Work on an article on Phillips Thompson’s Labor Advocate is now in progress, again, after a long delay.
‘Yours for the Revolution’: Communication and Identity in the Western Clarion is now published in English Studies in Canada: 41.2/3 (2015): 133-164.
This article describes and analyses one of the most influential socialist newspapers of the early-twentieth century in Canada, the Western Clarion (Vancouver, 1903-25). Emphasis is placed on the selective use of various literary forms to define community interests and popularize the platform of the Socialist Party of Canada, and on how such communication practices shaped and were shaped by the maintenance of identity and group formation. At stake is a more complete record of Canadian literary history as well as a better understanding of literature and the politics of progress during a critical period of nation building. Link.
Revisions in progress for article on Thomas Phillips Thompson’s Labor Advocate.
“‘Yours for the Revolution’: Communication and Identity in The Western Clarion” is forthcoming in the peer-reviewed journal English Studies in Canada. Further details will be supplied when available.
Location: HC L-3
Date: 24 March 2015
“Radical Politics and Effective Communication in the Early Canadian Labour Press: the Case of Phillips Thompson’s Labor Advocate”
Initial sections published on 15 September 2014 for the purpose of peer review by selected referees.