Sexing the Maple: A Canadian Sourcebook

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Richard Cavell, Peter Dickinson
Broadview Press, Sep 14, 2006 - Literary Collections - 528 pages

Sexing the Maple is a unique sourcebook designed to raise issues of nationalism and sexuality in Canada through a rich and diverse selection of fiction, poetry, criticism, and history. Structured so as to provide an interactive study of these issues, the collection considers topics as wide-ranging as First Nations sexuality, censorship, assisted reproduction, and religion.

Literary works by Alice Munro, Jane Rule, Timothy Findley, Leonard Cohen, Irving Layton, Lynn Crosbie, Michael Turner, and many others are juxtaposed with criticism and historical documents, many of which were previously out of print or unavailable. Selections include Marshall McLuhan’s 1967 article “The Future of Sex” and excerpts from Stan Persky and John Dixon’s Kiddie Porn, SKY Lee’s Disappearing Moon Cafe, and Margaret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale.

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Richard Cavell is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of McLuhan in Space: A Cultural Geography (University of Toronto Press, 2002).

Peter Dickinson is Assistant Professor of English at Simon Fraser University and the author of Here is Queer: Nationalisms, Sexualities, and the Literatures of Canada (University of Toronto Press, 1999).

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