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Festschrift for William F. E. Morley and Francess Halpenny

PBSC is seeking material to commemorate the life and work of Bill Morley and Francess Halpenny, who both died in December 2017 at the respective ages of 97 and 98. Their presence is greatly missed but their contributions to the literary life of Canada, and to their own universities — Queen’s University and the University of Toronto — will long be remembered.

Submissions may take the form of an academic article (5000 to 9000 words) or note (under 5000 words), or a more personal essay or reminiscence about either Morley or Halpenny (or both), or their influence on the contributor (max. 9000 words). Academic articles or notes may address any aspect of the contributions of either Morley or Halpenny (or both).

As well, submissions may take the form of a story, review, document, or tool (for more about Documents and Tools, see the Bibliographical Society website: http://www.bsc-sbc.ca/en/2018/06/21/call-for-papers-documents-and-tools/#more-1331).

Submissions in either English or French may be made via the PBSC online journal management system as .doc or .docx files. Articles and notes will be peer-reviewed. These must be anonymized and include an abstract of no more than 200 words. All submissions must be accompanied by a short biographical statement. Notes must follow the same academic standards as longer articles. Works longer than 9000 words should be queried first.

Deadline for articles and essays to be peer reviewed is November 15, 2018. Deadline for personal essays, reminiscences, stories, reviews, documents, or tools is January 15, 2019. Publication will be in the Spring 2019 issue.

Queries to Editor Ruth Bradley-St-Cyr are welcome at any time: editor@bsc-sbc.ca.

Submit articles here: http://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/bsc/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

In matters of spelling and style, PBSC follows the Canadian Oxford Dictionary and the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition (2010) (footnotes): http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

Since 1962, PBSC has published important historical studies on the sociality and materiality of texts — including authorship, printing, binding, publishing, piracy, reading, education, and the book trade — in Canada and the world. A bilingual scholarly community has coalesced around PBSC, uniting literary critics, historians, librarians, booksellers, small-press printers, and students of English, French, history, sociology, library science, information science, bibliography, public policy, and other disciplines.

Read past issues online here https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/bsc/issue/archive

Call for papers: Special issue of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada

LGBTQ+ print in Canada and elsewhere: overviews and perspectives

Special issue of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (to be published in Spring 2019)

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Call for Papers: Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (PBSC)

Cover - Vol 55, No 1 (2017) Papers of The Bibliographical Society of CanadaSince 1962, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada has published important historical studies on the sociality and materiality of texts — including authorship, printing, binding, publishing, piracy, reading, education, and the book trade — in Canada and the world. A bilingual scholarly community has coalesced around PBSC, uniting literary critics, historians, librarians, booksellers, small-press printers, and students of English, French, history, sociology, library science, information science, bibliography, public policy, and other disciplines.

PBSC is seeking essays for several upcoming special issues — as well as non-theme-related papers — from scholars of any nationality on any aspect of book studies or book culture.

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Congratulating the BSC-SbC Emerging Scholar 2018

The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce that Laura Gerlitz, a student in the third year of the Master of Library and Information Studies and Master of Arts in Humanities Computing program at the University of Alberta, has been selected as the recipient of the Emerging Scholar Prize.
Her paper, “‘How to Sell a Harlequin: Bringing the Digital Humanities into Reader’s Advisory,” will be presented at the BSC’s annual conference in May 2018.

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Draft programs now available for the 2018 BSC-SbC annual conference

The draft programme of the annual conference of the Bibliographical Society of Canada, “The Book at the Crossroads of Diversities” is now available. http://www.bsc-sbc.ca/en/conference/2018-annual-meeting-of-the-bibliographical-society-of-canada/ Participants will explore the many facets of the book that have made it such an enduring conveyor of the diversities upon which Canadian culture has been built.

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