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Literary Criticism

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Sleuth

A smart, practical, and often funny guide for those who aspire to write mysteries, Sleuth reveals the secrets behind the curtain from a bestselling and award-winning master of the genre.

Gail Bowen shows ...

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
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Canadian

How does reading poetry influence the way we see the Prairies? Cultural geographer Carl J. Tracie explores this question in Shaping a World Already Made, his labour of love to Canadian poetry and to his ...

Reading from Behind

Since we all have one, why do people squirm when the anus is mentioned? In a playful, yet scholarly exploration of everything from porn to poetry, Jonathan Allan tackles this question and more.

The Decolonizing Poetics of Indigenous Literature

By uncovering residues of ancestral languages found in Indigenous uses of English, Mareike Neuhaus shows how these remainders ground a reading strategy that enables us to approach Indigenous texts as literatures ...

"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 ...