Celebrating faculty book launch at RDC Library

Date posted: 
Wed, 10/03/2018
RDC Faculty Book Launch

Red Deer College is hosting a book launch to celebrate the release of three books written by faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences and published this year.

The event will feature Dr. Laura Davis (English instructor), Dr. Jenna Butler (English instructor) and Dr. Jeff Wigelsworth (History instructor). The three authors will read from and discuss their works, sharing their insights with guests.

Hidden stories: new books by RDC faculty
Thursday, October 11 | 12 p.m.
Red Deer College Library Information Common | North Nook (see map)
Free, public event | Light refreshments provided

Background information
Dr. Laura Davis, who will read from her book Margaret Laurence and Jack McClelland, Letters, is the Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences and a faculty member in the program of English at Red Deer College. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, an M.A. from the University of Victoria, and a B.A. from the University of British Columbia. She specializes in Canadian Literature and Writing Studies, and has published articles and reviews in Canadian Literature, the Journal of Canadian Studies, the British Journal of Canadian Studies, and Studies in Canadian Literature. Her books include Margaret Laurence Writes Canada and Africa (2017); Margaret Laurence and Jack McClelland, Letters, edited with Linda M. Morra (2018); and Essay Writing for Canadian Students, co-authored with Roger Davis (2016, 2013).

Dr. Jenna Butler, who will read from her book Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard, is the author of three critically acclaimed books of poetry: Seldom Seen Road, Wells, and Aphelion, an award-winning collection of ecological essays, A Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge the of Grizzly Trail; and a new travelogue, Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard. Her research into endangered environments has taken her from America’s Deep South to Ireland’s Ring of Kerry, and from Tenerife to the Arctic Circle, exploring the ways in which we impact the landscapes we call home. Butler teaches creative writing and environmental literature at Red Deer College, and she lives with three resident moose and a den of coyotes on an off-grid organic farm in Alberta’s North Country.

Dr. Jeff Wigelsworth, who will read from his book All Souls College, Oxford in the Early Eighteenth Century: Piety, Political Imposition, and Legacy of the Glorious Revolution, has been a History instructor at RDC since 2010.  His research is focused on the intellectual environment of early-modern England with an emphasis on heretical theology and the history of science. His previous books include Science and Technology in Medieval European Life (2006), Deism in Enlightenment England (2009), Selling Science in the Age of Newton (2010), and the co-edited volume Atheism and Deism Revalued (2014).

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Shelley Newman
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Brent Forster
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