Call for papers: Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada” Call for Papers: Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (PBSC)

Festschrift for William F. E. Morley and Francess Halpenny

PBSC is seeking material to commemorate the life and work of Bill Morley and Francess Halpenny, who both died in December 2017 at the respective ages of 97 and 98. Their presence is greatly missed but their contributions to the literary life of Canada, and to their own universities — Queen’s University and the University of Toronto — will long be remembered.

Submissions may take the form of an academic article (5000 to 9000 words) or note (under 5000 words), or a more personal essay or reminiscence about either Morley or Halpenny (or both), or their influence on the contributor (max. 9000 words). Academic articles or notes may address any aspect of the contributions of either Morley or Halpenny (or both).

As well, submissions may take the form of a story, review, document, or tool (for more about Documents and Tools, see the Bibliographical Society website: http://www.bsc-sbc.ca/en/2018/06/21/call-for-papers-documents-and-tools/#more-1331).

Submissions in either English or French may be made via the PBSC online journal management system as .doc or .docx files. Articles and notes will be peer-reviewed. These must be anonymized and include an abstract of no more than 200 words. All submissions must be accompanied by a short biographical statement. Notes must follow the same academic standards as longer articles. Works longer than 9000 words should be queried first.

Deadline for articles and essays to be peer reviewed is November 15, 2018. Deadline for personal essays, reminiscences, stories, reviews, documents, or tools is January 15, 2019. Publication will be in the Spring 2019 issue.

Queries to Editor Ruth Bradley-St-Cyr are welcome at any time: editor@bsc-sbc.ca.

Submit articles here: http://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/bsc/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

In matters of spelling and style, PBSC follows the Canadian Oxford Dictionary and the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition (2010) (footnotes): http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

Since 1962, PBSC has published important historical studies on the sociality and materiality of texts — including authorship, printing, binding, publishing, piracy, reading, education, and the book trade — in Canada and the world. A bilingual scholarly community has coalesced around PBSC, uniting literary critics, historians, librarians, booksellers, small-press printers, and students of English, French, history, sociology, library science, information science, bibliography, public policy, and other disciplines.

Read past issues online here https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/bsc/issue/archive

Call for papers: Special issue of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada

LGBTQ+ print in Canada and elsewhere: overviews and perspectives

Special issue of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (to be published in Fall 2019)

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Call for Papers: Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (PBSC)

Cover - Vol 55, No 1 (2017) Papers of The Bibliographical Society of CanadaSince 1962, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada has published important historical studies on the sociality and materiality of texts — including authorship, printing, binding, publishing, piracy, reading, education, and the book trade — in Canada and the world. A bilingual scholarly community has coalesced around PBSC, uniting literary critics, historians, librarians, booksellers, small-press printers, and students of English, French, history, sociology, library science, information science, bibliography, public policy, and other disciplines.

PBSC is seeking essays for several upcoming special issues — as well as non-theme-related papers — from scholars of any nationality on any aspect of book studies or book culture.

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Call for Papers: Annual Conference of the Bibliographical Society of Canada

The Book at the Crossroads of Diversities

The Annual Conference of the Bibliographical Society of Canada
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Regina
28-29 May 2018

Over the centuries, the book has played a pivotal role in capturing, preserving and passing on voices to succeeding generations of readers. At Congress 2018 bibliographers and book historians will gather at the annual conference of the Bibliographical Society of Canada to explore the many facets of the book that have made it such an enduring conveyor of the diversities upon which Canadian culture has been built. Continue reading “Call for Papers: Annual Conference of the Bibliographical Society of Canada”

Call For Papers: Joint scholarly event at Congress 2017 with CASBC

BOUND BY THREE OCEANS
Reading, Writing, Printing & Publishing in Canada since Confederation

A one-day scholarly event co-organized by The Bibliographical Society of Canada & The Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
30 May 2017 – Ryerson University

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Call for papers: 2017 Annual Meeting of the Bibliographical Society of Canada

Call for papers

Annual Meeting of the Bibliographical Society of Canada
Book Historical & Bibliographical Praxis in Canada

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
29 May 2017 – Ryerson University

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Call for Papers: Congress 2016 Round Table

Call for papers

Working in the University of Calgary’s Canadian Literary Archives
A Round Table sponsored by the Bibliographical Society of Canada
and the Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture (CASBC)
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Calgary
Proposed Date of Round Table: Monday, May 30, 2016

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CFP: What Is the History of (Electronic) Books?

Four decades after the launch of Michael Hart’s Project Gutenberg and three decades after the publication of Robert Darnton’s seminal essay, “What Is the History of Books?,” are we able to start telling the history of electronic books? If so, what are the ways by which authorship, publishing, reading, and scholarship have been influenced, shaped, or changed by electronic books? Do electronic books transmit texts in new ways? What relationships do electronic books create or threaten amongst authors, publishers, and readers? What does it mean to collect and curate electronic books? Continue reading “CFP: What Is the History of (Electronic) Books?”