2023 Marie Tremaine Fellowship Awarded

The members of the Fellowships Committee are very pleased to announce that Sarah Pelletier has been awarded the Marie Tremaine Fellowship for 2023 for her project, “’Neither boy nor man’: Transnational Dimensions of Gender(ing), Race, and Labour in the Nineteenth-Century North American Typographical Trade and Press, 1850-1914.”

Sarah Pelletier is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English Language and Literature at Carleton University and works with nineteenth and twentieth-century presses and printing equipment at Carleton’s Book Arts Lab. With the Tremaine Fellowship, Sarah plans to support work on her dissertation, which focuses on the nineteenth-century newspaper industry in northeastern North America and engages with pressmen and compositors’ own cultures of print: the typographical press and its periodicals. Sarah’s research considers how the trade’s concerns and conflicts regarding technology, gender, race, and class circulated in typographical trade journals in Canada and the United States from 1850 to 1914. The Tremaine Fellowship will allow Sarah to visit the Grey Roots Museum and Archives in Owen Sound to explore the trade journal International Art Printer and investigate a 19th-century printing family in the area. She also plans to visit the archives of the Montreal Typographical Union Local 176 and the Union Typographique Jacques Cartier Local 145, held at the Centre d’histoire et d’archives du travail (CHAT) in Montreal, QC. Sarah’s research will contribute to a group of chapters in her dissertation that focus on typographical trade journals.

The Tremaine Fellowship is offered in memory and through the generosity of Marie Tremaine (1902-1984), the doyenne of Canadian bibliographers. The Fellowship was instituted in 1987 and is offered annually to support the work of a scholar engaged in some area of bibliographical research, including textual studies and publishing history and with a particular emphasis on Canada.

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