Featured Reviews of “The Larger Conversation”

“This collection of essays is the third in a series of books in which Lilburn reflects on his own sense of rootlessness, often as a cultural phenomenon. The current book’s emphasis on the colonial condition is new…[The] construal at the heart of the book is individual and specific: North Americans of European descent suffer from […]

Acquisitions Editor for UAlberta Press

You may have heard that University of Alberta Press is hiring an Acquisitions Editor to work in our Edmonton office. We want every potential candidate to hear of the position and encourage our blog readers to help us spread the word! Recently we hired Mat Buntin to acquire in the social sciences. The new acquisitions […]

Congress 2019

The University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver hosted this year’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. As always, the seven days were filled with lectures, such as the Big Thinking series, book launches, poetry readings, and other special events. UAlberta Press had a booth at the Book Fair and we—Douglas Hildebrand, Mat Buntin, […]

Featured Reviews of “Searching for Mary Schäffer”

“Skidmore’s monograph offers a robust introduction to Schäffer’s work and contributes to recent scholarship in American art that attends to work produced across the North American continent…. Overall, Skidmore delivers an analysis of Schäffer’s prolific career as an artist and writer that will be of specific interest to scholars interested in the history of photography, […]

Fall 2019 Catalogue is Here!

Our newest catalogue—Fall 2019—is now available! A list of award winners, for content and design, is on the inside cover, followed by our front list. Our newest titles cover a gamut of subjects from urban studies, feminism, and music, to labour history, research creation, and literary criticism. You might find your favourite UAlberta Press book […]

Alan Brownoff at Form and Function in Great Book Design

As part of hosting the Association of University Press’s Book, Jacket, and Journal Show recently, Wilfrid Laurier University Press (WLUP) organized a wonderful panel discussion on April 25 with three Canadian designers featured in the exhibit: Alan Brownoff (University of Alberta Press), Lara Minja (Lime Design), and Michel Vrana.  The panel, titled “Form and Function in Great […]

Literary Cocktails 2019

University of Alberta Press celebrated both poetry and our 50 years in publishing on April 25 with three remarkable readers: Apostrophes VIII: Nothing Is But You and I by E.D. Blodgett (read by Astrid Blodgett) There Are Not Enough Sad Songs by Marita Dachsel Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard by Jenna Butler Our Chief […]

Featured Reviews of “Welcome to the Anthropocene”

“…(the book’s title [Welcome to the Anthropocene] is a reference to the current geologic age, the one in which human activity is the dominant influence on the Earth’s physical environment). [Alice Major’s] work, art that reckons with science, is part of a long tradition.” Megan Garber, The Atlantic “…Alice Major writes an ambitious work that […]

University of Alberta Press Turns 50: Hires New Acquisitions Editor

University of Alberta Press, established in 1969, has an ambitious development plan under Director and Publisher Douglas Hildebrand. A key step is the creation of a second Acquisitions Editor position, with Mat Buntin starting in that role on April 1, 2019. “Mat will be responsible for increasing our annual scholarly title output, especially in the […]