Blue Heron Press
edited by Lorne Shirinian

On February 12, 2003, the Department of English at the Royal Military College of Canada hosted a conference titled Under Fire: The Canadian Imagination and War. This was the first such conference of its kind and was enthusiastically received by the academic community and the general public. The essays in this collection from the conference offer an insight into this often forgotten aspect of Canadian literature and art.

Table of Contents

  • Lorne Shirinian, Introduction
  • Michael Hurley, Overview of the Underworld from Richardson to Urquhart
  • Tom Vincent, War as History, War as Experience in Early Canadian Fiction
  • P. S. Sri, John McCrae's "In Flanders Fields" (1915) in the Light of Timothy Findley's The Wars
  • John Moss, Exploding Slowly: Or, the Mutability of Meaning; Buffy and The Faerie Queene
  • Kirsty Robertson, The Canadian War Art Collection
  • Stephen Bonnycastle, War in Jack Hodgins’ Broken Ground
  • Steve Lukits, The Crossfire of Melodrama and History in Colin McDougall’s Execution
  • Mark Benson, War and Conflict in French-Canadian Literature: Some Important Milestones

Under Fire: The Canadian Imagination and War, edited by Lorne Shirinian (Kingston: Blue Heron Press, 2005)
ISBN: 0-020266-34-7
95 pages, 2 pages of coloured plates

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