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Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture

Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture
Newsletter - June 2012

Welcome to the first issue of the CASBC Digest ! Each month, we will select a few topics relevant to scholars who work on book culture and are based in Canada. Feel free to send an email to ljaill01@interchange.ubc.ca if you have news to include in the CASBC Digest.

  • Books

    "Editors, Scholars, and the Social Text" (edited by Darcy Cullen). Just released in the Studies in Book and Print Culture series (University of Toronto Press)

    Description: "An academic book is much more than paper and ink, pixels and electrons. A dynamic social network of authors, editors, typesetters, proofreaders, indexers, printers, and marketers must work together to turn a manuscript into a book.

    Editors, Scholars, and the Social Text explores the theories and practices of editing, the processes of production and reproduction, and the relationships between authors and texts, as well as manuscripts and books. By bringing together academic experts and experienced practitioners, including editorial specialists, scholarly publishing professionals, and designers, Editors, Scholars, and the Social Text offers indispensable insight into the past and future of academic communication."

  • Articles

    CABSC member Elizabeth Dickens (Briercrest College) has published an article in the latest issue of the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies:

    "'Permanent Books': The Advertising and Reviewing of Books in the Nation and Athenaeum." Journal of Modern Periodical Studies 2.2 (2011): 165-84.

  • Web

    1. Read The Tyee’s article on the future of Library and Archives Canada and Canadian heritage here.


    Article written by Myron Groover, 07 June 2012, The Tyee

    2. Read the Literary Tourist Blog on CIV/n, a Montreal little magazine that published the early work of Leonard Cohen, Eli Mandel, Louis Dudek, Robert Creeley, Phyllis Webb, Raymond Souster, Irving Layton, Robert Currie, Gael Turnbull, Avi Boxer, Cid Corman, D.G. Jones, Charles Olson and A.J.M. Smith:



  • Awards

    Grant Hurley (MA English 2012, University of British Columbia) has just been awarded the 2012 Canadian Library Association Dafoe Award




November 11, 2016
October 2016 CASBC Digest now available 

October 25, 2016
Call for Proposals - CASBC 2017 Beyond the Oceans: Canada in the World - Book and Print Culture Unbound

June 9, 2016
CASBC 2017 Conference will be at Ryerson University (Toronto), May 30-31, 2017 


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