Tag: Behind the Book

Before a Saint, A Man: Disability in the Life of Francis of Assisi

Before a Saint, A Man: Disability in the Life of Francis of Assisi

Written by Donna Trembinski, Illness and Authority examines the lived experience and early stories about St. Francis of Assisi through the lens of disability studies. In this post, Trembinski discusses more about her book that shows us another, less readily seen side of this famous saint.

Accidental Wilderness: Toronto’s Tommy Thompson Park

Accidental Wilderness: Toronto’s Tommy Thompson Park

Local artist and photographer Robert Burley tells us more about Toronto’s Tommy Thompson Park, and explains why this fortuitous urban miracle offers a hopeful narrative about how nature can flourish in a modern-day city.

Creating Light in Dark Times

Creating Light in Dark Times

As part of University Press Week, Charlotte Corden, illustrator of the stunning new ethnoGRAPHIC book, Light in Dark Times, discusses the project and explains what it’s like to create illustrations around some of the most complex topics we deal with in today’s world.

Twenty Years of Digital Politics in Canada

Twenty Years of Digital Politics in Canada

Tamara A. Small and Harold J. Jansen discuss their love of digital politics and examine some of the changes that have taken place in Canadian politics over the last twenty years.

The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania (Part 3)

The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania (Part 3)

In the final part of his blog series aimed at highlighting the ways in which mental health is depicted and discussed in today’s world, Sam Twyford-Moore talks to fellow Australian author David Stavanger.

Order and Disorder: England’s Troubled History

Order and Disorder: England’s Troubled History

Award-winning teacher Ken MacMillan delves deeper into some of the stories found in his new book Death and Disorder and discusses what we can expect from the book.

The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania (Part 2)

The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania (Part 2)

In a new blog series to highlight the ways in which mental health is depicted and discussed in today’s world, Sam Twyford-Moore talks to fellow Australian author Kylie Maslen.

On the Darkness in Light in Dark Times

On the Darkness in Light in Dark Times

In her second post for the blog, Alisse Waterston writes about the current problems the world faces and why we must confront these dark times to seek and create an alternative world from the one in which we now live.

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