CASBC 2007 Program
and the Making of Knowledge
Third annual conference of the
Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture
Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Room 212, Arts Building
Tuesday, 29 May
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Book and Print in Twentieth Century Intellectual
(histoire, UQÀM): “Savoir dominicain: Savoir populaire?
La Revue dominicaine, 1930-1960”
(Canadian Studies, Calgary): “Professors and
Brain-Trusters. Redefining Scholarly Cultures and
Knowledge Transfer at the University of Toronto
(Communication Studies, Athabasca): “Forget Beowulf to
Virginia Woolf: Learning to be a Writer in Papua New
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
11:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Print Culture in Modern
Leith DAVIS (English,
Simon Fraser): “The Printer as Patriot: James Watson’s
Choice Collection of Comic and Serious Scots Poems and
Caroline LEITCH (PhD
student, English, Victoria): “Under the Covers: The
Hidden History of Women in Nineteenth Century Book
Vanessa WARNE (English,
Manitoba)“Books for Blind Readers: Print Culture and
Visual Disability in Victorian Britain”
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
Reassembling the Disassembled Book
Room 106, Biology Building
In collaboration with
the Society for Digital Humanities and the Canadian
Society of Medievalists.
The keynote address is
followed by a joint panel of papers from both societies
and then a reception at the Snelgrove Gallery where an
exhibit of the Ege manuscripts will be held.
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Plenary address by Prof
Peter Stoicheff (Associate Dean of Humanities and
Fine Arts, University of Saskatchewan)
"Putting Humpty Together
Again: Otto Ege's Scattered Leaves"
The early 20th century
Cleveland book collector Otto Ege removed leaves from 50
medieval books, divided them among 40 boxes and sold
them throughout North America and Europe. The Special
Collections department of the University of Saskatchewan
library purchased box #25 in 1957. This talk describes
how a group of researchers is locating the boxes,
creating images of their contents, and digitally
remaking at least one of the original books.
3:15 - 4:45pm
Symposium Panel, with papers
organized by the participating organizations.
Eric KWAKKEL (History, Victoria): “Hidden
Knowledge: New Fragments of Medieval Manuscripts at the
University of Victoria”
(English, Acadia) "Dis-covering the Early Modern Book."
Daniel O’DONNELL (English & Digital Medieval
Project, Lethbridge). "'Murder to dissect' ?":
Digitisation as a Theory of the Text"
5:00 - 6:00pm
Reception in the Gordon
Room 191, Murray Building
Wednesday, 30th May
Room 212, Arts
11:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Culture of the Book
CUNNINGHAM (English, Acadia): “Using the Art of
Navigation to Make Knowledge: Then and Now”
WAUTERS (histoire, Université du Havre): “Le livre
et la géographie (1747-1830): une sédimentation du
student, Communications Studies, McGill) "Imperfect
Bound: Zines, Materiality, and Question of Preserving
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
provided to registered participants
Annual General Meeting
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Print Culture in Twentieth
Nancy EARLE (English, Simon Fraser): “Making the
Public Author: The Canada Council Writer-in-Residence
Program and Canadian Authorship, 1965-2000”
E. Lisa PANAYOTIDIS (Education, Calgary):
“Contestation and Conflict: The Yearbook ‘Torontonesis’
as an ‘Appalling Sahara’ 1890-1915"
Eli MACLAREN (English, doctoral candidate,
Toronto): “William Briggs: Printer, Binder, Distributor”
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION ON
THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF STUDIES IN BOOK CULTURE
Len FINDLEY (English, Saskatchewan): "Resounding
Readings: Oral Culture and Book Historians"