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Anarchists in the Academy

Machines and Free Readers in Experimental Poetry

Dani Spinosa

A provocative text that uses postanarchism to explore contemporary poetry and digital media.

Paperback
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9781772123760

Margaret Laurence and Jack McClelland, Letters

Edited and with an Introduction by Laura K. Davis & Linda M. Morra

An edited, annotated collection of funny, affectionate, and insightful letters between two Canadian literary icons.

Paperback
Available May 2018
ISBN: 9781772123357

Witness Through the Imagination

Jewish American Holocaust Literature

S. Lillian Kremer

A critical reading of themes and stylistic strategies of major American Holocaust fiction to determine its capacity to render the prelude, progress, and aftermath of the Holocaust.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343937
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343944

The Genocidal Gaze

From German Southwest Africa to the Third Reich

Elizabeth R. Baer

Examines literature and art to reveal the German genocidal gaze in Africa and the Holocaust.

Paperback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343852
Hardback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344385
eBOOK
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343869

The Pleasures of Metamorphosis

Japanese and English Fairy Tale Transformations of "The Little Mermaid"

Lucy Fraser

Analysis of the mermaid in Japanese and English fairy tales through the framework of pleasure.

Paperback
Published: June 2017
ISBN: 9780814342442
eBOOK
Published: June 2017
ISBN: 9780814342459

Beyond "Understanding Canada"

Transnational Perspectives on Canadian Literature

Melissa Tanti, Jeremy Haynes, Daniel Coleman & Lorraine York, Editors

A trenchant scholarly exploration of how Canadian literature circulates in a transnational world.

Paperback
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9781772122695

Flora Annie Steel

A Critical Study of an Unconventional Memsahib

Susmita Roye, Editor

An expansive collection of essays about an "unconventional memsahib," a noted Victorian feminist and writer.

Paperback
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9781772122602

Relief after Hardship

The Ottoman Turkish Model for The Thousand and One Days

Ulrich Marzolph

Contributes to the history of Middle Eastern narrative lore and its impact on Western tradition.

Hardback
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814342770
eBOOK
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814342763

The Burgess Shale

The Canadian Writing Landscape of the 1960s

Margaret Atwood
Marie Carrière, Introduction

How the writing landscape of the 1960s shaped the present literary topography of Canada.

Paperback
Published: March 2017
ISBN: 9781772123012

Mother Goose Refigured

A Critical Translation of Charles Perrault’s Fairy Tales

Christine A. Jones

Mother Goose Refigured presents annotated translations of Charles Perrault’s 1697 fairy tales that attend to the irony and ambiguity in the original French and provide a fresh take on heroines and heroes that have become household names in North America.

Paperback
Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9780814338926
eBOOK
Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9780814338933

Counterblasting Canada

Marshall McLuhan, Wyndham Lewis, Wilfred Watson, and Sheila Watson

Edited by Gregory Betts, Paul Hjartarson, and Kristine Smitka

Situating the intellectual inheritance of Canadian Vorticists in a multidisciplinary assemblage of authors and artists.

Paperback
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9781772120370

Cinderella across Cultures

New Directions and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Edited by Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère, Gillian Lathey, Monika Wozniak

Examines the tale of Cinderella as a fascinating, multilayered, and ever-changing story constantly reinvented in different media and traditions.

Paperback
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814341551
eBOOK
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814341568

The Home Place

Essays on Robert Kroetsch’s Poetry

Dennis Cooley

Dazzling, playful, and intellectually complex examination of personal recollections and archival materials about Kroetsch’s poetry.

Paperback
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9781772121193

Who Needs Books?

Reading in the Digital Age

Lynn Coady
Paul Kennedy, Introduction

Are books on the way to extinction or just adapting to our changing world?

Paperback
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9781772121247

Unsustainable Oil

Facts, Counterfacts and Fictions

Jon Gordon

Groundbreaking study of theoretical, political, and environmental issues around the culture and ethics of petroculture.

Paperback
Published: January 2016
ISBN: 9781772120363

Acts of Angry Writing

On Citizenship and Orientalism in Postcolonial India

Alessandra Marino

Analyzes women's activist writings to shed light on contemporary struggles for substantive citizenship in India.

Hardback
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814340578
eBOOK
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814340585

Reconfiguring Citizenship and National Identity in the North American Literary Imagination

Kathy-Ann Tan

Explores how traditional notions of citizenship are contested and altered through literature.

Hardback
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814341407
eBOOK
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814341414

From Dog Bridegroom to Wolf Girl

Contemporary Japanese Fairy-Tale Adaptations in Conversation with the West

Mayako Murai

Brings contemporary Japanese literary and artistic fairy-tale adaptations into conversation with Euro-American feminist fairy-tale re-creation and scholarship.

Paperback
Published: November 2015
ISBN: 9780814339497
eBOOK
Published: November 2015
ISBN: 9780814339503

Magazines, Travel, and Middlebrow Culture

Canadian Periodicals in English and French, 1925–1960

Faye Hammill & Michelle Smith

First book focusing on neglected Canadian middlebrow culture, connecting magazine publishing with themes of travel.

Paperback
Published: October 2015
ISBN: 9781772120837

The Politics of Magic

DEFA Fairy-Tale Films

Qinna Shen

The first comprehensive, critical, book-length treatment of the live-action fairy-tale films from former East Germany.

Paperback
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814339039
eBOOK
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814339046

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