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Her Own Person

In Her Own Person: The Life of Mary Quayle Innis, a daughter uncovers the story of her mother’s extraordinary professional achievements at a time when gender expectations relegated her work to the background. ...

Limelight

At the heart of fame is the tricky business of image management. Over the last 115 years, the celebrity autobiography has emerged as a popular and useful tool for that project. Using the memoirs of famous ...

The Next Instalment

What happens next?

That was the question asked of early-twentieth-century authors Nellie L. McClung, L. M. Montgomery, and Mazo de la Roche, whose stories and novels appeared serially and kept readers ...

Social Poesis

Social Poesis introduces readers to the work of one of Canada’s most exciting and challenging poets. Through selections from across Rachel Zolf's poetic oeuvre, this book foregrounds the philosophical, ...

Beauty in a Box

One of the first transnational, feminist studies of Canada’s black beauty culture and the role that media, retail, and consumers have played in its development, Beauty in a Box widens our understanding ...

Feminist Praxis Revisited

In Feminist Praxis Revisited, Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) practitioners reflect on how the field has sought to integrate its commitment to activism and social change with community-based learning ...

Deportment

Deportment is a selection of poems – surreal, cerebral, and defiant – by Alice Burdick. Burdick examines the dangers of dogma, women’s rights, and environmental degradation in biting satires, moving ...

Basements and Attics, Closets and Cyberspace

Women’s letters and memoirs were until recently considered to have little historical significance. Many of these materials have disappeared or remain unarchived, often dismissed as ephemera and relegated ...

Beyond the Altar

Beyond the Altar illustrates how women religious overcome sexist subjugation by side-stepping the patriarchal power of the Roman Catholic Church. This book counters the stereotypical image of Catholic ...

Sôhkêyihta

“I build this story like my lair. One willow, / a rib at a time”
— “The Crooked Good”

Since 1990, Sky Dancer Louise Bernice Halfe’s work has stood out as essential testimony to Indigenous ...