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2015 CWILA Count Infographic

 

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CWILA Critic-in-Residence Outgoing Reflection

By Lucas Crawford Being the Critic-In-Residence for Canadian Women in the Literary Arts was an exercise in paradoxes and pleasures: I’m a writer and scholar who is very much still learning how to do “criticism” in the CanLit mode; it … Continue reading

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An Interview with Farzana Doctor

An Interview with Farzana Doctor by Mary-Lou Zeitoun Farzana Doctor is a Toronto based author, editor, and registered social worker. She is the author of Stealing Nasreen (Inanna Publications, 2007) and Six Metres of Pavement (The Dundurn Group, 2011), which … Continue reading

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the mad house by Sharron Proulx-Turner

the mad house 1 indigenous natural law: never give up. –jimmy o’chiese drove through an early morning sundog. I was heading up sarcee hill, reaching for my sunglasses, the sun just peeking over the crest. ahead on that foothill I … Continue reading

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Critic-in-Residence 2015: Lucas Crawford

  On CWILA: Interview with Lucas Crawford, CWILA’s 2015 Critic-in-Residence Interviews: “Interview with Lucas Crawford, Poet and 2015 CWILA Critic in Residence” on roommagazine.com. “Imagining Impractical Ideas about Bodies” An Interview with Lucas Crawford by Phoebe Wang in The Town … Continue reading

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An Interview with Stacey May Fowles

By Erin Wunker Stacey May Fowles is an critic, essayist and novelist. She is the author of the novels Be Good (Tightrope, 2007), Fear of Fighting (Invisible, 2008), and Infidelity (ECW, 2013.) Her bylines include The Walrus, the National Post, Quill and Quire, Hazlitt, and Toronto Life, and she regularly writes … Continue reading

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Reviewers on Reviewing

As part of our 2014 CWILA Count, we are featuring the voices of some of Canada’s most prolific and active reviewers. Our Count tells a story about Canada’s review culture and we want to honour and celebrate the work that reviewers do … Continue reading

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What do we resist when we resist the feminine?

  By Isabelle Boisclair (Sherbrooke University), translated by Bronwyn Haslam Lire l’essai originale française par Isabelle Boisclair. “Write in the margins until the margins take up half of the page.” – M. Yaguello             In 2004, I presented the results of … Continue reading

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À quoi résiste-t-on quand on résiste au féminin?

Par Isabelle Boisclair Université de Sherbrooke Read Bronwyn Haslam’s English translation of this essay. « S’inscrire dans la marge jusqu’à ce que la marge occupe la moitié de la page » – M. Yaguello En 2004, je présentais les résultats d’une recherche sur … Continue reading

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The CWILA Effect

by Erin Wunker I’m honoured to once again introduce the annual CWILA Count. Since our organization’s inception in 2012 we have seen a marked shift in the gendered representation in Canada’s literary review culture. What we’re calling “The CWILA Effect” … Continue reading

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