Celebrating UTP’s Books Seven Days a Week

This past week University of Toronto Press has hosted five book events and attended two conferences, making it a very busy week for Scholarly Publishing!

The Society of Cinema and Media Studies conference in Los Angeles, from March 18th to March 21st, was very well attended. UTP represented well for Canadian book publishers, and our presence, with our Italian cinema titles, was appreciated.

A representative from UTP also attended the Medieval Academy of America conference at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, from March 18th to March 20th. Our attendance at this conference forms a long-standing tradition.

This past week also saw events for some new and noteworthy books:

On Wednesday, March 17th, the Royal Canadian Military Institute hosted an evening with Captain John Nelson Rickard on the topic of his new title, The Politics of Command: Lieutenant-General A.G.L. McNaughton and the Canadian Army, 1939-1943. Speaking to a full house of approximately 50 members, Rickard received a warm reception, followed by a lively question period.

Also on Wednesday, March 17th, Lana Wylie spoke to the Hamilton branch of the Canadian International Council about her new book, Perceptions of Cuba: Canadian and American Policies in Comparative Perspective. The event was informative for the large audience that attended.

On Thursday, March 18th, Michael J. Prince, author of Absent Citizens: Disability Politics and Policy in Canada, spoke at York University for Access Centre – Able York. A steady stream of students came to the event to listen to and discuss disability policy with Prince in the comfortable, intimate, sit-down setting.

Thursday, March 18th also featured John Borrows, the 2010 Donald Creighton Lecturer, speaking at the University of Toronto, Department of History. Renowned expert on Canadian and U.S. aboriginal law, as well as author of Canada’s Indigenous Constitution, Recovering Canada, and the forthcoming Drawing Out Law, John Borrows spoke about the historical and legal interpretations of Canadian aboriginals. The event was attended by both historians and students of law.

On Friday, March 19th, Barbara Williams attended an afternoon with the Women’s Art Association of Peterborough to speak about her book, A Gentlewoman in Upper Canada: The Journals, Letters, and Art of Anne Langton. Anne Langton, landscape and miniature portrait artist, was one of the first women to settle in Peterborough with her family when they first moved to Canada in 1837.

That wraps up UTP’s busy week.

If we didn’t see you at any of these events, we hope to see you soon!


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