The members of the Fellowships Committee are very pleased to announce that Mark Clintberg has been awarded the Tremaine Fellowship for 2022 for his project, “Join, or Die”: The Integrity Fonds.
Mark Clintberg is an Associate Professor at Alberta University of the Arts. Professor Clintberg’s project will investigate the publishing activity of The Integer, (1978-1985), a small-print-run newsletter printed by the Chicago chapter of an Episcopalian (aka Anglican) gay activist group called Integrity. Professor Clintberg will further explore the circulation of the newsletters in Quebec through one subscriber: Eric Hill of Verdun, convenor of Integrity’s Montreal branch, and the way the publication made its way into the gay visual culture of Canadian subscribers. His research will focus on these newsletters’ context, aesthetic properties, circulation, and materiality, and it also seeks to illuminate the publishing and reading practices of activist gay Episcopalians in Quebec, a minority within a minority, and a community about which very little is known.
The Tremaine Fellowship is offered in memory and through the generosity of Marie Tremaine (1902-1984), the doyenne of Canadian bibliographers. The Fellowship was instituted in 1987 and is offered annually to support the work of a scholar engaged in some area of bibliographical research, including textual studies and publishing history and with a particular emphasis on Canada.
Susan Cameron (Chair), Chelsea Shriver, Myra Tawfik