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All the Feels / Tous les sens

Affect and Writing in Canada / Affect et écriture au Canada

Marie Carrière, Ursula Mathis-Moser & Kit Dobson, Editors

Essays in French or English use affect as a lens for reading contemporary Canadian literatures.

Paperback
Available July 2020
ISBN: 9781772124873

"Black People Are My Business"

Toni Cade Bambara's Practices of Liberation

Thabiti Lewis

Exploration of Bambara’s practices of liberation that encourage resistance to oppression and solidarity.

Printed Paper Cased
Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814346075
Paperback
Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814344293
eBOOK
Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814344316

Re-Orienting the Fairy Tale

Contemporary Adaptations across Cultures

Edited by Mayako Murai and Luciana Cardi

New approaches to decenter Eurocentric perspectives in fairy tales and lift up storytelling cultures across the globe.

Printed Paper Cased
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814345351
Paperback
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814345368
eBOOK
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814345375

An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading

Dionne Brand

How Black life is made and unmade by and in literature; arguing for new vocabularies.

Paperback
Available March 2020
ISBN: 9781772125085

The Broken Spell

Indian Storytelling and the Romance Genre in Persian and Urdu

Pasha M. Khan

Reconstructs Indian storytellers’ lives and performance methods while recovering the marginalized worldview that popularized their art form.

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Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814345986
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Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814345993
eBOOK
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814346006

Most of What Follows Is True

Places Imagined and Real

Michael Crummey
Margaret Mackey, Introduction

Is there a limit to the liberties a writer can take with the real world?

Paperback
Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9781772124576

No Place in Time

The Hebraic Myth in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Sharon B. Oster

An exploration of the temporal function that "the Jew" plays in literature.

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Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345825
eBOOK
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345832

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
Published: 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
Published: 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.

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Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343937
eBOOK
Published: 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.

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Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343852
Hardback
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344385
eBOOK
Published: 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.

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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.

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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

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