Theory, A Sunday
Collectively authored by Louky Bersianik, Nicole Brossard, France Théoret, Gail Scott, Louise Cotnoir, Louise Dupré, Lisa Robertson, and Rachel Levitsky. Twenty-five years after its first French language publication, THEORY, A SUNDAY (2013), a collaborative feminist poetics text, marks the first in Belladonna's new Germinal Texts series. Written through Sunday meetings in Montreal, this volume gathers six women's theoretical feminist texts, with a new introduction by Lisa Robertson and afterword by Gail Scott and Rachel Levitsky. Translators of this text include Erica Weitzman, Luise von Flotow, Popahna Brandes, and Nicole Peyrafitte.
Louky Bersianik (1930-2011) is the author of twelve books of poetry and prose. Essayist, novelist and poet, her much admired novel L'Eugélionne is considered Québec's first feminist novel (translated by Howard Scott as The Eugélionne (1996). Her novel Permafrost, 1937-38, won the Governor General's award in 1997. Louky was born in Montréal and studied at Université de Montréal, the Sorbonne, and Centre d'études de radio et de television.
Nicole Brossard was born in Montréal. Poet, novelist and essayist, she has published more than forty books. Her work has been influential on a generation of poets and feminists. Her work has been widely acknowledged and translated in many languages. Her most recent book, translated into English by Erin Mouré and Robert Majzels, is WHITE PIANO (Coach House Books, 2013). Nicole Brossard lives in Montréal.
Louise Cotnoir has published seventeen books of poetry, fiction and drama. She was twice nominated for the Governor General's Award for Poetry, most recently for Les îles (2005). Dis-moi que j'imagine was a finalist for the prestigious Académie des lettres du Québec poetry prize (1996). She has participated in numerous conferences on women and writing, notably "Women and Words" (Vancouver, 1983), "L'écriture des femmes au Québec" (Sweden, 1992), "L'originalité de l'écriture au féminin au Québec" (New Jersey, 1995). She has contributed to or served on the editorial boards of Sorcières (Paris), Estuaire, Arcade, Tessera, Matrix, Moebius, Room of One's Own, Ellipse, Trivia (USA), Silencíada Festada Palabra (Barcelona), El Ciervo (Barcelona) and Cahiers internationaux du symbolisme (Brussels). Her work has been translated into English, Spanish, Catalan, Finnish and Chin