Essays & Fragments: Tanis MacDonald on Anne Carson and the daughter’s elegy

Reading: Tanis MacDonald. “The pilgrim and the riddle: Father-daughter kinship in Anne Carson’s “The Anthropology of Water.” Canadian Literature 176 (Spring 2003): 67-81. “When is a pilgrim like a photograph?…

Abstract / Concrete #1: Judith Copithorne (By derek beaulieu)

RUNES Discussion of concrete poetry tends to centre on male figures—personalities and practices which dominate the discourse. This domination suggests that there isn’t a preponderance of women in concrete poetry…

Essays & Fragments: Clarice Lispector

Here is what Clarice Lispector has to say about understanding and intelligibility: “The desirable thing is to be intelligent and to not understand. It is a strange blessing, like experiencing…

Essays & Fragments: Barbara Godard

Reading: “Excentriques, Ex-centric, Avant-Garde: Women and Modernism in the Literatures of Canada” by Barbara Godard. In 1984 Barbara Godard posited that the creation of a thorough literary history in Canada…

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