Volume 58 of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada is now available online!

Special issue

Œuvrer ensemble. Les rouages collectifs dans la chaîne du livre
Working together. Collective Mechanisms in the Book Circuit
Edited by Karol’Ann Boivin, Mylène Fréchette, & Virginie Mailhot

Who are the intermediaries in the communications circuit and the book supply chain? What is the scope of their impact on the book as an object, and how do their actions fit in with those of other intermediaries within the book supply chain? These are the questions guiding this special issue, which focuses on the nature of collective work and action in the world of literature.

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Appointment of New Editor of the Papers/Cahiers

The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Willson Gordon has been appointed Editor of the Society’s peer-reviewed journal, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada. Gordon is Associate Professor of English and Canada Research Chair in Modern Literature and Print Culture at King’s University in Edmonton.

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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.

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The latest issue of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada is now available online

The latest issue of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada is now available online: https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/bsc.

Full text articles and reviews from this issue are available for individuals at subscribing institutions and to members of the BSC, who may log in with their personal account. 

If you are a BSC member and would like more information about accessing the journal online, please email web_admin@bsc-sbc.ca.

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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.

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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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Appointment of Editor of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada

The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announced that Dr Ruth Bradley-St-Cyr has been appointed editor of the Society’s bilingual, peer-reviewed journal, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada/Cahiers de la Société bibliographique du Canada. Continue reading “Appointment of Editor of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada”