Great new reads by U of R scholars – Summer 2023 edition!
The Knights of the Round Table are alive in modern-day Vancouver in The Winter Knight (ECW Press, 2023), an urban-fairy-tale-meets-murder-mystery written by Dr. Jes Battis, associate professor of English. This new kind of Arthurian legend features queer, trans, and neurodivergent heroes, putting a new spin on an old tale.
In The End of This World: Climate Justice in So-Called Canada (Between the Lines, 2023), Dr. Emily Eaton and her five co-authors argue that Indigenous sovereignty and climate justice go hand in hand. The book proposes that a just transition from fossil fuels can’t succeed without dismantling settler capitalism in Canada, while imagining what a different future could look like.
In Dying for France (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2023), Dr. Ian Germani, professor emeritus of history, explores the history of France over the last five centuries to consider how representations of soldiers’ deaths have changed over time. Germani argues that in the 20th century the meaning of a soldier's death evolved from a redemptive sacrifice on behalf of the nation to an unacceptable tragedy.