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Wild Words

Essays on Alberta Literature

As the first collection of literary criticism focusing on Alberta writers, Wild Words establishes a basis for identifying Alberta fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction as valid subjects of study in their own right.

The idea for this collection began with 100 years of literary tradition for Alberta's centenary. However, Alberta's literary roots go back much farther than that to the oration of First Nation's peoples and the colonizing exploration and travel literature of the 18th and 19th centuries.

About the Authors

Donna Coates is an associate professor of English at the University of Calgary. George Melnyk is an associate professor of Canadian studies and film studies at the Universty of Calgary. Other contributors include Jars Balan, Pamela Banting, Doug Barbour, Sherrill Grace, Lisa Grekul, Helen Hoy, Frances W. Kaye, Anne Nothof, Christian Riegel, Malin Sigvardson, Fred Stenson, and Arita van Herk.


"Showcasing the diversity of writing in Alberta, Wild Words opens a much-needed conversation about what, if anything, binds people together in particular places. Contributors re-read and re-invent literary texts and histories, demonstrating that any definitions are as dynamic and provisional as the writings themselves. Ultimately, 'Alberta' exists on the map of the imagination."—Alison Calter, University of Manitoba
UBC Press

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