Deadline: 13 January 2014“Current Directions in Book History: Borders without Boundaries” 2014, Annual Meeting of the Bibliographical Society of Canada, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Brock University, May 26-27, 2014
The organizers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada/La Société bibliographique du Canada invite proposals on the theme of “Current Directions in Book History: Borders without Boundaries” for the 2014 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.
In particular, proposals are invited on the following topics:
-National borders and print: Studies of copyright, censorship, cultural policy, etc.;
-Digital publishing: Investigations into its triumphs and challenges for authors, publishers, booksellers, readers, librarians, scholars, etc.;
-Preservation and access: Examinations of the roles of librarians and archivists as stewards and information specialists;
-Studies in multilingual publishing and/or translation;
-Studies in the creation, production, and/or reception of print materials for multiple contexts and readerships;
-Re-imagining the material book: Studies of artists’ books, multimedia books, etc.;
-The margin as the physical border of a text and the literal or imagined space of the reader
-studies in marginalia and reading histories;
-Book history across genres: Examinations of the challenges for book historians, editors, and textual scholars posed by specific literary or non-literary genres;
-Book history and community engagement; and
-Book history as a transdisciplinary field.
Proposals for papers outside of this theme – but which address any aspect of bibliography, book history, or print culture – are also welcome. A one-page proposal, a brief biography of the author (one that includes full name, professional designation [professor, graduate student, etc.], and institutional affiliation or place), and A/V requirements should be submitted to email@example.com. Those invited to present papers must register for the BSC/SbC conference. Deadline: Monday 13 January 2014
Please note: The Bibliographical Society of Canada will also participate in several joint sessions at the 2014 Congress. Special calls, with earlier deadlines, are issued separately for these joint sessions.