Without disclosing any names, Robinson said that back in the '80s when she first emerged in the CanLit
scene, she would hear stories about certain male writers who would abuse their power.
(10) I have borrowed these terms from Nick Mount, Arrival: the Story of CanLit
(Toronto: Anansi, 2017), 294.
Van Dijk makes the case that even the early contributions of the three Dutch-Canadian writers she examines--John Terpstra, Hugh Cook, and Aritha van Herk--have begun to break through the "CanLit
" ceiling and are not seen as "foreign" or "immigrant" writers.
The Emergence of 'Asian Canadian Literature': CanLit
's Obscene Supplement?.
Similarly, the word 'Literatures' in her subtitle is significant in the sense that it highlights the unparalleled variety within the umbrella notion of 'Canadian literature' or "CanLit
" as Canadianists are prone to call it.
If you type CanLit
or Canadian literature into Google, you get our home page [Canadian Literature journal].
"2014 Canadian Literature Best Essay Prize Winner." canlit
The English Patient (1992) by Michael Ondaatje seems to be the work of Canadian literatura (Canlit
) in English most easily identified with Canada in Spain.
(1.) Brydon (2007) notices that students and critics of Can Lit have been reiteratively analyzing the nation, and it is time to shift the critical attention onto the state to wonder how institutions encourage or constrain literary work, or, for example, if CanLit
itself has become an institutionalized body with the mechanisms of book publishing, academic reviewing and teaching contributing to the solidification of a canon, and this, in turn, to the boosting of the nation-state paraphernalia.
There are so many other positive images that could have been used to complement the CanLit
feature and represent the authors and books you recommended in a way that didn't detract from, or make light of, their excellent quality.
As for the rest of the CanLit
authors, the whole depressing miserable lot of them can wallow in their gloom without my taking part in the festival of misery.
(1972,14) The last word is crucial as it entrusts CanLit
with the survival of the nation.