Literature

CanLit aglow thanks to Munro

Alice Munro has done Canadian literature a great favour by winning the Nobel Prize.Continue...

The critical and satirical

The audience laughs as Jon Stewart mocks the outcry against Obama’s latest push for more gun control, but there’s a sober message behind his tone.Continue...

Grad pens award-winning book

In 2009, the Queen’s alumnus spent 10 weeks at Fauna Foundation, a chimpanzee sanctuary located just south of Montreal. His time with the apes inspired him to pen this year’s Charles Taylor Prizewinner, The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary.Continue...

Q&A with renowned poet Liz Howard

On March 6, poetry enthusiasts gathered in Watson Hall to hear renowned Canadian poet Liz Howard read from her debut novel, Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent, as part of the Creative Writing at Queen’s reading series.Continue...

What the CanLit controversy means to an aspiring Canadian writer

Dear Canadian literature —I think it’s time we see other people.Continue...

Kingston WritersFest showcases well-rounded talent

“The buzz at this year's WritersFest was palpable,” said Barbara Bell, artistic director of Kingston WritersFest.Continue...

To be or not to be

Is Shakespeare deserving of the praise he has received over the last centuries?Continue...

Reading the under-rated and under-read

Like “cool” or “art,” the term “classic literature” is notoriously indefinable.Continue...

Creative writing illuminated from the other side

“Language, which is useful in the province of the intellect is a relatively clumsy vehicle in the expression of emotion and of narrative movement,” Carol Shields wrote in her work Narrative Hunger and the Possibilities of Fiction.Continue...

What makes literature 'truly Canadian'?

What’s the novel all Canadians should read? That’s the question at the core of CBC’s Canada Reads competition.Continue...

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