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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Call for Papers: Thoughts from the Eastern Edge: Rethinking the Place of Atlantic Canadian Literature


The 10th Raddall Symposium, held in early July 2017 at Acadia University, was a collegial, productive, and wide-ranging discussion of Atlantic Canadian literary criticism, animated by a collective desire to acknowledge and extend the influence of Herb Wyile’s work in this field. Building on the momentum of this conversation, Studies in Canadian Literature is planning a special issue that will feature scholarly essays based on papers presented at the conference and personal memoirs about our friend and colleague.

Ten years out from “Surf’s Up: The Rising Tide of Atlantic-Canadian Literature” (SCL 33.2, 2008), a special issue edited by Wyile and Jeanette Lynes, this volume will once again attempt to re-frame debates surrounding Atlantic Canadian literature. Following the example of Wyile’s wide-ranging curiosity, this call for papers places no limitations on historical periods, subject matter, authors, or genres. Papers that re-consider any aspect of Atlantic Canadian Literature’s past, present, and /or future are welcomed. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Atlantic Canada in the context of globalization
  • The representation/re-purposing of history and culture
  • The natural environment and resource extraction
  • Changing patterns of work
  • The folk paradigm
  • Gender, masculinity, sexuality
  • Outmigration, tourism, and other forms of movement in and out of the region

Alongside essays that build on and extend Herb Wyile’s formidable body of scholarship, we welcome personal reflections of 2000-4000 words.

Deadline for submissions is 1 November 2017.

Posted: 2017-07-18 More...

In Memoriam: Wendy Robbins


We are sad to announce that Dr. Wendy Robbins died on Tuesday, April 18 after a brief illness — the result of an aneurysm and ensuing complications.

Posted: 2017-04-21 More...
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