2016 meeting

Gatherings: Communities of Print and the Book

Annual Meeting of the Bibliographical Society of Canada

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Calgary

May 30-31, 2016

Monday, 30 May 2016


8:00 am – 8:30 am

Welcome and Registration
Location: Taylor Family Digital Library, 520C/D

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Tracing Readership, Authorship and Publishing at the Local and National Levels

Panel Chair: Ruth-Ellen St. Onge, Rare Book School
Location: Taylor Family Digital Library, 520C/D

  • National Versus Local, Author Versus Illustrator: The Decline and Fall of John Britton’s Cathedral Antiquities in Regency England
    Gerald Beasley, University of Alberta
  • A Family Affair: Transatlantic Print Culture, Colonial Interests, and the Strickland Family
    Jennifer Scott, Simon Fraser University
  • Alice’s Adventures in Canada: A Publishing History of Wonderland
    Amanda Lastoria, Simon Fraser University

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Coffee Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Cultivating Research on Urban Print Communities

Panel Chair: Kristine Smitka, University of Alberta
Location: Taylor Family Digital Library – 520C/D

  • Locally Legible: The Material History of a Learning Reader in St. John’s, NL, in the 1950s
    Margaret Mackey, University of Alberta
  • Popular Print Edmonton
    David Buchanan, University of Alberta
  • “Bow, you f*ckers!”: A History of the Toronto Small Press Fair
    John Shoesmith, University of Toronto

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Catered Lunch and Annual General Meeting
Location: Taylor Family Digital Library, 520C/D

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Pre-Round Table Coffee Break
Location: Taylor Family Digital Library, 520C/D

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Working in the University of Calgary’s Canadian Literary Archives

Interdisciplinary Round Table sponsored by BSC-SbC and CASBC-ACÉHL
Panel Organizers: Carole Gerson, Simon Fraser University; Annie Murray, University of Calgary
Location: Taylor Family Digital Library, 520C/D
I. The Literary Archive: Research Perspectives

  • The CANLIT Fonds as a Source for Literary and Book Historians
    Heather Murray, University of Toronto
  • Reading the Alice Munro Fonds, 1988-2016
    Robert Thacker, St. Lawrence University, New York
  • Unexpected Gifts in the Christine van der Mark Fonds
    Janice Dowson, Simon Fraser University
  • Walking the boundary: Kroetsch in Binghamton
    David Eso, University of Victoria

II. Digital and Pedagogical Perspectives on the Literary Archive

  • Material vs. Digital: An Introduction to the Bob Gibson Collection of Speculative Fiction
    Jessica Nicol, University of Calgary
  • Teaching Through the Literary Archive
    Jason Lee Wiens, University of Calgary
  • The Guy Vanderhaeghe Fonds: A Site for Multi-Faceted Research
    Jordan Bolay, University of Calgary

Financial support for this session was provided by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Eros and the Phantasms of hereos: The Diseases of Love in Early Modern Culture

Massimo Ciavolella, Franklin D. Murphy Chair in Italian Renaissance Studies and Director of the UCLA Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles

Location: Science Theatres, 140

Interdisciplinary event co-sponsored by the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies, the Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture, the Bibliographical Society of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Medievalists

Financial support for this session was provided by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

5:30pm – 7:00pm

President’s Reception

 

Tuesday 31 May 2016


8:30 am – 10:00 am

Gathering Histories: The Ethics of Bibliographical and Archival Research

Panel Chair: Svetlana Kochkina, McGill University
Location: Taylor Family Digital Library, 550A

  • Living up to the Promise of the Digital Revolution: A Case Study in Canadian History
    Robert Cole and Sharon Farnel, University of Alberta Libraries
  • Cite First Ask Questions Later? : Toward an Ethic of Zines and Zinesters in Libraries and Research
    Joshua Barton and Patrick Olson, Michigan State University Libraries
  • Private Lib, Public Bib? Cataloguing and Disseminating Indigenous Community Archives
    Alana Fletcher, Université de Sherbrooke

10:00 am – 10:15 am

Coffee Break

10:15 am – 11:45 am

People of the Book: The Use of Print Culture by Religious Communities

Interdisciplinary Joint Panel sponsored by the Bibliographical Society of Canada and the Canadian Historical Association
Panel Chair and Organizer: Stuart Barnard, University of Calgary

Location: Taylor Family Digital Library, 550A

  • Textual Affections: The Religious Uses of Sympathetic Reading in British North America
    Keith S. Grant, University of New Brunswick
  • History and Subaltern Politics: Counter-cultural Dynamics of Print in Koti-Chennaya Tradition in ‘Tulunadu’
    Yogitha Shetty, University of Hyderabad, India
  • The Great War and Canadian Mainline Protestant Hymnody
    Bonnie Woelk, University of Calgary

Financial support for this session was provided by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Transatlantic Print and Publishing Networks

Panel Chair: Nancy Earle, Memorial University
Location: Taylor Family Digital Library, 550A

  • Reading in a “Godforsaken Place”: The Subscription Libraries of Saint John and St. Andrews in Early 19th Century New Brunswick
    Gwendolyn Davies, University of New Brunswick
  • “Some are Engaged in Devising Schemes of Emigration”: 19th Century Print Union Workers and their Networks
    Helen Williams, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Mapping Early Twentieth-Century Publishing Communities
    Claire Battershill, Simon Fraser University

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Coffee Break

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Readers, Movers, and Shakers in the Canadian Field of Literature

Panel Chair: TBA
Location: Taylor Family Digital Library, 550A

  • “To Inspire What Is Best in Thought”: Research Potential in Canadian Prime Ministers’ Personal Libraries
    Meaghan Scanlon, Library and Archives Canada
  • “Now, my Boy, Listen to Daddy”: William Arthur Deacon and His Influence on the Governor General’s Literary Awards
    Christopher Doody, Carleton University, Recipient of the 2016 Emerging Scholar Prize of the BSC-SbC

5:00– 6:00 pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Parchment, Pixels, and Identity: the Place of Ink in the Digital Age
Ted Bishop, University of Alberta

Introduced by: Linda Quirk, University of Alberta
Location: Taylor Family Digital Library – Gallery Hall

Professor Bishop is a two-time Governor General’s Literary Awards nominee, most recently for his book The Social Life of Ink: Culture, Wonder, and our Relationship with the Written Word (2014).

6:30 – 9:00 pm

Closing Reception at Aquila Books

Reception hosted at the antiquarian bookstore, Aquila Books, by the proprietor, Cameron Treleaven, and the BSC.

Address: 826, 16th Avenue NW, Calgary.

Transportation from the University of Calgary campus to Aquila Books will be arranged by shared taxi.