Graduate Student Merit Award Winner for 2024

The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce that Martin Breul has been nominated for the BSC-SbC’s Congress Graduate Student Merit Award. Martin is a PhD student at McGill University in the Department of English. The Awards Committee was impressed with Martin’s research, which will explore the publication of Canadian short fiction in the German Democratic Republic.

At the BSC annual Conference, Martin will present a paper which explores and documents the assembly of the collection across the ideologically entrenched geopolitical divide between the literary spheres of Canada and East Germany. Undergirded by a theoretical framework of scholarship on realist fiction and transnational publishing during the Cold War era, this research encompasses an archival investigation of censorship documentation, newspaper reviews, and correspondence between Berlin publisher Volk & Welt and Canadian writers, agents, academics, and publishers.

Martin will be invited to publish a revised, article-length version of his conference paper in the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada, subject to peer review. The prize also includes a grant of $500.

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