Books published by Univ of Alberta Pr

The Man in Blue Pyjamas

Univ of Alberta Pr | August 12, 2011 | 256 pages
From 1986–1989 poet and journalist Jalal Barzanji endured imprisonment and torture under Saddam Hussein’s regime because of his literary and journalistic achievements — writing that openly explores themes of peace, democracy, and freedom. It was not until 1998, when he and his family took... More Info

Narratives of Citizenship

Univ of Alberta Pr | July 31, 2011 | 480 pages
Examining various cultural products — music, cartoons, travel guides, ideographic treaties, film, and especially the literary arts — the contributors of these thirteen essays invite readers to conceptualize citizenship as a narrative construct, both in Canada and beyond. Focusing on indigenous... More Info

Retooling the Humanities

Univ of Alberta Pr | October 1, 2010 | 424 pages
Is market-driven research healthy? Responding to the language of “knowledge mobilization” that percolates through Canadian postsecondary education, the literary scholars who contributed these essays address the challenges that an intensified culture of research capitalism brings to the... More Info