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Colours to the Chameleon: Canadian Actors on Shakespeare
Colours to the Chameleon
Canadian Actors on Shakespeare
Keith Garebian
The first work of its kind in Canada, this book explores 11 first-rate actors' perceptions and comments in relation to performing Shakespeare in order to offer a sense of what these actors mean by the work. Colourful, lively, with strong considerations of technique and interpretation, this book gives Canadian actors...
Coming Here, Being Here: A Canadian Migration Anthology
Coming Here, Being Here
A Canadian Migration Anthology
Don Mulcahy, Antonio D'Alfonso, Michael Mirolla
This migration anthology is an entertaining miscellany of memoir, essays, newspaper reportage, and even a poem, highlighting the humour, as well as the ironies and agonies generated when humans seek a new homeland. The authors, and their stories, are as diverse as our Canadian population itself, and help to tell...
Compulsive Acts: Essays, Interviews, Reflections on the Works of Sky Gilbert
Compulsive Acts
Essays, Interviews, Reflections on the Works of Sky Gilbert
David Bateman
Compulsive Acts explores the films, plays and personality of prolific playwright, novelist, filmmaker and poet Sky Gilbert through the eyes of a handful of the people who have observed his work closely over the past two decades -- as audience members and arts workers. Actors, academics, performance artists, journalists, filmmakers,...
Cosmopolitics: Public Policy of Outer Space
Public Policy of Outer Space
Paris Arnopoulos
Defined as the "public affairs of outer space," Cosmopolitics deals with the international legal, economic, and military issues arising out of the exploration and exploitation of extraterrestrial space resources. This books describes the global situation of cosmopolitics, analyzes its policies in resolving them. It does so by investigating the two...
Critics Who Know Jack: Urban Myths, Media and Rock & Roll
Critics Who Know Jack
Urban Myths, Media and Rock & Roll
Joseph Maviglia
Critics Who Know Jack: Urban Myths, Media and Rock & Roll is a collection of essays, memoirs and critiques on subjects ranging from TV programming, film and literature to rock journalism, with commentary on the interpretation of artistic expression across conventional and social media. From Feng-Shui to conspiracy theory, Maviglia...
Culture and Difference: Essays on Canadian Society
Culture and Difference
Essays on Canadian Society
Howard A. Doughty, Marino Tuzi
This book focuses on prevailing ideas connected to cultural and social diversity.The writers of these essays deploy a variety of critical methods, which originate from social, cultural and literary theory, and analyze the relationship between historical and social forces and recurrent cultural beliefs and values. Contributors: Marino Tuzi, William Anselmi,...
Daniel David Moses: Spoken and Written Explorations of His Work
Daniel David Moses
Spoken and Written Explorations of His Work
David Brundage, Tracey Lindberg, Daniel David Moses
This collection is a compelling examination and discussion of the work of Indigenous writer Daniel David Moses. Including pieces by Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors, storytellers, playwrights, academics and artists, participating in narratives, writing and dialogues about Moses and his work, the book is at once engaging, grounded in comparative analysis...
Dany Laferrière: Essays On His Works
Dany Laferrière
Essays On His Works
Lee Skallerup Bessette
This collection of essays looks at the body of work of Quebec writer Dany Laferrière, including his notorious first novel, Comment faire l'amour avec un Nègre sans se fatiguer, through a variety of critical and analytic lenses. Issues such as identity, privilege, memory, exile and return are examined in relation...
Daring to Dream: A Handbook for Hope in the Time of Trump
Daring to Dream
A Handbook for Hope in the Time of Trump
Angelo Bolotta
Throughout human history, great and free nations have been built on noble dreams. Recently, in some once promising nations, dreams of betterment and possibility, have been effectively compromised. The current political landscape, featuring cold partisan interest, calculated distraction, divisive fear mongering, negativity, and voter disillusionment, has enabled a perfect storm...
David Adams Richards: Essays on His Works
David Adams Richards
Essays on His Works
Tony Tremblay
David Adams Richards is one of Canada's foremost writers. A writer of poetry, short fiction, screenplays, nonfiction, essays and polemics, Richards' most prodigious work thus far has been as a novelist. With fifteen books and all of the major Canadian literary prizes to his credit, Richards is still relatively unknown...
David Helwig: Essays on His Works
David Helwig
Essays on His Works
Ingrid Ruthig
To date, Canadian poet, novelist, and essayist David Helwig has published close to fifty books and edited numerous others. He has written for television and radio, worked at the CBC, taught at Queen's University, been Poet Laureate of Prince Edward Island, and named to the Order of Canada. Yet, he remains...
David Solway: Essays on His Works
David Solway
Essays on His Works
Carmine Starnino
In recent years David Solway's groundbreaking trio of critical looks - Education Lost, Lying About the Wolf, and Random Walks - have earned him a reputation as a thinker and prose writer of considerable erudition. But it is through his poetry that Solway has established himself as an exemplary and...
Delft Blue & Objects of the World: Archives I and II
Louise Warren, Karen McPherson
Archives are often depicted as musty repositories, museum cellars, warehouses shoring up retaining walls against forgetfulness and the inevitable erosions of time. Objects deposited in the archives are tucked away for safekeeping. But Louise Warren's archives are not file boxes or document lockers. They are not relegated to closed cabinets...
Desire Lines: Essays on Art, Poetry & Culture
Desire Lines
Essays on Art, Poetry & Culture
Ewan Whyte
Desire Lines is a collection of essays on art, poetry and culture--both high and low--gathered from the astute critical work of Toronto writer Ewan Whyte. Topics range from the influence of Plato on the poetry of Anne Carson to the influence of the cultural revolution on the art of Ai...
Devils in Paradise: Writing on Post-Emigrant Culture
Devils in Paradise
Writing on Post-Emigrant Culture
Pasquale Verdicchio
What is an Italian North American? What is Italian-American culture? How is an immigrant group that is no longer immigrant perceived? These are the central questions that Pasquale Verdicchio tries to answer in these polemical essays which place Antonio Gramsci beside the Super Mario Brothers and Spike Lee. A poet,...
Don McKay: Essays on His Works
Don McKay
Essays on His Works
Brian Bartlett
Over the past thirty years, Don McKay has created one of the most original bodies of work in contemporary English language poetry. From the early collections Air Occupies Space and Lightning Ball Bait to the recent books Apparatus and Another Gravity, McKay has combined a curious, patient eye with an...
Drew Hayden Taylor: Essays on His Works
Drew Hayden Taylor
Essays on His Works
Robert Nunn
The offspring of an Ojibway mother and a white father whom he has never known, Drew Hayden Taylor has long addressed vexed issues of identity and the complicated relationship between Native people and whites with sharp insight and a frequently unsettling sense of humor. Carefully examining these writings, this collection...
Duologue: On Culture and Identity
On Culture and Identity
Antonio D'Alfonso, Pasquale Verdicchio
Between June 15 and June 17, 1996, in San Diego, California, Pasquale Verdicchio and Antonio D'Alfonso sat before a microphone and spoke about a number of burning issues. Literature, the politics of publishing, identity, culture, ethnicity, multiculturalism, nationalism: Verdicchio and D'Alfonso tackle these issues in this casual yet intense dialogue....
Echo: Essays on Other Literatures
Essays on Other Literatures
Joseph Pivato
This collection of essays explores the literature of Italian immigrants in Canada and their children by focusing on the central role that themes of migration hold in their work. Addressing topics such as the oral roots of Canadian immigrant writing, the changing place of women in works of the Italian...
Embracing Serafina
Penny Petrone
This book moves with compelling energy from the forests of north-western Ontario to the capitals of Europe to the tribal villages of Africa ... and from there to South America, China, and into the mysterious world that existed behind the Iron Curtain when few Westerners dared, or got the chance,...
F.G. Paci: Essays on His Works
F.G. Paci
Essays on His Works
Joseph Pivato
This book contains essays by Caterina Edwards, Roberta Sciff-Zamaro, Enoch Panofsky, Anna Carlevaris, Marino Tuzi, Gaetano Rando and Joseph Pivato, as well as a brief biography of F.G. Paci and an interview in three parts by C.D. Minni and Joseph Pivato.
Films d'Afrique
Michel Larouche
A history of African film, both its influences and its influence.
Food Fight Inc.: Napkin Sketches to Retail Shelves: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey of Triumphs and Lemons
Food Fight Inc.
Napkin Sketches to Retail Shelves: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey of Triumphs and Lemons
Bruno Codispoti
What do Jamie Oliver, Pope Saint John Paul II, Sammy Hagar, and *NSYNC have in common? They all play a role in Food Fight Inc., a colourful collection of Bruno Codispoti's sweet successes and sour lemons in his two-decade-long efforts to bring unique retail food products to the marketplace. Bruno's...
Frank Lentricchia: Essays on His Works
Frank Lentricchia
Essays on His Works
Thomas DePietro
Frank Lentricchia changed his literary focus from criticism and theory to fiction back in the 1980s, and since then he has produced six novels of great aesthetic range and interest. This collection of essays and reviews concerns that fictional output from Johnny Critelli to The Book of Ruth. Lentricchia has...
From Pioneer to Nomad: Essays on Italian American Writing
From Pioneer to Nomad
Essays on Italian American Writing
Leonardo Buonomo
Leonardo Buonomo reconsiders the close relationship between writing and the processes of identity-construction. Bearers of two cultures and what W.E.B. DuBois famously referred to as a double consciousness, the authors analyzed in this study -- Luigi Palma di Cesnola, Sister Blandina Segale, Emanuel Carnevali, John Fante, Jerre Mangione, and Pasquale...
Gail Scott: Essays on Her Works
Gail Scott
Essays on Her Works
Lianne Moyes
This collection of essays examines the varied and influential work of Montreal writer Gail Scott, the feminist and experimental writer who placed Quebec women's writing on the map. Whether working as a bilingual journalist covering political and cultural events in 1970s Quebec, an anglophone writing with the many languages of...
Gary Geddes: Essays on His Works
Gary Geddes
Essays on His Works
Robert G. May
Gary Geddes has been called Canada's best political poet. For almost forty years and in more than a dozen poetry collections, Geddes has written with power and insight about myriad political issues both domestic and foreign, from the Paul Chartier Affair and FLQ terrorism in War and Other Measures to...
Get Onboard: Walk in the Shoes of a Transit Operator
Get Onboard
Walk in the Shoes of a Transit Operator
Richard Lee
Success and promotion within Toronto's public transportation system come at a price. The shifts bring both physical and mental stress. The effects of these seep from work life into the social and personal lives of the operators. Parallel to this is the author's own personal story, a moving portrayal of...
Halifax: The Other Door to America
The Other Door to America
Pietro Corsi
Pietro Corsi's Halifax combines objective history with acute personal observations to create a vibrant portrait of the city (and the country) that has witnessed the arrival of millions of immigrants from around the world. It is the story of one immigrant's feelings as he journeyed from old to new; and...
Happy Slaves: A Duologue on Multicultural Deficit
Happy Slaves
A Duologue on Multicultural Deficit
William Anselmi, Kosta Gouliamos
In this duologue, Kosta Gouliamos and William Anselmi bring to a head their radical revisioning of the stale concepts of (multi)cultural politics. They discuss and dissect the irrationalities and destructiveness that have undermined the modern techniques of the neocolonial elites and demonstrate how these hegemonic elites have brought about social...