MOURNING ABSENCE, FIGHTING ABSENCE: FROM LITERARY MANSPREADING TOWARD CULTURAL PARITY

By Lori Saint-Martin Université du Québec à Montréal Lisez la version française de l’essai. The final weeks of 2015 saw one horror after another: the election of a man who boasted of repeatedly groping women without their permission (“when you’re … Continue reading

LE DEUIL, LE COMBAT : DU MANSPREADING LITTÉRAIRE À LA PARITÉ CULTURELLE

Par Lori Saint-Martin Université du Québec à Montréal Read the English version. Les dernières semaines de 2016 ont vu un défilé d’horreurs. Aux États-Unis, un homme qui se vante d’avoir palpé sans permission le corps de nombreuses femmes (« when you’re … Continue reading

2015 CWILA Count Numbers

BOOKS OVERALL REVIEWS OVERALL REVIEWS OVERALL BY PUBLICATION BOOKS OVERALL BY PUBLICATION

2015 CWILA Count Methods & Results

CWILA’s annual Count of book reviews draws attention to challenges within Canada’s literary culture by quantifying the barriers women writers face. As well, the CWILA Count attempts to generate discussion among writers, publishers, reviewers, and readers on how to foster a … Continue reading

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

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

2014 CWILA Count Methods & Results

  CWILA produces an annual Count of book reviews in Canada because women face significant barriers in our literary culture. We seek to quantify these barriers and spark a conversation about how to build a more equitable critical culture. The … Continue reading

2014 CWILA Count Numbers

  OVERALL BOOKS REVIEWED BY GENDER   OVERALL REVIEWS BY GENDER OVERALL BOOKS REVIEWED BY GENDER, BY PUBLICATION                            OVERALL REVIEWS BY GENDER, BY PUBLICATION                         

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