The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce that Julia Galmiche-Essue has been awarded the Emerging Scholar Prize for 2022. She is a doctoral student in the Department of French Studies and the Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture at the University of Toronto. The awards committee was impressed by her strong academic record, which includes numerous presentations and publications in the area of literature produced by writers of the Franco-African Diaspora. Her current research focuses on writing and publishing by contemporary Afro-Quebecers.
Julia will present a paper at the BSC annual conference, which will be held remotely between May 16 and 18, on the role of the novel in Dany Laferrière’s fictional work Comment faire l’amour avec un nègre sans se fatiguer, published in Quebec in 1985. Julia will be invited to publish a revised, article-length version of her conference 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 promotes the work of a researcher who is beginning a career in the fields of book history and bibliography broadly defined, including a study of the creation, production, publication, distribution, transmission, history, and uses of printed books, manuscripts, or electronic texts. Preference will be given to topics with a Canadian dimension.