: Call for Book Reviews

TOPIA seeks book reviews of the following titles.

Please send expressions of interest along with a brief statement of disciplinary affiliations and relevant research to topiajournal (at) gmail.com with the subject line “book reviews.” If you would like to propose a book for review, please send us an email with the same information. 


Book reviews for TOPIA should focus on recent or foundational books relevant to the field of cultural studies. TOPIA prioritizes the review of titles by Canadian authors and publishers as well as titles exploring subjects related to Canada, Québec, and the First Nations, in a global context.


DEADLINE: June 28, 2017 (if accepted, deadline for reviews is August 15, 2017).


1. Photography and the Optical Unconscious, edited by Shawn Smith and Sharon Sliwinski (Duke University Press, 2017): https://www.dukeupress.edu/photography-and-the-optical-unconscious?viewby=subject&categoryid=15&sort=newest

2. Improvisation and Social Aesthetics, edited by Georgina Born, Eric Lewis, and Will Straw  (Duke University Press, 2017): https://www.dukeupress.edu/improvisation-and-social-aesthetics?viewby=subject&categoryid=15&sort=newest  

3. The Clay We are Made of: Haudenosaunee Land Tenure on the Grand River, by Susan M. Hill (Univeristy of Manitoba Press, 2017): https://uofmpress.ca/books/detail/the-clay-we-are-made-of  

4. The Unfulfilled Promise of Press Freedom in Canada, edited by Lisa Taylor and Cara-Marie O’Hagan (University of Toronto Press, 2017): http://www.utppublishing.com/The-Unfulfilled-Promise-of-Press-Freedom-in-Canada.html 

5. Little Mosque on the Prairie and the Paradoxes of Cultural Translation, by Kyle Conway (University of Toronto Press, 2017): http://www.utppublishing.com/Little-Mosque-on-the-Prairie-and-the-Paradoxes-of-Cultural-Translation.html 

6. Spaces and Places for Art: Making Art Institutions in Western Canada, 1912-1990, by Anne Whitelaw (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017):

7. Urban Encounters: Art and the Public, edited by Martha Radice and Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017): http://www.mqup.ca/urban-encounters-products-9780773550063.php

9. Beyond Understanding Canada: Transnational Perspectives on Canadian Literature, edited by Melissa Tanti, Jeremy Haynes, Daniel Coleman and Lorraine York (University of Alberta Press, 2017): http://www.uap.ualberta.ca/titles/882-9781772122695-beyond-understanding-canada 

10. The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities, by Frances Henry, Enakshi Dua, Carl E. James, Audrey Kobayashi, Peter Li, Howard Ramos, Malinda S. Smith (University of British Columbia Press, 2017): http://www.ubcpress.ca/search/title_book.asp?BookID=299175559


Forthcoming title

Gambling on Authenticity: Gaming, the Noble Savage, and the Not-So-New Indian, edited by Becca Gerken and Julie Pelletier (University of Manitoba Press, 2017): https://uofmpress.ca/books/detail/gambling-on-authenticity