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Yakuglas' Legacy: The Art and Times of Charlie James
Yakuglas' Legacy: The Art and Times of Charlie James
By Ronald W. Hawker

Through a balanced reading of the historical period and James’ artistic production, Ronald W. Hawker argues that James’ shift to contemporary art forms allowed the artist to make a critical statement about the vitality of Kwakwaka'wakw culture

Published Nov 2016
Carol Shields and the Writer-Critic
Carol Shields and the Writer-Critic
By Brenda Beckman-Long

Carol Shields and the Writer-Critic contributes to the scholarship on life writing and autobiography, literary criticism, and feminist and critical theory.

Published Dec 2015
The Dignity of Every Human Being: New Brunswick Artists and Canadian Culture between the Great Depression and the Cold War
The Dignity of Every Human Being: New Brunswick Artists and Canadian Culture between the Great Depression and the Cold War
By Kirk Niergarth

“The Dignity of Every Human Being” studies the vibrant New Brunswick artistic community which challenged “the tyranny of the Group of Seven” with socially-engaged realism in the 1930s and 40s.

Published Feb 2015
Unarrested Archives: Case Studies in Twentieth-Century Canadian Women's Authorship
Unarrested Archives: Case Studies in Twentieth-Century Canadian Women's Authorship
By Linda M. Morra

Using five case studies, Linda M. Morra explores the ways in which women’s archives have been uniquely approached and shaped by socio-political forces.

Published Dec 2014
Hockey, PQ: Canada's Game in Quebec's Popular Culture
Hockey, PQ: Canada's Game in Quebec's Popular Culture
By Amy J. Ransom

Hockey, PQ explores how Canada’s national sport has been used to signify a specific Québécois identity.

Published Jun 2014
First Peoples of Canada: Masterworks from the Canadian Museum of Civilization
First Peoples of Canada: Masterworks from the Canadian Museum of Civilization
Jean-Luc Pilon and Nicholette Prince
With Contributions from Ian Dyck, Andrea Laforet, and Eldon Yellowhorn
Foreword by Douglas Cardinal

This beautifully designed, full-colour book presents a collection of 150 archaeological and ethnographic objects produced by Canada’s First Peoples – including some that are roughly 12,000 years old – that represent spectacular expressions of creativity and ingenuity.

Published Oct 2013
Literature and Painting In Quebec: From Imagery to Identity
Literature and Painting In Quebec: From Imagery to Identity
By William J. Berg

Focusing on the interplay between nature and culture in landscape representation, Literature and Painting in Quebec contends that both have reflected and fashioned the meaning of French-Canadian nationhood.

Published Jun 2013
Avant-Garde Canadian Literature: The Early Manifestations
Avant-Garde Canadian Literature: The Early Manifestations
By Gregory Betts

Avant-Garde Canadian Literature offers an entrance into the vocabulary of the ongoing and primarily international debate surrounding the idea of avant-gardism, providing readers with a functional vocabulary for discussing some of the most hermetic and yet energetic literature ever produced in this country.

Published Feb 2013
Public Art in Canada: Critical Perspectives
Public Art in Canada: Critical Perspectives
Edited by Annie Gérin and James S. McLean

The rigorous essays and original works of art collected in this volume present a compelling demonstration of the strategies, aesthetic and otherwise, used by artists to elicit intellectual, sensual, or emotional responses that can only be obtained through artistic practices in public places.

Published Mar 2011
Impulse Archaeology
Impulse Archaeology
By Eldon Garnet

Impulse Archaeology honours this important period in Canadian art and cultural history, recalling the early influence of like-minded publications from New York and the import of French theorists and European artists and writers into North America.

Published Jun 2005