Announcement from the Bibliographical Society of Canada

The Bibliographical Society of Canada/La Société bibliographique du Canada (BSC/SbC) announces transitions in the leadership of its publications program.

In June 2019, Ruth-Ellen St. Onge, Associate Curator of Collections at Rare Book School and Past President of the BSC/SbC, was appointed Interim Editor of the society’s peer-reviewed journal, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada/Cahiers de la Société bibliographique du Canada. A search for a permanent editor will take place later in the year. Dr. St. Onge has a master’s degree in Information Studies and a doctorate in French from the University of Toronto. She was the journal’s French Review Editor from 2011 to 2015 and she was a co-editor of the special 2017 issue of the Papers/Cahiers: “Canada 150. Bound by Three Oceans: Reading, Writing, Printing and Publishing in Canada since Confederation.”  She is a member of the Bibliographical Society of America’s program committee and working group for international development and collaboration, as well as a member of the board of the Fine Press Book Association. Dr. St. Onge welcomes inquiries about the journal and submissions at:

Also in June, Ruth Panofsky, Professor of English at Ryerson University and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, was appointed to a three-year term as Editor of Authors, Publishers, Readers, Texts: Studies in Book History and Print Culture, the Concordia University Press book series established in early 2019 and sponsored by the BSC/SbC. Professor Panofsky publishes in several fields, including authorship studies, Canadian publishing history, textual scholarship, and Canadian Jewish literature, with a frequent emphasis on women writers and publishing figures. She is the author of The Force of Vocation: The Literary Career of Adele Wiseman (2006) and The Literary Legacy of the Macmillan Company of Canada: Making Books and Mapping Culture (2012). Her award-winning critical edition of the collected poetry of Miriam Waddington appeared in two volumes in 2014 and she edited The Spice Box: Canadian Jewish Writing (2017). Her newest work, Toronto Trailblazers: Women in Canadian Publishing will appear in 2019 with University of Toronto Press. Professor Panofsky is also an award-winning poet. To learn more about the series, write to:

Ruth-Ellen St. Onge and Ruth Panofsky succeed Professor Ruth Bradley-St-Cyr, who capably served as Editor of thePapers/Cahiers since 2017. The BSC/SbC extends its sincere thanks and best wishes to her.

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