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The Newsletter: January

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Happy New Year, readers! AU Press is back in the office and ready for a productive 2018. Our calendars are already full of exciting events and conferences. Keep reading for a brief recap of what we’re looking forward to in 2018.

New Releases

Just before Christmas, we announced our Spring 2018 catalogue. It’s jam-packed with everything from Frankenstein to the Cold War and beyond. Scroll through it here.

The next three titles to be released are:

Public Deliberation on Climate ChangePublic Deliberation on Climate Change: Lessons from Alberta Climate Dialogue edited by Lorelei L. Hanson







Defying Expectations cover

Defying Expectations: The Case of UFCW Local 401 by Jason Foster








Connectionist Representations of Tonal Music cover

Connectionist Representations of Tonal Music: Discovering Musical Patterns by Interpreting Artificial Neural Networks by Michael R. W. Dawson






More forthcoming titles right this way.



Is your calendar already full for 2018? Ours is! Here’s a sampling of what we’ve got going on.

The Sash Maker, a dance and poetry collaboration by Rebecca Sadowski and Naomi McIlwraith, will be performed on January 19 and 20. The performance feature poetry from McIlwraith’s kiyâm (published by AU Press in 2012).

Brian Ronaghan, editor of Alberta’s Lower Athabasca Basin, and contributor Robin Woywitka will be speaking at Science Outreach Athabasca on February 22.

In May we are headed to Regina for the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. To celebrate, there are many events happening across the world. In March, AU Press author, Mark McCutcheon will be presenting a paper at Technologies of Frankenstein, 1818–2018 at Stevens Institute of Technology. McCutcheon’s book, The Medium Is the Monster: Canadian Adaptations of Frankenstein and the Discourse of Technology will be released in April!

The second Frankenstein celebration that we are looking forward to is Frankenreads–a series of events and initiatives taking place Halloween 2018. Athabasca University will be hosting an event. Stay tuned for details!

The 35th Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association will be held in Kansas from June 20–23. AU Press author Angie Abdou will be there with her new edited collection Writing the Body in Motion.

There are so many more events happening so be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all of our updates.



On Notches blog, Shannon Stettner, editor of Without Apology, shares the power of personal narratives.

*Note: Last year we posted our newsletter at the end of every month as a recap but this year we’ll be posting them at the beginning of every month.

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