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...

Access to controversial reads should be up to students

School administrators banning books because of their authors’ past aren’t condemning the artists’ actions—they’re taking away an opportunity for students to learn and broaden their worldview.Continue...

English class deserves more respect

Despite the criticism it receives, English Literature is an important area of study.Continue...

Kingston’s Writersfest returns for 10th anniversary

At the 10th annual Kingston Writersfest, Queen’s students and local residents will gather in the Holiday Inn with some of the most esteemed authors in Canada.

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Therese Greenwood relives Fort McMurray wildfire in Kill As You Go

On the day of the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire, redemption and retribution were everywhere.Continue...

A case for realistic female characters

On International Women’s Day, it’s time for us to reevalute what we call a strong female literary character.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...

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