visión de conjunto:Críticas ``The outcome of a great idea that manages well to be accessible and relevant to both scholars and general readers of Canadian literature.'' -- Research Book News May 2008 200806 ``While Trans.Can.Lit does not engage overtly with how postcolonial studies and its dissenters and offshoots--including Indigenous diasporic and critical race studies--inform the study of CanLit a quick look at the contents pages reveals an impressive list of some of the foremost Canadian critics working in these fields.... One of the strengths of organizing this collection around the intersecton of literature institutions and citizenship is that the essays become a multivoiced call for revolution to critics and teachers working in a field under attack... Trans.Can.Lit reminded me as an academic who teaches and researches CanLit in Australia not only of the specificities of debates occurring within Canada but also of how many of the concerns in Canada transfer with frightening ease to an Australian context. The `trans' in CanLit moves beyond the porous borders of Canada reminding academics working in literary studies about the power of what we do and of the responsibility attached to this power.'' -- Debra Dudek -- Canadian Literature No. 199 Winter 2008 200810 ``The articles...make this a formidable and important collection one that will give the serious reader one interested not only in Canadian literature but also in contemporary thinking about the intersections among the nation state difference globalization and cultural representation more than enough to ponder.'' -- Tamara Palmer Seiler University of Calgary -- Canadian Ethnic Studies Vol. 39 #3 2007 200905 ``The essays that make up this volume were initially presented at the inaugural Transcanada conference (2005) which asked participants to rethink `the disciplinary and institutional framework within which Canadian literature is produced disseminated studied and taught.' In this they have succeeded admirably.... The preface written by editors Smaro Kamboureli and Roy Miki does an excellent job of mapping the issues ideas and critical methodologies that are re-shaping the study of Canadian literature.... [T]his rigorous and far-reaching collection is necessary reading for those working within the discipline today.'' -- Carrie Dawson Dalhousie University -- Dalhousie Review Vol. 88 No. 1 Spring 2008 200806 Reseña del editor The study of Canadian literatureaCanLitahas undergone dramatic changes since it became an area of specialization in the 1960s and '70s. As new global forces in the 1990s undermined its nation-based critical assumptions its theoretical focus and research methods lost their immediacy. The contributors to Trans.Can.Lit address cultural policy citizenship white civility and the celebrated status of diasporic writers unabashedly recognizing the imperative to transfigure the disciplinary and institutional frameworks within which Canadian literature is produced disseminated studied taught and imagined. Biografía del autor Smaro Kamboureli is a professor and the Avie Bennett Chair in Canadian Literature in the English Department at the University of Toronto. She is the founder of the TransCanada series of books published by WLU Press originating from interdisciplinary conferences that initiated collaborative research on the methodologies and institutional structures and contexts that inform and shape the production dissemination teaching and study of Canadian literature. Her most recent publications include Shifting the Ground of Canadian Literary Studies (WLU Press 2012) co-edited with Robert Zacharias and Producing Canadian Literature: Authors Speak on the Literary Marketplace (WLU Press 2013) co-edited with Kit Dobson. Roy Miki teaches contemporary literature at Simon Fraser University. He has published widely on Asian- Canadian literature as well as writers such as bpNichol George Bowering and Roy Kiyooka. He is the author of Broken Entries: Race Subjectivity Writing and received the Governor Generalas Award for his poetry book Surrender.