The Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose – Canadian Third Edition
  • Publication Date: July 31, 2017
  • ISBN: 9781554813469 / 1554813468
  • 1000 pages; 6½" x 9"
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The Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose – Canadian Third Edition

  • Publication Date: July 31, 2017
  • ISBN: 9781554813469 / 1554813468
  • 1000 pages; 6½" x 9"

The third Canadian edition of this anthology has been substantially revised and updated for a contemporary audience; a selection of classic essays from earlier eras has been retained, but the emphasis is very much on twenty-first-century expository writing. There is also a focus on issues of great importance in twenty-first-century Canada, such as climate change, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Jian Ghomeshi trial, Facebook, police discrimination, trans rights, and postsecondary education in the humanities. Works of different lengths and levels of difficulty are represented, as are narrative, descriptive and persuasive essays—and, new to this edition, lyric essays.

For the new edition there are also considerably more short pieces than ever before; a number of op-ed pieces are included, as are pieces from blogs and from online news sources. The representation of academic writing from several disciplines has been increased—and in some cases the anthology also includes news reports presenting the results of academic research to a general audience. Also new to this edition are essays from a wide range of the most celebrated prose writers of the modern era—from Susan Sontag, Eula Biss, and Michel Foucault to Anne Carson and Ta-Nehisi Coates. The anthology also offers increased diversity of representation—including, for example, a larger proportion of First Nations writers and women writers than previous Canadian editions.

Unobtrusive explanatory notes appear at the bottom of the page, and each selection is preceded by a headnote that provides students with information regarding the context in which the piece was written. Each reading is also followed by questions for discussion. A unique feature is the inclusion of a set of additional notes on the anthology’s companion website—notes designed to be of particular help to EAL students and/or students who have little familiarity with Canadian culture.

The anthology is accompanied by two companion websites. The student website features additional readings and interactive writing exercises (as well as the additional notes). The instructor website provides additional discussion questions and, for a number of the anthology selections, background information that may be of interest.

Comments

Comments on Previous Edition

“What a wonderful and insightful collection of essays. My writing courses improved by leaps and bounds when I adopted the first edition.”—Beth Staley, West Virginia University

“Broadview has surpassed itself. This eclectic anthology represents the essay as a supple form of expression, and its subject as all that pertains to the human condition. Invaluable for the classroom, this collection will also challenge, amuse, provoke, and console the general reader.”—Susanna Egan, University of British Columbia

“My students’ responses to the readings have sparked meaningful and productive conversations about culture, education, and our ways of viewing the world. To my delight, at the end of a typical meeting we are left with even more questions than when we began. This text fosters students’ growth as inquisitive, critical readers and opens the doorway to future academic work.”—Alixandra V. Krzemien, Canisius College

“Articles such as Binyavanga Wainaina’s ‘How to Write about Africa’ and Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘None of the Above: What I.Q. Doesn’t Tell You About Race’ provide material that is both current and controversial, making it perfect for class discussions focused on the critical expression of relevant issues. The [editors offer] insightful questions at the end of each article and have chosen readings carefully—[this is an anthology] … that can be used beneficially in class discussion and as the basis for written assignments.”—Louise Nichols, Université de Moncton

The Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose is one of the best essay anthologies I have seen. The remarkable diversity of the essays covers an impressive range of authors, styles, topics, and viewpoints.”—Paul D. Farkas, Metropolitan State College

PREFACE
CONTENTS BY SUBJECT
CONTENTS BY RHETORICAL CATEGORY AND MEDIUM

LUCRETIUS

    *On Death, and the Human Fear of Death—WEBSITE

LUCIUS ANNAEUS SENECA—WEBSITE

    *Epistle 47 [On Slavery]

MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE

    *from On Cannibals
    Of Democritus and Heraclitus—WEBSITE

FRANCIS BACON

    Of Studies—WEBSITE

JOHN DONNE

    from For Whom This Bell Tolls—WEBSITE

MARGARET CAVENDISH

    On Social Class and Happiness

SAMUEL JOHNSON

    *On Capital Punishment
    *On Parental Tyranny—WEBSITE

LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU

    *from The Turkish Embassy Letters—WEBSITE

      from Letter 30
      from Letter 43

JONATHAN SWIFT

    A Modest Proposal

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT

    Dedication to A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

HARRIET MARTINEAU

    *from A Retrospect of Western Travel
    *from City Life in the South
    from Niagara—WEBSITE
    *from Prisons—WEBSITE
    *from First Sight of Slavery

ELIZABETH CADY STANTON

    *Seneca Falls Keynote Address

HENRY DAVID THOREAU

    Civil Disobedience—WEBSITE

GEORGE COPWAY

    Ball-Playing—WEBSITE

FREDERICK DOUGLASS

    *from Fourth of July Oration

MARY ANN SHADD

    *Relations of Canada to American Slavery

JOHN A. MACDONALD

    *Speech to Halifax conference on Confederation—WEBSITE

CHARLES DARWIN

    from On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

ELIZA M.

    Account of Cape Town—WEBSITE

MARK TWAIN

    from Life on the Mississippi—WEBSITE

LADY AGNES MACDONALD

    By Car and Cowcatcher—WEBSITE

OSCAR WILDE

    from The Decay of Lying

WILFRID LAURIER

    *from Speech Delivered in Toronto, 15 October 1904
    [‘The Twentieth Century belongs to Canada”]

W.E.B. DU BOIS

    A Mild Suggestion

ZORA NEALE HURSTON

    *How It Feels to Be Colored Me

STEPHEN LEACOCK

    Roughing It in the Bush—WEBSITE

JANET FLANNER

    Mme. Marie Curie

VIRGINIA WOOLF

    Professions for Women
    *from Three Guineas—WEBSITE
    The Death of the Moth

GEORGE ORWELL

    Shooting an Elephant
    Politics and the English Language

HANNAH ARENDT

    *from The Origins of Totalitarianism

JAMES BALDWIN

    *Stranger in the Village—WEBSITE

TOMMY DOUGLAS

    *Medicare: The Time to Take a Stand

STANLEY MILGRAM

    from Behavioral Study of Obedience

RAYMOND WILLIAMS

    Correctness and the English Language

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

    Letter from Birmingham Jail

NELSON MANDELA

    *from An Ideal for Which I Am Prepared to Die

ROLAND BARTHES

    *Soap-Powder and Detergents
    *Toys

JOHN BERGER

    *Photographs of Agony

MARVIN HARRIS

    from Pig Lovers and Pig Haters

FRAN LEBOWITZ

    Children: Pro or Con?

MICHEL FOUCAULT

    *from The History of Sexuality [The Perverse Implantation]

PETER SINGER

    from Animal Liberation

LESLIE MARMON SILKO

    Language and Literature from a Pueblo Indian Perspective—WEBSITE

AUDRE LORDE

    *Poetry Is Not a Luxury
    *The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism

ADRIENNE RICH

    Claiming an Education—WEBSITE
    *from Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence

ALICE MUNRO

    What Is Real?

ELAINE SHOWALTER

    Representing Ophelia: Women, Madness, and the Responsibilities of Feminist Criticism

ROBERT DARNTON

    Workers Revolt: The Great Cat Massacre of the Rue Saint-Séverin—WEBSITE

NGŪGĨ WA THIONG’O

    from Decolonizing the Mind

STEVIE CAMERON

    Our Daughters, Ourselves

SALMAN RUSHDIE

    Is Nothing Sacred?—WEBSITE

DREW HAYDEN TAYLOR

    *Pretty Like a White Boy

SHERMAN ALEXIE

    *Indian Education

ANNE CARSON

    *from Short Talks

      Introduction
      On Parmenides
      On Sleep Stones
      On Walking Backwards
      On the Total Collection
      On Sunday Dinner with Father

EMILY MARTIN

    The Egg and the Sperm: How Science Has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles

JAMAICA KINCAID

    On Seeing England for the First Time

DAVID CARD AND ALAN B. KRUEGER

    *from Minimum Wages and Employment: A Case Study of the Fast-Food Industry in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

URSULA FRANKLIN

    Silence and the Notion of the Commons

BELL HOOKS

    *from Where We Stand [My Coming to Class Consciousness]

ALICE BECK KEHOE

    Transcribing Insima, a Blackfoot “Old Lady”—WEBSITE

JUDITH RICH HARRIS

    Where Is the Child’s Environment? A Group Socialization Theory of Development—WEBSITE

RICHARD RODRIGUEZ

    *from Crossing Borders [San Diego and Tijuana]

THOMAS HURKA

    The Moral Superiority of Casablanca over The English Patient—WEBSITE
    Philosophy, Morality, and The English Patient—WEBSITE

PHILIP GOUREVITCH

    from We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families

GWYNNE DYER

    How People Power Topples the Tyrant

LARISSA LAI

    Political Animals and the Body of History

NAOMI KLEIN

    The Swoosh—WEBSITE
    *from Let Them Drown

WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI

    One Good Turn: Why the Robertson Screwdriver Is the Biggest Little Invention of the Twentieth Century—WEBSITE

TIM DEVLIN

    Does Working for Welfare Work?—WEBSITE

MARGARET ATWOOD

    First Job

MIRIAM TOEWS

    *A Father’s Faith

SUSAN SONTAG

    *from Regarding the Pain of Others

MARK BEEMAN, ET AL.

    from Neural Activity When People Solve Verbal Problems with Insight—WEBSITE

DAVID FOSTER WALLACE

    *Consider the Lobster

JAN WONG

    *from Coming Clean

BINYAVANGA WAINAINA

    *How to Write about Africa

MALCOLM GLADWELL

    None of the Above: What I.Q. Doesn’t Tell You about Race

FABRIZIO BENEDETTI, ANTONELLA POLLO, AND LUANA COLLOCA

    Opioid-Mediated Placebo Responses Boost Pain Endurance and Physical Performance: Is It Doping in Sport Competitions?

EULA BISS

    *Time and Distance Overcome

MARILYN WANN

    *from Foreword to The Fat Studies Reader

AI WEIWEI

    *Heartless
    *Let Us Forget

LUIS W. ALVAREZ, WALTER ALVAREZ, FRANK ASARO, AND HELEN V. MICHEL

    from Extraterrestrial Cause for the Cretaceous-Tertiary Extinction—WEBSITE

ELIZABETH KOLBERT

    The Sixth Extinction?

BARACK OBAMA

    A More Perfect Union—WEBSITE
    Remarks by the President in Eulogy for the Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney—WEBSITE
    *from Farewell Address

IRENE PEPPERBERG, JENNIFER VICINAY, AND PATRICK CAVANAUGH

    Processing of the Müller-Lyer Illusion by a Grey Parrot—WEBSITE

IRENE PEPPERBERG

    *from Alex & Me

MARINA KEEGAN

    *Why We Care about Whales

JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER

    *from Eating Animals

JEANETTE ARMSTRONG

    *En’owkin: What It Means to a Sustainable Community

NEAL MCLEOD

    Cree Poetic Discourse

KRISTEN GILCHRIST

    *from Newsworthy Victims? Exploring Differences in Canadian Press Coverage of Missing/Murdered Aboriginal and White Women

MICHAEL HARRIS

    The Unrepentant Whore

RYKA AOKI

    *On Living Well and Coming Free—WEBSITE

J WALLACE

    *The Manly Art of Pregnancy

ZADIE SMITH

    *Generation Why

EDEN ROBINSON

    *from The Sasquatch at Home: Traditional Protocols and Storytelling

AMY SCHALET

    *from Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex

IAN NICHOLSON

    *from “Torture at Yale”: Experimental Subjects, Laboratory Torment and the “Rehabilitation” of Milgram’s “Obedience to Authority”

PICO IYER

    *The Terminal Check

ETHAN KROSS, ET AL.

    *from Facebook Use Predicts Declines in Subjective Well-Being in Young Adults

ANONYMOUS [THE ECONOMIST]

    *Facebook Is Bad for You: Get a Life!

NADINE BACHAN

    *Ol’ Talk

CARL WILSON

    *I Knew About Jian Ghomeshi

JESSAMYN HOPE

    *The Reverse

IRA BOUDWAY

    *NBA Refs Learned They Were Racist, and That Made Them Less Racist

REBECCA SOLNIT

    *Climate Change Is Violence
    *The Mother of All Questions

CLAUDIA RANKINE

    *from Citizen: An American Lyric [On Serena Williams]

NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES

    *How School Segregation Divides Ferguson—and the United States

TA-NEHISI COATES

    *The Case for Reparations

NICHOLAS KRISTOF

    *When Whites Just Don’t Get It
    *When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 6

LAWRENCE G. PROULX

    *A Group You Can Safely Attack

ROXANE GAY

    *Bad Feminist: Take One

NOURIEL ROUBINI

    *Economic Insecurity and the Rise of Nationalism

SARAH DE LEEUW

    *Soft Shouldered

MARGO PFEIFF

    *When the Vikings Were in Nunavut

JAMES SUROWIECKI

    *A Fair Day’s Wage

JONATHAN M. METZL AND KENNETH T. MACLEISH

    *from Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms

NATHANAEL JOHNSON

    *Is There a Moral Case for Meat?

MICHAEL POLLAN

    *Why “Natural” Doesn’t Mean Anything Anymore

LAILA LALAMI

    *My Life as a Muslim in the West’s “Gray Zone”

SARAH KURCHAK

    *Autistic People Are Not Tragedies

EMILY NUSSBAUM

    *The Price Is Right: What Advertising Does to TV

RACHEL MORAN

    *Buying Sex Should Not Be Legal

DESMOND COLE

    *The Skin I’m In

CARISSA HALTON

    *A Different Kind of Simakanis

MARGARET MACMILLAN

    *from History’s People [Victor Klemperer]

TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION OF CANADA

    *from Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future: Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

ANDREW COYNE

    *Guarantee a Minimum Income, not a Minimum Wage

ANONYMOUS [THE STAR]

    *Basic Income is Tempting, but It Could Backfire

ALEX BOZIKOVIC

    *Chicago Architect Aims to Repair Relations between Police, Residents

GLORIA GALLOWAY

    *Dr. Bjorn Lomborg Argues the Climate Change Fight Isn’t Worth the Cost

JONATHAN KAY

    *How Political Correctness is Hurting the Poor

MALIK JALAL

    *I’m on the Kill List. This Is What It Feels Like to Be Hunted by Drones

ROSS FINNIE, KAVEH AFSHAR, EDA BOZKURT, MASASHI MIYAIRI, AND DEJAN PAVLIC

    *from Barista or Better? New Evidence on the Earnings of Post-Secondary Education Graduates: A Tax Linkage Approach

BARRIE MCKENNA

    *It’s Time to Retire the Myth of the Educated Barista

NATHAN HELLER

    *The Failure of Facebook Democracy

DOUG SAUNDERS

    *Don’t Blame Dark Voting Trends on Online Thought Bubbles

RON SRIGLEY

    *from Pass, Fail

DARRYL WHETTER

    *The Kids are Alright

GEOFFREY YORK

    *Can “Harvesting” its Horns Save the Rhino?

CHARLOTTE MCDONALD-GIBSON

    *The Human Face of the Refugee Crisis

ADAM GOPNIK

    *Does Mein Kampf Remain a Dangerous Book?

JUSTICE WILLIAM B. HORKINS

    *from The Ghomeshi Verdict

KATIE TOTH

    *After Not Guilty

ANONYMOUS [THE ECONOMIST]

    *from Introduction to Pocket World in Figures 2016

MARY ROGAN

    *from Growing Up Trans

JACQUELINE ROSE

    *from Who Do You Think You Are?

DENISE BALKISSON

    *Migrant Farm Workers Deserve Better from Canada

JUSTIN TRUDEAU—WEBSITE

    *from Canada Day Speech, 1 July 2016

KELLIE LEITCH—WEBSITE

    *from Campaign Launch Speech, 16 October 2016

BARTON SWAIM

    *How Trump’s Language Works for Him

RONALD F. INGLEHART AND PIPPA NORRIS

    *from Trump, Brexit, and Economic Populism: Economic Have-Nots and Cultural Backlash

JOSÉ LUIS PARDO VEIRAS

    *A Decade of Failure in the War on Drugs

TRAVIS LUPICK

    *Our Fentanyl Crisis

SUE DONALDSON AND WILL KYMLICKA

    *Born Allies: Child and Animal Citizens

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INDEX

Laura Buzzard and Don LePan are co-authors of The Broadview Pocket Glossary of Literary Terms (2014) and of How to Be Good with Words (forthcoming, 2017); Nora Ruddock and Alexandria Stuart are, respectively, Developmental Editor and Assistant Editor, at Broadview Press.