Jamie Dopp - Non-Fiction, Articles, Reviews

Now is the Winter by Jamie Dopp
Now is the Winter:
Thinking About Hockey
Essays, 2009
Now is the Winter: Thinking about Hockey contains twelve essays that examine all aspects of Canada's beloved sport from its mythical beginnings to its place in national identity (Canadian and others), international politics, business and spectacle. The essays are preceded by an introduction in which Richard Harrison and the author explore the current state of literature on hockey. The collection celebrates hockey while acknowledging that there is more to the game than a few isolated figures skating on an outdoor rink.


  • "Hockey Night in Bowering's B.C." Open Letter 14.4 (Fall 2010): 78-89.
  • "Win Orr Lose: Searching for the Good Canadian Kid in Canadian Hockey Fiction." Canada's Game: Critical Perspectives on Hockey. Edited by Andrew C. Holman. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's Press, 2009. 81-97.
  • "A Field of Potentialities: Reading Erin MourĂ©." Essays on Canadian Writing 67 (1999): 261- 87.
  • "Getting off a Good One." Mattoid 54 (1999): 46-57.
  • "Affirming Mystery in Eric McCormack's The Mysterium." Canadian Literature 154 (Autumn 1996): 94 109
  • "The Father in the Mirror: Hall, Harrison and the Complexities of Male Inheritance." Textual Studies in Canada 8 (1996) 109-122.
  • "Reading as Collaboration in Timothy Findley's Famous Last Words." Studies in Canadian Literature 20.1 (Summer 1995): 1-15.
  • "Haunted by Ted Bundy: Phil Hall and 'Male Feminism.'" Open Letter 9.3 (Summer 1995): 93-99.
  • "Metanarrative as Inoculation in What's Bred in the Bone." English Studies in Canada 21.1 (March 1995): 77-94.
  •  "Subject-Position as Victim-Position in The Handmaid's Tale." Studies in Canadian Literature 19.1 (Summer 1994): 43-57.
  •  "Who Says That Canadian Culture is Ironic?" Double Talking: Essays on Verbal and Visual Ironies. Ed. Linda Hutcheon. Toronto: ECW, 1993. 39-54.
  •  "Metalanguage." In Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory. Ed. Irena Makaryk. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1993. 587-8.
  •  "Ideologeme." In Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory. Ed. Irena Makaryk. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1993. 556-7
  •  "Materialist Criticism." In Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory. Ed. Irena Makaryk. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1993. 100-2.
  •  "Autobiography and John Fowles's The Tree." With Barry N. Olshen. Mosaic 22.4 (Fall 1989): 31-44.

Reviews and Review Articles

  • Of Whirl Away by Russel Wangersky. The Malahat Review 180 (Fall 2013):3.
  • "Alias Stephen Scobie." Review of Robert Louis Stevenson: At the World's End by Stephen Scobie. The Pacific Rim Review of Books 14 (Fall): 10.
  • Review of Population Me: Essays on David McGimpsey, edited by Alessandro Porco. Arete: The Online Journal of the Sport Literature Association. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (December 2010): 750 words.
  • Review of Patrick Lane's Red Dog, Red Dog. The Malahat Review 170 (Spring 2010): 133-35.
  • "The Face Before the Mask." Review of Night Work: The Sawchuck Poems by Randall Maggs. The Fiddlehead 238 (Winter 2009): 112-14.
  • Review of Tanis MacDonald's Rue the Day." The Malahat Review 167 (Summer 2009): 102-4.
  • "Lyrical Arguments." Review of Thinking and Singing. Ed. Tim Lilburn. Canadian Literature. 182 (Autumn 2004): 147-48.
  • "Thick and Thin." Review of Bill Bissett, Doug Fetherling, Seymour Mayne and Paul Wilson. Journal of Canadian Poetry. 16 (December 2001)
  • Review Article on Discoveries of the Other by Winfried Siemerling. Textual Studies in Canada 10/11 (1998): 237-42.
  •   Of Broken Ground by Jack Hodgins. Canadian Forum 873 (November 1998): 47-8.
  •   Review of Farley Mowat: Writing the Squib by John Orange. University of Toronto Quarterly 65.1 (Winter 1995/6): 245-7.
  •   Review Article on Forests of the Medieval World by Don Coles. The Malahat Review 105 (Winter 1993): 103-8.
  •   "Conversations that Matter." A review of Sounding Differences: Interviews with Seventeen Canadian Women Writers by Janice Williamson. Canadian Forum 72, no. 823 (October 1993): 40-42.
  •   Of More Watery Still by Patricia Young. The Malahat Review 104 (September 1993): 104-6.
  •   Of Fortress of Chairs by Elizabeth Harvor. The Malahat Review 103 (Summer 1993): 120-22.
  •   Of The Unsaid by Phil Hall. The Malahat Review 103 (Summer 1993): 119-20.