Here’s a round-up of some UTP highlights for the month of October.
Lisa Jemison and Brian MacDonald attended the Frankfurt Book Fair on 8–12 October 2014.
Suzanne Rancourt attended the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference in New Orleans on 16–19 October 2014.
Donald B. Smith’s Mississauga Portraits was awarded the Champlain Society’s 2014 Floyd S. Chalmers Award.
The Canadian History of Education Association’s 2014 Founders’ Prize was presented to Theodore Christou for his book Progressive Education.
Parlour Games and the Public Life of Women in Renaissance Italy by George W. McClure received an honourable mention for the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Best Book Award.
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum hosted a launch for Jennifer Bonnell’s Reclaiming the Don on October 8, featuring the author in conversation with Tim Alamenciak of The Toronto Star.
Philip Marchand of The National Post interviewed B.W. Powe about his new book Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye at a launch event hosted by the Northrop Frye Centre at University of Toronto’s Victoria College on October 15.
Rena Bivens delivered a talk based on her book Digital Currents at the University of Calgary’s Department of Culture and Communications on October 16.
On October 21, B.W. Powe gave a talk based on Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye at Toronto’s Mercer Union Gallery.
Carlos Varela performed a sold-out show at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts in Kingston on October 30. Varela is the subject of the book My Havana: The Musical City of Carlos Varela.
New Releases in October
Minority Nations in the Age of Uncertainty: New Paths to National Emancipation and Empowerment by Alain-G. Gagnon
States of Obligation: Taxes and Citizenship in the Russian Empire and Early Soviet Republic by Yanni Kotsonis
The Renaissance and Reformation in Northern Europe edited by Kenneth R. Bartlett and Margaret McGlynn
Journeys: Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Practices through Pedagogical Narration by Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Fikile Nxumalo, Laurie Kocher, Enid Elliot, and Alejandra Sanchez
In Light of Africa: Globalizing Blackness in Northeast Brazil by Allan Charles Dawson
Heidegger’s Way of Being by Richard Capobianco
OuterSpeares: Shakespeare, Intermedia, and the Limits of Adaptation edited by Daniel Fischlin
Corporate Character: Representing Imperial Power in British India, 1786-1901 by Eddy Kent
Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography edited by Sarah Brophy and Janice Hladki
Petty Justice: Low Law and the Sessions System in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, 1785-1867 by Paul Craven
Longing for Justice: Higher Education and Democracy’s Agenda by Jennifer S. Simpson
From Lawmen to Plowmen: Anglo-Saxon Legal Tradition and the School of Langland by Stephen Yeager
Alien Albion: Literature and Immigration in Early Modern England by Scott Oldenburg
Work in Transition: Cultural Capital and Highly Skilled Migrants’ Passages into the Labour Market by Arnd-Michael Nohl, Karin Schittenhelm, Oliver Schmidtke, and Anja Weiss
Theorizing Anti-Racism: Linkages in Marxism and Critical Race Theories edited by Abigail B. Bakan and Enakshi Dua
After the New Atheist Debate by Phil Ryan
Making Yugoslavs: Identity in King Aleksandar’s Yugoslavia by Christian Axboe Nielsen
Ruin and Redemption: The Struggle for a Canadian Bankruptcy Law, 1867-1919 by Thomas G. W. Telfer
Heroic Forms: Cervantes and the Literature of War by Stephen Rupp
Courtesy Lost: Dante, Boccaccio, and the Literature of History by Kristina M. Olson
The Assassination of Europe, 1918-1942: A Political History by Howard M. Sachar