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Northern Star: J.S. Plaskett
Northern Star: J.S. Plaskett
By R. Peter Broughton
With a foreword by James E. Hesser

Northern Star explores Plaskett’s unorthodox and fascinating life from his rural roots near Woodstock through his days as a technician at the University of Toronto to his initiation in astronomy at the Dominion Observatory in Ottawa.

Available Dec 2017
Epistolary Acts: Anglo-Saxon Letters and Early English Media
Epistolary Acts: Anglo-Saxon Letters and Early English Media
By Jordan Zweck

In Epistolary Acts, Jordan Zweck examines the presentation of letters in early medieval vernacular literature, including hagiography, prose romance, poetry, and sermons on letters from heaven, moving beyond traditional genre study to offer a radically new way of conceptualizing Anglo-Saxon epistolarity.

Available Nov 2017
Charlotte Lennox: An Independent Mind
Charlotte Lennox: An Independent Mind
By Susan Carlile

Charlotte Lennox (c. 1729–1804) was an eighteenth-century English novelist whose most celebrated work, The Female Quixote (1752), is just one of eighteen works spanning a forty-three year career. Susan Carlile’s critical biography of Lennox focuses on her role as the central figure in the professionalization of authorship in England.

Available Nov 2017
Bernard Shaw and William Archer
Bernard Shaw and William Archer
Edited by Thomas Postlewait

Bernard Shaw and William Archer is the final volume in the series on the Selected Correspondence of Bernard Shaw. The two colleagues loved to debate with one another in public, and these feisty arguments regularly carried over to the letters, which bear witness to the vital partnership between a theatre critic and a playwright.

Available Sep 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 Carole Gerson and Veronica Strong-Boag

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 Jun 2017
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
The Discovery of Insulin
The Discovery of Insulin
By Michael Bliss

In this engaging and award-winning account, historian Michael Bliss recounts the fascinating story behind the discovery of insulin – a story as much filled with fiery confrontation and intense competition as medical dedication and scientific genius.

Published May 2017
Josep Pla: Seeing the World in the Form of Articles
Josep Pla: Seeing the World in the Form of Articles
By Joan Ramon Resina

In Josep Pla, Joan Ramon Resina teases out the writer’s deep-seated intellectual concerns and challenges the assumption of Pla as an anti-intellectual.

Published May 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
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