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.
About the author
About the Editor: Barbara Godard is a founding co-editor of Tessera, and teaches English literature and Women's Studies at York University. She has translated a number of Quebec feminist writers including France Theoret and Nicole Brossard. She is the editor/author of several books including Gynocritics/Gynocritiques: Feminist Approaches to the Writing of Canadian and Quebec Women and Audrey Thomas: Her Life and Work.
“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
Other titles by Barbara Godard
Canadian Women Poets in Conversation
Wider Boundaries of Daring
The Modernist Impulse in Canadian Women’s Poetry
Canadian Literature at the Crossroads of Language and Culture
The Tale of Don L'Orignal
Collaboration in the Feminine
Writings on Women and Culture from Tessera