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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

W. J. Keith

W.J. Keith is a professor emeritus of English at the University of Toronto. His publications include Canadian Literature in English (1985, 2006) and Canadian Odyssey: A Reading of Hugh Hood’s “The New Age/Le nouveau siècle” (2002).

Articles by
W. J. Keith

Poets of the Country

At long last, a literary historian charts the distant beginnings of CanLit. October 2004

Mythological Meltdown

Why we need to get back to the basics—and bases—of western civilization. April 2005

Sympathetic, Generous ... and Tough

One of CanLit’s backstage producers revealed. January–February 2008
It has been customary for some time to refer to the period of literary activity that began in this country in the late 1950s, gathered momentum in the 1960s and flourished for some twenty years or so after that, as the “Canadian Renaissance.” The leading writers who came to prominence at that time are now well known—at least to those who are interested in such…