Canadian Literature are launching their second completely open-access online guide to Canadian Literature:
Gender and Performativity: Texts and Contexts in the CanLitGuides series. See http://canlitguides.ca/guides/gender.
This was written and produced by a collaborative team at the journal consisting of Laura Moss, Margery Fee, and grad students Karen Correia Da Silva, Mike Borkent, and Alissa McCarther, as well as tech wizard Matthew Gruman.
CanLit Guides is created in order to share resources on the study of CanLit and to add to public discussions about Canadian writing. It contains several case studies of a range of works of fiction and non-fiction as well many poems originally published in the journal. The guide also includes hundreds of questions about gender, performance, sexuality, and writing.
CanLit Guides is a modular learning resource, developed by Canadian Literature, that introduces students to reading and writing at a university level. The guides take full advantage of our journal’s online archive, helping students navigate both classic and contemporary Canadian literature, and the complex scholarly conversations surrounding it.
Here’s what is in the guide:
- i. Understanding the Structure of CanLit Guides
- 1. What is Canadian Literature?
- 2. Close Reading
- 3. Gender and Performativity
- 4. The Spectre of Feminism in Canada, Late 1600s–1800s
- 5. Roughing It in the Bush (1852) by Susanna Moodie
- 6. Close Reading
- 7. Emerging Feminisms and Suffrage, Late 1800s–1920s
- 8. The Modern Woman and Modernist Hyper-Masculinity, 1920s–1950s
- 9. Shifting Representation
- 10. Swamp Angel (1954) by Ethel Wilson
- 11. Second-wave Feminist Expansion, 1950s–1980s
- 12. Ana Historic (1988) by Daphne Marlatt
- 13. Third-wave Feminisms, 1980s Onwards
- 14. Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) (1990) by Ann-Marie MacDonald
- 15. Queer Theory, 1980s Onwards
- 16. Funny Boy (1994) by Shyam Selvadurai
- 17. Postfeminism
- 18. Gender and Literature
Please check it out and spread the word.