Solitudes of the Workplace focuses on experiences of marginalization uncer- tainty and segregation created by the hierarchical structures of categories in universities and by gendered identities. Studying a wider range of womens roles in universities than prior research the experiences of support staff senior administrators researchers non-academic administrators and contract teachers are added to those of faculty and students. The essays show how attempts to introduce new knowledge are manoeu- vered and the resistance this process can encounter as well as the ways in which institutional policies can blur and change identities. Addressing long- standing issues such as the entanglement of gender and the assessment of merit attention is also given to how new identities are claimed and success- fully projected. Essays presenting workers points of view reveal the confu- sion that occurs when ofcial policy and everyday knowledge conict when processes like tenure and other status changes create troublesome realities and when it becomes routine to experience status denigration. Within the social order of the university and its existing boundaries gender issues of past decades sometimes surface but all too often remain an unspoken presence. Solitudes of the Workplace is a revealing look at the iso- lating experiences and inequities inherent in these institutional environments. Elvi Whittaker is professor emerita of anthropology at the University of British Columbia. Northrop Fryes long career made him Canadas most creative public intellec- tual. A century after his birth his many books demonstrate a powerful vision of the resources of the human imagination. Fryes critical theory sought the continuities linking human creation in all spheres of life trusting in the idea of a single human community sharing myths stories and images that express shared visions and desires. The essays in Educating the Imagination illustrate the extraordinary range of Fryes ideas. Robert Bringhurst examines how Frye mapped the mind Ian Balfour considers what belief meant for Frye and Gordon Teskey re-exam- ines two of the critics great subjects Blake and Milton. Michael Dolzani and Thomas Willard discuss Fryes symbolism and Robert Tally looks at his utopi- anism. A strong thread running through all the essays is Fryes interest in the Romantic era as Mark Ittenson shows. Three essays pair Frye with other titans of the time Fredric Jameson Paul de Man and Jacques Derrida. Troni Grande examines a gender issue in Fryes theory of tragedy and J. Edward Chamberlin concludes by relating Fryes writings to songs ceremonies of belief and the common ground that they represent across cultures. Engaging with signicant matters of contemporary concern Educating the Imagination provides a renewed understanding of Northrop Frye and the fertility of his ideas about the imagination and society. Alan Bewell is chair of the Department of English at the University of Toronto. Neil ten Kortenaar is professor of comparative literature and English at the University of Toronto. Germaine Warkentin is professor emeritus of English at the University of Toronto. 3 4 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 5 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S December 2015 978-0-7735-4633-2 37.95A CDN 37.95A US 25.99 paper 978-0-7735-4632-5 100.00S CDN 100.00S US 69.00 cloth 6 x 9 344pp Ebook available Solitudes of the Workplace Women in Universities edited by elvi whittaker A consideration of workplace identities and the stresses women experience within the university system. W O M E N S S T U D I E S A N T H R O P O L O G Y S P E C I F I C AT I O N S October 2015 978-0-7735-4573-1 34.95A CDN 34.95A US 23.99 paper 978-0-7735-4572-4 100.00S CDN 100.00S US 69.00 cloth 6 x 9 288pp Ebook available L I T E R A R Y S T U D I E S Educating the Imagination Northrop Frye Past Present and Future edited by alan bewell neil ten kortenaar and germaine warkentin How Northrop Frye recognized the imagination as a window opening onto literature society and the human spirit.