is an independent academic publisher that focuses on the humanities. Founded in 1985 by Don LePan
Don LePan is widely known as a book publisher; he is the founder and president of the academic publishing house Broadview Press. He is also a painter and the author or editor of several books, most notably the dystopian novel Animals.-Biography:LePan grew up in Ontario, living variously in Ottawa,...
, the company now employs over 25 people, has over 500 titles in print, and publishes approximately 50 titles each year. Broadview’s offices are located across Canada
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...
in Calgary, Peterborough
Peterborough is a city on the Otonabee River in southern Ontario, Canada, 125 kilometres northeast of Toronto. The population of the City of Peterborough was 74,898 as of the 2006 census, while the census metropolitan area has a population of 121,428 as of a 2009 estimate. It presently ranks...
Nanaimo is a city on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It has been dubbed the "Bathtub Racing Capital of the World" and "Harbour City". Nanaimo is also sometimes referred to as the "Hub City" because of its central location on Vancouver Island and due to the layout of the downtown...
Guelph is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Known as "The Royal City", Guelph is roughly east of Waterloo and west of downtown Toronto at the intersection of Highway 6 and Highway 7. It is the seat of Wellington County, but is politically independent of it...
Wolfville is a small town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada, located about northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. As of 2006, the population was 3,772....
In its early years, Broadview operated out of LePan’s home in Peterborough, Ontario, publishing a small number of titles for both trade and academic markets. With the publication of books such as The Broadview Anthology of Poetry
, The Broadview Reader
, and the first few titles in the Broadview Editions series in the early 1990s, Broadview began to focus exclusively on the academic market.
In May 2008 Broadview’s social science and history lists were sold to the University of Toronto Press
University of Toronto Press is Canada's leading scholarly publisher and one of the largest university presses in North America. Founded in 1901, UTP has published over 6,500 books, with well over 3,500 of these still in print....
. Michael Harrison (Broadview Vice-President 1992-2004, and President 2005-2008) and several staff members went on to form the Higher Education division at that Press. Broadview refocused on the core disciplines of English Studies and Philosophy, and Don LePan returned to the role of President and CEO.
Broadview publishes anthologies, scholarly editions of literature and philosophy, works of criticism, and other academic books.
The publisher is perhaps best known for its publications in English Literature (see below), but it has also published notable titles in a number of other areas. A particular area of strength is undergraduate philosophy course texts; notable titles include Andrew Bailey’s First Philosophy: Fundamental Problems and Readings in Philosophy
, William Hughes, Jonathan Lavery & Katheryn Doran’s Critical Thinking
, and The Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought
. The Broadview philosophy list also includes many titles intended both for an academic and for a general readership; notable examples include Robert Martin’s There Are Two Errors in the Title of This Book
, Bernard Suits’ The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia
, Brian Orend
Brian Orend is the Director of International Studies and a professor of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. He specializes in Ethics.Orend's works focus on just war theory and human rights...
’s The Morality of War
, and Wendy Lynne Lee’s Contemporary Feminist Theory and Activism
The following academics are counted among the many highly-respected authors on the Broadview list: Srivinas Aravamudan, Richard D. Altick, Janet Beer, Linda Bree, Allen Carlson, Thomas J. Collins, Brian Corman, Jeffrey N. Cox
Jeffrey N. Cox is a Professor of English literature and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Cox specializes in English and European Romantic literature, cultural theory, and cultural studies...
, Barbara C. Ewell, Kate Flint, Michael Gamer, Janet Giltrow, Thomas Hurka, Will Kymlicka
Will Kymlicka is a Canadian political philosopher best known for his work on multiculturalism. He is currently Professor of Philosophy and Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy at Queen's University at Kingston, and Recurrent Visiting Professor in the Nationalism Studies program at the...
, Elizabeth Langland, Roy Liuzza, Isobel Grundy, Gary Kelly, Jerome J. McGann
Jerome McGann is a textual scholar whose work focuses on the history of literature and culture from the late eighteenth-century to the present.-Career:Educated at Le Moyne College , Syracuse University Jerome McGann (born July 22, 1937) is a textual scholar whose work focuses on the history of...
, A.P. Martinich
Aloysius P. Martinich is an analytic philosopher and is the Roy Allison Vaughan Centennial Professor of Philosophy and Professor History at University of Texas at Austin. His area of interest is the nature and practice of interpretation; history of modern philosophy; the philosophy of language and...
, Anne K. Mellor
Anne Kostelanetz Mellor is a Distinguished Professor of English Literature and Women's Studies at UCLA; she specializes in Romantic literature, British cultural history, feminist theory, philosophy, art history and gender studies...
, Anne Lake Prescott, John Richetti, Tilottama Rajan, Peter Sabor, Geoffery Sill, Marjorie Stone, John Sutherland, James Tully
James Hamilton Tully, FRSC is a teacher and Canadian philosopher of civic freedom and political struggles.-Biography:James Tully is one of the four general editor of the...
, Daniel Vickers, Germaine Warkentin, and Susan Wolfson
Susan J. Wolfson is Professor of English at Princeton University. She taught for 13 years at Rutgers University New Brunswick and received her PhD from University of California, Berkeley. Wolfson's recent books include Frankenstein: Longman Cultural Edition...
The Broadview Editions Series
The Broadview Editions series includes many titles long regarded as classics, as well as many valuable, lesser-known works. Each edition is newly-edited, annotated, and includes an introduction, chronology, and bibliography. The series is distinguished by the inclusion of primary source documents contemporaneous with the work that help demonstrate the context out of which the work emerged. The inclusion of such materials was pioneered by D.L. Macdonald and Kathleen Scherf in their 1992 edition of Frankenstein
; the inclusion of contextual materials soon became a feature of all titles in the series.
There are over 260 titles in the series, including acclaimed editions of canonical titles such as The Canterbury Tales
; Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published in London, England, in 1847 by Smith, Elder & Co. with the title Jane Eyre. An Autobiography under the pen name "Currer Bell." The first American edition was released the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York...
and Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals
The Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals , also known as Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals or Grounding of the Metaphysics of Morals, is Immanuel Kant's first contribution to moral philosophy. It argues for an a priori basis for morality...
. Editions of lesser-known authors such as British writers Eliza Haywood
Eliza Haywood , born Elizabeth Fowler, was an English writer, actress and publisher. Since the 1980s, Eliza Haywood’s literary works have been gaining in recognition and interest...
and Charlotte Smith
Charlotte Turner Smith was an English Romantic poet and novelist. She initiated a revival of the English sonnet, helped establish the conventions of Gothic fiction, and wrote political novels of sensibility....
, as well as American writers such as Leonora Sansay
Leonora Sansay was an American novelist. She was the author of Secret History, or The Horrors of St. Domingo and Laura , and possibly three other novels: Zelica: The Creole , The Scarlet Handkerchief , and The Stranger in Mexico .-Biography:Leonora Sansay was...
and Henry Fuller
Henry Blake Fuller was a United States novelist and short story writer, born in Chicago, Illinois.-Career:Fuller's earliest works were travel romances set in Italy that featured allegorical characters...
, are also highly regarded.
The series is published under the guidance of Broadview's Executive Editor, Marjorie Mather, and Production Manager, Tara Lowes; the Series Editor is Leonard Conolly. (Prof. Conolly, whose areas of scholarly interest include Shakespeare, Shaw, and Canadian theatre, is a former President of Trent University and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.)
The Broadview Anthology of British Literature
The Broadview Anthology of British Literature
is a competitor to the long-established Norton Anthology of English Literature
. The Broadview has acquired a strong reputation that in many ways parallels that of the Broadview Editions series; like the Broadview Editions, the anthology includes a wide range of contextual materials. It was first published in 2006 and it is widely used in British Literature survey courses.
The general editors of the anthology are: Joseph Black (University of Massachusetts), Leonard Conolly (Trent University), Kate Flint (Rutgers University), Isobel Grundy (University of Alberta), Don LePan (Broadview Press), Roy Liuzza (University of Tennessee), Jerome McGann (University of Virginia), Anne Prescott (Barnard College), Barry Qualls (Rutgers University), Claire Waters (University of California at Davis)
Freehand Books is a Canadian literary imprint started in 2007 by Broadview Press, a Canadian academic publisher. Freehand publishes literary fiction, literary non-fiction, memoir and poetry....
was launched by Broadview in 2008 as a literary imprint, with a mandate to publish aesthetically diverse Canadian writing both by established authors and by new voices.
One of the titles published in Freehand's first season, Good To A Fault
by Marina Endicott
Marina Endicott is a Canadian novelist and short story writer. Her second novel, Good to a Fault, won the 2009 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Canada and the Caribbean and was short listed for the Giller Prize.-Personal life:...
, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize Best Book Award, Canada and the Caribbean and was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.