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Women's Studies



A White Lie

Madeeha Hafez Albatta

Barbara Bill & Ghada Ageel, Editors

The personal story of a brave Palestinian woman’s fight for dignity and freedom.

Available May 2020
ISBN: 9781772124927

Northern Harvest

Twenty Michigan Women in Food and Farming

Emita Brady Hill

Pays tribute to the women behind the local, sustainable, and quality foods of northwestern Michigan.

Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814347133
Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814347140

An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading

Dionne Brand

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

Available March 2020
ISBN: 9781772125085

Feminist Acts

Branching Out Magazine and the Making of Canadian Feminism

Tessa Jordan

A vital text of feminist recuperation; an eye-opening examination of feminist publishing, community-building, and survival.

Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9781772124842

The Superwoman and Other Writings by Miriam Michelson

Edited with an Introduction by Lori Harrison-Kahan

Collection of articles and fiction by pioneering journalist and turn-of-the-twentieth-century feminist, Miriam Michelson.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346082
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814343579
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814343586

Concrete Boxes

Mizrahi Women on Israel's Periphery

Pnina Motzafi-Haller
With a Foreword by Virginia R. Dominguez

Evocative feminist ethnography focused on the rarely documented lives of Mizrahi women in a marginalized Israeli community.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814344422
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814340592
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814340608


Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters

Kim Anderson, Maria Campbell & Christi Belcourt, Editors

A powerful collection of voices that speak to antiviolence work from a cross-generational Indigenous perspective.

Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9781772123678

Comic Venus

Women and Comedy in American Silent Film

Kristen Anderson Wagner

Examines the social and historical significance of women’s contributions to American silent film comedy.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814345290
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814341025
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814341032

The Origin of the Modern Jewish Woman Writer

Romance and Reform in Victorian England

Michael Galchinsky

Analyses the development of Jewish women's writing in relation to Victorian literary history, women's cultural history, and Jewish cultural history.

Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344446
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344453

Searching for Mary Schäffer

Women Wilderness Photography

Colleen Skidmore

New questions, new stories, new collaborators of early twentieth-century photographer, writer, explorer, mapmaker, and illustrator.

Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9781772122985

Warriors, Witches, Whores

Women in Israeli Cinema

Rachel S. Harris

Feminist reading of women’s representation and activism in Israeli cinema.

Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814339671
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814339688

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.

Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9781772122602

The Woman Priest

A Translation of Sylvain Maréchal’s Novella, La femme abbé

Sylvain Maréchal
Translation and Introduction by Sheila Delany

First translation of French novella (1801) about passion, social convention, obsession and despair.

Published: August 2016
ISBN: 9781772121230


Mrs. Henry Ford

By Ford R. Bryan

In telling the story of Clara Ford, author Ford Bryan also charts the course of the growing automobile industry and the life of the enigmatic man at its helm.

Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814330654
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814329986
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814337707

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.

Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814341551
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814341568

100 Days

Juliane Okot Bitek
Cecily Nicholson, Foreword

Poems that recall the senseless loss of life and of innocence in Rwanda.

Published: March 2016
ISBN: 9781772121216

Gendered Militarism in Canada

Learning Conformity and Resistance

Edited by Nancy Taber

Foreword by Patricia Gouthro

Important societal critique of how gender and militarism intersect in Canadians’ daily learning.

Published: January 2016
ISBN: 9781772120844

Weaving a Malawi Sunrise

A Woman, A School, A People

Roberta Laurie

One woman’s determination to educate Malawian girls and change the future of a nation.

Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9781772120868

Cultural Mapping and the Digital Sphere

Place and Space

Ruth Panofsky & Kathleen Kellett, Editors
Susan Brown & Mary-Jo Romaniuk, Foreword

Fourteen essays map Canadian literary and cultural products via advances in digital humanities research methodologies.

Published: October 2015
ISBN: 9781772120493

Street Sex Work and Canadian Cities

Resisting a Dangerous Order

Shawna Ferris

De-stigmatization of sex work encourages efforts toward legal changes to create safe communities for all.

Published: March 2015
ISBN: 9781772120059