School of Arts and Sciences Instructors Celebrate Book Launch

Date posted: 
Wed, 09/26/2018

Three Humanities instructors will read and discuss excerpts from their new books on October 11. Dr. Jenna Butler's fifth book, Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard, was published by the University of Alberta press, and is based on an 2014 expedition she undertook aboard a sailing ship in the Norwegian Arctic Circle; the book challenges male-dominated narratives of the polar explorers, while connecting the environmentally threatened Svalbard archipelago to the endangered boreal forest of Canada. 

Dr. Laura Davis, along with Bishop's University's Dr. Linda M. Morra, published their new book, Margaret Laurence and Jack McClelland, Letters also through the University of Alberta Press. Their book examines the decades-long correspondence between the writer and publisher, and unearths how these letters speak to the evolution of Canadian culture and literature.

All Souls College, Oxford in the Early Eighteenth Century (Brill Press), by Dr. Jeff Wigelsworth, details the history of All Souls College in Oxford, England. The text examines Bernard Gardiner’s experiences as warden from 1702 to 1726, as well as the aftermath of how the 1688 English Revolution was understood within the walls of Oxford’s colleges, and the rocky relations between the university, the crown, and various political servants.

Please join us at the "Hidden Stories" Book Launch on Thursday, October 11 at 12:00 pm, RDC Library North Nook.