Is Canadian Publishing Post-Queer?

All Quiet on the Northern Front

  • Derek Bedry SFU


Canada’s queer literary history is not what you would call well documented. One key event usually shows up in the threadbare handful of existing historical accounts – the censorship of Jane Rule in the 1960s. Other accounts do not even mention the Little Sister’s Book and Art Emporium battle with Canada customs in 1990, where Rule’s books were seized and the author defended the bookstore in court. Lack of discussion around the issue makes it appear on the surface that there is no homophobia in Canadian publshing. Can that be true?

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