Greetings from Smiling Eyes Press. SEP is an English-language publishing house based in Montréal, Quebec, founded in 2017 to support the creation and publication of beautiful books. Since every author is unique, it is important for us to get to know you and your book to explore the best way to meet your publishing goals. In addition to poetry and co-authored works, we publish children’s books, business, fiction and self-help non-fiction.   


PAPP International is a dynamic, independent publishing company that creates fun and innovative books for children and adults. Over almost 20 years, we have become a recognized leader in our field in Canada with customers located around the world. We are home to five imprints and together publish more than 500 titles each year.


MLA 2023, San Francisco

Universitas Press will be attending the MLA convention in San Francisco. Come see us at booth 414A! We will be happy to talk to you about our new titles, about our bestselling titles, and about your research and publishing plans. Fingers crossed, this will be an onsite event!

Frankfurt Bookfair 2022

You will be able to find some of our most interesting books at the Gazelle Book Services booths. Gazelle is Universitas Press’ distributor for the UK and European market.


A Dark Conspiracy and Other Nineteenth-Century Canadian Short Stories in English

Henry M. Wallace, Ed.



A first anthology of its kind, A Dark Conspiracy and Other nineteenth-Century Canadian Short Stories in English anthologizes the best stories written by Canadians. Among the authors in the collection, one can find May Agnes Fleming, Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Susanna Moodie, Duncan Campbell Scott, Stephen Leacock.

The History of Emily Montague

Frances Brooke


ISBN: 978-1-988963-40-2

The History of Emily Montague is considered the first Canadian novel. Written by a British colonist, Frances Brooke, in an epistolary form, the novel is remarkable for its observations of the lives and traditions of Quebecers and Natives, as well as the manners of the upper-British classes. This is a scholarly edition that brings to light new information about the times and the context of the novel.

Like a Child Would Do: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Childlikeness in Past and Current Societies

Mathieu Alemany Oliver and Russell W. Belk, eds.


Adult childlikeness is familiar to everyone. However, childlikeness remains a little-studied and catchall concept whose more or less ameliorative or pejorative meaning can vary considerably depending on time and place, but also on disciplines. Like A Child Would Do: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Childlikeness in Past and Current Societies attempts to pierce this conceptual fog.

The Canadian Precariat: Part-Time Faculty and the Higher-Education System

Ann Gagné, ed.

ISBN: 978-1-988963-30-3

This collection includes reflections about the precariousness of academic employment for non-tenured professionals across Canada. It includes articles from those who have taught in post-secondary education across Canada, as well as as from those some who have experienced precarity as student and union organizers. It also includes voices of  students working and teaching in the higher education system.

Common Sense in the Second Amendment: Eighteenth-Century English and the U.S. Bill of Rights

Margie Burns

ISBN: 978-1-988963-27-3

One of the most exciting and intriguing books, timely and eye-opening.

This book analyses the words “infringe” and “abridge” to boost an accurate understanding of the Second Amendment. The wording of the first and second amendments was shaped by the period when the Bill of Rights was created by the authors and ratified by the states and was shaped by previous centuries of English usage and etymology.


Universitas Press is a Montreal-based independent academic press, peer-reviewed, founded in 2014. Committed to publishing relevant work of academics and independent researchers in the field of humanities and social sciences, as well as to publishing books for the classroom, UP is dedicated to bringing students, instructors and researchers the best editorial and academic output. 

With books addressing well-identified readers, the press’s main aim is to publish books that make sense of the world.

In all disciplines, thematic volumes and monographs aim at introducing new concepts and trends that challenge pre-conceived and outdated narratives. In the literary field, editions of classics, either student editions, scholarly or critical editions, and anthologies cater to today’s students by presenting material in an engaging, politically correct and culturally sensitive way.

Publishers: Cristina Artenie, editor in chief;

Helene Laprise, director;

Dragos Moraru, managing editor.


Since 1998 Kersplebedeb has been an important source of radical literature and agit prop materials. The project has a non-­exclusive focus on anti-­patriarchal and anti-­imperialist politics, framed within an anticapitalist perspective. A special priority is given to writings regarding armed struggle in the metropole, the continuing struggles of political prisoners and prisoners of war, and the political economy of imperialism. The Kersplebedeb website presents historical and contemporary writings by revolutionary thinkers from the anarchist and communist traditions.