50 at 50

In honour of University of Manitoba Press’s 50th anniversary, we’re offering print copies of fifty select backlist titles at 50% off, all year long!

Showing books in Literary Criticism

  • After Identity

    Mennonite Writing in North America

    Robert Zacharias (Editor)

    Mennonite writing through the lens of identity.

    Published March 2016 | Ethnic Studies, Literary Criticism

  • Intimate Strangers

    The Letters of Margaret Laurence and Gabrielle Roy

    Margaret Laurence (Author), Gabrielle Roy (Author), Paul G. Socken (Editor)

    In 1976 Margaret Laurence and Gabrielle Roy began a seven-year correspondence in English, when both were at the height of their powers as writers. In these lovely and intimate letters, two great Canadian writers discuss everything from their common prairie backgrounds to current politics and censorship.

    Published December 2004 | Literary Criticism

  • Magic Weapons

    Aboriginal Writers Remaking Community after Residential School

    Sam McKegney (Author)

    Magic Weapons is the first major survey of Indigenous writings on the residential school system, and provides groundbreaking readings of life writings by Rita Joe (Mi’kmaq) and Anthony Apakark Thrasher (Inuit) as well as in-depth critical studies of better known life writings by Basil Johnston (Ojibway) and Tomson Highway (Cree).

    Published November 2007 | Indigenous Studies, Literary Criticism

  • Place and Replace

    Essays on Western Canada

    Adele Perry (Editor), Esyllt W. Jones (Editor), Leah Morton (Editor)

    A multidisciplinary analysis of the Canadian West.

    Published February 2013 | History, Literary Criticism

  • Rewriting the Break Event

    Mennonites and Migration in Canadian Literature

    Robert Zacharias (Author)

    A thoughtful and engaging argument that re-situates the discourse of migrant writing in Canada.

    Published October 2013 | Studies in Immigration and Culture, Ethnic Studies, History, Immigration, Literary Criticism

  • The Force of Vocation

    The Literary Career of Adele Wiseman

    Ruth Panofsky (Author)

    Adele Wiseman was a seminal figure in Canadian letters. Always independent and wilful, she charted her own literary career, based on her unfailing belief in her artistic vision. In The Force of Vocation, the first book on Wisemanís writing life, Ruth Panofsky presents Wiseman as a writer who doggedly and ambitiously perfected her craft, sought a wide audience for her work, and refused to compromise her work for marketability.

    Published April 2006 | Literary Criticism