Lecture/class notes on Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. I’m sharing my teaching notes (rough) for works that may be helpful to others and are widely taught.
James Gifford deposited Anarchist Surrealism & Canadian Apocalyptic Modernism: Allusive Political Praxis in Elizabeth Smart’s By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept in the group LLC Canadian on MLA Commons 3 years, 5 months ago
This article gestures to the 1930s through 1950s international anarchist literary networks that ran from Paris to London and Athens, Cairo and Alexandria, Shanghai, Oxford and Cambridge, New York and San Francisco, and finally Big Sur and Vancouver. The distribution across these nodes was intense and sustained, but this project only hints at t…[Read more]
Chandrima Chakraborty started the topic History, Memory, Grief: A 30th Air India Anniversary Conference, McMaster U in the discussion Canadian Literature in English on MLA Commons 3 years, 9 months ago
History, Memory, Grief: A 30th Air India Anniversary Conference
Department of English & Cultural Studies, McMaster University, May 6-7, 2016
On June 23, 1985 a bomb detonated on Air India Flight 182 en route from Toronto to New Delhi via Montreal. The mid-air explosion killed all 329 passengers and crew, the majority of…[Read more]
Jade R. Ferguson started the topic CFP: Respect, Responsibility, Coalition, Relation (MLA 2017) in the discussion Canadian Literature in English on MLA Commons 3 years, 11 months ago
Respect, Responsibility, Coalition, Relation
In the wake of Idle No More and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Indigenous and non-Indigenous activists, writers and scholars are called to self-reflexively articulate and act upon a politics or poetics of relation. What forms might such a politics or poetics take? How are these reflected in…[Read more]
This article shows how Rachna Mara’s collection of short stories Of Customs and Excise puts forth a cosmopolitan feminism that reveals the losses and gains of diaspora in an arena of partiality and relationality.
The British and Canadian authors Lawrence Durrell and M. G. Vassanji do not, at first thought, call out for a comparative study. Neither are typically regarded in criticism through their origins or ethnicity. The focus instead goes to their characters and subject matter, their cosmopolitan experiences. Confusions surrounding both authors have…[Read more]
History, Memory, Grief: A 30th Air India Anniversary Conference
John Douglas Taylor Conference, April 29-30, 2016
Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University, Hamilton
Organizers: Chandrima Chakraborty, Nisha Eswaran, Sharifa Patel and Sarah Wahab
329 people, mostly Indo-Canadians, died in the June 23rd 1985 bombing of…[Read more]
Chandrima Chakraborty started the topic CFP: Translated Worlds: History, Diaspora, South Asia–Special Issue in the discussion Canadian Literature in English on MLA Commons 4 years, 11 months ago
Special Issue for Postcolonial Text
CFP: Translated Worlds: History, Diaspora, South Asia
(In Honour and Memory of Professor Chelva Kanaganayakam)
In honour of a dear mentor, teacher, and scholar–Professor Chelva Kanaganayakam–who recently passed away, we (former students of Prof. Kanaganayakam’s) will be editing and compiling a forthc…[Read more]
Kimberly O'Neill started the topic CFP: 20th-21st-Century Hemispheric Literary Studies in the discussion Canadian Literature in English on MLA Commons 4 years, 11 months ago
Gathering 8-10 emerging and established scholars for 5-minute Ignite talks; share your 20th-21st-c hemispheric project (methods, archives, ideas, issues). 200-word abstract and CV by 20 March 2015; Kimberly O’Neill (Kimberly.O’Neill@quinnipiac.edu).
The purpose of this panel is to offer 20th-century and contemporary hemispheric scholars the o…[Read more]
Jade R. Ferguson started the topic CFP: New Directions in Black Canadian Literature (MLA 2016) in the discussion Canadian Literature in English on MLA Commons 4 years, 12 months ago
“New Directions in Black Canadian Literature” (MLA 2016): This panel invites papers that open new lines of analysis of Black Canadian literature and sites for redefining Blackness in Canada. 250-word abstracts and brief CV by 21 March 2015 to Jade Ferguson (email@example.com).
Would you like to find out more about the Canadian Literature Discussion Group? Are you interested in discussing the topics and issues raised in the group’s panels at the 2015 MLA, and also what’s to come at the Austin convention in 2016? What interests you about this field of study and how would you like to see the group develop?
The exe…[Read more]
The Canadian Literature Discussion Group has two exciting panels scheduled for the upcoming MLA convention. See the program details listed below and the “Files” section of the MLA Commons for full abstracts.
Looking forward to seeing you in Vancouver!
Session #322: Coastal Canada
January 9, 2015 1:45-3:00pm in 114 VCC West
“Coastal Zones…[Read more]
The Canadian Literature Discussion Group has two panels scheduled for the upcoming convention:
“Coastal Canada” (Jan 9, 1:45-3:00, 114 VCC West) and
“Visual Cultures and Young People’s Texts in Canada” (Jan 10, 10:15-11:30, 113 VCC West).
See you in Vancouver!
Jon Smith started the topic CFP: The South in the North (MLA pre-conf @SFU Jan 6-7 2015) in the forum Canadian Literature in English on MLA Commons 5 years, 7 months ago
CALL FOR PAPERS
The South in the North
A Pre-MLA Mini-conference
January 6-7, 2015
Simon Fraser University (Harbour Centre)
Since 2001, when Houston Baker and Dana Nelson described the U.S. South as the “nation’s abjected regional Other,” a powerful body of work by historians and literary critics such as Leigh Anne D…[Read more]
The Canadian Literature Discussion Group now invites proposals for two panels planned for the MLA 2015 conference in Vancouver, including one collaborative panel organized with the Children’s Literature Division. The due date for both is March 15th.
Visual Cultures and Young People’s Texts in Canada
Exploring visual culture produced by, for…[Read more]
Call for papers for the Canadian Literature Discussion Group session at the MLA Convention in Vancouver (January 8-11, 2015)
Ecozones, shipping terminals, ports of entry, and real estate gems, Canada’s coasts are sites of desire and contest, exploitation and stewardship, abandonment and creative inhabitation, and they feature r…[Read more]
The 2015 MLA conference in Vancouver gives us a great opportunity to showcase Canadian literature and criticism. The discussion group executive committee would like to encourage all interested members to propose sessions. Calls for papers can be posted on the MLA site if they are sent by Feb. 21, and, of course, the MLA Commons is another great…[Read more]
Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies has
just published its latest issue at
http://www.canada-and-beyond.com/index.php/canada-and-beyond. We invite you
to browse the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to review
articles and items of interest.
Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,
Check out our session at MLA 2014:
Indigeneity and Diaspora: Exploring Intersections through Canadian Literature
Saturday, 11 January, 2014
Indiana-Iowa room of the Chicago Marriott
Presiding: Pauline Wakeham, Univ. of Western Ontario
1. “Reaching Gold Mountain: Rereading Labor Narratives in Chinese Canadian Literature,” Mal…[Read more]