Critical Bibliography


Douglas Glover

The Art of Desire, The Fiction of Douglas Glover, Edited by Bruce Stone, Ottawa: Oberon Press, 2004. (Essays by Bruce Stone, Louis K. MacKendrick, Claire Wilkshire, Lawrence Mathews, Phil Tabakow, Don Sparling, Philip Marchand, & Stephen Henighan.)

Table of Contents

A Writer’s Guide to Douglas Glover’s Fiction — The Fictions of Douglas Glover, A Preliminary Survey — The Voices Voice Comprises: Incorporation, First-Person Narration and Gender Performance in Douglas Glover’s “Red” — “Some Wonderful Linguistic Game Above Believing”: Meaningfulness in Two Stories by Douglas Glover — “They Are Just Like Us Except….”: Ironic Reconsiderations of Canadian/American Stereotypes in “Swain Corliss, Hero of Malcolm’s Mills (now, Oakland, Ontario), November 6, 1814” — Historical Fiction and Douglas Glover’s The Life and Times of Captain N.The Problem of the Artist in 16 Categories of Desire — “I Blame Printed Books”: Reading Douglas Glover’s Elle through Don Quixote — Styles of Approach: Bruce Stone Interviews Douglas Glover

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Douglas GloverGeneral Essays

of snow and corpses: facets of douglas glover’s fiction” by Bruce Stone, 3:AM Magazine, August, 2019.

Douglas Glover” by Bruce Stone, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Spring 2004; reprinted in The Art of Desire, The Fiction of Douglas Glover, Edited by Bruce Stone, Ottawa: Oberon Press, 2004.


On The Enamoured Knight

The Enamoured Critic: Douglas Glover Reads Don Quixote” by Martin Ryker, The Denver Quarterly, V.40, No. 3, 2006.



On Elle

Douglas Glover“Elle de Douglas Glover: Une satire ménippéene,” by Haijo Westra and Adam Westra, Littoral, Numéro 5, autumne 2010. [Translated into English] “Douglas Glover’s Elle: A Menippean Satire,” by Haijo Westra and Adam Westra, Numéro Cinq

I am a Landscape of Desire: Gender, Genre and the Deconstruction of the Textuality of Empire in Douglas Glover’s Elle,” by Pedro Carmona Rodríguez, Proceedings of the 29th AEDEAN Conference: Universidad de Jaén 15 al 20 diciembre 2005. CD-ROM. Ed. Alejandro Alcaraz Sintes et al. Jaén: AEDEAN / Servicio de Publicaciones U de Jaén, 2006. 539-45.

“‘…[D]estined always to be on the edge of things’: Prolegomenon to a Dialogue of Transdisciplinary and Curriculum Theory” by Patrick Howard, Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, Vol. 20. Iss. 4 p.45, Winter 2004

“Canadian Crusoes from Sea to Sea: The Oceanic Communities of Douglas Glover’s Elle and Yann Martel’s Life of Pi” by John Clement Bell, Moveable Margins, The Shifting Spaces of Canadian Literature, Chelva Kanaganayakam, ed., TSAR Publications, Toronto, 2005

“Surviving the Metaphorical Condition in Elle : Douglas Glover’s Impersonation of the First French Female in Canada” by María Jesús Hernáez Lerena, Canon Disorders: Gendered Perspectives on Literature and Film in Canada and the United States, Darias Beautell, Eva, and María Jesús Hernáez Lerena, eds., Ed. Logroño: Universidad de La Rioja/Universidad de La Laguna, 2007

Douglas Glover“Visited Graves in Colonial Cemeteries: The Resurrection of Marguerite de Roberval” by María Jesús Hernáez Lerena, Canada Exposed/Le Canada a decouvert, Peter Lang Publishing, Berlin, New York, Brussels, Oxford, 2009

“A Canadian Bear, A Woman’s Heart: Douglas Glover’s Elle and Marian Engel’s Bear,” Christl Verduyn, TransCanadiana: Polish Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 1 (2008): 74-85.

“Self as Garbled Translation: Douglas Glover’s Elle/Elle,” in Traduire depuis les marges/Translating from the Margins, Christl Verduyn, Denise Merkle, Jane Koustas, Glen Nichols and Sherry Simon, eds. Montreal: Edition Nota Bene, 2008. 59-74.

Bears, Bodies and Boundaries in Douglas Glover’s Elle: A Novel” Ruta Šlapkauskaite, Transnational Literature, Volume 4, Issue 1, November 2011.

“‘Amerique, terre des metamorphoses!’ Relecture du mythe americain dans Le pas de l’ourse de Douglas Glover” by Nova Doyon, Quebec Studies, 53, Spring-Summer, 2012.

“Cartographic Dissonance: Between Geographies in Douglas Glover’s Elle” by Rachel Bryant, Canadian Literature, #220, Spring, 2014.

“Mad Translation in Leonard Cohen’s Beautiful Losers and Douglas Glover’s Elle” by Robert Stacey, English Studies in Canada, Vol. 40, Issue 2-3 (June/September 2014).


Douglas GloverOn The Life and Times of Captain N.

On Becoming Masks: The Life and Times of Captain N. at n-1 Dimensions” by Cheryl Cowdy Crawford, Henry Street, 1999

Historical Fiction and Douglas Glover’s The Life and Times of Captain N.“ by Don Sparling, Brno Studies In English 23, 1997

“Why Everybody Loves Indians” by Philip Marchand, Ripostes, Reflections on Canadian Literature, The Porcupine’s Quill, Erin, Ontario, 1998


On Individual Stories

“The Voices Voice Comprises: Incorporation, First-Person Narration and Gender Performance in Douglas Glover’s ‘Red’” by Claire Wilkshire, Canadian Literature, Issue 158, Autumn, 1998

On “Why I Decide To Kill Myself And Other Jokes”“Structural Unity in Fiction” by Sandra Novack, Descant Magazine, Summer, 2006

“Writing from the Sidelines: Peripheral Critique in Douglas Glover’s “State of the Nation’” by Adam Beardsworth, Short Story, New Series, Volume 13, No. 1, Spring, 2005

Romancing the ‘Mysterious Bonds of Syntax’: Allegory and the Ethics of Desire in Douglas Glover’s ‘My Romance’ and ‘Iglaf and Swan’” by Adam Beardsworth, Studies in Canadian Literature, Volume 30.2, 2005

“Invisible Ethnicity: Canadian Erasure, Vanishing Dutchness” by Aritha van Herk, Aesthetic Practices and Politics in Media, Music, and Art: Performing Migration, Edited by Davis, Fischer-Hornung, and Kardux, Routledge, New York, 2011. (“The Indonesian Client”)



The Familiar Dead” Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series, Vol. 23, Gale Research (1996); Reprinted in Notes Home from a Prodigal Son, Oberon Press, 1999.