This book presents a wide-ranging portrayal of the creative work done in Saint John in the hundred years following Confederation. Beautiful watercolour and oil paintings, early fossil discoveries, successful bestselling authors and other examples of the creative city are brought together in this volume.
Among the many surprising and interesting accounts: the contribution to Maritime natural history made by a butterfly found in the city, the role of the city's Great Fire in generating a host of visual artists documenting the urban landscape, and the little-known Hollywood connection that made the city a hotbed of film production — in the early 1900s.
About the authors
Gwendolyn Davies is an emerita professor of English and dean of graduate studies at the University of New Brunswick. She has published or edited six books and over sixty articles and book chapters on pre-1940 Atlantic literature and on the history of the book in Canada. Books include Studies in Maritime Literary History and a scholarly edition of Thomas McCulloch’s The Mephibosheth Stepsure Letters.
PETER J. LAROCQUE, Head of Humanities and Curator of Art at the New Brunswick Museum, is Fellow of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design as well as an honorary member of the New Brunswick Historical Society.
Christl Verduyn is a professor of English and Canadian Studies at Mount Allison University, where she holds the Davidson Chair in Canadian Studies and is the director of the Centre for Canadian Studies. Publications include Asian Canadian Writing Beyond Autoethnography, co-edited with Eleanor Ty (WLU Press, 2008), Archival Narratives for Canada: Re-Telling Stories in a Changing Landscape, co-edited with Kathleen Garay (2011), and Canadian Studies: Past, Present, Praxis, co-edited with Jane Koustas (2012).
Other titles by Gwendolyn Davies
A Legend of the Micmac
Fiction Treasures by Maritime Writers
Best-selling novelists of Canadas Maritime provinces 1860-1950
Myth and Milieu: Atlantic Literature and Culture 1918-1939
A Detached Pirate
The Romance of Gay Vandeleur
Canadian Poetry from the Beginnings Through the First World War
Fog Over Fundy
The Sea is So Wide
Rose of Acadia
Other titles by Christl Verduyn
Beyond "Understanding Canada"
Transnational Perspectives on Canadian Literature
Critical Issues in Canadian Poetry and Poetics
Indigeneity, Diaspora, and Ecology in Canadian Literary Studies
Marian and the Major
Engel's "Elizabeth and the Golden City"
Asian Canadian Writing Beyond Autoethnography
Marian Engel’s Notebooks
“Ah, mon cahier, écoute...”
Edna Staebler’s Diaries
Life in Letters