Category: Books

An Image of Violence and Survivance

In this short reflection, Dr. Sandra Styres and Dr. Huia Tomlins-Jahnke discuss the decision process in choosing the cover image for Indigenous Education: New Directions in Theory and Practice, which they co-edited with Spencer Lilley and Dawn Zinga. Senator Murray Sinclair, former Commissioner for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in Canada, said it best […]

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 […]

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 […]

“The Creation of iGiselle” Launch

The launch of The Creation of iGiselle at Audreys Books provided audience members a quick look into the unusual marriage of Romantic ballet and artificial intelligence. Nora Stovel, editor of the volume, talked about this intriguing idea. Mark Morris, Laura Sydora, Wayne DeFehr, and Sergio Poo Hernandez were present to share their part in the […]

Featured Reviews and Awards of “The Dragon Run”

“Robinson-Smith’s account of the Tara-thon is lively, richly detailed and unvarnished… [The] imagination is caught by what Robinson-Smith reveals about the society itself, Bhutan’s history, the wary insularity of its mountain fastness, the harsh demands of life there, the delightfully appealing economic measure known as Gross National Happiness, and the effects, good and bad, of […]