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S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Culture of Cities Series December 2016 978-0-7735-4789-6 34.95A 34.95A 26.99 paper 978-0-7735-4788-9 110.00S 110.00S 84.00 cloth 6 x 9 320pp 18 photos Ebook available Before screens could be stared at listeners lent their ears to radio and Cana- dian listeners were as avid as any. In Canada before Television Len Kuffert takes us back to the earliest days of broadcasting paying particular attention to how programs were imagined and made loved and hated regulated and tolerated. At a time when democracy stood out as a foundational value in the West Canadas private stations and the cbc often had conicting ideas about what should or could be broadcast. While historians have documented the nation- alist and culturally aspirational motives of some broadcasters the story behind the production of programs for both broad and specialized audiences has not been as effectively told. By interweaving archival evidence with insights drawn from secondary literature Canada before Television offers perspectives on radios intimate power the promise and challenge of US programming and British inuences the regulation of taste on the air shift- ing and varied musical appetites and the difculties of knowing what listeners wanted. While this mixed system divided Canadians then and now the presence of more than one vision for the emerging medium made the early years of broadcasting in Canada more culturally democratic for listeners who stood a better chance of getting both what they already liked and what they might come to like. Canada before Television offers an insightful look at the place of radio and debates about programming in the development of a cultural democracy. Len Kuffert is associate professor of history at the University of Manitoba. Speaking Memory evokes the complex language-scapes that form at the crossroads of culture and history in cities. While engaging with current debates on the nature and role of translation in globalized urban landscapes the contributors offer a series of detailed and nuanced readings of transla- tional cities their histories their construction and transformation in memory and the artistic projects that tell their stories. The three sections of the book highlight historical case studies conceptual issues and text-based analyses of city scripts in particular as they relate to creative literary practices and language interventions on the surface of the city itself. In this volume translation points to the dissonance of city life but also to the possibility of a generalized public discourse a space vital to urban citizenship where the convergence of languages can be the source of new conversations. Essays cover a variety of topics and approaches bringing new voices and insights to discussions on multilingualism and translation in the urban contexts of cities including Dublin Montevideo Montreal Prague and Vilnius. Dening cities as elds of translational forces where languages are both in conversation and in tension translation in Speaking Memory is stretched be- yond its usual connes encompassing literary artistic and cultural practices that permeate everyday contemporary life. Sherry Simon is professor in the French Department at Concordia University and the author of Translating Montreal Episodes in the Life of a Divided City. 3 6 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 6 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S November 2016 978-0-7735-4810-7 34.95A 34.95A 26.99 paper 978-0-7735-4809-1 110.00S 110.00S 84.00 cloth 6 x 9 352pp Ebook available C U LT U R A L S T U D I E S H I S T O R Y Canada before Television Radio Taste and the Struggle for Cultural Democracy len kuffert A look at radios early history and the development of cultural democracy in Canada. Speaking Memory How Translation Shapes City Life edited by sherry simon An innovative account of urban memory as a conversation across languages. C U LT U R A L S T U D I E S L I T E R A R Y C R I T I C I S M