The Copyright and Scholarly Communications office is excited to share that the 2023 list for Author Celebration has been updated! The Celebrated Works Author list provides a collection of books or book chapters authored or edited by UVic Scholars.


Read more about these fascinating texts below!




Dive into conversations surrounding Indigenous legal issues with the text Indigenous Legal Issues: Cases, Materials, & Commentary, authored by UVic Law professor, John Borrows, and Leonard I. Rotman.





"Life Against States of Emergency" by Sarah Wiebe book cover. A protest.




For answers relating to the question: “What does it mean to be in a treaty relationship today?” Read Life against States of Emergency: Revitalizing Treaty Relations from Attawapiskat by Sarah Marie Wiebe, professor in the faculty of Human and Social Development.  








Read a fresh insight in modernist studies, relating to reconciling the erasure of Indigenous history with the text The Routledge Handbook of North American Indigenous Modernisms. This book was edited by UVic English professor, Stephen Ross, UVic English department PhD candidate Alana Sayers, and Kirby Brown.







If you are interested in music history and theory, check out Pierre Boulez: The Formative Years by Joseph Salem, an associate professor within the Faculty of Fine Arts at UVic.








For a look into how music interacts with what makes things monstrous, try reading the collection of essays within Monstrosity, Identity and Music: Mediating Uncanny Creatures from Frankenstein to Videogames. This text was edited by the director of the University of Victoria School of Music, Alexis Luko, and James K. Wright.








Explore arguments on personhood and moral repair in the experiences of incarcerated people in Not Giving Up on People: A Feminist Case for Prison Abolition. This work was authored by Audrey Yap, UVic philosophy professor, and Barrett Emmerick.






Follow five different perspectives during the Third Reich’s lifespan in Under the Swastika in Nazi Germany. Authored by Kristin Semmens, a history professor at UVic, this book offers a deeper understanding of Nazi Germany. 







Join Richard van Oort, professor of English at UVic in his reading of Shakespeare’s work as an ethical thinker. In Shakespeare’s Mad Men: A Crisis of Authority, van Oort strives to show the readers the ethical predicament of Shakespeare’s plays King Lear and Measure for Measure. 







For graduate students, faculty, and researchers looking to expand their knowledge of number theory and mathematical analysis, check out Advances in Number Theory and Applied Analysis! This text promises to present the recent developments in these two fields, and is edited by UVic professor emeritus, Hari Mohan Srivastava, along with Pradip Debnath, Kalyan Chakraborty, and Poom Kumam.





Book cover of "The watchers' club" by G. Kim Blank. A forest path with a light streaming in from the end of the path.




If you are looking for an action and adventure novel, follow the mystery and hijinks of a group of kids, self dubbed the Watchers’ Club. Written by UVic English professor G Kim Blank, The Watchers’ Club: A Novel of Innocence and Guilt follows a group of kids as they uncover mysteries in their small town.







To learn more about external and self-sensing sensors check out the text Structural Health Monitoring in Sensor-Integrated Smart Composites: From Characterization to Application. This text was authored by Mina Hoorfar, a professor in the faculty of engineering and computer science at UVic, along with Hossein Montazerian, and Abbas S. Milani.  




Call to Action 


The UVic Libraries is inviting submissions of works published or exhibited in 2023 by any member of the UVic community (including alumni), for the UVic Author Celebration Program. 

The criteria for submissions include:  

  1. any works, artwork, music scores published or exhibited in 2023
  2. any authored, co-authored, edited or translated by University of Victoria faculty, students and staff, retirees and alumni 
  3. only work that have undergone a peer review/review process. 

Note: Please DO NOT submit reprint titles or articles in journals/magazines.  

Titles can be submitted using the form available at: 

More information about the program is available at: