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Culture and the Canada - U.S. border

Bibliographical Resources

Selected books, journals and articles of interest. For bibliographical resources organised by topic, click here.



Adams, Rachel. Continental Divides. University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Casteel, Sarah Philips and Siemerling, Winfried. Canada and its Americas: Transnational Navigations. McGill-Queen's Press, 2010.

Chang, Kornel. Pacific Connections: The Making of the US-Canadian Borderlands. University of California Press, 2012.

Conway, Kyle and Timothy Pasch, eds. Beyond the Border: Tensions across the Forty-Ninth Parallel in the Great Plains and Prairies. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013.

Evans, Sterling. The Borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests: Essays on Regional History of the Forty-Ninth Parallel. University of Nebraska Press, 2006.

Hele, Karl S., ed. Lines Drawn Upon the Water: First Nations and the Great Lakes Borders and Borderlands. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2005.

Johnson, Benjamin and Graybill, Andrew R., eds. Bridging National Borders in North America: Transnational and Comparative Histories. Duke University Press, 2010.

Konrad, Victor and Nicol, Heather. Beyond Walls: Re-inventing the Canada-United States Borderlands. Ashgate, 2008.

LaDow, Beth. The Medicine Line: Life and Death on a North American Borderland. Routledge, 2001.

Levander, Caroline and Levine, Robert S., eds. Hemispheric American Studies. Rutgers University Press, 2008.

McCrady, David G. Living with Strangers: The Nineteenth-Century Sioux and the Canadian-American Borderlands. University of Nebraska Press, 2006.

McManus, Sheila. The Line Which Separates: Race, Gender, and the Making of the Alberta-Montana Borderlands. University of Nebraska Press, 2005.

Norman, Emma S. Governing Transboundary Waters: Canada, the United States, and Indigenous Communities. Routledge, 2015.

Roberts, Gillian and Stirrup, David. Parallel Encounters: Culture at the Canada-US Border. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013.

Roberts, Gillian. Discrepant Parallels: Cultural Implications of the Canada-US Border. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015.

Sadowski-Smith, Claudia. Border Fictions: Globalization, Empire, and Writing at the Boundaries of the United States. University of Virginia Press, 2008.

Sadowski-Smith, Claudia, ed. Globalization on the Line: Culture, Capital and Citizenship at U.S. Borders. Palgrave, 2002.

Taylor, Alan. The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution. Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.

Tremblay, Rémy and Harwick, Susan W., eds. Transnational Borders, Transnational Lives: Academic Mobility at the Borderland. Presses de l'Université du Québec, 2014.



Canadian Review of American Studies || Canadian Review of American Studies is published three times a year by the Canadian Association for American Studies with the support of Carleton University. Published three times a year, the journal aims to further multi- and interdisciplinary analyses of the culture of the US and of social relations between the US and Canada.

Comparative American Studies || Comparative American Studies is an international journal that extends scholarly debates about American Studies beyond the geographical boundaries of the United States, repositioning discussions about American culture within an international, comparative framework.

Journal of Transnational American Studies || The Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS) is a peer-reviewed online journal that seeks to broaden the interdisciplinary study of American cultures in a transnational context.

49th Parallel || Founded in 1999, 49th Parallel is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary e-journal devoted to American and Canadian studies. It seeks to promote innovative and challenging academic work. The journal takes its name from the 1,270 mile border separating USA and Canada, and in this sense is keen to encourage dialogues and debates which transcend the boundaries of customary theoretical approaches to the culture, history, and politics of the North American continent.

American Review of Canadian Studies || American Review of Canadian Studies examines Canada and the Canadian point of view from an American perspective. Its articles—both interdisciplinary and disciplinary—explore Canada’s arts, cultures, economics, politics, history, society, and environment, recognizing Canada’s distinctive position in the world.



Levander, Caroline and Levine, Robert S., ed. "Hemispheric American Literary History". Special issue of American Literary History, volume 18, issue 3 (2006).

Roberts, Gillian, and Stirrup, David. "Culture and the Canada-US Border." Special Issue of the American Review of Canadian Studies, volume 40, issue 3 (2010).

"Canada and the Americas." Special Issue of Comparative American Studies, volume 3, issue 1 (2005).