Columnists
Rick Salutin | Philip Roth, an American novelist who was a pre-eminent figure in 20th-century literature, died at age 85 last week.
Columnists
Young Bob Dylan. Image: Flickr/Paul Townsend
Rick Salutin | Although literature found its way into Bob Dylan's songs, and gave him "a way of looking at life, an understanding of human nature, and a standard to measure things by," it doesn't make him an author.
Columnists
Rick Salutin | Dystopias are warnings, utopias are yearnings. They keep chugging ahead into the future, unlike dystopias, which are meant to forewarn but can as easily depress and demobilize.
Podcast
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Victoria Fenner | Canada's seventh poet laureate talks about being Africanadian, and his most recent book "The Motorcyclist."
Blog
J. Baglow | Something was happening. And Mr. Jones finally figured out what it was.
Columnists
Rick Salutin | Symbolic linkage is compelling, maybe unavoidable. The challenge is always: what's being symbolized in a case like Fort Mac?
Podcast
Mindy Ran | A lively exploration of changes in Western European ideas about witches, from Shakespeare's time to ours.
Blog
Lucia Lorenzi | This year's Canada Reads competition was about literature's capacity to break barriers, but literary culture in Canada faces a number of challenges itself.
Blog
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Anne Theriault | Anathema, at age eight, is described as being "a bright child, with a pale face, and black eyes and hair." By 19, she is a witch and she has her PhD. I literally defy you to create a better character.
Blog
Mel Watkins | Thinking about how the media affect us and the world around us has been something of a Canadian specialty. Clive Thompson talks about the positive effects of new communications technology.
News
Anne Theriault | Thank you for being privileged enough, culturally tone-deaf enough, and even just plain stupid enough to say that you don't love women writers enough to teach their works in your class.
Blog
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Lucia Lorenzi | U of T's David Gilmour boasted yesterday that he doesn't teach women writers. Lucia Lorenzi takes seriously his suggestions that if we don't like it, we should "go down the hall."