Category: Books

Cover Photograph for “Our Whole Gwich’in Way of Life Has Changed / Gwich’in K’yuu Gwiidandài’ Tthak Ejuk Gòonlih”

A photograph by James Jerome appears on the cover of our newest book, Our Whole Gwich’in Way of Life Has Changed / Gwich’in K’yuu Gwiidandài’ Tthak Ejuk Gòonlih: Stories from the People of the Land. For this post, we invited the book’s co-author Leslie McCartney to tell us about Jerome, his work and importance, and […]

Spring 2021 Catalogue

Our Spring 2021 catalogue is available for download, featuring exceptional books in the areas of Indigenous Studies, Gender Studies, Black Studies, Oral History, Canadian Literature, Poetry, and Psychology. We are grateful to report that our distributors have not missed a beat and books are available to order. Be sure to support your local indie booksellers […]

Laws of the Constitution: Consolidated

“A society can be understood by the types of laws that it creates, but it can also be understood by its Constitution.” Donald F. Bur All law is complicated, and constitutional law is particularly complicated. As a result, most people know the Constitution of this country through two documents—the Constitution Act, 1867 and the the Constitution […]

AAA Conference 2020: Raising Our Voices

Rather than an in-person conference this fall, anthropologists are Raising Our Voices through an event series that is being offered online for live, interactive participation as well as view-on-demand. The live portion runs from November 5 to 14 and UAlberta Press is at virtual booth #55. During 2020’s Raising Our Voices event series we are excited to […]

RaiseUP and Indigenous Voices in Canada

Please join us for an event celebrating University Press Week featuring a quartet of Canada’s scholarly presses, moderated by one of our acquisitions editors, Michelle Lobkowicz. Emphasizing the role that university presses play in elevating authors, subjects, and whole disciplines that bring new perspectives, ideas, and voices to readers around the globe, the Association of […]

Tips for New Students from Alumni

Selections from I Was There: A Century of Alumni Stories about the University of Alberta, 1906–2006 by Ellen Schoeck. “You adopt a plan, then you change the plan. There are so many opportunities here. You have to work hard to take advantage of everything that’s offered. The key thing is that there is this one […]

Poetry Month 2020 | From Coast to Coast

UAlberta Press is celebrating Poetry Month with four new collections of poetry, representing Canada from British Columbia to Nova Scotia. Spoken-word poet Valerie Mason-John unsettles readers with potent images of ongoing trauma from slavery and colonization in I Am Still Your Negro. Her narratives range from the beginnings of the African Diaspora to the story […]

Featured Reviews of “Rain Shadow”

“[Rain Shadow] fits easily into my shelf of place-aware, place-engaged, self-examining literature from the North American West…. Bradley has a real knack for the potent ending. His final lines simultaneously turn his poems and sprout from them, meaning that each piece in this collection tugs you to stop a minute before you move to the […]