New Inanna Poetry and Fiction Series:

Pilgrims in Love, a novel by Frances Beer
ISBN 0-9681290-9-9 pb / 2004 / 140 pp. / $18.95 List

Frances Beer’s Pilgrims in Love involves a re-visioning of the Canterbury Tales, told from the point of view of Alison, Wife of Bath, and Eglentyne, Prioress. Both undertake the pilgrimage to Canterbury because of personal crises that they face as they approach middle age. In the course of their journey they grow out of the straight-jackets that have been imposed on them by medieval misogyny, become wiser and more compassionate. They learn to love others, and most importantly, themselves.

“The novel is by turns bawdy, rowdy, tender, hilarious and moving. The female narrators are captivating, their surprising relationship an exotic flower of sisterhood.”
—John Unrau, Professor of English, York University

My Husband's Wedding, stories by Patricia Watson
ISBN 0-9736709-0-8 pb / 2004 / 186 pp. / $19.95 List

Patricia Watson's My Husband's Wedding is an astonishing record of the lives of three women in Toronto in the 1980s. All three have to deal with marital problems, adolescent children, and finding their own professional and personal identities outside of the traditional family model. In the process they come to know and love one another, to rely on the warmth and support they can offer, whether through sympathy or humour.

“Watson explores the cracks in our lives with wonderful subtlety and humour and exposes our vulnerability and longing with exquisite clarify. Her great gift is that her characters breathe on the page.”
—Judy Steed, Toronto Star feature writer

The Missing Line, edited by Marlene Kadar
ISBN 0-9736709-1-6 pb / 2004 /
84 pp. / $17.95 List

Culled from the pages of Canada's feminist quarterly journal, Canadian Woman Studies Journal/les cahiers de la femme, The Missing Line includes recent and varied work by twelve Canadian poets whose work is in turn both poignant and playful. The poets are: Carol A. Adams, Joan Bond, Rosita Georgieva, Kristjana Gunners, Anne Duke Judd, Marlene Kadar, Lea Littlewolfe, Renee Norman, Rhoma Spencer, Susan Swan, Joanna A. Weston, and Patience Wheatley. In The Missing Line Marlene Kadar has selected poetry that takes us out of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, helping to make better sense of a burgeoning women’s tradition of poetry in English Canada.

New from Inanna

Feminist Politics, Activism and Vision: Local and Global Challenges
Edited by Luciana Ricciutelli, Angela Miles and Margaret H. McFadden
ISBN 0-9681290-8-0 / 2004 / 392 pp. /
$34.95 List

This volume brings together essays of remarkable variety and fresh insights from leading feminists in Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America, Europe and Scandinavia. The engaged and sophisticated personal accounts, political speeches and academic articles collected here reveal a vibrant and multifaceted transnational feminist movement struggling not just for women’s equality in existing structures but to redefine wealth, work, peace, democracy, leadership, family, human rights, development, community and citizenship. Contributors include: Arlie Russell Hochschild, Vandana Shiva, Charlotte Bunch, Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, Nighat Said Khan, Sally Roesch Wagner and Alda Facio among many others.

“An invigorating book. You can feel the feminist intellectual and activist energy coming out of these pages. These authors have deep feminist insights into how to theorize in ways that feed collective strategizing. Students and professors both will have their eyes opened by Feminist
Politics, Activism and Vision.”
—Cynthia Enloe, Author of The Curious Feminist: Searching for Women in a
New Age of Empire


Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader
Edited by Nuzhat Amin, Frances Beer, Kathryn McPherson, Andrea Medovarski,
Angela Miles, and Goli Rezai-Rashti
ISBN 0-9681290-3-X / 1999 / 544 pp. /
$29.95 List

Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader is a collection of articles on various themes and topics which are at the forefront of feminist inquiry and research. The Reader is an excellent introduction to the strides women and girls have made in the past twenty years, and where we aim to be in the future. In addition, as the book is a compilation of articles previously published in Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme over the past years, it offers a unique and historical perspective of feminism and feminist thought in Canada, as well as the development of women’s studies as a curriculum and as a field of innovative and practical research. Articles are divided into the following sections: debates/perspectives on feminism; history; work/economy; public policy; race, class, and gender; violence/harassment; media stereotypes/constructing gender; education; health, religion/spirituality; and women writing: ver/visions of family. An updated second edition will be available in September 2005 featuring new sections including difference and identities, activism and global(ized) perspectives.

Others in order:

Violence Against Women: New Canadian Perspectives
Edited by Katherine M. J. McKenna and
June Larkin
ISBN 0-9681290-6-4 / 2002 / 504 pp. /
$34.95 List
This volume highlights some of the latest thinking in Canada on the issue of male violence against women. Articles examine the prevalence and nature of violence against women, violence and women’s health and structural forms of violence against women. Contributors include: Holly Johnson, Yasmin Jiwani, Aysan Sev’er, Emma D. LaRocque, Himani Bannerji, Jenny Horsman, Helene Moussa, Kim Pate and Elizabeth Sheehy among many others.

“This comprehensive collection of articles on violence against women provides a compelling account of our national involvement in violence prevention over the past thirty years. Intermingling state statistics with local policy concerns, moving from high school corridors to courtrooms, dimensions of our historical and continuing engagement in ending violence against children and women unfolds. Readers will find much to contemplate in these community responsive, academically intelligent, politically astute and socially resolute articles.”
—Nancy Mandell, School of Women’s Studies / Sociology, York University,

Feminist Utopias: Re-Visioning Our Futures
Edited by Margrit Eichler, June Larkin and
Sheila Neysmith
ISBN 0-9681290-7-2 / 2002 / 260 pp. /
$22.95 List

Authors in this volume examine feminist utopias, hightlighting what they see as visionary, exciting and useful, as well as the pitfalls. The volume includes articles by: Susan Stratton, Catriona Sandilands, Susan Mika and D.Alissa Trotz, Lois Wilson, Katherine Arnup, Yvonne Deutsch, Diana Majury, Patricia E. (Ellie) Perkins and Floya Anthias among many others.

“By operating in the here and now they offer alternative ways of thinking and a space for evoking social change. They take seriously the transformative function of utopian writing through a criticial engagement with current oppressive concepts and practices. The authors included here consider utopias through a critique of everyday practices in multiple areas including medicine, technology, law, policing practices, the ecnomy, the arts, national security and so on. The usefulness of looking at utopian elements in scholarship, like that of fiction, lies in its potential for transforming feminist theory and practice.”
–Margrit Eichler, June Larkin, Sheila Neysmith, Institute for Women’s
Studies and Gender Studies, University of Toronto

Feminism(s) on the Edge of the Millennium: Rethinking Foundations and Future Debates
Edited by Krista Hunt and Christine Saulnier
ISBN 0-9681290-5-6 / 2001 / 166 pp. /
$19.95 List

This book showcase the work and contribution of graduate students to current feminist debates and the development of “new” feminist theory. The volume features articles by: Melanie Stewart Miller, Lucy Luccisano, Chris Klassen, Debra Langan, Joanne H. Wright, Michelle Lowry and Diana Crocker, as well as Christine Saulnier and Krista Hunt.

“Feminism(s) on the Edge of the Millennium is a highly enjoyable glimpse into the feminist scholarship of the future. The discussions range from communal kitchens to Martha Stewart, from Plato’s philosophy of reproduction to the Internet, from goddess worship to the politics of the veil. Taken together, the authors make it clear that, contrary to popular opinion, new feminist scholars are not sequestered in the ivory tower, or engaged in theory for theory’s sake, but that they are passionately engaged with the politics of the everyday, analyzing new and old issues alike in informed and thought-provoking ways.”
–Leslie Jeffrey, Department of History and Politics, University of New
Brunswick, Saint John

Our Words, Our Revolutions
Edited by G. Sophie Harding
ISBN 0-9681290-4-8 / 2000 /
96 pp. / $17.95 List

“A variety of genres are represented here—from life-writing to poetry to short autofiction. Students will buy, read, and enjoy this compelling collection, which represents the voices of women who who have not been visible in more ways than one. There is a repeated theme in these works: ‘see me for who I am’—a theme that begs readers to see better—to look and
—Marlene Kadar, Professor, Women’s Studies and Humanities, Faculty of
Arts, York University, Toronto

“Brave and eloquent new voices here. This gathering of poetry and prose is itself a conversation, language in great variety, and visions shared and unique. Its audiences, too, will be varied and benefit from listening.”
—Leslie Sanders, Associate Professor, Humanities, Atkinson College,
York University, Toronto

Equity and How to Get It: Rescuing Graduate Studies
Edited by Kay Armatage
ISBN 0-9681290-2-1 / 1999 / 252 pp. /
$16.95 List

This special collection of papers offers a variety of critiques of the current state of equity in post-secondary educational institutions, specifically at the graduate level, and challenges the patriarchal Eurocentrism of the traditional academic canon which has bee a cornerstone of equity theory. This volume is edited by Kay Armatage and contributors to the volume are: William Haver, Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré, Patricia Monture Angus, Alison Young, Erica Meiners and Jodi Jensen, Kofi Asare, Irina Zherebkina, Hildegard Maria Nickel, Warren Crichlow, Roberta Lamb, Jamie-Lynn Magnusson, Terry Provost, Kathleen Rockhill and George Dei.

“Papers in this collection juxtapose the principles and practices of diversity, inclusivity, and equity by exposing their disjunctures and exploring spaces for actions. It is a ‘must-read’ for those who are unaware of the changing social, political, and ideological landscapes of higher education, and those who are active participants in this changing landscape.”
–Roxana Ng, Sociology and Equity Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies
in Education of the University of Toronto

Confronting the Cuts: A Sourcebook for Women in Ontario
Edited by Luciana Ricciutelli, June Larkin and Eimear O'Neill
ISBN 0-9681290-1-3 / 1998 / 211 pp /
$13.95 List

Confronting the Cuts examines the impacts of the dramatic spending cuts on women and their families across the province, as well as explores some of the ways women and women’s organizations have responded to the challenges presented by the current economic climate. The voices in this book come from those struggling at basic levels of
subsistence and from those working in policy reform, human services and popular organizing. By exposing some of the myths in fiscal policy development and critiquing social policy reform, this book is an important resource tool for women and community groups interested in beginning the process of developing new and innovative strategies to deal with the effects of the cuts. For anyone seeking to understand current social policy reform and its impact on the lives of people everywhere, this book is a crucial sourcebook of policy critique, strategies, and personal narratives. This best-selling volume includes articles by Armine Yalnizian, Sunera Thobani, Martha Friendly, Kim Anderson and Cathy Crowe among many others.

Graduate Women's Studies: Visions and Realities
Edited by Ann B. Shteir
ISBN 0-9681290-0-5 / 1996 / 120 pp. /
$11.95 List

Graduate Women’s Studies: Visions and Realities is a collection of papers, edited by Ann B. Shteir, which arose from a conference held at York University in May 1995. Articles highlight issues in curriculum and program development, questions about disciplinarity and inerdisciplinarity, and the relationship between activism and the academy. Contributors to the volume are: Ann B. Shteir, Kay Armatage, Ruth Perry, Pat Baker, Linda Christiansen-Ruffman and Ann Manicom, Florence Babb, Thelma McCormack,
Deborah Gorman, Rae Anderson, Jodi Jensen and Michelle Dodds, Deborah Clipperton, Jennifer Lund and Katherine Side, Jacky Coates and Mary Evans. The essays in this volume are an important contribution to ongoing critical exchange about the