By Jeffrey M. Heath
Profiles in Canadian Literature is a wide-ranging sequence of essays on Canadian authors. each one profile acquaints the reader with the writer's paintings, offering perception into topics, ideas, and distinct features, in addition to a chronology of the author's lifestyles. ultimately, there's a bibliography of fundamental works and feedback that means avenues for additional research. "I comprehend of no higher creation to those writers, and the stories in query are choked with simple info now not without problems available elsewhere." -U of T Quarterly
By Norah L. Lewis
“I am a woman, thirteen years previous, and a formal broncho buster. i will prepare dinner and do home tasks, yet I simply like to ride.”
In letters written to the children’s pages of newspapers, we pay attention the transparent and actual voices of actual young ones who lived in rural Canada and Newfoundland among 1900 and 1920. youngsters let us know approximately their households, their colleges, jobs and groups and the discomfort brought on by the poor charges of global warfare I.
We learn of shared universal reports of isolation, labor, few facilities, constrained academic possibilities, constrained social lifestyles and heavy obligations, but in addition of pride over talents mastered and paintings played. notwithstanding frequently challenging, children’s lives mirrored a hopeful and increasing destiny, and their letters recount their talents and backbone in addition to relations lore and neighborhood histories.
teenagers either make and perform heritage, yet until eventually lately their position has been mostly missed. In “I are looking to subscribe to Your Club,” Lewis offers direct proof that children’s lives, like adults’, have either continuity and alter and shape a part of the warp and woof of the social cloth.
By Victoria Wohl
Classical Athenian literature usually speaks of democratic politics in sexual phrases. voters are suggested to turn into enthusiasts of the polis, and politicians declare to be fanatics of the folks. Victoria Wohl argues that this used to be no useless metaphor. Exploring the intersection among eros and politics in democratic Athens, Wohl strains the non-public wants aroused via public ideology and the political results of voters' so much intimate longings. Love one of the Ruins analyzes the civic fantasies that lay underneath (but now not unavoidably parallel to) Athens's political ideology. It indicates how hope can disrupt politics and gives a deeper--at instances disturbing--insight into the democratic subconscious of old Athens.
The Athenians imagined the correct citizen as a noble and manly lover. yet this icon conceals a mess of alternative attainable figures: horny tyrants, powerful pathics, and seductive perverts. via serious re-readings of canonical texts, Wohl investigates those fantasies, which appear so antithetical to Athens's appear beliefs. She examines the interrelation of patriotism and narcissism, the trope of politics as prostitution, the elite suspicion of political excitement, and the prestige of perversion inside Athens's sexual and political norms. She additionally discusses the morbid force that propelled Athenian imperialism, in addition to democratic Athens's paradoxical fascination with the thrill of tyranny.
Drawing on modern serious idea in unique methods, Wohl sketches the connection among citizen psyche and political lifestyles to light up the advanced, usually contradictory passions that constitution democracy, historical and smooth.
By Rob Feenie, Mark McEwan
By Frederick H. Armstrong
A urban within the Making examines certian of the occasions that happened within the 19th century Toronto, paying specific cognizance to people who carved a thriving city out of the frontier put up that was once town of York. (1989)
By Francis M. Carroll
In this unique and interesting e-book, Francis Carroll tells the tale of the makes an attempt to settle the unique boundary among Canada and the U.S. from the Atlantic coast to the center of the continent.
Established by way of the Treaty of Paris in 1783, it quickly turned transparent that ambiguities and blunders within the treaty introduced confusion and contention within the boundary borderland from New Brunswick and Maine to the St. Lawrence River, throughout the nice Lakes and from Lake more advantageous to Lake of the Woods, within the center of the continent. This borderland, gradually filling with humans of competing pursuits - Loyalists and Yankees, fur investors and infantrymen, Europeans and primary international locations peoples - turned the focal point of the key concern in Anglo-Canadian-American family members for nearly sixty years.
Drawing on broad learn and using manuscript fabrics by no means dropped at endure at the topic prior to, the hunt for Boundary is the 1st paintings to entirely clarify the efforts of the various Boundary Commissions and the failed arbitration of the King of Netherlands - all significant foreign makes an attempt to settle the boundary. The ebook additionally offers a clean interpretation of the relevance the turbulent decade of the 1830s had in contributing to the experience of urgency that eventually allowed for negotiation of an affordable compromise cost of the boundary within the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842 -- "A solid and clever measure," as Lord Ashburton known as it. packed with the politics and intrigues of the time, Carroll brings to existence a notable time within the diplomatic and political historical past of either Canada and the United States.
Winner of the Dafoe ebook Prize, provided by way of the J.W. Dafoe Foundation
By V. Susan Bogach, E. Scott Piscitello
The realm financial institution is delivering counsel to the govt of China to aid enhance thoughts for alterations to China's current process of economic incentives for advertisement renewable strength improvement. This booklet studies on a financial institution workshop that tested foreign event with monetary incentives for grid-connected wind strength platforms and off-grid photovoltaic structures within the uk, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, the us (California), India, and China. The collective reviews of the nations have been additional tested to point different instructions for constructing monetary incentives for market-based renewable strength improvement, in addition to the underlying purposes for those developments.
By Kenneth Gibbons, Donald C. Rowat
Canadians think that their politicians and associations are quite freed from the corruption they go along with different international locations. The editors of this quantity argue that this questionable supposition is predicated on scant proof and intensely little critical research.
By Alison Calder, Robert Wardhaugh