Write on! Good reads by University of Regina scholars

By Greg Duck Posted: December 20, 2018 5:00 a.m.

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University of Regina faculty and students penned some fascinating books this year. Check out three for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! 

Beck Blades' book

Aspiring author Beck Blades writes 10 fiction stories with the dream of having his work adapted for the big screen to no avail. Upon releasing his 11th story, his literary agent secures a movie deal with a big production house, but Beck is oblivious to her true intentions. End it by the Gun (Black Rose Writing, 2018), is a psychological thriller by Kenechukwu Obi, a business administration student in his final year of studies.


Rape in Chicago book Covering four decades in the often violent and racially divided Windy City, Rape in Chicago: Race, Myth, and the Courts (University of Illinois Press, 2018), explores and challenges the role of the state in affording protections to victims and the accused in rape cases. In this 2018 paperback re-release, Dawn Flood, Campion College associate professor of history, uses legal studies, medical history, and personal accounts to show how defence strategies evolved in the broader cultural landscape with respect to sex and racial stereotypes between the 1930s and the 1970s. 


Nils Clausson's book With the enduring popularity of Sherlock Holmes on television and in movies, the historical context of the writing is often forgotten. Retired English professor emeritus Nils Clausson’s new book, Arthur Conan Doyle’s Art of Fiction: A Revaluation (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018), explores what the work of Doyle reveals about the attitudes in Victorian England towards crime, class, empire, and gender, bringing readers back to Doyle's works with a deeper understanding and a greater enjoyment.



Tribute to father’s wartime experience wins national book award

So many books to discover from University of Regina Press.