Synopses & Reviews
Demers revives the memory of journalist Miriam Green Ellis, an all-but-forgotten feminist, suffragist, and agricultural reporter who documented the modernist sphere for over four decades and who refused to be confined to the “women’s pages.” With written material from the University of Alberta’s Miriam Green Ellis Collection, accompanied by an excellent selection of photographs, Ellis’s inimitable voice and views on Albertans, westerners, and Canadians in the early decades of the twentieth century emerge clearly. Canadian women studies, journalism students, and feminists will find Ellis’s highly colored perspective both entertaining and informational.
Looking at early twentieth-century westerners through the writings of an acerbic female agricultural journalist.
About the Author
Patricia Demers, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, has received numerous awards for her research and teaching. The author or editor of fifteen books and over fifty articles, Patricia Demers has served in senior positions with SSHRC and the Royal Society of Canada. She lives in Edmonton.