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From Sojourners to Citizens: Alberta's Italian History
From Sojourners to Citizens
Alberta's Italian History
Adriana A. Davies
From Sojourners to Citizens: Alberta's Italian History brings to life the untold story of Italian immigrants in Alberta from the 1880s to the present. It places them in the narrative of province building from work on railways, mines and other industries to breaking the land for agriculture. Oral history excerpts...
Hollay Ghadery
Drawing on her own experiences as a woman of Iranian and British Isle descent, writer Hollay Ghadery dives into conflicts and uncertainty surrounding the bi-racial female body and identity, especially as it butts up against the disparate expectations of each culture. Painfully and at times, reluctantly, Fuse probes and explores...
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...
Hard Lumps: A Memoir
Hard Lumps
A Memoir
Nancy-Gail Burns
Textbooks describe cancer as a malignant tumour or growth, caused when cells multiply uncontrollably. Researchers give no mention to the consumption of healthy thoughts, and the birth of destructive, negative feelings. Cancer bursts into your consciousness, and like its concrete form, malignant thoughts multiply uncontrollably. In Hard Lumps, Nancy-Gail Burns...
Higher Teaching: A Handbook for New Post-secondary Faculty
Higher Teaching
A Handbook for New Post-secondary Faculty
John Oughton
Higher Teaching is a practical manual designed for the new teacher in college or university. It is divided into two sections: Practice, which addresses what to do when you get your first course outline to teach, how to choose strategies and plan lessons, and how to manage your classroom so...
If You're Not Free At Work, Where Are You Free?: Literature and Social Change
Tom Wayman
The essays in If You're Not Free At Work, Where Are You Free?: Literature and Social Change focus on the interconnection of community/workplace/individual and how literature (and thinking about literature) has a role in social struggles aimed at making that nexus more liberatory. The essays' topics include various social issues...
In The Backyard: Relearning the Art of Aging, Dying and Making Love
In The Backyard
Relearning the Art of Aging, Dying and Making Love
Mary Melfi
Attempting to make sense of her life, and change her sad disposition to a happy one, the author of In the Backyard: Relearning the Art of Aging, Dying and Making Love seeks out the help of her in-house therapist/husband, Dr. George Nemeth. The accredited psychologist's answers to the big questions provide a compassionate and...
In the Writers' Words: Conversations with Eight Canadian Poets
In the Writers' Words
Conversations with Eight Canadian Poets
Laurence Hutchman
Laurence Hutchman, in In the Writers' Words: Conversations with Eight Canadian Poets, interviews major poets of the modernist period: Ralph Gustafson, George Johnston, P.K. Page, Fred Cogswell, Louis Dudek, Al Purdy, Anne Szumigalski and James Reaney. They speak in depth about the challenges of the writing life, the complex evolution...
Incontro: University and Mass Media
University and Mass Media
Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco wrote this essay when he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Letters by Laurentian University (Sudbury, Canada). The essay appears here in three languages: English, French, and Italian.
Interviews to Literature
Jean Royer
Jean Royer's role here is similar to a translator's, where confidences and revelations from the artists he has talked to are translated into these texts he calls 'interviews to literature.' He polishes, he evaluates, he chooses, he animates -- in short, doing what a translator does to make the translated...
Interviews with the Phoenix
Fulvio Caccia, Daniel Sloate
Translated from the French by Daniel Sloate, with an introduction and preface by Fulvio Caccia. Interviews with fifteen Italian-Quebecois artists, spanning three generations. Including interviews with first-, second-, and third-generation Italian-Canadians painters, writers, and musicians -- all of whom in some overt way address issues of transculturation or cultural hybridity...
It's Attachment: A New Way of Understanding Yourself and Your Relationships
It's Attachment
A New Way of Understanding Yourself and Your Relationships
Annette Kussin
How do we make sense of our relationships -- successes and failures, preferences and challenges, past and present. And after we make sense of them all -- what do we do to increase the successes that we are striving to attain. In It's Attachment, Kussin offers us a comprehensive overview...
Italian Canadians At Table: A Narrative Feast in Five Courses
Italian Canadians At Table
A Narrative Feast in Five Courses
Loretta Gatto-White, Delia De Santis
The persistence of misconceptions about Italian-Canadian food culture raises many questions for us. Are we gluttonous, inebriate and too loud? Do we force-feed guests? Are we in fact food-obsessed? How many grains of truth can a stereotype hold? We had to know, so we asked articulate and thoughtful Italian-Canadian writers...
Italo-Canadesi: Nationality and Citizenship
Nationality and Citizenship
Alberto Di Giovanni
In questo volume Alberto Di Giovanni ci presenta un ampio panorama della storia recente del Canada e della sua maturazione sociale nel mentre offre un attraente racconto del lungo viaggio della comunita' italiana in Canada e con il Canada. Di Giovanni ripercorre il lungo cammino dell'inserimento degli italo-canadesi nelle istituzioni,...
Italo-Canadians: Nationality and Citizenship
Nationality and Citizenship
Alberto Di Giovanni
In this volume Alberto Di Giovanni presents us with a wide panorama of the recent history of Canada and its social development, while offering a compelling story of the long journey of the Italian community in Canada, and with Canada. Di Giovanni walks again on the long trail of the...
J. J. Steinfeld: Essays on His Works
J. J. Steinfeld
Essays on His Works
Sandra Singer, George Elliott Clarke, Ellen S. Jaffe
Compiled and edited by Sandra Singer, J. J. Steinfeld: Essays on His Works is a critical look at PEI writer J. J. Steinfeld's extensive and prolific writings in poetry, fiction and theatre, ranging from early work on post-Holocaust themes to later examinations of absurdity and existentialism. Among the contributors: Raina...
Jack Hodgins: Essays on His Works
Jack Hodgins
Essays on His Works
Annika Hannan
A master of magic realism Jack Hodgins has set his novels in rural Vancouver Island and thus raised this place to mythic levels. This collection of essays celebrates Hodgins achievements as he celebrates the seven sisters of the Barclay family. The contributors include Ron Hatch, Linda Morra, Joel Martineau, Jeanne...
Jane Urquhart: Essays on Her Works
Jane Urquhart
Essays on Her Works
Laura Ferri
Jane Urquhart has published three books of poetry, a collection of short stories and five best-selling novels. Her fiction has won many honours including Canada's 1997 Governor General's Award, and France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger. She lives in Ontario, Canada. The essays in this book investigate Jane Urquhart's...
Janice Kulyk Keefer: Essays on Her Works
Janice Kulyk Keefer
Essays on Her Works
Deborah Saidero
A writer, teacher and traveller, Janice Kulyk Keefer reflects her experiences with various cultures of Eastern and Western Europe and Canada in her works. The critical essays in this volume examine themes such as family history, redefining gender, ethnic politics, identity in transnational contexts, and the Canadian writer's place in...
Joe Rosenblatt: Essays on His Works
Joe Rosenblatt
Essays on His Works
Linda Rogers
This restless son of the Diaspora has worn out many pairs of shoes, alligator and otherwise, walking his beat which stretches from Toronto to Paradise via Armageddon. Poet and artist Joe Rosenblatt paints a surreal nocturnal world where everything private becomes part of the public domain as he examines the...
Joy Kogawa: Essays on Her Works
Joy Kogawa
Essays on Her Works
Sheena Wilson
Joy Kogawa, prolific author of poetry and prose, is most famously associated with her award winning first novel Obasan (1981): a semi-autobiographical chronicle of Japanese Canadian experiences during the Second World War. Since Obasan, Kogawa has written three more novels: Itsuka (1992), The Rain Ascends (1995), and Emily Kato (2005)....
Kristjana Gunnars: Essays on Her Works
Kristjana Gunnars
Essays on Her Works
Monique Tschofen
The writings collected here all testify to the complexity of Gunnars' literary visions as much as they testify to the sheer pleasures of reading her work. In her interview, Gunnars speaks both as a reader and a writer, describing the form and modes of address of her work, as well...
Le Fascisme et les Italiens à  Montréal: Une histoire orale: 1922-1945
Le Fascisme et les Italiens à  Montréal
Une histoire orale: 1922-1945
Filippo Salvatore
Hugh MacLennan, l'un des grands écrivains canadiens de langue anglaise; Maurice Riel, ancient président du Sénat canadien; André-Marie Cimichella, évêque auxiliaire de Montréal; John Ciaccia, ancien minister des affaires internationales du Québec; Antonino Spada, journaliste et chef de file des antifascistes italo-canadiens; Dieni Gentile, restaurateur et fasciste impénitent; Carmela Galardo-Frascarelli,...
Les Images immobilisées: Procéder par impressions
Les Images immobilisées
Procéder par impressions
Nicole Gingras
Les Images immobilisées repense le cinéma du point de view de la photographie. C'est-à-dire en s'attardant à la présence de photographies filmées plein cadre. Comment l'insertion d'une image figée questionne-t-elle le mouvement, le temps, la durée au cinéma? Image en suspens, entre cinéma et photographie, de statut différent que les...
Les Traquenards de la grammaire anglaise
Daniel Sloate, Denis G. Gauvin
Il est rare qu'une grammaire soit l'ouevre de traducteurs, de sorte que les problèmes spécifiques auxquels fait face un traducteur sont souvent négligés. Par ailleurs, si les grammaires anglaises foisonnent, celles qui sont adaptées à un public francophone brillent par leur absence. Sensibles à cette carence, les auteurs ont conçu...
Letters from the Land of Fear: Intimacy, Beauty and Death in Central Asia
Letters from the Land of Fear
Intimacy, Beauty and Death in Central Asia
Calvin White
For 11 months Calvin White worked for Doctors Without Borders as a mental health specialist in the off-the-radar region of Karakalpakstan in western Uzbekistan. Unlike the higher profile emergency situations which draw that international humanitarian organization's attention, the milieu for White's mission was the quiet, slow death in an epidemic...