Books published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr

Chronicles: Early Works

Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr | November 1, 2011 | 162 pages
One of Canada's most distinguished poets, Dionne Brand explores and chronicles how history shapes human existence, in particular the lives of those ruptured and scattered by New World slaveries and modern crises. This republication of three early volumes presents a view of the trajectory of her... More Info

Speaking of power

Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr | August 19, 2019 | 56 pages
Speaking of Power: The Poetry of Di Brandtintroduces the reader to the lyric power and political urgency of the poetry of Di Brandt, providing an overview of her poetry written during a prolific and revolutionary twenty-year period. Beginning with her early poetic inquiries into the dynamics of... More Info

The more easily kept illusions

Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr | August 19, 2019 | 80 pages
Much-loved, cantankerous, and brilliant, Al Purdy galloped across the Canadian literary landscape for decades, grandly embodying the self-taught and hard-living image of the 1960s and '70s poet. The More Easily Kept Illusions: The Poetry of Al Purdyis a selection of thirty-five poems that includes... More Info

Progressive heritage

Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr | April 1, 2002 | 322 pages
Most critics and literary historians have ignored Marxist-inspired creative literature in Canada, or dismissed it as an ephemeral phenomenon of the 1930s. Research reveals, however, that from the 1920s onward Canadian creative writers influenced by Marxist ideas have produced a quantitatively... More Info

Leaving the Shade of the Middle Ground

Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr | September 6, 2011 | 70 pages
This book contains thirty-five of F R Scott's poems from across the five decades of his career. Scott's artistic responses to a litany of social problems, as well as his emphasis on nature and landscapes, remain remarkably relevant. Scott weighed in on many issues important to Canadians today,... More Info

Critical mass

Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr | August 19, 2019 | 299 pages
Public concern about inequitable economic globalization has revealed the demand for citizen participation in global decision making. Civil society organizations have taken up the challenge, holding governments and corporations accountable for their decisions and actions, and developing... More Info

The long journey of a forgotten people

Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr | May 28, 2007 | 386 pages
Known as "Canada's forgotten people," the M_tis have long been here, but until 1982 they lacked the legal status of Native people. At that point, however, the M_tis were recognized in the constitution as one of Canada's Aboriginal peoples. A significant addition to M_tis historiography, The Long... More Info

Canadian Television

Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr | December 30, 2011 | 210 pages
This book explores the creation and circulation of entertainment television in Canada from the interdisciplinary perspective of television studies. Each chapter connects arguments about particular texts of Canadian television to critical analysis of the wider cultural, social, and economic contexts... More Info

Canada and the Changing Arctic

Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr | November 30, 2011 | 310 pages
The Arctic is being transformed. Climate change has generated new concerns about resources, transportation, sovereignty, security, and about the future of Northern peoples. In this book, three of Canada's leading commentators on Arctic issues debate what the country should do to frame and implement... More Info