The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce that Marie-Hélène Jeannotte, who recently completed her doctorate in études françaises at l’Université de Sherbrooke and is currently undertaking postdoctoral research at Queen’s University, has been selected as the recipient of the Emerging Scholar Prize. Her paper, “Pour une approche collaborative des archives des Premières Nations : un voyage accompagné dans la mémoire du théâtre d’Ondinnok,” will be presented at the BSC’s annual conference in June 2020.
This paper draws on Dr Jeannotte’s postdoctoral research, which extends her interest in the history of Indigenous literatures in Québec through a study of the Ondinnok theater (1985-2017), research that she is carrying out in collaboration with founder Yves Sioui-Durand (Huron-Wendat). Dr Jeannotte’s paper argues for the value of collaborative approaches to researching Indigenous archives, which respects the needs and priorities of the community — in this case the Indigenous theatrical community. This paper will give an account of the collaborative archival method Dr Jeannotte is developing with Sioui-Durand, as well as their archival discoveries thus far.
Dr Jeannotte will be invited to publish a revised, article-length version of the paper in the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada, subject to peer review. The prize also includes a grant of $500.
The Emerging Scholar Prize was established by the BSC in 2012 to support a scholar at the beginning of her or his career who is undertaking research in bibliography, book history, or print culture broadly defined, including the study of the creation, production, publication, distribution, and uses of manuscripts, printed books, or electronic texts.