The ACQL Literary Prize
ACQL annually awards two juried prizes, one in English and one in French, for the best book-length studies in Canadian and Québec literary criticism. Established in honour of the late Gabrielle Roy, this competition is open to works of criticism on Canadian or Québec literatures published anywhere in the world in English and French. Submissions must be made by publishers, and must have been published in the preceding year.
Support the ACQL’s Gabrielle Roy Prize by making a donation to the Trust Fund. Donations over $50 will receive receipts for income tax purposes. Please send your donation to:
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Recipients of the Gabrielle Roy Prize
Rita Bode and Jean Mitchell (eds.)
L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature(s), McGill-Queen’s University Press
Violence Against Indigenous Women: Literature, Activism, Resistance, Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Candida Rifkind and Linda Warley (eds.)
Canadian Graphic: Picturing Life Narratives, Wilfrid Laurier University Press
The Black Atlantic Reconsidered: Black Canadian Writing, Cultural History, and the Presence of the Past
McGill-Queen’s University Press
Indigenous Poetics in Canada
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Sanctioned Ignorance: The Politics of Knowledge Production and the Teaching of Literatures in Canada
University of Alberta Press
Stories in a New Skin: Approaches to Inuit Literature, published by the University of Manitoba Press
Anne of Tim Hortons: Globalization and the Reshaping of Atlantic-Canadian Literature, published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Canadian Women in Print, 1750-1918, published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
Di Brandt and Barbara Godard
Wider Boundaries of Daring: The Modernist Impulse in Canadian Women’s Poetry, published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
Mordecai Richler: Leaving St-Urbain, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Carole Gerson and Jacques Michon
History of the Book in Canada (1918-1980) published by the University of Toronto Press.
Translating Montreal: Episodes in the Life of a Divided City, McGill-Queen’s University Press.
When Canadian Literature Moved to New York, University of Toronto Press, 2005
Writing the Everyday: Womenís Textual Communities in Atlantic Canada. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2004.
Imagined Nations: Reflections on Media in Canadian Fiction.
McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003
Unreal Country: Modernity in the Canadian Novel in English. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2002.
Remnants of Nation: On Poverty Narratives by Women.
Toronto, U. of Toronto P, 2001.
Faking It: Poetics and Hybridity: Critical writing, 1984-1999. Edmonton, NeWest, 2000.
Scandalous Bodies: Diasporic Literature in English Canada. Toronto, Oxford UP, 1999.
The Picturesque and the Sublime: A Poetics of the Canadian Landscape. Montréal, McGill-Queen’s UP,1998.
Beyond Silence: Chinese Canadian Literature.
Toronto, TSAR, 1997.
Working in English: History, Institution, Resources. Toronto, U of Toronto P, 1996.
Lifelines: Marian Engel’s Writings. Montréal, McGill-Queen’s UP, 1995.
Floating Voice: Duncan Campbell Scott and the Literature of Treaty 9. Toronto, Anansi, 1994.
Helen M. Buss
Mapping Our/Selves: Canadian Women’s Autobiography in English. Montréal, McGill-Queen’s UP, 1993.
Marlene Kadar, ed. Essays on Life Writing: From Genre to Critical Practice. Toronto, U. of Toronto P, 1992.
Writing in the Father’s House: The Emergence of the Feminine in the Quebec Literary Tradition. Toronto, U. of Toronto P, 1991.
A Record of Writing: An Annotated and Illustrated Bibliography of George Bowering. Vancouver, Talon, 1990.
The New Poetics in Canada and Quebec: From Concretism to Postmodernism. Toronto, U. of Toronto P, 1989.
The journal Canadian Literature
Barbara Godard, ed.
Gynocritics: Feminist Approaches to Canadian and Quebec Women’s Writing / Gynocritiques : démarches féministes à l’écriture des canadiennes et québécoises. Toronto, ECW, 1987.
All the Polarities. Toronto, ECW, 1986.
«Allow Self, Portraying Self: Autobiography in Field Notes.» Line no. 2, 1983. (Awarded in 1984)