Studies in Canadian Literature (SCL) 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 is peer-reviewed, and welcomes submissions on all aspects of Canadian literature.
Today’s scholarly community revisits women’s writing in Canada during the long 1970s. Seventeen contributions yield new insights into the cultural works produced by women working in French and English, from the west coast to the east, between the mid-to-late 1960s and the early-to-mid 1980s. Contributors revisit and recontexualize feminist works from this period, demonstrating the extent to which they remain amenable to critical recovery for new generations of readers who approach them from multiple formal, theoretical, critical, cultural, and material perspectives.
Indigenous Literary Arts of Truth and Redress / Arts littéraires autochtones de vérité et de réparation
Studies in Canadian Literature / Études en littérature canadienne (SCL/ÉLC) invites essays arising from and/or emerging after the fifth annual gathering of the Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA) held on unceded Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) territory at the University of British Columbia in June 2019. We invite contributors to reconsider dominant discourses of reconciliation through explorations of Indigenous literatures as expressions of truth, reformation, reclamation, resurgence, and redress.
The winner of this year's Herb Wyile Prize in Canadian Literature is Cornel Bogle for his essay “The Spatial Politics of Homosociality in Austin Clarke’s In This City” in 43.1 (2018). The winning essay was selected by a committee of three adjudicators – Danielle Fuller (U Alberta), Guy Beauregard (National Taiwan U), and Lorraine York (McMaster) – from among the essays that appeared in SCL’s two issues published in 2018. The prize has a value of $500.
Honourable mention goes to Tania Aguila-Way for “Seed Activism, Global Environmental Justice, and Avant-Garde Aesthetics in Annabel Soutar’s Seeds” in 43.1 (2018).