Category: Guest Post

Introducing Olajide Salawu 

A Guest Post by Olajide Salawu Hello! I am Olajide Salawu, a new PhD intern at University of Alberta Press. I am the fourth in the pantheon of amazing doctoral students and look forward to emulating their successful work at the Press.  I commenced my PhD Program with the Department of English and Film Studies […]

Coming Across Family History at Work

A Guest Post by Keely Shirt The first time I came across the image of my father in the media, I was in the sixth grade. My entire class was seated around one of those classic wheeled TVs. A 20-minute interlude led into a scene outside of a sweat lodge, where young men were speaking […]

A Two-Year Internship

A Guest Post by Richard Costa When I first visited the Press in late 2019, it was located in Ring House 2. Our Associate Director and Manager of Planning and Operations Cathie Crooks soon told me they were about to move to a new office and this included a lot of packing with another intern. […]

Theresa Kishkan On Writing Essays

A guest post by Theresa Kishkan, author of Blue Portugal and Other Essays Many of us grew up learning the essay as a formal container for critical analysis but the form has evolved, in the way a plant might evolve, hybridize in response to new soil conditions, weather, and use requirements. It’s the later possibilities […]

About the Kreisel Lecture Series

Guest post by Sarah Wylie Krotz The Canadian Literature Centre (CLC) was established in 2006, thanks to the leadership gift of noted Edmontonian bibliophile Dr. Eric Schloss. The Kreisel Lecture Series is an annual event dedicated to nurturing public as well as scholarly engagement with the pressing concerns of writers in Canada. This series was […]

Introducing Alex Ventimilla, PhD Intern

A guest post by Alex Ventimilla Greetings, readers! I am a second-year PhD student in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. I also hold an MA from this institution, as well as a BA in English Literature and Culture from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. And now, I am thrilled to […]

Less Than a Thousand Words

A Guest Post by Richard Costa Description has a bad reputation. I imagine most of us have skipped ahead while reading a book because the dialogue and the action were more interesting than lengthy accounts of natural or man-made landscapes. But without some form of description, stories and histories exist in a kind of vacuum, […]