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Mapping with Words: Anglo-Canadian Literary Cartographies, 1789-1916
Mapping with Words: Anglo-Canadian Literary Cartographies, 1789-1916
Sarah Wylie Krotz

Mapping with Words re-conceptualizes early Canadian settler writing as literary cartography. Examining the multitude of ways in which writers expanded the work of mapmakers, it offers fresh readings of both familiar and obscure texts from the nineteenth century.

Available Jun 2018
Recalling Recitation in the Americas: Borderless Curriculum, Performance Poetry, and Reading
Recalling Recitation in the Americas: Borderless Curriculum, Performance Poetry, and Reading
By Janet Neigh

Recalling Recitation in the Americas focuses on the unexplored relationship between education history and literary form and establishes the far-reaching effects of poetry memorization and recitation on the development of modern performance poetry in North America.

Available Dec 2017
Odysseys Home: Mapping African-Canadian Literature
Odysseys Home: Mapping African-Canadian Literature
By George Elliott Clarke

Governor General's Award-winning author George Elliott Clarke identifies African-Canadian literature's distinguishing characteristics, argues its relevance to both African Diasporic and Canadian Studies and critiques several of its key creators and texts.

Published May 2017
Paddling Her Own Canoe: The Times and Texts of E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake)
Paddling Her Own Canoe: The Times and Texts of E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake)
By Veronica Strong-Boag and Carole Gerson

The only major scholarly study that examines E. Pauline Johnson’s diverse roles as a First Nations champion, New Woman, serious writer and performer, and Canadian nationalist.

Published May 2017
Indigenous Women's Writing and the Cultural Study of Law
Indigenous Women's Writing and the Cultural Study of Law
By Cheryl Suzack

In Indigenous Women’s Writing and the Cultural Study of Law, Cheryl Suzack explores Indigenous women’s writing in the post-civil rights period through close-reading analysis of major texts by Leslie Marmon Silko, Beatrice Culleton Mosionier, Louise Erdrich, and Winona LaDuke.

Published May 2017
Literary Celebrity in Canada
Literary Celebrity in Canada
By Lorraine York

Literary Celebrity in Canada explores that space, drawing on current theories of celebrity and questioning their tendency to view fame as an empty phenomenon.

Published May 2017
Making Canada New: Editing, Modernism,  and New Media
Making Canada New: Editing, Modernism, and New Media
Edited by Dean Irvine, Vanessa Lent, Bart Vautour

An examination of the connections between modernist writers and editorial activities, Making Canada New draws links among new and old media, collaborative labour, emergent scholars and scholarships, and digital modernisms.

Published Feb 2017
E.J. Pratt: Letters
E.J. Pratt: Letters
Edited by Elizabeth Popham and David G. Pitt

This edition of E.J. Pratt’s letters is the final volume in the Collected Works series. The letters take us into his "workshop," illuminating the research behind his distinctive documentary long poems and the social nature of his creative production.

Published Jan 2017
Challenging Addiction in Canadian Literature and Classrooms
Challenging Addiction in Canadian Literature and Classrooms
By Cara Fabre

In the richly interdisciplinary study, Challenging Addiction in Canadian Literature and Classrooms, Cara Fabre argues that popular culture in its many forms contributes to common assumptions about the causes, and personal and social implications, of addiction. 

Published Nov 2016
Dictionary of Cape Breton English
Dictionary of Cape Breton English
By William J. Davey and Richard MacKinnon

The first regional dictionary devoted to the island’s linguistic and cultural history, the Dictionary of Cape Breton English is a fascinating record of the island’s rich vocabulary.

Published Sep 2016