Patriarchy’s Latest Trick: Whose Interests are Served When Women Tend the ‘Dumpster Fire’ of CanLit?
I’m writing this piece from Britain as what you could call a displaced Canadianist but I don’t think of myself that way. What is a Canadianist? An expert on Canadians? That’s not me. My research focus is on experimental writing, much of it by lesbians, queers, and people of colour, all of whom, when they are writing from Canada, are highly critical of the patriarchal, racist, classist, homophobic Canadian state. It’s true that much of the literature that I think of as my literature was – and still is – written by folks who were born, live, or once...Read More