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A History of the Book in Canada/Histoire de l’imprimé au Canada
May 23 – 15 mai 1997
Hosted by/Organisé par la National Library of Canada/Bibliothèque nationale du Canada

May 23 mai

Session One / 1e séance
State of the Art of the History of the Book in Canada/État des recherches sur l’histoire de l’imprimé au Canada
Chair / Président: Thomas Vincent, President BSC/SBC

Carole Gerson, Dept. of English, Simon Fraser University
Authorship / L’Auteur

Patricia Fleming, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
Printing and Production / Impression et production

Leslie Howsam, Dept. of History, University of Windsor
Publishing and Distribution / Édition et diffusion

Session Two / 2e séance
State of the Art of the History of the Book in Canada/État des recherches sur l’histoire de l’imprimé au Canada
Chair / Présidente : Anne Yandle, Vice-President BSC/SBC

Bruce Whiteman, Head Librarian, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Libraries and Collecting /Bibliothèques et collections

Michel Brisebois, Rare Book Librarian, National Library of Canada/Bibliothèque nationale du Canada
Genres of the Book / Les types d’imprimé

Yvan Lamonde, Dép. de langue et littérature françaises, McGill University
Implications for Writing the History of the Book in Canada / Sens des bilans régionaux pour le projet d’une histoire de l’imprimé au Canada

Session Three / 3e séance
The Book in Cultural History / Le livre dans l’histoire culturelle du Canada
Chair/Président : Gilles Gallichan, Bibliothèque de l’assemblée nationale du Québec

François Melançon, Université de Paris
Une histoire du livre en Nouvelle-France

Germaine Warkentin, Dept. of English, Victoria College, University of Toronto
Hanging Words on a Line: Wampum and the History of the Book

Fiona Black, Regina Public Library and Dept. of Information and Library Studies, Loughborough University
By Brig, Sloop and Canoe: Book Availability in the Canadian Northwest

Session Four / 4e séance
Publishing History: Institutions and Genres /L’histoire de l’édition : institutions et types
Chair/Présidente : Gwynneth Evans, National Library of Canada

Bertrum H. MacDonald, School of Library and Information Studies, Dalhousie University
Getting the Books Published: The Instrumental Role of Governments and their Agencies

David McKnight, Reference Librarian, McGill University
Time to Re-new: New Approaches to the History of the Canadian Periodical Press

Francess Halpenny, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
Scholarly Publishing in Canada, 1955-1975

May 24 mai

Invited Speaker/Conférencier invité Chair/Président: Bruce Whiteman, UCLA

Bill Bell, History of the Book in Scotland and Dept. of English Literature, University of Edinburgh
Books across Borders: The National Press in an International Context

Session Six/6e séance
Sources and Methodology for Book History / Sources et problèmes de méthode en histoire de l’imprimé
Chair/Président: Peter McNally, McGill University

Margaret Williams, University of Toronto Press
Eaton’s and the Book Trade in Canada

Jennifer Connor, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto
When There’s a Will . . .; Estate Records and Publishing History in Ontario

Christina Burr, Dept. of History, University of Windsor
The Art Preservative: Gender, Skill, and Craft Sense in the Nineteenth-Century Printing Trades

Session Seven/7e séance
Publishing History: Case Studies / Histoire de l’édition: études de cas
Chair/Président: George Parker, Royal Military College

Grant Campbell, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
William Collins During World War II: Nationalism Meets a Wartime Economy in Canadian Publishing

George E. Clarke, Canadian Studies Center, Duke University
Getting the Word Out: Self-Publication and the Development of African-Canadian Literature

Session Eight/8e séance
The Reception of the Book / La réception de l’imprimé
Chair/Président: Carl Spadoni, Archives & Research Collections, McMaster University

Claude Martin, Dép. de communication, Université de Montréal et Jacques Lemieux, Dép. d’information et de communication, Université Laval
Les best-sellers de la Révolution tranquille

Pierre Hébert, Université de Sherbrooke
Études sur la censure au Québc : état des recherches et questions méthodologiques et pratiques

Session Nine/9e séance
A Project for a History of the Book in Canada / Projet d’une histoire de l’imprimé au Canada
Organizing committee/ Comité organisateur

May 25 mai

Invited speaker/Conférencier invité Chair/Présidente : Patricia Fleming, University of Toronto

Robert A. Gross, Director of American Studies, The College of William and Mary, and Chair, Program in the History of the Book in American Culture, American Antiquarian Society
Nationalism, Books and History

Session Eleven/11e séance
Chair/Présidente: Gwen Davies, Acadia University

MaryLu MacDonald, Halifax
    Becoming an Author.

Dennis Duffy, Dept. of English, University of Toronto
Two Queens of Popular Fiction and their Attendant Royalties: The Cases of Lucy Maud Montgomery and Mazo de la Roche

Mary Jane Edwards, Centre for Editing Early Canadian Texts, Carleton University
Almost ‘impossible’: The Publication of William Kirby’s The Golden Dog

 

 

Acknowledgements
The organizing committee for A History of the Book in Canada/Histoire de l’imprimé au Canada thanks the three sponsoring organizations for the conference:
Bibliographical Society of Canada
Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
National Library of Canada
The Committee gratefully acknowledges the help of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for its financial assistance.

Remerciements:
Le comité responsable pour l’organisation de l’Histoire de l’imprimé au Canada remercie les trois commanditaires du conférence:
Société bibliographique du Canada
Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
Bibliothèque nationale du Canada
Le comité remercie le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada pour leur aide financier.