Studies in Canadian Literature / Études en littérature canadienne

Studies in Canadian Literature/Études en littérature canadienne (SCL/ÉLC) is a biannual, bilingual journal devoted to the study of Canadian literature in English and French, and published at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. SCL/ÉLC is peer-reviewed, and welcomes submissions on all aspects of Canadian literature.

The Editor of SCL/ÉLC is Cynthia Sugars ( The Managing Editor is Kathryn Taglia ( The journal has published continuously since 1975, when it was founded by Barrie Davies, Desmond Pacey, Roger Ploude, and Michael Taylor. Past editors are Kathleen Sherf, John Ball, Jennifer Andrews, and Herb Wyile.

SCL/ÉLC is indexed in the Canadian Periodical Index, the MLA Index, and the American Humanities Index; it is available on-line in the Canadian Business and Current Affairs Database and in microform from Micromedia Inc. It is a member of the Canadian Association of Learned Journals, the Association of Canadian Studies, and the Canadian Magazine Publishers Association.

Publication of the journal is made possible by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the University of New Brunswick, and the Province of New Brunswick.

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Seeking donations! The Herb Wyile Prize in Canadian Literature

Studies in Canadian Literature/Études en littérature canadienne is working to establish a Canadian Literature prize in honour of Herb Wyile (see the description below). As many gathered in Wolfville for a memorial service that brought together family, friends, and colleagues from Acadia and elsewhere, our talk naturally turned to ways that we could honour a colleague who was known for both his collegiality and scholarship. A Canadian literature prize in Herb’s name seemed like a fitting memorial.  
Posted: 2016-09-21 More...

Announcing... The Herb Wyile Prize in Canadian Literature


This prize is awarded annually to the best essay published in Studies in Canadian Literature/Études en littérature canadienne over the previous calendar year. The value of the prize is $500. The winning essay will be chosen on the basis of the quality of the research and writing, the originality of the argument, and the article’s potential impact on the field of Canadian literature.

A committee of three adjudicators will be appointed by the editor(s) of SCL/ÉLC each spring to review essays from the previous calendar year. Prize winners will be announced in the Fall. The winner will be contacted by the editor(s) of the journal. His/her name will be posted on the SCL/ÉLC website and announced in the subsequent issue.

For more information, please feel free to contact Cynthia Sugars, editor of SCL/ÉLC, at, or John C. Ball, associate editor and chair of English at UNB, at

Posted: 2016-09-21
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