University of Ottawa Press

Books by this Publisher
Sort by:
View Mode:
The Demons of Leonard Cohen
Excerpt

How can we talk about Leonard Cohen’s oeuvre today? How can, may or must we approach the relationship between the person and the work? With the media now all-pervasive, the distinction between public and private person has become blurred to say the least: chance encounters are shared on social media; unpublished family photos regularly appear online; there is no keeping up with the biographies; etc. This ubiquity inevitably colours every interpretation of the oeuvre and, who knows, may even have contributed to the creative process and the mise en scène of the innumerable speakers.

close this panel
They Have Bodies

They Have Bodies

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : canadian
More Info
Excerpt

Allen’s novel was disappeared. It was successfully erased from the story of Canadian literature, and from the broader story of the emerging Canadian nation state. Despite its difference from mainstream literary modes made apparent by the visually striking innovations of the book, including the most dynamic use of ellipses in Canadian literature, the book became invisible almost immediately upon publication. In J.L. Charlesworth’s review of literature for 1928 to 1929, the fact of the censorship is all that remains of the book: “A third first novel, They Have Bodies, by Barney Allen of Toronto, achieved the distinction of being banned by the police censorship of that City” (571). This critical edition, the first edition since its censorship, marks the reversal of that erasure and the possibility of seeing this experimental chef-d'oeuvre as if for the first time.

 

close this panel
Anthropocene Geopolitics

Anthropocene Geopolitics

Globalization, Security, Sustainability
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
More Info
Excerpt

The sheer scale of development and the growth of the global economy is not only causing local disruptions, pollution events and resource problems, but now has begun to change how the earth system as a whole operates. We are headed into a much less stable set of geophysical circumstances than the world has known through human history, and the rivalries and geopolitical power plays of the future will increasingly play out in less predictable geographical circumstances.

close this panel
Immersion at University Level

Immersion at University Level

Rethinking Policies, approaches and implementations
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
More Info
Excerpt

‘’French immersion first appeared in a primary school in suburban Montreal in the 1960s. While it spread rapidly to the primary and secondary schools, it is today still practically nonexistent at the university level, in spite of regular recommendations from the former Commissioner of Official Languages, a federal spokesman for the promotion of Canada’s two official languages and the protection of linguistic rights.

 The title of this book is not innocuous. The word “policies” explains the eminently political nature of language planning, especially in a bilingual or multilingual environment. “Approaches” refer to the development and the “implementations” of such decisions to teaching and learning methods.

 Our aim is not only to think but to rethink all these dimensions:  based on the Canadian experience of the Régime d’immersion en français at the University of Ottawa, what are the best practices to successfully implement an immersion program and structure — It is hoped that this book will serve as the reference framework for immersion in higher education institutions around the world.’’


 

close this panel
Show editions
close this panel

User Activity

more >
X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...