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A Hero for the Americas

A group of shipwrecked Spaniards washed onto the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in 1512, leading to first contact between the Spanish and the Maya. Two men survived the ordeal: Jerónimo de Aguilar, ...

Re-Orienting China

Re-Orienting China challenges the notion of the travel writer as imperialistic, while exploring the binary opposition of self/other.

Featuring analyses of rarely studied writers on post-1949 China, including ...

Virgin Envy

Virgin Envy sets out to re-conceive the ways that we describe and relate to virginity as a cultural construct. Who is a virgin? How do we lose our virginities? What if we regret our "first time"?

Contributors ...

Measures of Astonishment

"A society without poetry and the other arts would have broken its mirror and cut out its heart."Margaret Atwood

So boldly insists one of our greatest writers in Measures of Astonishment, a refreshing ...

Shaping a World Already Made

By Carl J. Tracie
Foreword by Dennis Cooley
Introduction by John Warkentin
Categories:
Canadian

"Carl Tracie, geographer, has done what no other researcher of any ilk has even attempted. No one has ever written a book on Canadian prairie poetry, not until now that is. We have books on Canadian poetry, ...

Reading from Behind

"Entertaining and informative." Merrill Cole, author of The Other Orpheus: A Poetics of Modern Homosexuality

Since we all have one and use it every day, why is it that people squirm when the anus is mentioned? ...

The Decolonizing Poetics of Indigenous Literature

"Reading this book has reminded me what the best of literary and cultural criticism can and should do: to surprise and delight with insightful commentary and convincing arguments whose implications are, ...

"That's Raven Talk"

 "That's Raven Talk": Holophrastic Readings of Contemporary Indigenous Literatures is the first comprehensive study of North American Indigenous Language as the basis of textualized orality in Indigenous ...