Wild Words (Paperback)

Essays on Alberta Literature

By Donna Coates (Editor), George Melnyk (Editor)

UBC Press, 9781897425305, 204pp.

Publication Date: June 19, 2009

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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 Author

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.