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  • Featured Reviews of “Searching for Mary Schäffer”
    “Skidmore’s monograph offers a robust introduction to Schäffer’s work and contributes to recent scholarship in American art that attends to work produced across the North American continent…. Overall, Skidmore delivers an analysis of Schäffer’s prolific career as an artist and writer that will be of specific interest to scholars interested in the history of photography, […]
  • Fall 2019 Catalogue is Here!
    Our newest catalogue—Fall 2019—is now available! A list of award winners, for content and design, is on the inside cover, followed by our front list. Our newest titles cover a gamut of subjects from urban studies, feminism, and music, to labour history, research creation, and literary criticism. You might find your favourite UAlberta Press book […]
  • Alan Brownoff at Form and Function in Great Book Design
    As part of hosting the Association of University Press’s Book, Jacket, and Journal Show recently, Wilfrid Laurier University Press (WLUP) organized a wonderful panel discussion on April 25 with three Canadian designers featured in the exhibit: Alan Brownoff (University of Alberta Press), Lara Minja (Lime Design), and Michel Vrana.  The panel, titled “Form and Function in Great […]
  • Literary Cocktails 2019
    University of Alberta Press celebrated both poetry and our 50 years in publishing on April 25 with three remarkable readers: Apostrophes VIII: Nothing Is But You and I by E.D. Blodgett (read by Astrid Blodgett) There Are Not Enough Sad Songs by Marita Dachsel Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard by Jenna Butler Our Chief […]
  • Featured Reviews of “Welcome to the Anthropocene”
    “…(the book’s title [Welcome to the Anthropocene] is a reference to the current geologic age, the one in which human activity is the dominant influence on the Earth’s physical environment). [Alice Major’s] work, art that reckons with science, is part of a long tradition.” Megan Garber, The Atlantic “…Alice Major writes an ambitious work that […]
  • University of Alberta Press Turns 50: Hires New Acquisitions Editor
    University of Alberta Press, established in 1969, has an ambitious development plan under Director and Publisher Douglas Hildebrand. A key step is the creation of a second Acquisitions Editor position, with Mat Buntin starting in that role on April 1, 2019. “Mat will be responsible for increasing our annual scholarly title output, especially in the […]
  • Peter Midgley Leaves UAlberta Press for New Adventures
    After more than ten highly-accomplished years with University of Alberta Press, Peter is making a renewed investment in our community of writers and in his own writing. He has just been named the Festival Director for STARFest, otherwise known as the St. Albert readers’ festival. In 2018, @ReadersFest hosted Esi Edugyan, Patrick deWitt, Eden Robinson, […]
  • Mountain Research Hits Home in Canmore, Paris, and Prague
    Canmore is home to the headquarters of the Alpine Club of Canada and many a mountain story. On a warm spring evening, Bow Valley readers turned out to learn more mountain stories at the Canmore Public Library. Speaking to an avid mountain community, Dr. PearlAnn Reichwein explored the Alpine Club’s role in adventure and advocacy […]