Literary historian and scholar George Melnyk engages the dynamic between truth, language, and personal identity. His intent is to take the reader to the limits of language and meaning, to face the wordless reality language tries to describe, and then to bring the reader back in a textual journey that confronts the personal and social dimensions of naming.
George Melnyk is a cultural historian who teaches Canadian Studies at the University of Calgary. Tamara Palmer Seiler is an interdisciplinary scholar who teaches Canadian studies at the University of Calgary. She has written widely on the impact of immigration and ethnic diversity on Canadian culture, and in particular on Canadian literature, and is the co-author of two books on the history of Alberta.