pp. 655-681


Nouvelle 2011

pp. 681-701


Poésie 2011

pp. 701-728


Théâtre 2011

pp. 728-742

Sciences humaines

La vie littéraire au Québec ed. by Denis Saint-Jacques and Lucie Robert (review)

pp. 743-746

Nouvelle-France. English Colonies. L’impossible coexistence 1606–1713 by Robert Lahaise (review)

pp. 746-749

La fabrication de l’auteurs ed. by Marie-Pier Luneau and Josée Vincent (review)

pp. 749-750

Intertextualité, interdiscursivité et intermédialité ed. by Louis Hébert and Lucie Guillemette (review)

pp. 750-756

Le conte témoin du temps observateur du présent ed. by Collectif Littorale (review)

pp. 757-760

Oser Éros. L’érotisme dans le roman québécois des origines à nos jours by Élise Salaün (review)

pp. 760-764

Le regard de l’autre. La naissance du nationalisme au Québec. Essai by Philippe Reid (review)

pp. 764-767

La gauche a-t-elle un avenir? Écrits à contre-courant by Jacques Pelletier, and: Question nationale et lutte sociale. La nouvelle fracture. Écrits à contre-courant by Jacques Pelletier, and: Croisements littéraires et politiques. Écriture et émancipation. Écrits à contre courant 3 by Jacques Pelletier (review)

pp. 767-774

De quoi le Québec a-t-il besoin? Fragments d’un dialogue essentiel ed. by Jean Barbe, Marie-France Bazzo and Vincent Marissal (review)

pp. 774-776

Ces beaux gars à l’ œil brun dont rêvait Nelligan by Bernard Courteau (review)

pp. 776-778

Louis Hémon traqué par son destin by Bernard Courteau (review)

pp. 778-782

Louvigny de Montigny à la défense des auteurs by Marie-Pier Luneau (review)

pp. 782-784

L’archipel de Caïn. Pierre Perrault et l’écriture du territoire by Daniel Laforest (review)

pp. 784-786

Poétique de l’invective romanesque. L’invectif chez Louis-Ferdinand Céline et Réjean Ducharme by Marie-Hélène Larochelle, and: Réjean Ducharme. Une marginalité paradoxale by Élisabeth Haghebaert, and: Présence de Ducharme ed. by Marie-Andrée Beaudet, Élisabeth Haghebaert and Élisabeth Nardout-Lafarge (review)

pp. 786-792

Nelly Arcan. De l’autre côté du miroir by Marguerite Paulin and Marie Desjardins (review)

pp. 792-794

Appartenances. Essai en pièces détachées by Jean-Louis Major (review)

pp. 794-797

L’impasse amérindienne. Trois commissions d’enquête à l’origine d’une politique de tutelle et d’assimilation 1828–1858 ed. by Michel Lavoie and Denis Vaugeois (review)

pp. 798-799

L’Acadie des origines : mythes et figurations d’un parcours littéraire et historique ed. by James de Finney, Hélène Destrempes and Jean Morency (review)

pp. 799-802

Sillons. Hommage à Gabrielle Roy ed. by Lise Gaboury-Diallo (review)

pp. 802-804

Le recueil de Dorais. Volume I. Les essais by Fernand Dorais (review)

pp. 804-807

L’épreuve de la béance. L’écriture nomade chez Hédi Bouraoui by Abderrahman Beggar (review)

pp. 807-808

Haïti, je t’aime! Ayiti, mwen renmen ou! ed. by Lysette Brochu, Jean Malavoy and Claire-Marie Bannier (review)

pp. 808-812

De Bartleby aux écrivains négatifs. Une approche de la négation by Patrick Tillard (review)

pp. 812-815

Modalités po(ï)étiques de configuration textuelle. Le cas de Molloy de Samuel Beckett by Carla Taban (review)

pp. 815-818

De l’acteur vedette au théâtre de festival. Histoire des pratiques scéniques montréalaises 1940–1980 by Sylvain Schryburt (review)

pp. 818-820

Filiations. Folie, masque et rédemption dans l’œuvre de Michel Tremblay by Jacques Cardinal (review)

pp. 820-822

Comment tuer Shakespeare by Normand Chaurette (review)

pp. 822-824

Archiver l’anarchie. Le capital de 1969. Essai by Jacques Julien (review)

pp. 824-827

La conquête de Paris. La saga des artistes québécois en France by Louis-Bernard Robitaille (review)

pp. 827-829

La culture artistique au Québec au seuil de la modernité. Jean-Baptiste Lagacé. Fondateur de l’histoire de l’art au Canada by Olga Hazan (review)

pp. 829-831

Images incandescentes. Amérique latine : violence et expression politique de la souffrance by André Corten and Vanessa Molina (review)

pp. 831-833

Conversations avec un ami. Entretiens by Alberto Manguel and Claude Rouquet (review)

pp. 833-835



pp. 836-840

Index to Books Reviewed/Index des ouvrages recensés

Index to Books Reviewed/Index des ouvrages recensés

pp. 841-850

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