2019 issue of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada is now available online

Purple cover of Vol 57 (2019): Special Issue: LGBTQ+ Print Culture: Overviews and Perspectives
Cover of Vol 57 (2019): Special Issue: LGBTQ+ Print Culture: Overviews and Perspectives

We are very pleased to announce that volume 57 of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada is now available online. BSC members will receive printed copies of the journal later this summer. This special issue is dedicated to LGBTQ+ print culture in Canada and beyond and is guest-edited by Rebecka Taves Sheffield and Nicholas Giguère. As the guest editors reflect in their introduction to the special issue, “[a]lthough these studies cannot possibly represent the totality of LGBTQ+ print culture in Canada, they illustrate the diversity and complexity of LGBTQ+ histories and should serve as catalysts for further study.” The BSC is proud to support scholarship on Canada’s vibrant LGBTQ+ communities and their engagement with textual culture, books, and print.

A Note on Our Journal 

The Papers is now 100 % open access and will appear on a yearly basis. Our next volume will be published in December 2020. As of 2020, the Papers are also now available on Érudit. We welcome the new English language book review editor, Rachel Harris, and the new French language book review editor, Philippe Rioux, and thank our outgoing review editors Kristine Smitka and Stéphanie Bernier for their many years of excellent service. Please note that although this most recent issue of the journal does not include book reviews in French, a full slate of French language reviews will appear in the next issue in December 2020.

If you would like to support our journal, please consider becoming a member of the Bibliographical Society of Canada. Membership fees and donations to the Society help cover the cost of editing, copy-editing, typesetting, and printing the journal. Scholars working in any aspect of bibliographical study, Canadian or otherwise, including printing and publishing history, and textual studies, are invited to submit papers in either English or French on our Online Journal System at https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/bsc/about/submissions

Annual BSC-SbC Conference Cancelled

The BSC-SbC Council has voted to cancel the 2020 Bibliographical and Book Studies in Canada Conference after consulting with our prospective presenters and assessing the many difficulties and stresses of mounting a virtual conference. We do not want to add to the many demands on our members at this difficult time. Meanwhile, we will explore options for running a virtual Annual General Meeting.

May you all find solace in a good book or two, stay well and take care of yourselves and your families.

Karen Smith, President
Bibliographical Society of Canada / La Société bibliographique du Canada

2020 Bernard Amtmann Fellowship Awarded

The members of the Bibliographical Society of Canada Fellowships Committee are very pleased to announce that Geoffrey Robert Little has been selected as the recipient of the Bernard Amtmann Fellowship for 2020 for his project, “What Did John Buchan Read?”

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Congratulating the BSC-SbC Emerging Scholar 2020

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. Continue reading “Congratulating the BSC-SbC Emerging Scholar 2020”

Congratulating the BSC-SbC’s Congress Graduate Merit Award Nominee 2020

The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce that Marcelle Kosman, a doctoral candidate in the department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, has been nominated for the BSC-SbC’s inaugural Congress Graduate Merit Award. Her paper, “Taking Out the Trash: The Ethics of Recovering White Feminist Fiction,” will be presented at the BSC’s annual conference in June 2020. Continue reading “Congratulating the BSC-SbC’s Congress Graduate Merit Award Nominee 2020”

2020 Marie Tremaine Fellowship Awarded

The members of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) Fellowships Committee are very pleased to announce that Susan R. Fisher has been awarded the Tremaine Fellowship for 2020 for her project, “The Children’s Books of Fredericton’s Brunswick Press: A Bibliographic History.”

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Call for Papers: The Power of Books in Bridging Divides

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Bibliographical and Book Studies in Canada

On June 1st and 2nd, 2020 bibliographical and book studies researchers will gather for the Annual Conference of the Bibliographical Society of Canada at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Western University in London, Ontario. We encourage multidisciplinary engagement on the power of books in bridging social, ethnic, political, economic, and epistemological divides more broadly, while forming fresh visions for bibliographical and book studies.

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Call for Nominations: Tremaine Medal 2020

The Awards Committee invites nominations for the Marie Tremaine Medal, offered by the Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) for outstanding service to Canadian bibliography and for distinguished publication in either English or French in that field. The Tremaine Medal is accompanied by the Watters-Morley Prize, a $500 scholarly award.

Deadline: December 13, 2019.

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Call for applications: 2020 Emerging Scholar Prize

The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) invites applications for the Emerging Scholar Prize. The 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. Deadline for application: December 13, 2019.

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