Category: News

Introducing Anindita Mukherjee, PhD Intern

A guest post by Anindita Mukherjee  Hello, I am Anindita Mukherjee, a PhD intern, the fifth to join the cohort of doctoral students who have worked at University of Alberta Press. I completed my Master of Arts in English from Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) and Bachelor of Arts degree from Presidency University (Kolkata) before […]

UAlberta Press Poetry Reading Season: September 2023

University of Alberta Press is accepting poetry manuscripts between September 1 and 30. At the end of the submission period, the Press will select up to three manuscripts for publication in 2025 in the Robert Kroetsch Series of Canadian creative writing. We welcome submissions by poets from diverse and marginalized backgrounds, and are interested in […]

Publishers and Seasonal Catalogues

Seasonal catalogues! Many publishers, for many years, organized their “lists” of books into seasons, usually Spring and Fall. Sales reps, including our wonderful Ampersand Inc. folk, would take the printed catalogues to bookstore buyers and they would sit together and mark them up to make their orders. The catalogues included frontlist titles (new books, coming […]

University Press Week 2023: #SpeakUP about Palestine

University presses have the capacity to bring new voices to a conversation or raise up voices that are not widely heard. University of Alberta Press has been privileged to publish several authors who share their experiences and research about Palestine. Here are some of the recent publications. Canada as a Settler Colony on the Question […]

Human Rights and the City in the Pre-Charter Era

A guest post by Dr Sandeep Agrawal, Professor and Inaugural Director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Alberta, excerpted from Chapter 3 of his edited collection, Rights and the City: Problems, Progress, and Practice. This chapter presents a broad inquiry into the changes that occurred on the rights front […]

Congress 2023

Congress 2023 took place at York University in Toronto from May 27 to June 2. Over 10,000 scholars, graduate students, and practitioners in the humanities and social sciences gathered together and shared their research. University of Alberta Press was part of the Expo and had a major staff presence. Acquiring editors Mat Buntin and Michelle […]

March 8, 2018: Excerpt from 10 Days That Shaped Modern Canada

“Viola Desmond was the catalyst for jumpstarting the modern civil rights movement in Canada.” Aaron W. Hughes, author “Eighteen years before the razing of Africville, and nine years before Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, one of Canada’s most notorious and publicized incidents of racial discrimination […]

We mourn and remember our author, Samuel LeBaron

We received notice from Samuel LeBaron’s family that he had died in late December: “Our beloved Sam has left his earthly body and is in free flight now.” The note continued, “We really appreciate that you worked so hard to make Sam’s dream come true while he was still alive.” The dream was to publish […]