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Bibliotheca Canadiana:
A Historical Survey of Canadian Bibliography
An Exhibition in Honour of the Ninetieth Birthday of Dr. Lawrence M. Lande.
"This web site includes the images and selected text currently on view in the library exhibit...Created by David McKnight, Digital Collections Librarian and Gary Tynski, Print Curator, Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University Library.

Canada's Digital Collections
Subjects include: Business, Science & Technology ; Fine Arts ; First Peoples ; Geography ; Government ; History ; Labour ; Literature ; Social Studies ; Women.

Canadian Bound
Celebrating Our Literary Achievements

Canadian Comparative Literature Association

Canadian Literature
A Quarterly of Criticism and Review
"This website contains the full table of contents of every issue of Canadian Literature, CanLit resources, submission, subscription and advertising information and selected reviews and editorials from our pages."
The Resources section includes: General Information ; Canadian Journals & Literary Magazines ; Canadian Literary Awards ; George Woodcock.

Canadian Literature Archive
"...has been online since October 4, 1994 and is a repository for information about Canadian writers, novelists, poets, playwrights, essayists, Canadian literary organizations, magazines, publications, texts and library archives ... Electronically reprint out-of-print, out-of-copyright Canadian works of fiction, poetry and drama..."

  • Iconography and Narrative - (dead link)
    Proceedings of the Conference held at St. John's College, September 28-30, 1995

Canadian Literature Research Service
"...offers researchers specialized reference, research, advisory and bibliographic services and prepares material for exhibitions on Canadian literature and literary publishing and reading lists featuring selected Canadian authors and themes in Canadian literature. In addition, CLRS develops electronic products designed to provide access to Canadian literature via the Internet."
National Library of Canada

Canadian Literature Subject Guide
From Subject Guides to Internet and Print Sources, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, McGill University Libraries.
Some resources restricted to the McGill University community.

Canadian Poetry
Sections include: Canadian Poets ; Poetry Journals and Magazines ; Canadian Poetry Presses ; Other Canadian Poetry Sites ; Feature Poem ; International Sites ; Literary Events ; Literary Awards and Grants ; Literary Contests ; Poetry Contests ; Representative Poetry ; Books, Bibliographies, Databases.
From the University of Toronto English Library

Canadian Poetry Archive
"The Canadian Poetry Archive features selected poems from over 100 early English- and French-language Canadian poets. Digitized from public domain anthologies found in the National Library of Canada's rich literature collection, the poems represent some of Canada's most notable poetry from the 19th and early 20th centuries."
National Library of Canada

CanLinks - CanLiterary
By David Lucking

A Celebration of Women Writers - Writers From Canada
Edited by Mary Mark Ockerbloom.
"The Celebration of Women Writers is developed in collaboration with the On-Line Books Page, edited by John Mark Ockerbloom."

Celebrating Women's Achievements - Women in Canadian Life and Society, Music, and Literature
National Library of Canada

Essays on Canadian Writing - (dead link)
Table of Contents and Abstracts only

Finding Out About Native Canadian Women Writers Published in English
Sections include: Bibliographies ; Interviews ; Anthologies ; Selected Native Periodicals ; Selected Canadian Publishers of Native Literature ; Some Native Canadian Women Writers ; Electronic Sources.
National Library of Canada

First Nations Periodical Index - (dead link) "The First Nations Periodical Index contains journals of mainly Canadian Native content. This Index is a tool providing access to information about First Nations for students (high school or university), educators, instructors and researchers...The First Nations Periodical Index is a joint project of the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, Saskatoon Campus, the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre and the Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples committee."

French Canadian Literature Subject Guide
From Subject Guides to Internet and Print Sources, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, McGill University Libraries.
Some resources restricted to the McGill University community.

National Library of Canada

Northwest Passages - Canadian Literature Online
Sections include: General Links ; Canadian Studies Programs & Associations ; Authors ; Publishers ; Literary Periodicals ; Literary Organizations ; Canadian Culture.

online guide to writing in canada
by james hˆrner and iram khan

Out of This World
Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy
"...is an exhibition produced after four years of time, travel and research into Canada's considerable body of science fiction and fantasy literature. Produced by the National Library of Canada in conjunction with the Toronto Public Library's Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, this is the electronic version of the exhibition which originally opened May 13, 1995 at the National Library of Canada in Ottawa."

Playwrights' Workshop Montreal - (dead link)
"...is a professional theatre centre dedicated to developing contemporary work and new writers for the Canadian stage."

  • The Carol Libman Online Script Collection - (dead link)
    "The script collection includes over 500 script titles by Canadian playwrights which have been developed with Playwrights' Workshop Montreal since our founding in 1963."

Studies in Canadian Literature/…tudes en littÈrature canadien (SCL/…LC)
"...is a biannual, bilingual journal devoted to the study of Canadian literature in English and French, and published at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton."
Selected back-issues online

Taking Place - Canadian Prairie Writin - (dead link)
A journal devoted to the literary culture of the Canadian Prairies.
Edited by Dennis Cooley and Birk Sproxton.

Thomas Raddall Electronic Archive Project
"...is creating an electronic archive that will feature selected significant letters, manuscripts, photographs, stories, and broadcasts by Thomas Raddall, one of Canada's and Nova Scotia's foremost authors and historians."
Dalhousie University Libraries

Treeline: Canadian Writing on the Net
"...Net seeks to promote all forms of Canadian literature and art. It is published electronically on a quarterly basis

The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC)




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