During his tenure at Saturday Night, from which he resigned in June 1987 after Conrad BLACK's takeover, he switched from continentalism to nationalism and in the 1980s drifted towards the more conservative end of the liberal spectrum. His attitudes towards popular culture, which he once relished as a sort of democratic kaleidoscope, have also changed, though his books on the subject, including This Was Expo (1968), Marshall Delaney at the Movies (1974) and An Introduction to the Arts in Canada (1977), remain valuable and enjoyable for their subtle, even style, informed wit and ability to deal lucidly with elusive notions. In Nov 1987, Fulford became Barker Fairley distinguished visitor in Canadian culture at University College, U of T.
Author DOUGLAS FETHERLING
Links to Other Sites
The website for the Robert Fulford fonds at McMaster University.
American Fairy Tales
Watch a video clip of journalist and essayist Robert Fulford and journalist and author Linda McQuaig in discussion about Canadians' view of the United States and Americans. From the Dominion Institute website.
Mary Pickford, Glenn Gould, Anne of Green Gables, and Captain Kirk: Canadians in the world's imagination
Robert Fulford ponders Canadian's age-old quest for a distinct national identity.