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Behind the Book: Exploring Illustrated Children’s Literature under Lenin and Stalin

Released this summer, Picturing the Page: Illustrated Children’s Literature and Reading under Lenin and Stalin offers a vivid exploration of illustrated children’s literature and reading under Lenin and Stalin – a period when mass publishing for children and universal public education became available for the first time in Russia. In this post, author Megan Swift talks about how her book came to life and explores the vital and multifaceted function illustrated children’s literature plays in repurposing the past.

Canadian Federalism: Performing amidst the Pandemic

Canadian Federalism is Canada’s leading text on federal institutions and processes. With the fourth edition due out this month, we asked editors Herman Bakvis and Grace Skogstad to look at the potential effects COVID-19 will have on Canadian federalism, as well as what to expect from the fourth edition.

Pride Month: Celebrating a Year of Viva M·A·C with Andrea Benoit

In our final post for Pride Month, we spoke with Andrea Benoit, author of VIVA M·A·C: AIDS, Fashion, and the Philanthropic Practices of M·A·C Cosmetics, a book that is celebrating its one year release. We asked Andrea about the M·A·C Cosmetics story and also what Pride might look like this year. We even got it all on video. Enjoy!

Pride Month: Reimagining Queer Protest in Singapore

It’s Pride Month, and to celebrate we’re reaching out to some of our UTP authors and asking them them to delve deeper into their books as well as share what Pride might look like this year. In this post, Robert Phillips, author of Virtual Activism: Sexuality, the Internet, and a Social Movement in Singapore, discusses the history of the LGBT movement, and in particular, examines how the movement has unfolded in Singapore over the last twenty years.

Decades Later, Women in Academia Continue Lifting a Ton of Feathers

Lifting a Ton of Feathers: A Woman’s Guide to Surviving in the Academic World was published in 1993. It was originally intended not only as a survival guide, but as a way to help destroy some of the myths surrounding women’s career opportunities in the university. In this post, author Paula J. Caplan revists her book and explains why nearly 30 years on, many of the struggles women face in academia remain unchanged.