The Dialogue Conference at York University provided an opportunity for a number of scholars to bring a feminist perspective to women's writing in Québec and the rest of Canada. The essays in this volume explore women as readers and writers; the collection concludes with the first extensive bibliography of feminist criticism about Canadian and Québec literature, much of which is drawn from unindexed sources.
Barbara Godard teaches literature and women's studies at York University.
“It's a first-rate but very scholarly leading-edge contribution to feminist literary criticism. Its interpretations of Canadian women's writings are creative and unapologetically radical.” —The Ottawa Citizen
“Gynocritics is a welcome addition to the work being done in Canada and elsewhere to historicize and theorize feminist writing and critical practice.” —University of Toronto Quarterly