Congress 2021 Information

Congress 2021 Order Form
Our Congress 2021 order form can be downloaded below. All of our titles may be ordered at a 30% discount between May 27 and June 30, 2021 with code iC21.

Community Members Can Buy Passes for $25
As a community pass holder, you can access over 100 hours of open events on the virtual Congress 2021 platform from May 27 to June 30 for only $25. If you identify as Black or Indigenous, this pass is complimentary for you in 2021. Purchase your pass here.

Events We are Highlighting
What’s at stake for the post-pandemic university classroom?
Instructors from all disciplines are invited to participate in a wide-ranging conversation led by Ada Jaarsma and Kit Dobson, co-editors of Dissonant Methods: Undoing Discipline in the Humanities Classroom. Based on teaching research and practice, panelists will advance creative, collaborative, and arts-based strategies for disrupting forms of oppression in higher education. Attendees will be encouraged to share their experiences and ideas.
Tuesday, June 1, 9:30 to 10:45 am MT

Writing the North: Authors and publishers in conversation
This event features authors and editors from three Canadian university presses discussing books and demonstrating how university presses work with Northern scholars and communities. Participants include Leslie McCartney, Sharon Snowshoe, Mat Buntin, Jerry Fontaine, Darcy Cullen, Arthur J. Ray, and Philip Cercone with moderator Crystal Gail Fraser.
Wednesday, June 2, 1:00 to 2:00 pm MT

Meet the authors of Appealing Because He Is Appalling: Black Masculinities, Colonialism, and Erotic Racism, edited by Tamari Kitossa. This collection of original essays written by transnational scholars invites us to rethink the ways African-descended men are seen as both appealing and appalling, are exposed to eroticized hatred and violence and how some resist, accommodate, and capitalize on their eroticization. Drawing on James Baldwin and Frantz Fanon, the authors examine the contradictions, paradoxes, and politico-psychosexual implications of Black men as objects of sexual desire, fear, and loathing in the transnational context. Appealing Because He Is Appalling’s editor and select contributors will describe their work, participate in a discussion, and engage with the audience.
Chair: Jennifer Adkins, University of British Columbia
Hosted by the Canadian Sociological Association’s Race and Ethnicity Research Cluster.
Friday, June 4, 1:00 to 2:30 pm MT

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization (EDID)
UAlberta Press promotes EDID efforts in our publishing program and across the academy. Most recently, we signed the Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences’s Charter on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization in the Social  Sciences and Humanities. We have also expressed our support for the Black Canadian Studies Association’s calls to address systemic racism at Congress, and we recommit to supporting EDID principles at this and future conferences.