April 30, 2014
This week, derek beaulieu was named Calgary Poet Laureate for 2014–16. We featured beaulieu’s work in our guide to Poetic Visuality and Experimentation. In particular, check out the Reading Visual Poetry chapter for an in-depth close reading of his poem this half is for the ceremony. You can read more about beaulieu and his work […]
March 12, 2014
Today the BC Book Prizes announced their 2014 shortlist. Jordan Abel’s poetry collection The Place of Scraps, which we wrote about in our Indigenous Literatures in Canada guide, is among the finalists for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. In the chapter Visual Poetry and Indigenous-Settler Issues: Shane Rhodes and Jordan Abel,we read The Place of […]
February 28, 2014
During his time as Parliamentary Poet Laureate, Fred Wah created a collection of resources for teachers and students of Canadian poetry. The collection features a series of videos on YouTube of poets reading their work, and accompanying PDFs that contain the poems, questions and prompts for classroom use. Wah’s project serves as great accompaniment to […]
February 13, 2014
This week is First Nations Public Library Week in Ontario. The theme this year is “Celebrating Mother Earth.” What better way to celebrate than to learn more about Indigenous literary history in Canada? Check out our guide to Indigenous Literatures in Canada—it’s a great resource for students, instructors, and anyone who wants to learn more […]
February 5, 2014
Are you reading women authors in 2014? Writer and artist Joanna Walsh’s Twitter hashtag #readwomen2014 has gone viral, encouraging readers worldwide to share their favourite women authors. CanLit Guides has lots of content to help contextualize debates around gender and literature, starting with our Gender, Sexuality, and Canadian Literature guide. We also have plenty of […]
January 10, 2014
The January term is under way, and CanLit Guides has resources to help you navigate your lit courses this semester. Close reading is an important skill skill for academic reading, and we have chapters that will guide you through the process: Close Reading Prose: Introduces genres of prose and offers strategies for close analysis Close […]
December 4, 2013
Exam and term paper season is here! CanLit Guides is a great resource for university and college students struggling to come up with a great essay topic or need help studying. Research: If you need help with research, our guides will help you understand the historical and cultural contexts around Canadian literature, and point you […]
November 21, 2013
Our latest guide, Indigenous Literatures in Canada, includes case studies of The Rez Sisters by Tomson Highway, Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King, Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson, and a discussion of the visual poetry of Shane Rhodes and Jordan Abel.
April 15, 2013
“Look! It’s a poem; it’s visual art; it’s a computer program; it’s … experimental poetry!” Poetic Visuality and Experimentation introduces some different types of experimental poetry and issues that they raise, as well as techniques for engaging with them critically, with a special emphasis on visual poetry.
February 14, 2013
Our second guide, Gender and Performativity: Texts and Contexts, has been published.