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  Cougarman Percy Dewar. Victoria: Trafford, 2005.

  "Who Cares about Canadian Poetry?"

  "Anais Nin Revisited", Canadian Review of Comparative Literature
  (to be updated).

  "Voodoism and Female Quest Patterns in Margaret Atwood's Cat's
", Journal of Popular Culture. 36.2 (Spring 2003): 636-50.

  "Sheila Watson: Writing as Redemption", Antigonish Review 130
   (Summer 2002):131-9.

  "So How Do We Tell the Truth? Witness Theory and Shattered Selves",
  Canadian Review of Comparative Literature 26.2 (1999):235-50.

  "A Portrait", The Ohio Review 51 (Winter 1994. Special Issue on
  Mentors): 89-96.

  "Feminist Pedagogy and Confronting Disclosures of Sexual Abuse in
  the Classroom", Feminism and Education: A Canadian Perspective.
  Volume II. Toronto: CanadianWomen's Studies in Education, 1994:

  "Phyllis Webb: The Voice that Breaks", Canadian Poetry 32
  (Spring/Summer 1993):37-63.

  White Lies (for my mother). Edmonton: NeWest Press, 1992.
  1993 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction.
  1992 VanCity Book Award - finalist.
  1992 Vancouver Sun "Six Best Books of the Year" nomination

  "Aging with Fear, Aging with Grace: M.F.K. Fisher and Simone de
  Beauvoir on 'Otherness'", Simone de Beauvoir Studies 9 (1992):
  108-20. (co-authored with Brenda Sully)

  "Gwendolyn MacEwen and Female Spiritual Desire", Canadian
28 (Spring/Summer 1991):18-39.

  " 'A Mystery at the Core of Life' : Margaret Laurence and Women's
  Spirituality", Canadian Literature 128 (Spring 1991):25-38.

  "The Elizabeth Stories and Women's Autobiographical Strategies",
  Studies in Canadian Literature 14.2 (January 1989):1-9.

  "The Dostoevskiian Doppelgänger in the fiction of Marie-Claire Blais",
  Comparative Literature in Canada 19.2 (1988):22-30.

  "Mrs. Blood and The Bell Jar : Portraits of the Artist as Divided
  Woman", Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal 13.1 (Fall 1987):

  "The 'Eternal Feminine' and the Clothing Motif in Grove's Fiction",
  Studies in Canadian Literature 12.2 (1987):22-38.

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  Selected author reviews for Instructor's Manual for The Art of Short
(brief edition). Ed. Gary Geddes. Addison Wesley; Longman,

  "Compassion" (Review of Theresa Kishkan's Sisters of Grass,
  Leona Theis' Sightlines, Barbara Scott's Away) Event 29. (Winter

  "Endless Yearnings" (Review of Bill Gaston's Sex is Red, Thomas
  Child's Bettina, Betty Wilson's The Book of Sarah) Event 28.2
  (Fall 1999): 114-7.

  "Frederick Phillip Grove and Theodore Dreiser in Sexualizing Power
  in Naturalism", Canadian Review of Comparative Literature 25. 1-2
   (March-June 1998): 274-77.

  "Linked Lives" (Review of Elizabeth Hay's Small Change, Mary
  Borsky's Influence of the Moon, and Pamela Donaghue's Comfort
  Zones) Event 27.1 (Spring 1998): 120-3.

  "Seasons of Fire and Water", (Review of Jane Southwell Munro's
  Animal Dream and Grief Notes, Kristjana Gunnar's Exiles Among Us,
  Bruce Rice's Descent into Peru, and Tim Bowling's Low Water Slack),
  Event 25.3 (Winter 1996-7): 146-50.

  "Heading Back Down the Road" (Review of Jay Rusesky's Painting
  the Yellow House Blue, Michael Redhill's Lake Nora Arms, Barbara
  Klar's The Night You Called Me A Shadow, Lesley-Anne Bourne's
  Skinny Girls, and Brenda Brooks' Blue Light in the Dash) Event
  24.1 (Spring 1995):126-32.

  "The 'Loving Service' of Bronwen Wallace" (Review of Bronwen
  Wallace's Arguments with the World) Queen's Quarterly
  (Spring 1994): 241-245.

  "Spiritual Expatriates: Janice Kulyk Keefer's Rest Harrow" Event 22.3
  (Winter 1993-94):47-51.

  "Diving into the Canadian Cultural Wreck" (Review of Carol Corbeil's
  Voice-Over) Event 22.1 (Spring 1993):124-7.

  "The Unbearable Lightness of Seeing", (Review of Mark Frutkin's
  Acts of Light, Rosemary Sullivan's Blue Panic, J.A. Hamilton's Body
  Rain, and Carolyn Smart's The Way To Come Home) Event 21.3
  (Fall 1992):124-8.

  "Playing with Fire: Phyllis Webb" (Review of Phyllis Webb's Hanging
  Fire) Event 21.2 (Summer 1992):120-22.

  Review of David Manicom's Theology of Swallows The Malahat
98 (Spring 1992): 103-6.

  "La Passion selon Suzanne Jacob et Alice Parizeau" Canadian
117 (Summer 1988):156-58.

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  The Traveler's Hat. Vancouver: Raincoast, 2003

  "The Way Home" Zygote Magazine Vol. 7, no. 4. (Winter 2001):
  12-13. First Place Fiction, "Family Plots" Writing Contest.

  "Assumptions" Zygote Magazine Vol. 7, no.4 (Winter 2001): 16-18.
  Outskirts: Women Writing from Small Places. Ed. Emily Schultz.
  Toronto: Sumach Press, 2002: 28-37.

  "The Way Back Home", The Grist Mill (Winter 2000): 63-5.
  Honourable Mention, Valley Writers' Guild John Spencer Hill Award
  for Fiction.

  "After Hours, After Years", Quarry Magazine. Vol. 46, no. 1.
  (July 2000): 17-22.
  Winner of Quarry "Life in the Modern World" Contest.
  1993 Finalist in Event Creative Non-Fiction Contest.
  Reprinted in LitWit. and inIslands West: Stories from the Coast.
Ed. Keith Harrison. Lantzville: Oolichan Books, 2001: 131-40.

  "The Death of a Husband", Visions and Echoes: Patterns of
  Transcendence Among Canadian Women Writers.
Eds. Jo-Anne
  Elder and Colin O'Connell. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier Press, 1997:
  57-60. Reprinted in CRASH number 9 (litzine).

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  "Debbie's Basement", Contemporary Verse II 16.1 (Summer 1993):

  "Beatitude" A Room of One's Own 14.2 (March 1991): 71-2.


 Wings.  Premiered at VI University December 6, 2008.  directed by Eliza Gardiner.  Dancers Holly Bright and Daelik.  Presented by the City of Nanaimo and VIU.


  CBC Radio Canada (Vancouver). Nov. 13, 1992. Commentaire sur
  White Lies avec Sylvia L'Ecuyer.

  CHUB (Nanaimo). September 8, 1992. Panel discussion on child

  CHUB (Nanaimo). July 22, 1992. Forty-minute discussion of White
with Bob McClelland, former B.C. Health Minister.


  Wilfred Watson is Here! With Bruce Finlayson. FinVin Productions,

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