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Tues. 26 May

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CASBC 2009 Program

 Book Networks and Cultural Capital: Space, Society & the Nation

Fifth annual conference of the
Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture

Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities
Carleton University, Ottawa
Room 201, Paterson Hall

26-27 May 2009

Tuesday, 26 May
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Registration and Welcome

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

First Session

Benito Rial Costas, (Ph.D University of Santiago de Compostela) "Las Ordenanzas Reales of 1485 and National Identity in the Fifteenth-Century in Spain"

Jane McLeod, (Brock University) "Parisian Influence on Provincial Printers in the French Revolution"

Yuri Cowan, (Ryerson University/ University of Toronto) "The Sportive Enterprise of the True-Born Briton": Reading William Hamilton Maxwell's Field Book"


3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Second Session

Emily Simmons, (University of Toronto) "A Goodish Profit on the Original Investment": Luggage, Writing, and 'Market Stories' in Dickens's Christmas Numbers"

Alison Rukavina, (University of Alberta) "The Rise and Fall of Edward Petherick and his Colonial Booksellers' Agency (1887-1894)"

Chris Lendrum, (University of Ottawa) "Representing 'That Mighty Heart': John Scott's Editorial Practice in the London Magazine"


5:30pm Informal reception and dinner


Wednesday, 27 May
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Third Session

Mary-Lu MacDonald, (Independent scholar, Halifax NS) "Theology and Canadian Publishing History"

Susann Liebich, (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ) "Connected Readers: Reading in early twentieth-century small-town New Zealand and the British World"

Bonnie Hughes, (University of Ottawa) "Design and Identity in English-Canadian Literature Anthologies"



10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Fourth Session

Marie-Pier Luneau, (Université de Sherbrooke) "Réseaux du livre et capital culturel: La trajectoire de Louvigny de Montigny dans le champ littéraire québecois"

Laure Miranda, (Université de Sherbrooke) "La bibliothèque, reflet du capital culturel de son propriétaire?: le cas de la bibliothèque d'Anne Hébert"

Julie Frédette, (Université de Sherbrooke) "The Poets from McGill: From Institutional Cultural Capital to a New Anglophone Literary Group in Montreal"


12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Lunch provided to registered participants

Annual General Meeting

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Fifth Session

Nancy Earle, (Memorial University of Newfoundland) "Cassie Brown's Death on the Ice and the Newfoundland Imaginary"

Josée Vincent, (Université de Sherbrooke) "S'enrichir pour le mieux-être de la nation : les publications de Louis-Alexandre Bélisle au service du milieu des affaires au Québec"

DeNel Rehberg Sedo,(Mount Saint Vincent University) "Cultural Capital and Community in Contemporary City-Wide Reading Programs"


5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Special Plenary Lecture

Brian McKillop, (Professor of History, Carleton University. Author of Pierre Berton A Biography)
"Books, Brands, and Berton"





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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