2017 joint event with CASBC

Canada 150
BOUND BY THREE OCEANS: Reading, Writing, Printing and Publishing in Canada since Confederation

30 May 2017
Ryerson University, Toronto
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Organized by The Bibliographical Society of Canada &  The Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture

8:30 – 9:00 am 

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Room: KHE-Kerr East 321C


Myra J. Tawfik, University of Windsor, President, CASBC-ACÉHL

Ruth-Ellen St. Onge, Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, Vice-President, BSC-SbC

 9:00 – 10:00 am

SESSION 1 : The State and the Canadian Printing and Publishing Industries

Room: KHE-Kerr East 321C

Chair: Val Lem (Ryerson University)

A Denial of Independence, a Stunting of the 19th-Century Canadian Print Industry
Meera Nair, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Cultural Salvation or Just More Blue Books on the Shelf? Ontario’s Royal Commission on Book Publishing Five Decades On
Ruth Bradley-St-Cyr, University of Ottawa

10:00 – 10:15 am

Coffee break

10:15 am – 12:15 pm

SESSION 2 : Writing, Printing and Publishing for Markets at Home and Abroad

Room: KHE-Kerr East 321C

Chair: Carole Gerson (Simon Fraser University)

Writing in Canada, Publishing in the United States: The Experiences of Four Scientific Authors in the Victorian Period
Jennifer J. Connor, Memorial University and Bertrum H. MacDonald, Dalhousie University

Un nationalisme tourné vers l’Amérique et les colonies : le cas du « Roman canadien » d’Édouard Garand
Marie-Hélène Constant et Caroline Loranger, Université de Montréal

The Ryerson Press: An Enduring Legacy
Clive Powell, Independent Scholar

L’imprimerie Gagné de Louiseville : 125 ans de technologie, de commerce, de journalisme et de littérature
Sébastien Ruffo, University of Western Ontario

12:15 – 1:30 pm

Catered Lunch

1:30 – 3:30 pm

Canadian Publishers’ Panel : The Lovely Treachery of Canadian Book Publishing: Current Circumstances, Future Directions

Room: KHE-Kerr East 321C

Moderated by: Josée Vincent (Université de Sherbrooke); Ruth-Ellen St. Onge (Rare Book School)

Peggy Burns, Publisher, Drawn & Quarterly

Kirk Howard, Founder and Owner, Dundurn Press

Mark Leslie Lefebvre, Director of Self-Publishing and Author Relations, Kobo Writing Life

Geoffrey Little, Editor-in-Chief, University of Concordia Press

Rodney Saint-Éloi, Éditeur, Directeur général, Mémoire d’encrier

Lisa Quinn, Director, Wilfrid Laurier University Press

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Coffee Break

4:00 – 6:00 pm

SESSION 3 : Canadian Publications, Their Readers and Their Reception

Room: KHE-Kerr East 321C

Chair: Sandra Alston (University of Toronto)

The Home Cook Book: The Influence of Canada’s First Community Cookbook in the Early Years of Canadian Confederation
Melissa McAfee and Ashley Shifflett McBrayne, University of Guelph

An Examination of E.J. Pratt’s Brébeuf and His Brethren in Its Moment
Philippe Mongeau, University of Toronto

Les périodiques gais au Québec (1971-2009) : vecteurs de reconnaissance et de légitimation d’une communauté
Nicholas Giguère, Université de Sherbrooke

Mass Reading Events and Affective Citizenships
Philip Miletic and Keely Cronin, University of Waterloo

6:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Myra J. Tawfik & Ruth-Ellen St. Onge