Review: Samita Nandy / Katja Lee & Lorraine York

BOOK REVIEW #2 by SAMITA NANDY Celebrity Cultures in Canada by Katja Lee and Lorraine York 
[Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016.]       Celebrity Cultures in Canada is a fascinating essay collection that sheds light on the production, distribution, and reception of celebrities in historical and contemporary contexts of Canada. Although the nation can be … Continue reading Review: Samita Nandy / Katja Lee & Lorraine York

Review: Brenna Clarke Gray / Katja Lee & Lorraine York

BOOK REVIEW #1 by BRENNA CLARKE GRAY Celebrity Cultures in Canada by Katja Lee and Lorraine York 
[Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016.]       In his Souvenir of Canada series, Douglas Coupland makes a compelling case for a Canadian identity that is rooted in the experience of “secret handshakes,” those shared moments of … Continue reading Review: Brenna Clarke Gray / Katja Lee & Lorraine York

Review: Shane Neilson / Katja Lee & Lorraine York

BOOK REVIEWS INTRODUCTION BY SHANE NEILSON Celebrity Cultures in Canada by Katja Lee and Lorraine York 
[Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016.]       As a critic, I appreciate improvisational structure and I try to invent small variations on the traditional essay format – mainly at the conceptual level. In answer to the question, … Continue reading Review: Shane Neilson / Katja Lee & Lorraine York

Review • Jeffery Donaldson / Shane Neilson

BOOK REVIEW by JEFFERY DONALDSON Shane Neilson’s Poker Face: The Manifesto of Fervourism The Manifesto of Fervourism  by Shane Neilson 
[A Ryga Chapbook, Okanagan College, 2015.]  From HA&L issue 8.2 Shane Neilson’s The Manifesto of Fervourism left me with one preoccupying question: At what point does a poker face become a form of disguised tongue-in-cheek? In short, … Continue reading Review • Jeffery Donaldson / Shane Neilson