Canadian Literature & Poetry
New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia Biographical, critical, and bibliographic information about more than 150 New Brunswick writers and literary subjects. Also includes Acadian and Francophone authors.
Peel’s Bibliography of the Canadian Prairies to 1953 The revised and enlarged the previous, 1973 edition, this bibliography is recognized as finest introduction to the literature of the Canadian Prairies.
Available Online Z 1365 .P4 2003 Reference
Writers of Newfoundland and Labrador: Twentieth Century Concise biographies of authors, accopanied by synopses and samples of their published work.
PR 9189.6 .D4 1985 Reference
History, Literary Interpretation & Criticism
The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature A comprehensive, authoritative guide to many different genres, topics, and aspects of Canadian literary history, including the influence of literature on the Canadian national identity, authorship, postcolonialism, short story, drama, poetry, Indigenous literatures, women’s writing, children’s literature, gay and lesbian literature, creative work from the Confederation period, regional fiction, and minority writers.
PR 9180.2 .O95 2016 Stacks
The Literary History of Alberta Volume One, “From Writing-on-Stone to World War II” explores the provincial identity as something distinct from region, nation, empire or world.
PR 9198.2 .A4 M44 1998 Stacks
Unnamed Country: The Struggle for a Canadian Prairie Fiction This book begins before the first prairie novel and traces the growth of prairie fiction over the last century noting the influence of culture on man’s reaction to the landscape.
Available Online PR 9192.6 .P7 H3 Stacks
Writing in the Time of Nationalism: From Two Solitudes to Blue Metropolis Traces the history of Montreal as the literary centre of Quebec and Toronto as the literary centre of English Canada.
PR 9189.6 .L45 2010 Stacks
Strange Things: The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature Focuses on the imaginative mystique of the wilderness of the Canadian North. Writers discussed include Robert Service, Robertson Davies, Alice Munro, E.J. Pratt, Marian Engel, Margaret Laurence and Gwendolyn MacEwan.
PR 9185.2 .A95 2004 Stacks
Anne of Tim Hortons: Globalization and the Reshaping of Atlantic-Canadian Literature Explores how Atlantic-Canadian writers present a picture of the region that is much more complex and less quaint than the stereotypes through which it is typically viewed: Michael Winter, Lisa Moore, George Elliott Clarke, Rita Joe, Frank Barry, Shaun Comish, and Bernice Morgan, among others.
PR 9198.2 .A8 W95 2011 Stacks
Imagining Toronto Traces Toronto’s literary genealogies from their origins in First Nations stories to present-day graphic novels and analyzes the portrayal of the city in local literature.
PR 9198.3 .T67 H37 2010 Stacks
Jewish Roots, Canadian Soil: Yiddish Culture in Montreal, 1904–1945 Examines the contributions of performers and other artists to the Yiddish theatre and culture in Montreal in the first half of the twentieth century, with consideration to the social landscape of the city.
F 1054.5 .M89 J563 2011 Stacks
The Prairie Journal: A Magazine of Canadian Literature An important regional outlet that publishes poetry, short fiction, drama, literary criticism, reviews, bibliography, interviews, profiles and artwork. Selected works are available on the journal’s web site.
updated by: Agatha Barc, 24 April 2017
originally compiled by: Irene Dutton, Alison Girling