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Our faculty members are among the leading voices in their fields. Their ground-breaking research and creative works have taken many forms, including novels, works of literary criticism, edited anthologies, public lectures, documentary films, and poems. True to the spirit of interdisciplinary, creative, and politically engaged inquiry that has long been central to York University’s mission, these publications have earned plaudits from audiences around the world. Learn more about some of our recent publications by browsing the book covers below.

Featured Publication

Bookcover with rainbow background and black text reads: The LGBTQ+ Comics Studies Reader

The LGBTQ+ Comics Studies Reader

Alison Halsall and Jonathan Warren

The Reader honours work that emerged from and was influenced by the underground and alternative comix movements of the mid-1960s to become what is still an underrepresented sub-genre in comics scholarship: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) comics, their provocative current iterations and their future directions. It traces the connections of LGBTQ+ comics from the panel, the strip, the comic book, the graphic novel, the anthology and the graphic memoir to the many different kinds of queer readership they imagine, the LGBTQ+ history they make visible, the often fragile LGBTQ+ distribution networks their availability implies or seeks, the coded queer intelligence they deploy, and the community-sustaining energy and optimism they conjure.

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Bookcover with rainbow background and black text reads: The LGBTQ+ Comics Studies Reader

Jonathan Warren, Alison Halsall
2022

New book attends to global scope of LGBTQ+ comics criticism. York University Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) ...

Book cover of 'The Politics of Vibration' by Marcus Boon

Marcus Boon
2022

In The Politics of Vibration Marcus Boon explores music as a material practice of vibration. Focusing on the work of three contemporary ...

A stack of books with tile: Reading Mennonite Writing

Robert Zacharias
2022

Mennonite literature has long been viewed as an expression of community identity. However, scholars in Mennonite literary studies have urged ...

Gothic Mash-Up book cover

Natalie Neill
2022

Gothic Mash-Ups explores the role of intertextuality in Gothic storytelling through the analysis of texts from diverse periods and media. Drawing ...

Black and white photo of human skull

Brett Zimmerman
2021

Locating Poe firmly within his Zeitgeist vis-à-vis the science and pseudoscience of the early nineteenth century, Edgar Allan Poe as ...

The Turn of the Screw book cover

Jonathan Warren
2021

“This admirable new and expanded Norton Critical Edition, with its judiciously selected and expertly curated secondary materials, both historical and ...

The Routledge Introduction to Canadian Fantastic Literature book cover

Allan Weiss
2021

This study introduces the history, themes, and critical responses to Canadian fantastic literature. Taking a chronological approach, this volume covers ...

The Mini-Cycle book cover

Allan Weiss
2021

While scholars have been studying the short story cycle for some time now, this book discusses a form that has ...

Lily Cho
2021

Under the terms of the Chinese Immigration Act of 1885, Canada implemented a vast protocol for acquiring detailed personal information ...

Tina Young Choi
2021

Contingency is not just a feature of modern politics, finance, and culture—by thinking contingently, nineteenth-century Britons rewrote familiar narratives and ...

the genealogical sublime book cover

Julia Creet
2020

Since the early 2000s, genealogy has become a lucrative business, an accelerating online industry, a massive data mining project, and ...

transcultural migration in the novels of hedi bouraoui book cover

Elizabeth Sabiston
2020

In Transcultural Migration in the Novels of Hédi Bouraoui: A New Ulysses, Elizabeth Sabiston analyses the dominant theme of transcultural migration, ...

Black and white photo of a human skiull

Brett Zimmerman
2019

Edgar Allan Poe: Amateur Psychologist is the "first and foremost" major source of information dedicated to the theme of Poe ...

Traduire les voix de la nature book cover

Agnes Whifield
2019

Ethical questions concerning humans’ relationship to nature have so far gained little attention in Translation Studies, whereas an eco-critical shift ...

virginia woolf, music, sound, language book cover

Elicia Clements
2019

Arguing that sound is integral to Virginia Woolf's understanding of literature, Elicia Clements highlights how the sonorous enables Woolf to ...

the charge in the global membrane book cover

Bruce Powe
2019

A new book by York University Professor B.W. Powe explores the radical transformation of consciousness and sensibility through the advent ...