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.

She is currently the Primary Investigator for a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant and is at work on the monograph Publishing, Branding, and Selling an Icon: The Cultural Impact of the Hogarth Press, 1917-2017. She is author of Woolf’s-head Publishing: the Highlights and New Lights of the Hogarth Press (University of Alberta Libraries, 2009). Her bibliographical experience includes a Modern Language Association International Bibliography Fellowship, as well as publications and exhibits based on the Hogarth Press and Black Sparrow Press archives. She is also one of the team leaders of the Modernist Archives Publishing Project ( and co-author of Scholarly Adventures in Digital Humanities for the series New Directions in Book History (Palgrave, 2017). Professor Gordon may be contacted at:

The Society extends sincere thanks to Dr Ruth-Ellen St. Onge, Associate Curator of Collections at Rare Book School and Past President of the BSC, for serving as the journal’s interim editor since mid-2019. Dr St. Onge directed the publication of the most recent issue of the journal, which explored LGBTQ print culture in Canada.

Founded in 1947, the BSC is a national, bilingual organization that has as its goal the scholarly study of the history, description, and transmission of texts in all media and formats, with an emphasis on Canada. It sponsors the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada, an annual conference, a suite of prizes and fellowships, and a book series with Concordia University Press. For more information, visit

Geoffrey Robert Little
Chair, Publications Committee
Bibliographical Society of Canada  

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