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Dressing like a boy: the construction of femininity in 13 and Uncomfortably Numb

In the last instalment of our feminist review series, we looked at Marta Chudolinska’s and Megan Speers’ graphic novels and considered how the artists used space to discuss issues of identity. This time around we find ourselves again delving into … Continue reading

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Kingston WritersFest Part II: A conversation with Laurie Lewis

Any trip to Kingston would be incomplete without a visit with Laurie Lewis, and so it was that I made plans to meet up with Laurie last Saturday for lunch while I was in town for the Kingston WritersFest. For … Continue reading

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There’s no place like home: Place in Wanderlust and Back+Forth

In the fourth instalment of our feminist review series, we’re taking a look at Megan Speers’ Wanderlust and Marta Chudolinska’s Back+Forth. These are perhaps more akin to Shelley Peterson’s books than to the ones in my last posting as the … Continue reading

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An interview with Caroline Adderson

Earlier this month I posted my third PQL review, this one on Jessica Grant’s Making Light of Tragedy and Caroline Adderson’s Bad Imaginings. Both books deal with the changing roles of women in modern society and often offer us perspectives … Continue reading

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Defying expectations: Making Light of Tragedy and Bad Imaginings

In my last review, I wrote about Shelley Peterson’s young adult books Dancer and Abby Malone. Today I’m looking at two books that are a bit more mature, and sometimes even downright unsettling: Making Light of Tragedy and Bad Imaginings. … Continue reading

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An afternoon with Sheree-Lee Olson

About a month ago, I went to visit Sheree-Lee Olson at her home in Toronto’s Cabbagetown to speak with her about her book, Sailor Girl. I had started working on my first critical review a few weeks before, and I … Continue reading

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