Theory," is written by former members of the Tessera publishing collective and is structured as a dialogue among them. It offers a detailed account of the resonances between Canadian and Quebecois writing. Accessible and dynamic in its style, this essay sets the scene for any study of the representational strategies employed in Canadian lesbian literature. The second essay, Godard's concluding essay, is equally important for its contribution to the historicization and contextualization of the shifts in English-Canadian feminist criticism. This paper is limited by its inattentiveness to the specifics of lesbian criticism, but at the same time it is invaluable for its summary of the major issues and tensions within Canadian women's writing.