The Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose – Third Canadian Edition
  • Publication Date: August 8, 2017
  • ISBN: 9781554813469 / 1554813468
  • 1120 pages; 6½" x 9"
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The Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose – Third Canadian Edition

  • Publication Date: August 8, 2017
  • ISBN: 9781554813469 / 1554813468
  • 1120 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.

Please note that this edition is particularly well suited to the needs of Canadian students; for US courses, please see The Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose – Third Edition.

Comments

“The third edition of The Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose is even more relevant than ever. This wide-ranging compilation of articles can help students navigate the troubled waters of politics, race, and gender issues. Of particular note is the thematic Aboriginal North Americans section, which includes a piece on Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This anthology will challenge students to make connections among the diverse selections, opening new channels of classroom debate and written response.” —Laurie Cooper, Université de Moncton

“This new edition of an already excellent teaching text has doubled in size and expanded its website offerings, making it doubly indispensable. First- and second-year university students will continue to benefit from encountering classics old and new, but coverage has expanded to include not only more texts fundamental to the Canadian story, but also a global array of voices addressing timely issues, from mental health, gender identity, human-animal relations, and climate change to reconciliation, racialized inequality, the effects of social media, and political systems under stress. The Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose presents the essay as language at its most engaging, provocative, and inspiring.” —Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University

“An impressive collection. The Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose is sure to spark stimulating class discussions on a wide range of contemporary issues and help students improve their critical thinking, reading, and writing skills.” —Farah Moosa, Vancouver Island University

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

LUCIUS ANNAEUS SENECA

MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE

FRANCIS BACON

JOHN DONNE

MARGARET CAVENDISH

    from Sociable Letters [On Social Class and Happiness]

SAMUEL JOHNSON

LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU

JONATHAN SWIFT

    A Modest Proposal

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT

    Dedication to A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

HARRIET MARTINEAU

ELIZABETH CADY STANTON

    Seneca Falls Keynote Address

HENRY DAVID THOREAU

FREDERICK DOUGLASS

    from Fourth of July Oration

MARY ANN SHADD

    Relations of Canada to American Slavery

JOHN A. MACDONALD

    from Speech Delivered on 6 February 1865 [On Confederation]

CHARLES DARWIN

    from On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

ELIZA M.

MARK TWAIN

LADY AGNES MACDONALD

OSCAR WILDE

    from The Decay of Lying

SIR WILFRID LAURIER

    from Speech Delivered on 14 October 1904 [“The Twentieth Century Shall Be the Century of Canada”]

W.E.B. DU BOIS

    A Mild Suggestion

ZORA NEALE HURSTON

    How It Feels to Be Coloured Me

JANET FLANNER

    Mme. Marie Curie

VIRGINIA WOOLF

GEORGE ORWELL

    Shooting an Elephant
    Politics and the English Language

HANNAH ARENDT

    from The Origins of Totalitarianism

JAMES BALDWIN

TOMMY DOUGLAS

    Medicare: The Time to Take a Stand

STANLEY MILGRAM

    from Behavioral Study of Obedience

RAYMOND WILLIAMS

    from The Long Revolution

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

    Letter from Birmingham Jail

NELSON MANDELA

    from An Ideal for Which I Am Prepared to Die

ROLAND BARTHES

    from Mythologies

      Soap-Powder and Detergents
      Toys

JOHN BERGER

    Photographs of Agony

MARVIN HARRIS

    from Pig Lovers and Pig Haters

MICHEL FOUCAULT

    The Perverse Implantation [from The History of Sexuality]

PETER SINGER

    from Animal Liberation

LESLIE MARMON SILKO

AUDRE LORDE

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

ADRIENNE RICH

ELAINE SHOWALTER

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

NGŪGĨ WA THIONG’O

    from Decolonizing the Mind

SALMAN RUSHDIE

DREW HAYDEN TAYLOR

    Pretty Like a White Boy: The Adventures of a Blue-Eyed Ojibway

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

    Coming to Class Consciousness [from Where We Stand]

ALICE BECK KEHOE

JUDITH RICH HARRIS

RICHARD RODRIGUEZ

    from Crossing Borders [San Diego and Tijuana]

THOMAS HURKA

PHILIP GOUREVITCH

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

LARISSA LAI

    Political Animals and the Body of History

WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI

TIM DEVLIN

MARGARET ATWOOD

    First Job

MIRIAM TOEWS

    A Father’s Faith

SUSAN SONTAG

    from Regarding the Pain of Others

MARK BEEMAN, ET AL.

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?

DANIEL HEATH JUSTICE

    Fear of a Changeling Moon

EULA BISS

    Time and Distance Overcome

MARILYN WANN

    from Fat Studies: An Invitation to Revolution

AI WEIWEI

    Heartless
    Let Us Forget

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

ELIZABETH KOLBERT

    The Sixth Extinction?

IRENE PEPPERBERG, JENNIFER VICINAY, AND PATRICK CAVANAUGH

IRENE PEPPERBERG

    from Alex & Me:: How a Scientist and a Parrot Uncovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence—and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process

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

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

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: Personalities and the Past [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

BARTON SWAIM

    How Trump’s Language Works for Him

ANDREW COYNE

    Guarantee a Minimum Income, not a Minimum Wage

ANONYMOUS [THE TORONTO 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

    Could a Legal Horn “Harvest” and Trade 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: On Sexual Assault and the Carceral State

ANONYMOUS [THE ECONOMIST]

    from Pocket World in Figures 2016

MARY ROGAN

    from Growing Up Trans: When Do Children Know Their True Gender?

JACQUELINE ROSE

    from Who Do You Think You Are?

DENISE BALKISSON

    Migrant Farm Workers Deserve Better from Canada

JUSTIN TRUDEAU

BARACK OBAMA

CATHAL KELLY

    Tim Raines Is a Poster Boy for Sports Injustice, But His Snub Doesn’t Deserve Our Obsession

JOSÉ LUIS PARDO VEIRAS

    A Decade of Failure in the War on Drugs

TRAVIS LUPICK

    Our Fentanyl Crisis

TIMOTHY D. SNYDER

    Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

DAVID FRUM

    from How to Build an Autocracy

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.

  • —Flexibility: the text is organized chronologically; alternative tables of contents are also included to facilitate teaching by subject matter and/or rhetorical category
  • —Several paired selections, in which similar material is presented for different audiences and/or opposing or complementary viewpoints are expressed
  • —Headnotes, explanatory notes, and discussion questions included with each selection
  • —Reasonable price
  • —Companion website featuring additional readings, interactive exercises, and additional notes intended for students who are new to Canada and/or speak English as an additional language
  • —Balance of Canadian and international content
  • —Balance of historical and contemporary content
  • —More women writers, First Nations writers, and writers of colour than in the second edition
  • —Coverage of current issues including
        —Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission
        —Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
        —police discrimination
        —the trial of Jian Ghomeshi
        —climate change
        —trans rights and identities
        —Donald Trump and the rise of populism
        —the fentantyl crisis
        —the refugee/migrant crisis
        —minimum wage and minimum income
        —ethics and non-human animals
        —Facebook
        —education in the humanities
  • —Coverage of a wide range of prose genres including
       —academic articles
       —journalism
       —blog posts
       —lyric essays
       —memoir
       —speeches (with emphasis on Canadian speeches of historic importance)

An Instructor Site hosts an instructor’s guide composed, for the most part, of questions for discussion beyond those provided on the student website.

A Student Site hosts additional readings as well as notes that may be of use to students learning English as an additional language, students who are new to Canada, and any other students who would benefit from further annotation than that provided in the bound book. The site also includes writing exercises; links to websites providing reliable information on spelling, grammar, and style; and sample student and scholarly essays in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.