2010 Conference: The Materiality of Texts

Concordia University
May 31 - June 1

Conference Program

Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Art Complex (EV)
1515 Ste Catherine St. W.

Henry Hall Building (H)
1455 Bouulevard de Maisonneuve W.

Vanier Library (Loyola Campus)
7141 Sherbrooke St. W.

Monday 31 May

8:00—9:00     Welcome, breakfast for BSC members
EV 1-615

9:00—10:15     Joint Session with ACCUTE and CASBC
EV 1-615

        Chair: Eli MacLaren (Carleton University)

  • Matthew Kennedy (University of Ottawa), “A Textual & Production History of Michael Ondaatje’s The Collected Works of Billy the Kid
  • Aaron Mauro (Queen's University), “Unanswered Sphinxes: Tragedy, Tradition, and Harlem Renaissance Print Culture in James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-colored Man
  • Dean Irvine (Dalhousie University), “James's Skirt] Shirt; or, Materialities and Mediations of The Double Hook

10:45—12:00     Joint Session with CASBC
EV 3-635

        Chair: Janet Friskney (York University)

  • Gary Kelly (University of Alberta), “Howie’s Scots Worthies: Toward a Bibliosocial History of a ‘People’s Book’”
  • Lise Jaillant (University of British Columbia), “A Masterpiece Ripped From Oblivion: Rediscovered Manuscripts and the Memory of the Holocaust in Contemporary France”
  • Scott McLaren (University of Toronto), “Methodist Periodicals and the Construction of Transnational Religious Identities in North America, 1818—1833”

14:15—15:30     Joint Session with CASBC
EV 3-635

        Chair: Isabelle Lehuu (Université du Québec à Montréal)

  • Anne-Sophie Fournier-Plamondon (Université Laval et Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales), “Les imprimeurs et les libraires à l’Époque moderne: le cas d’Antoine Godeau (1605–1672)”
  • Myra Tawfik (University of Windsor), “The Law of the Book and The Diffusion of Useful Knowledge in 19th c. Lower Canada”
  • Bertrand Legendre (Université Paris 13 - Villetaneuse), “Les débuts de l’édition de poche en France : entre l’industrie et le social (1953–1970)”

16:00—17:30     Keynote Address with CASBC
EV 1-615

        Introduction: Leslie Howsam (University of Windsor)

  • Claude la Charité (Université du Québec à Rimouski), "Rabelais éditeur"

17:30—18:30     Reception with CASBC
EV 11-725

Tuesday 1 June

8:30—10:30     Joint Session with AQÉI
EV 6-735

        Chair: Paul Aubin (Université Laval)

     “Ouvriers de l’ombre: trajectoires méconnues de l’histoire du livre au Québec”

  • Josée Vincent (Université de Sherbrooke)
  • Frédéric Brisson (Université de Sherbrooke)
  • Marcel Lajeunesse (Université de Montréal)
  • Éric Leroux (Université de Montréal)

11:00—12:30     BSC Session
EV 6-735

        Chair: Pat Kennedy (Library and Archives Canada)

  • Sarah Mead Willis (University of Alberta), “Text and Metatext: The Library Catalogue as Cultural Process”
  • Chris Hackett and Robert Cole (University of Alberta), “Twitter Me This: Bibliographic Description and Research Culture in a 140-Character Information Universe”
  • Sharon Farnel (University of Alberta), “We Want It All and We Want It Now: Pressures on Bibliographic Description in a ‘Digital’ World”

12:30—14:00     AGM (lunch included for all BSC members)
H 763-00

14:00—16:00      BSC Session
EV 6-735

        Chair: Jillian Tomm (McGill University)

  • Pat Kennedy (Library and Archives Canada), “Generations: A Genealogical Framework for Identifying and Assessing the Myriad Manifestations of Government Documents”
  • Kirsten MacLeod (University of Alberta), “Material Form as Cultural Revolt in the Bibelot Boom of the 1890s”
  • Gwen Davies (University of New Brunswick), “Sophia Almon Hensley: Out of the Silence (1900)”
  • Dave Gaertner (Simon Fraser University), “A Glossy Finish: Glossaries in the Editions of Louise Bernice Halfe’s Blue Marrow

16:15—17:15     BSC Session
EV 6-735

        Chair: David McKnight (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Isabelle Robitaille (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec), “An 1870s McGill University Library Bequest: The Frederick Griffin Collection”
  • Jillian Tomm (McGill University), “Confronting the Relationship between Readers and ‘Embodied’ Texts through the Private Library: The Case of the Raymond Klibansky Collection”

18:00—20:00      Reception for HBiC
Vanier Library