Banff Centre Press
Hall of Mirrors
Hall of Mirrors is not an academic work, neither is it journalism ... I have not held back from speculation. I recognize that some of the views expressed here are odd, if not downright eccentric, but they are all my own, and I take full responsibility for them." With this intriguing opening, author Robyn Gillam launches into a richly researched, engaging history of museums that ranges from ancient Greece to Canada's Royal Ontario Museum, Glenbow, and Museum of Civilization. Unafraid to take a strong stand, Gillam points to class, race, and gender biases that have maintained a wall around many of Canada's largest public museums.
The Great Divide
The Great Divide documents artist Ernie Kroeger's 10-year obsession with the Great Divide, a major North American watershed. The book includes high-quality reproductions of Kroeger's panoramic photographs, as well as his personal writings and historical research, presenting an unusual exploration of the much-photographed Canadian Rockies. Accompanied by Alberto Manguel's literary reading of Kroeger's work, The Great Divide should appeal to members of the artistic and literary communities, as well as people interested in mountain landscapes and culture.
Dancing Bodies, Living Histories
Dancing Bodies, Living Histories highlights significant new directions in dance studios, showing how dance leaps across disciplinary boundaries and divisions between the academe and cultural practice. Touching upon history, cultural studies, film, and queer studies, Dancing Bodies links dance to other studies in the humanities and social sciences.
For well over 25 years, writers from around the world have spent time at The Banff Centre, some in programs and others in self-directed residencies. During this time, some of Canada's finest writers have visited the retreat with lasting effects on their work and careers. Intersections brings together fiction and poetry from 34 Canadian, American, and British writers who have all worked independently at The Banff Centre's Leighton Studios, gathering the threads of an unique creative community, bringing together remarkable intersections of setting, story, tone, and character.
Introduction by Robert Kroetsch
In this second collection from The Banff Centre's Writing Studio program, fourty-one alumni add their voices to the bedrock of Canada's literary landscape.
New Moon at Batoche
The essays in New Moon at Batoche look back at 30 years of western Canadian identity and alienation through literature, politics, history, and personal confession.
An eclectic and entertaining journey through 75 years of The Banff Centre, Inspiring Creativity features essays, short stories, poetry, art works, photography, set designs, musical scores, and in-depth interviews with some of our greatest performers. Visually sumptuous and intellectually provocative, Inspiring Creativity is a beautiful and lasting legacy of the national and international influence of The Banff Centre.
Beyond Words offers the eclectic musings of a group of translators from eight countries working in seven languages specializing in a variety of genres, translating both contemporary authors and the modern world’s great classics. Their ruminations on the world that lies “beyond words” make for fascinating reading for lovers of literature near and far.
Science, She Loves Me
Science is often perceived as the cool pursuit of objective knowledge, yet most scientists will tell you that it was a personal experience that attracted them to their field of choice. Science, She Loves Me is a powerful and engaging collection for science educators and communicators about how to communicate more effectively, more creatively, and more passionately, about science. This unique miscellany includes ideas, discussions, and methods for sharing the joys of science with both students and the public. Through the use of text and images, Science, She Loves Me looks at the way science is used, expressed, and explored by individuals, artists, scientists, and teachers, from cafes and classrooms all the way to theatre stages and Hollywood.