LiteratureSee also: Arts
Literature sub-headings: General
literature; Folk literature
Canada's Early Women Writers - a Biographical
Free to access database, compiled by Simon Fraser
University Library. Contains biographical and publication information
for more than 470 women who lived in Canada or wrote about Canada,
and authored an English-language book or pamphlet of fiction or poetry
that was published before 1940.
Associated heading: Women, Biography
Canadian Literature Archive
A project of the English Department of the University
of Manitoba. The archive aims to electronically reprint out-of-print (and
out-of-copyright) Canadian works. The site also provides bibliographies
and short biographies of Canadian authors.
Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism
The website contains a complete table of contents for
all issues (starting in 1959). The resources section is a useful list
for Canadian literature, with an emphasis on Anglophone literature.
Access to bibliographies, biographical data, and selected
poems. There are links also to Poetry magazines, information about literary
awards, events and poetry courses. Site maintained by the University of
Canadian Poetry Archive
A selection of full-text poems in the public domain
from over 100 English- and French-language Canadian poets.
Canadian Studies: A Guide to the Sources
An online and updated bibliographic essay, first compiled
by John D Blackwell and Laurie C C Stanley-Blackwell. Works cited include
books, journals, and electronic and web resources.
Associated headings: Canadian
studies on the web, History
Canadiana at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
The Thomas Fisher Library houses the Department
of Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of Toronto.
These pages provide a description and point of entry into the library's
extensive literary and mauscript holdings on Canadiana.
Associated heading: Archives
A subject-structured directory of resources for Canadian
studies. The site originated from lists of resources for the study of
Canadian literature, and this remains a strong focus of the site.
Associated heading: Canadian
studies on the web
Centre for Research on French Canadian Culture
- University of Ottowa
The centre supports research in literature and other
humanities and social sciences. The website includes guides to the Centre's
archive collections, and links to their publications.
Associated heading: Francophone Canada
League of Canadian Poets
'The League of Canadian Poets, a non-profit arts service
organization, is the national association of professional publishing and
performing poets in Canada. Its purpose is to enhance the status of poets
and nurture a professional poetic community to facilitate the teaching
of Canadian poetry at all levels of education and to develop the audience
for poetry by encouraging publication, performance and recognition of
Canadian poetry nationally and internationally.' The website offers practical
advice, an events listing, and a "find a poet" service.
Literary Archives: A Guide to the Literary Fonds at the National Library of Canada
An introduction, list and guide to the literary
manuscript holdings as part of Collections Canda at the National Library.
Associated heading: Archives
Literature at Library and Archives Canada
A selection of literary resources available at Library and Archives Canada. Includes a detailed guide to the archive of literary fonds (manuscripts) at the Library.
Northwest Passages - Canadian Literature Online
Canadian literature information portal and book dealer.
See also: Aborginal
British Columbia Folklore Society
Headings include "What is folklore" and examples
of British Coumbia folklore. The links section (follow "Website Index")
includes many societies and resources, with an emphasis on the West Coast
Folklore Studies Association of Canada
An educational non-profit association, dedicated to
promoting research and education in folklore studies. The website includes
details of events and calls for papers, and contents (and some abstracts)
of the Association's Bulletin and yearly journal (Ethnologies). The Other
Links section includes relevant journals, societies and university departments.
Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and
An introduction to the folk songs, folk tales and narratives,
and folk music of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Nova Scotia Archives - Helen Creighton
Archival descriptions, and digitised resources, from
the collections held at Nova Scotia Archives. Helen Creighton (1899-1989)
was one of the two great seminal collectors of folk songs and folk music