Thanks so much to the dozens of people who submitted to the inaugural
CanLitCrit Essay Contest!
Our three winners were:
FIRST PLACE ($1,000 and Publication in CNQ):
for "The Xenotext’s Woman Problem"
SECOND PLACE ($500 and Publication at notesandqueries.ca):
for "We are Men, and We are Terrified of Ourselves OR:
How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Russell Smith"
THIRD PLACE ($250 and Publication at notesandqueries.ca):
for "Making Up Mile End"
The Xenotext’s Woman Problem:
by Andreae Callanan
Our contest winner argues that Christian Bök’s “experimental” work pushes genetic, not gender boundaries.
We are Men, and We are Terrified of Ourselves OR:
How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Russell Smith
by Jared Young
In his funny, astute essay, Jared Young probes notions of masculinity and national identity via Russell Smith’s self-defeating male characters.
Making Up Mile End
by Jason Freure
Jason Freure takes us on a palimpsestic, geo-historical-literary tour of an iconic Montreal neighbourhood.