Romance: not just a love story

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Donald Hair

When in 1842 Elizabeth Barrett published a series of periodical “notices” that were her history of English poetry – a history that has been mostly ignored by her critics – the plot she chose to order her materials was romance.

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Learning the Language of Books, Organically

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Tracy Dahlby. Copyright Rebecca Davis.

I started life as a sucker for adventure stories and nothing has really changed over the past sixty years. This is mainly the fault of my maternal grandmother, Alice Brasfield. Continue Reading ›

Landscapes of Identity: Memory, Spaces and Things

Joan Coutu

Joan Coutu

Coming from French-Canadian stock with a good dash of Scots and Irish, I am a legacy of Canada’s two imperial traditions. Continue Reading ›