The Akunin Project is the first book to study the fiction and popular history of Grigorii Chkhartishvili, who published over sixty books under pen names including Boris Akunin, one of the most popular and prolific Russian writers of the twenty-first century. Elena V. Baraban and Stephen M. Norris offer us a glimpse into the mysterious persona of Russia’s Bestselling Author.
June 17, 2021
Author Fiona Moore discusses the research that went into the new book, Global Taiwanese: Asian Skilled Labour Migrants in a Changing World, and discusses why globalisation is far from over.
In this post, authors Matthew W. Betts and M. Gabriel Hrynick discuss why they wrote The Archaeology of the Atlantic Northeast and how explain the book can be utilized in the classroom.
The Trial of Jeanne Catherine is a page-turning translation of a seventeenth-century infanticide trial that tells the story of a single mother accused of poisoning two children, one of whom was her own. In this post, author Sara Beams tells us more about this suspenseful historical mystery.
The Canadian population is aging, bringing with it an increasing number of social and economic challenges, including an aging workforce. Author Ellie Berger discusses some first-hand accounts of older workers in Canada and provides suggestions for employers to help reduce ageism in their organizations.
Teaching Social Work: Reflections on Pedagogy and Practice editors Rick Csiernik and Susan Hillock tell us more about their edited volume and the framework they have created for social work educators.
Marko Dumančić discusses his new book, Men Out of Focus: The Soviet Masculinity Crisis in the Long Sixties, and examines some of the period’s most controversial movies.
Michael Lee details the main instigators behind the global financial crises we’ve seen in the last two hundred years and looks at what lessons we can learn from them.
April 7, 2021
We invited Emily Robins Sharpe, author of Mosaic Fictions to discuss her book which examines Canadian Spanish Civil War literature and reveals texts composed between the war’s outbreak and the present.
March 31, 2021
In the third and final installment of a three-part blog series on semiotics, Marcel Danesi looks at how semiotics is applied today.
March 26, 2021