Jessica Clark Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to congratulate authors Sandra Djwa and Dominique Perron for qualifying as finalists for this year’s Governor General’s Literary Awards. Djwa’s book, Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press, is a finalist in the English Non-Fiction category, and Perron’s book, L’Alberta autophage : Identités, mythes et discours du pétrole dans l’Ouest canadien, published by University of Calgary Press, is a finalist in the French Non-Fiction category.
The publication of both books was supported by the Federation’s Awards to Scholarly Publications Program.
About Journey with No Maps: “This is the first biography of P.K. Page, a brilliant 20th-century poet and fine artist, who becomes one of Canada's best-loved and most influential writers. The product of over a decade's research and writing, the book is both the captivating story of a remarkable woman and a major contribution to the study of Canada's literary and artistic history.”
About L’Alberta autophage: “This discursive analysis of stories of Albertan identity linked to provincial oil resources examines the way Canadian and Albertan media have presented the oil booms and busts, and how the Canadian oil industry has appropriated the parameters of the Albertan identity to suggest a close connection between community interests and the various groups exploiting its oil. To this end, the author compares the discourses on energy emerging from Quebec and Alberta, with references to popular culture and classical literature.”
The Awards to Scholarly Publications Program is a competitive funding program designed to assist with the publication of scholarly books on topics in the humanities and social sciences. Through this program, the Federation tangibly supports research dissemination and encourages excellence in humanities and social science scholarship.