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A New History of Iberian Feminisms
A New History of Iberian Feminisms
Edited by Silvia Bermúdez and Roberta Johnson

A New History of Iberian Feminisms is both a chronological history and an analytical discussion of feminist thought in the Iberian Peninsula, including Portugal, territories of Span, and the Basque Provinces, Catalonia, and Galicia, from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Available Feb 2018
Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, 1900-1970s
Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, 1900-1970s
By Jane Nicholas

In Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, 1900–1970s, Nicholas offers a sophisticated analysis of the place of the freak show in twentieth-century culture.

Available Feb 2018
A Nobel Affair: The Correspondence between Alfred Nobel and Sofie Hess
A Nobel Affair: The Correspondence between Alfred Nobel and Sofie Hess
Edited and Translated by Erika Rummel

A Nobel Affair is the first translation into English of the complete correspondence between Alfred Nobel and Sofie Hess.

Published Jun 2017
In Times Like These
In Times Like These
By Nellie McClung
Introduction by Veronica Strong-Boag

Nellie McClung's fourth book, In Times Like These, written in 1915, survives as a classic formulation of a feminist position. With hard-hitting rhetoric it demands women's rights as a logical extension of traditional views of female moral superiority and maternal responsibility.

Published May 2017
The Lives of Girls and Women from the Islamic World in Early Modern British Literature and Culture
The Lives of Girls and Women from the Islamic World in Early Modern British Literature and Culture
By Bernadette Andrea

Bernadette Andrea’s groundbreaking study recovers and reinterprets the lives of women from the Islamic world who travelled, with varying degrees of volition, as slaves, captives, or trailing wives to Scotland and England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries

Published Apr 2017
"I wish to keep a record": Nineteenth-Century New Brunswick Women Diarists and Their World
"I wish to keep a record": Nineteenth-Century New Brunswick Women Diarists and Their World
By Gail G. Campbell

I wish to keep a record is the first book to focus exclusively on the life-course experiences of nineteenth-century New Brunswick women. Gail G. Campbell offers an interpretive scholarly analysis of 28 women’s diaries while enticing readers to listen to the voices of the diarists.

Published Mar 2017
Baby Trouble in the Last Best West: Making New People in Alberta, 19051939
Baby Trouble in the Last Best West: Making New People in Alberta, 1905–1939
By Amy Kaler

Baby Trouble in the Last Best West explores the ways that women’s childbearing became understood as a social problem in early twentieth-century Alberta.

Published Feb 2017
Writing Beloveds: Humanist Petrarchism and the Politics of Gender
Writing Beloveds: Humanist Petrarchism and the Politics of Gender
By Aileen A. Feng

Covering a period from the late-fourteenth to mid-sixteenth century, Aileen A. Feng’s engagingly written work identifies and analyzes a Latin humanist precursor to the poetic movement known as Renaissance Petrarchism.

Published Dec 2016
Sisters or Strangers?: Immigrant, Ethnic, and Racialized Women in Canadian History - Second Edition
Sisters or Strangers?: Immigrant, Ethnic, and Racialized Women in Canadian History - Second Edition
Edited by Marlene Epp and Franca Iacovetta

Spanning more than two hundred years of history, from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first, Sisters or Strangers? explores the complex lives of immigrant, ethnic, and racialized women in Canada.

Published Sep 2016
The Girl and the Game: A History of Women's Sport in Canada, Second Edition
The Girl and the Game: A History of Women's Sport in Canada, Second Edition
By M. Ann Hall

In the second edition of this groundbreaking social history, M. Ann Hall begins with an important new chapter on Aboriginal women and early sport and ends with a new chapter tying today's trends and issues in Canadian women's sport to their origins in the past.

Published May 2016