This program is current as of 29 May 2017 and is subject to change.

Informal Banquet: On the evening of Sunday, June 11, SHARP 2017 is hosting an informal banquet for all conference participants. The event will take place at the University of Victoria’s University Club, a building that reflects the natural vibe of the Pacific North West in both its design and locale. The informal banquet will feature coastal cuisine in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere with a mix of standard seating, cocktail tables, and room to mingle and chat while nibbling. Of note, the cost of the informal banquet is included in the registration fee. There is no need to purchase tickets or otherwise register. ​

Detailed Program: We are happy to share our detailed program (current as of 17 May 2017). With 175 excellent panels for SHARP 2017, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate any program change requests. Thanks for your understanding! Find full panel and paper abstracts here:

Friday June 9, SHARP Opening (14:00-14:45), MacLaurin A144

Friday June 9, Joint DHSI-SHARP Keynote (14:45-15:45), MacLaurin A144*
Julia Flanders, Northeastern University: “Cultures of Reception: Readership and Discontinuity in the History of Women’s Writing”
Chair: Sydney Shep, Wai-te-ata Press / Victoria University of Wellington
*overflow seating available in Harry Hickman Building (HHB) 105

Friday June 9, Digital Demonstrations and Poster Session (16:00-17:00), University Club

  • Hannah Alpert-Abrams, University of Texas-Austin: “Transcribing Historical Printed Books”
  • Claire Battershill, Simon Fraser University: “The Modernist Archives Publishing Project”
  • Elisa Eileen Beshero-Bondar, University Pittsburgh-Greenburg: “Genetic Interface Design: Preparing Digital Reading Views of Performance Texts”
  • Meaghan J Brown, Folger Library, Elizabeth R Williamson, Folger Library: “The Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama”
  • Susan Brown, University of Guelph: “The Dynamic Table of Contexts Reader”
  • Laura Estill, Texas A&M University: “Early Reader Responses to Plays: DEx: A Database of Dramatic Extracts”
  • Iona C. Hine, University of Sheffield (presenting), Susan Fitzmaurice, University of Sheffield, Justyna Robinson, University of Sussex, Marc Alexander, University of Glasgow, Michael Pidd, University of Sheffield, Fraser Dallachy, University of Glasgow, Matthew Groves, University of Sheffield, Seth Mehl, University of Sheffield, Brian Aitken, University of Glasgow, Katherine Rogers, University of Sheffield: “Linguistic DNA: Modelling Conceptual Change with Early English BooksOnline”
  • Margaret Konkol, Old Dominion University: “From New to Old: Teaching a DH Course “Technologies of the Book””
  • Erica Cavanaugh, University of Virginia (presenting), Jennifer Stertzer, University of Virginia: “Making George Washington’s Financial Documents Accessible: Transcription, Data, and the Drupal Solution”
  • Stacey Triplette, University of Pittsburgh-Greenburg, Elisa Eileen Beshero-Bondar, University of Pittsburgh-Greenburg: “From Early Print to the Digital Edition: Amadís de Gaula and the History of the Book”


Saturday June 10, Session A Parallel Panels (8:45-10:15)

Session A1: Technologies of Collection, Quotation, and Recirculation (McPherson Library 129)
Chair: Amanda Watson, New York University

Jillian Hess, Bronx Community College, City University of New York: “Body Language: Organic Channels of Communication”
Claudia Stokes, Trinity University: “Novel Commonplaces”
Amanda Watson, New York University: “#QOTD: Technologies of Quotation in the 21st Century”

Session A2: Artist’s Books (McPherson Library A003)
Chair: Alyssa Arbuckle, University of Victoria

Jon Bath, University of Saskatchewan, Nichole Atkin, University of Saskatchewan, Yonina Rollack, University of Saskatchewan: “The Post-Digital Book Arts”
Angus Connell Brown, University of Birmingham: “How to Hack a Book: Codex Vandalism in the Postwar Era”
Emily Cadger, University of Guelph: “Emblems as Agents of Intermediality and the Significance of the Book in the Art of Walter Crane”

Session A3: Technologies of the Catalog (McPherson Library A025)
Chair: Dawn Childress, University of California, Los Angeles

Lindsay DiCuirci, University of Maryland: ““A Copy Among Rubbish”: Cataloguing and Recovery Work in the Early U.S. Archive”
Molly O’Hagan Hardy, American Antiquarian Society: “Machine-Readable Moments”
Paige Morgan, University of Miami: “Searching for Common Ground: Modeling Bibliographic Data in Library and DH Contexts”

Session A4: Bookish Games: Gamifying Book Culture and History (McPherson Library A308)
Chair: Kathi Berens, Portland State University

Caleb Andrew Milligan, University of Florida: “Touching the Ludex: Paper Machines, Digital Games, and Narrative Haptics”
Beth Driscoll, University of Melbourne, Claire Squires, University of Stirling: “Serious Fun: Gaming the Book Festival”
Amy Hildreth Chen, University of Iowa: “Codex Conquest: Teaching Book History and Game Development”

Session A5: Changes in the Production and Circulation of Brazilian Literature in the 20th Century (David Strong C116)
Chair: Mike Everton, Simon Fraser University

Milena Ribeiro Martins, Federal University of Paran: “The Brazilian Book in the 1920s: Graphic Aspects and Writers’ Performance”
Carlos Cortez-Minchillo, Dartmouth College: “Rejecting Books: Alfred Knopf and the Screening of Brazilian Writers”

Session A6: Using Databases in Humanities Research (David Strong C122)
Chair: Susan Brown, University of Guelph

Roundtable Discussion with Alisa Beer (Fordham University), Daniel J Evans (Carnegie Mellon University), Marie Léger-St-Jean, Jessica Otis (Carnegie Mellon University), Andie Silva (York College (CUNY))

Session A7: Technologies of Circulation and Remaking Texts (David Strong C128)
Chair: Grant Glass, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Whitney Trettien, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Engravings, Reuse, and Recycling
Ryan Cordell, Northeastern University, David Smith, Northeastern University, Shaobin Xu, Northeastern University: “Aggregating Exchange in the Nineteenth-Century Newspaper”
Sarah Werner: “The Lies Digital Facsimiles Tell”

Session A8: 18th Century Book History (McPherson Library 210)
Chair: Kate Holterhoff, Georgia Institute of Technology

Jamie Jungmin Yoo, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences / Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies: “The Reception of Foreign Books and the Politics of Technology in 18th Century Korea”
Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University: “Working the Interface Between Script and Print: The Eighteenth-Century Personal Miscellany”


Saturday June 10, Session B Parallel Panels (10:30-12:00)

Session B1: Publishers and Profits: Subscription Publishing as a Business Model (McPherson Library 129)
Chair: Julia Grummitt, Princeton University

Amy Sopcak-Joseph, University of Connecticut: “Agents, Subscribers, and Borrowers: Buying and Selling Godey’s Lady’s Book, 1830s-1870s”
Travis E Ross, University of Utah: “Private Subscriptions, Public Goods: Selling Patronage in the Gilded Age”
Daniel Raff, Wharton School and NBER: “The Book-of-the-Month Club, in its Times and Out of Them, from the Value Creation and Value Capture Perspective”

Session B2: Continuing the Conversation: Local Programming for Book History (McPherson Library A003)
Chair: John Matthew Huculak, University of Victoria

Roundtable Discussion with Karla Nielsen (Columbia University), Michael Everton (Simon Fraser University), James Kelly (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Eleanor Shevlin (West Chester University), Geoffrey Turnovsky (University of Washington), and Heather Dean (University of Victoria)

Session B3: 18th and 19th Century Bibliography (McPherson Library A025)
Chair: Shef Rogers, University of Otago

James Mussell, University of Leeds: ““The indexes of some periodicals are good, but those of the many are bad”: Periodicals, Bad Indexes and the Technology of the Book in the Nineteenth Century”
Ann-Marie Hansen, McGill University: “The Bibliographic Challenge of Sammelbände in Early 18th Century Book Lists: The Case of Prosper Marchand’s Printed Catalogues”

Session B4: Gendered Literary Spaces and the Digital Public Sphere (McPherson Library A308)
Chair: Beth Driscoll, University of Melbourne

Stevie Marsden, University of Stirling (presenting), Maxine Branagh-Miscampbell University of Stirling: “The Commodification of the Ideal Young Female Reader in the 21st Century: Zoella Book Club, A Case Study”
Millicent Weber, Monash University / University of Melbourne: “Literary Festivals and Digital Communities: Conflict, Response and Negotiation”

Session B5: Libidinal Economies: Networks of Activist and Countercultural Print Cultures in the Early 1970s (David Strong C116)
Chair: Maria Chappell, University of Georgia

Kinohi Nishikawa, Princeton University: “Reframing Blackness: The Installation Aesthetic of In Our Terribleness”
Deanna Fong, Simon Fraser University: ““Oh, that was a nice party”: Listening to Affective Labour in Literary Collectives”
Felicity Tayler, University of Toronto: “Mainmise: Countercultural Geographies in Reproduction”

Session B6: Publishing for the Distant Future: Digital Design for Long-Term Survival (David Strong C122)
This panel has been generously sponsored by the Simon Fraser University Library
Chair: Claire Carlin, University of Victoria

Corey Davis, University of Victoria: “A Website on the Shelf: Libraries and the Challenges of Digital Preservation”
Martin Holmes, University of Victoria: “Selecting Technologies for Long-Term Survival”
Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins, University of Victoria, Sarah Kell, University of Victoria: “Why Do Print at All? Constructing a “Dictionary” for the Future”

Session B7: Book History x Technology (David Strong C128)
Chair: David Gants, Florida State University

Alessandra Bordini, Simon Fraser University, Amanda Lastoria, Simon Fraser University, John Maxwell, Simon Fraser University: “From the Dawn of Print to the Dawn of Digital: SFU Digital Aldines and Networked Open Social Scholarship”
Karina de la Garza-Gil, University of Cologne: “Printing Technology and Work Organisation in the Printing House, Cologne 1470-1475”
Dallas Liddle, Augsburg College: “How Should Book History Use the Idea of Technology? Metaphors, Models, and Systems”

Session B8: 18th Century Print Considerations (McPherson Library 210)
Chair: Kamilla Aslaksen, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences

Dennis Channing Landis, John Carter Brown Library Providence: “The Life of a Woodcut”
Svetlana Kochkina, McGill University: “Paratext as a Marketing and Promotion Technology: Publication History of F. Burney’s Evelina”
Stephen Webb, University of Alberta: “The Travels of Sir John Mandeville Through Print: The Fate of the Chapbook Knight” *lightning talk


Saturday June 10, Session C Parallel Panels (13:30-15:00)

 Session C1: Agents and Audiences: Distributing Print via Subscription Publishing (McPherson Library 129)
Chair: Amy Thomas, Montana State University

Julia Grummitt, Princeton University: “Subscribers, Lithographers and “Chiefs”: Treaty Diplomacy and the Subscription List of McKenney and Hall’s History of the Indian Tribes of North America”
Natalie Marine-Street, Stanford University: ““To the Working Class”: E.C. Allen and Technologies of Agency in the Periodical Industry, 1865-1894”
Alisha R Knight, Washington College: ““The Peculiar Nature of This Work”: Using 21st Century Technologies to Understand the Early 20th Century African American Subscription Trade”

Session C2: Readers, Readings and Publics in the Special Collections (University of Victoria Libraries) I, Victorian Books and Periodicals: Content in the Form (McPherson Library A003)
This panel has been generously sponsored by Gale, A Cengage Company. Publishers of Gale Primary Sources and Digital Scholar Lab
Chair: Hélène Cazes, University of Victoria

Lisa Surridge, University of Victoria, Mary Elizabeth Leighton, University of Victoria: “Realism, Illustration, and Illustration: Dinah Mulock Craik’s Mistress and Maid in Good Words”
Caley Ehnes, College of the Rockies: “Branding the Periodical: Inaugural Poems in the Mid-Victorian Literary Magazine”
Angie Min Ah Park, University of Victoria: “A Reconsideration of Material and Literary Forms in A Christmas Carol

Session C3: Bibliography and the Digital (McPherson Library A025)
Chair: Rasoul Aliakbari, University of Alberta

David Lee Gants, Florida State University: “The Place of Electronic Editions, Impressions, and Facsimiles in a Book’s Biography”
Robyn Joanne Pritzker, Edinburgh University: “The Victorious Vandegrifter: New Findings in the Stevensons’ Literary Legacy”

Session C4: Readingwriting in the First-Year Composition Classroom (David Strong C118)
Chair: Paige Morgan, University of Miami

Mary Learner, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “A Search for Apocalypse in the Archives”
Grant Glass, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Lost Islands: Using Robinson Crusoe to Understand Literary Production”
Rachael Isom, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Campus History Goes Digital: Annotating a 19th Century Scrapbook in First-Year Composition”

Session C5: Materiality and the Digital (McPherson Library A308)
Chair: Elise Takehana, Fitchburg State University

James Andrew Hodges, Rutgers University: “Pirate Busters and Cracking Crews: The Materiality of (Anti-) Pirate Innovation in 1980s Digital Text Technologies”
Danyse Golick, University of Toronto: ““I Want to Write a Letter to Leonard Cohen”: The Physical and Digital Archives of Leonard Cohen Fan Mail”
Anne Marie Hagen, Norwegian Military Academy: “Digital Roadmaps: Jon Bing and the Role of Books in the Computer Age”

Session C6: Early 20th Century Reading and Writing (David Strong C116)
Chair: Milena Ribeiro Martins, Federal University of Paraná

Christine Pawley, University of Wisconsin-Madison: “Technologies of Consumption: Reading, Organizations, and Gender in the United States, 1890-1920”
Edmund G. C. King, The Open University: “Technologies of Reading and Writing During the First World War”
Kathryne Bevilacqua, University of Michigan: ““I wish I could learn to read but I guess I’m too dumb”: Early 20th Century Reading Disability Research as an Archive of Non-Reading”

Session C7: Reading and Writing to Disk: Sheffield and Books in the Digital Humanities (David Strong C122)
Chair: Jason Ensor, University of Western Sydney

Iona C. Hine, University of Sheffield: “The Impossibilities of Reading Big Book Data: Studying Concepts and Context with EEBO-TCP”
James O’Sullivan, University of Sheffield: “Scholarly Equivalents of the Monograph? An Examination of some Digital Edge Cases.”

Session C8: The 21st Century Book: Role, Methods, and Directions as an Object of Study [Workshop] (David Strong C128)
Workshop leaders: Stevie Marsden, University of Stirling, and Rachel Noorda, University of Stirling

Guest Speakers: Claire Squires, University of Stirling, Beth Driscoll, University of Melbourne, Simon Rowberry, University of Stirling, Simone Murray, Monash University, Per Henningsgaard, Portland State University, and DeNel Rehberg Sedo, Mount Saint Vincent University

Session C9: Textbooks in the Digital Age (McPherson Library 210)
Chair: Marie Léger-St-Jean, University of Cambridge

Jordan Reed, Drew University: “The American Yawp, Technology, and the Textbook: A Case Study in Collaboration”
Christina Connor, Ramapo College of New Jersey: “Preserving Curricular Memory: Effects of the Evolving Technology of the Textbook on Future Generations”


Saturday June 10, Session D Parallel Panels (15:15-16:45)

Session D1: Nations and the 19th Century (McPherson Library 129)
Chair: Elizabeth Knazook, Queen’s University

Jens Eriksson, Uppsala University: “Bibliopolitics and the Mass of German Literature: Nationalism and the Quantification of the German Book Market in the Early 19th Century”
Henning Hansen, Lund University / University of Troms: “The Clergyman, the Nobleman and the Peasant – A Micro-Historical Study: Tracing the Reading Revolution in Rural Nineteenth Century Sweden, in a Copy of John Tillotson’s Utwalda
Kamilla Aslaksen, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences: “Decorated Cloth and the Norwegian Literary Field 1860-90”

Session D2: Readers, Readings and Publics in the Special Collections (University of Victoria Libraries) II, Lectores in Bibliotheca (McPherson Library A003)
Chair: Hélène Cazes, University of Victoria

John Matthew Huculak, University of Victoria, Jonathan Bengtson, University of Victoria, Christine Walde, University of Victoria: “The Library Imprint as Discursive Form. Special Collections, Collaboration, and Public Outreach: A Model”
Alanna Blackall, University of Victoria: “Manuscripts in the Curriculum: Building Relationships Between Students and Special Collections”

 Session D3: Publishing in the 21st Century: Digitisation and its Specific Influence on European Book Publishing (McPherson Library A025)
This panel has been generously sponsored by the Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies journal (KULA)
Chair: John Maxwell, Simon Fraser University

Anna Klamet, Edinburgh Napier University, Giulia Trentacosti, Edinburgh Napier University: “The Future of Book Publishing and Distribution in Small Nations in Europe: The Cases of the Netherlands and Slovenia”
Christoph Bläsi, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz: “Industry Associations as Actors in Digital Intermediation – An Assessment on the Basis of Failed Examples from the European Book Industry”
Alistair McCleery, Edinburgh Napier University: “The Rebirth of the Author”

Session D4: Social Media, Social Spaces (David Strong Building C118)
Chair: Millicent Weber, Monash University / University of Melbourne

Silke Jandl, University of Graz: ““Which YouTuber Book Are You?”: Social Media, Materiality, and YouTubers’ Bestsellers”
Simone Murray, Monash University: “Online Book Reviewing: Amazon, Goodreads, Litbloggers and Booktubers as Amateur Consecrators”
Bronwen Thomas, University of Bournemouth: “#amreading: Reading on Display in the Social Media Age”

Session D5: Barbarian Press Screening (McPherson Library A308)
Join us for a screening of a short documentary film, Barbarian Press, by filmmaker Sarah Race. The film explores the work of Jan and Crispin Elsted who are proprietors of the Barbarian Press, an award-winning and internationally regarded private letterpress publisher based in British Columbia. A panel with the Elsteds, convened by Dr. Nicholas Bradley (University of Victoria) and Heather Dean (University of Victoria), will follow the film.

Session D6: Scientific Writing (David Strong Building C116)
Chair: Daniel Powell, King’s College London

Shawn Martin, Indiana University: “A Tale of Two Chemists: Academic Journals and the Technology of Science Communication”
Helen Sonner: “The eCTD as a New Genre in Scientific Publishing”

Session D7: New Digital Histories of the Book from the Global Book Trade Project (David Strong Building C122)
Chair: Margaret Konkol, Old Dominion University

Simon Burrows, Western Sydney University: “Books of No Fixed Abode Yet Strangers Nowhere? Digital Insights into the Cosmopolitanism of Literature in the Eighteenth Century”
Katherine McDonough, Western Sydney University: “Mapping the French Novel: Lessons and Results from the Digitization of the Print Bibliography of 18th Century French Novels”
Helen Bones, Western Sydney University: “How to Be Australasian: 20th Century Textbook Publishing from a Digital Archive Perspective”

Session D8: Digital Forms and Formats (David Strong Building C108)
Chair: Meaghan Brown, Folger Shakespeare Library

Kim Martin, University of Guelph, Susan Brown, University of Guelph: ““Reading Between the Nodes”: Navigating Linked Open Data”
Hal Hinderliter, Northern Illinois University: “Access and Authorship: Choosing an Alternative to PDFs”
Elizabeth Ridolfo, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library / University of Toronto Libraries, Robin Desmeules, McGill University: “Getting to There from Here: Learning Linked Data Through the Canadian Linked Data Initiative” *lightning talk

Session D9: Antiquity (McPherson Library 210)
Chair: Iona Hine, University of Sheffield

Twyla Gibson, University of Missouri: “Ancient Technologies of Representation: The Greek Key Virtual Research Environment (VRE) for the Study of Patterns of Argument in Classical and Biblical Texts”
Gregory Fewster, University of Toronto: “Finding your Place: The Emergence and Adaptation of Cross-reference Systems in Late Antique Biblical Codices”

Saturday June 10, SHARP Keynote (17:00-18:00), MacLaurin A144
Lisa Gitelman, New York University: “Emoji Dick, Prequels and Sequels”
Chair: Ian Gadd, Bath Spa University

Sunday June 11, Session E Parallel Panels (8:45-10:15)

Session E1: Advertising, Marketing, and Publishing in the 19th Century (McPherson Library 129)
Chair: Lisa Kuitert, Universiteit Van Amsterdam

Sarah Joann Lubelski, University of Toronto: “Regendering Office Space: Women’s Labour and Industrialized Publishing at Richard Bentley and Son”
Anne Ricculli, Drew University: “Marketing Darwin: Colburn, Murray, and the Technologies of Advertising, 1839-1845”
Kandice Sharren, Simon Fraser University: “Marketing a Middle Ground: Longman’s and the Romantic-Era Novel”

Session E2: Readers, Readings and Publics in the Special Collections (University of Victoria Libraries) III, Modernities in Reading Modern Texts (McPherson Library A003)
Chair: Cody Poulton, University of Victoria

Marc Lapprand, University of Victoria: “Joan was quizzical, studied pataphysical / Science in the home””
 Emile Fromet de Rosnay, University of Victoria: “The Hypertextualization of Protohypertextual Books — Mallarmé, Roussel, Derrida and Beyond”
Nicholas Bradley, University of Victoria: “Coast, Codex, Culture: The Library and the Pacific Northwest”

Session E3: Encountering Text from Birth to Adolescence: Explorations of Format, Multimodality, and Lived Experience (McPherson Library A025)
Chair: Josée Vincent, Université de Sherbrooke

Melanie A. Kimball, Simmons College: “Tales for the Youngest Readers: The Rise (and Fall?) of Board Books”
Lynne (E.F.) McKechnie, University of Western Ontario: ““Both my favourites” (Stella, 3 years): A Case Study of One Child’s Multimodal Reading Practices”
Davin Helkenberg, University of Western Ontario: “Reading Difficult Stories: Girls and Sexual Knowledge in Text and Lived Experience”

Session E4: Digital Technologies for Reading and Writing (David Strong Building C118)
Chair: DeNel Rehberg Sedo, Mount Saint Vincent University

Jonathan Rose, Drew University: “The Autism Literary Underground”
Cora Krömer, Le Mans University: “Searching for the Hows and Whys of Reading Experiences: Francophone Online Reviews of Three Contemporary Novels”

Session E5: Electronic Reading (McPherson Library A308)
Chair: Jordan Reed, Drew University

Laura Dietz, Anglia Ruskin University: “Love and the E-Book: How Readers Harness Evolving Book Technologies to Demonstrate and Deepen Attachment to Novels”
Tyler Shores, University of Cambridge: “Reading While Distracted: E-Books, Print Books, And The Multitasking Reader”
Laura Gray Blair, University of London: “Reading and Reviewing in the Digital Era: Examining Readers and Reader Response Using”

Session E6: 20th Century Periodicals (David Strong Building C116)
Chair: Kathryne Bevilacqua, University of Michigan

Sarah Galletly, James Cook University: “Literary Celebrity: Beatrice Grimshaw and L.M. Montgomery in Australian Periodicals”
Claire Battershill, Simon Fraser University: “John Lehmann’s New Writing and the Periodical in Book Form 1936-1950”
Pavlina Pajot, University of British Columbia: “Wharton’s Scientific Ghost Stories in Pictorial Review and the Middlebrow Reader”

Session E7: Digital Editions: Creation, Revision, and Experimentation (David Strong Building C122)
Chair: Alyssa Arbuckle, University of Victoria

Daniel Powell, King’s College London: “Minimal Digital Editions in Practice: The Anthology of Early English Drama”
Lindsey Seatter, University of Victoria: “Revision Baggage: How to Rethink a Digital Edition”
Deanna Stover, Texas A&M University: “Digitizing Play: Experimental Technology and H.G. Wells’ Floor Games and Little Wars”
Caroline Winter, University of Victoria: “Mary Shelley’s Gothic Tales in The Keepsake: Media, Materiality, and Mediation”

Session E8: Historic Print Production (David Strong Building C128)
Chair: Ryan Cordell, Northeastern University

Anna Wager, University of Washington: “In Pursuit of Perfection: William Morris, the Romain du Roi, and Typographic Technologies”
Gary Kelly, University of Alberta: “Technologies of Production, Circulation, and Use: The Case of London Publisher-Bookseller Alex Hogg”
Meaghan J Brown, Folger Shakespeare Library: ““I thought it well deseuring my Labor”: Narratives of Print Production in Early Modern Books”

Session E9: Early Modern Reading and Writing Around the World (McPherson Library 210)
Chair: Erin E. Kelly, University of Victoria

Zanna Van Loon, KU Leuven (presenting), Andy Peetermans, KU Leuven, Werner Thomas, KU Leuven: “Wide-Lensed and Zoomed-In Approaches to The Early Modern Circulation of Linguistic Knowledge. Seventeenth-Century Grammars, Vocabularies and Other Documentation on American Indigenous Languages Written by the English and the French”
Fan Wang, University of Massachusetts Amherst: “How the Words of Others Become Mine: Reading, Copying, and Writing in Early Modern China”
Jonathan Peterson, University of Toronto: “Censure in Motion: Tracing the Circulation of Polemic Literature in Early-Modern India”

Sunday June 11, Session F Parallel Panels (10:30-12:00)

Session F1: Digital Technologies for the 19th Century (McPherson Library 129)
Chair: Caroline Winter, University of Victoria

Sydney Jocelyn Shep, Wai-te-ata Press / Victoria University of Wellington: “Unexpected Connections: Reimagining the Nineteenth Century Through Generative Art”
Francesca Benatti, The Open University (presenting), David King, The Open University: “Hidden Authors and Reading Machines: Investigating 19th Century Authorship with 21st Century Technologies”
Dallas Liddle, Augsburg College: “Which Better Explains a Dataset Of 31K Points from the 19th Century Development of The London Times: Technology Theory or Historicist Narrative?” *lightning talk

Session F2: Readers, Readings and Publics in the Special Collections (University of Victoria Libraries) IV, Books and Legacies (McPherson Library A003)
Chair: John Matthew Huculak, University of Victoria

Hélène Cazes, University of Victoria: “A City of Books: the Seghers Collection”
Pablo Restrepo-Gautier, University of Victoria: “Spanish Comedias Sueltas (Single Plays) from the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries at the University of Victoria’s Special Collections”
Cody Poulton, University of Victoria: “The Book in Japan”

Session F3: Young Adult Readers and Technologies of the Book: A Transnational Look at Media Ecologies Beyond the Print vs. Digital Dichotomy (McPherson Library A025)
Chair: Lynne (E.F.) McKechnie, University of Western Ontario

Lucia Cedeira Serantes, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (CUNY): “Teen Readers of Comics and Materiality: An Exploration of the Affordances of Print vs. Digital Reading”
Marianne Martens, Kent State University: “From Millennials to Gen Z: Resistance and Acceptance of Digital Formats”

Session F4: Online Book Markets (David Strong Building C118)
Chair: Kim Martin, University of Guelph

Kathi Inman Berens, Portland State University: “Delete: Apple iOS as a Book Distribution Environment”
Joanie Grenier, Universite de Sherbrooke, Josée Vincent, Universite de Sherbrooke: “Books, Politics and Digital Technology. The Role of the State in Developing the Digital Book Market”
Simon Rowberry, University of Stirling: “Modelling the Book: Amazon’s Patents and the Book as Technology”

Session F5: Virtual Print Culture (McPherson Library A308)
Chair: Marija Dalbello, Rutgers University

Michael Ridley, University of Guelph: ““Informationally Powerful Virtual Machines”: The Book and AI”
Kathleen Schreurs, University of Western Ontario: “Exposing Authors: Authorship in E-culture”

Session F6: Comic Books (David Strong Building C116)
Chair: Deanna Fong, Simon Fraser University

Kristin L. Matthews, Brigham Young University: “Book or Comic? Adapting, Publishing, and Reading Classics Illustrated”
Karryl Kim Abella Sagun, Nanyang Technological University: “Past Forward: The Future of Comic Book Publishing in the Philippines”

Session F7: Database Narrative Archive: The DNA of Journey to Horseshoe Bend (David Strong Building C122)
Chair: James O’Sullivan, University of Sheffield

Hart Kenneth Cohen, Western Sydney University: “Sources of Cultural Memory in the Archive: The Case of Journey to Horseshoe Bend”
Rachel Morley, Western Sydney University: “Against the Grain: Storytracking the Small Worlds of Journey to Horseshoe Bend”
Jason Ensor, Western Sydney University: “Archive Materials, Digital Representation and Intertextuality: Producing Humanistic Knowledge through Digital Scholarly Editions”

Session F8: Text Production in the 20th Century (David Strong Building C128)
Chair: Jeffrey Makala, Furman University

Per Henningsgaard, Portland State University: “Twenty Years of Technologies and the Availability of Australian Books in North America”
Amanda Laugesen, Australian National University: “Technologies of the Book in Africa: American Publishers, Books, and Development Ideas in Africa, 1950-1970”
Cheryl Knott, University of Arizona: “Materiality and Sustainability: The Ironies of Print”

Session F9: 16th Century Media (McPherson Library 210)
Chair: Laura Estill, Texas A&M University

Randa El Khatib, University of Victoria: “Cartographic Artistry in the Renaissance Codex”
Maria Laura Marchiori, University of Toronto: “How We Read: Contemporary Technogenesis and the Archiving of the Book”


Sunday June 11, Session G Parallel Panels (13:30-15:00)

Session G1: 19th Century American Studies (McPherson Library 129)
Chair: Travis E. Ross, University of Utah

Jeffrey Makala, Furman University: ““Spiritual Machinery”: The American Bible Society, Stereotype Plates, and the Mechanisms of Large-Scale Publishing in the Early Nineteenth Century”
Steven Carl Smith, Providence College: ““DeWitt Clinton, My Most Implacable Enemy, Has Died”: Politics in the Margins in the Early American Republic”
Franklin Edward Court, Northern Illinois University: “Wau-Bun, 1856: Juliette Kinzie’s Written Record of Her 1831 Odyssey on Horseback from Fort Winnebago, Wisconsin, to Chicago & Her Place in the History of Frontier Travelogues Formatted by and for Women”

Session G2: Libraries and the Digital (McPherson Library A003)
Chair: John Matthew Huculak, University of Victoria

Lisa Goddard, University of Victoria, Lara J. Wilson, University of Victoria: “Still Life? The Digital and Historical Lives of Scrapbooks”
Kathryn Gucer, University of Maryland, College Park: “Towards a DIY Digital Library: Assembling an Open Source Toolkit”
Anouk Lang, University of Edinburgh: “The Habitus of the Bookshelf: Exploring the Intellectual Milieu of Modernist Authors Around the Globe Using Network Analysis”

Session G3: Visual Considerations in Children’s Books (McPherson Library A025)
Chair: Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University

Suzan Antoinette Alteri, University of Florida: “Tarry at Home Travelers: Visualizing and Constructing Text in Children’s Geography Books”
Alan Rauch, University of North Carolina, Charlotte: “Eyes, No Eyes, and Visualization: Text and Image in Children’s Books”
Amanda Lastoria, Simon Fraser University: “Storytelling and Storyselling: How Lewis Carroll Manipulated Victorian Printing Technology to Make and Market the Alice Books” *lightning talk

Session G4: Digital Culture (David Strong Building C118)
Chair: Tyler Shores, University of Cambridge

Kyle Booten, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education / Berkeley Center for New Media: “Radiant Fragments: Literary Quotations and Social Media”
Hannah McGregor, Simon Fraser University: “What is the New Media Middlebrow? Podcasting and the Digital Sentimental”
Lisbeth Worsøe-Schmidt, University of Copenhagen: “Audiobooks Between Libraries and Market – Why Technology is Changing The Game”

Session G5: Digital Editions (McPherson Library A308)
Chair: Lindsey Seatter, University of Victoria

Sarah Helen Hodgson, Adam Matthew Digital: “Digitising the Book: Creating a Digital Version of The Stationers’ Company Archive”
Carolyn Packard Allen, Weber State University: “The Digital Pickle: How the Physical and Digital Form of the Novel Can Collaborate to Reinforce Relevancy and Meaning in Looking at The Pickle Index by Eli Horowitz”

Session G6: Digital Humanities Manuscripts and Marginalia (David Strong Building C116)
Chair: Randa El Khatib, University of Victoria

Joshua Jordan McEvilla, University of Toronto: “John Cotgrave’s Extracts of Manuscript Drama: Frequencies and Technologies of Detection”
Emily C Francomano, Georgetown University, Heather Bamford, The George Washington University: “What is Digital Manuscript Culture? And What Will It Be? Meditations on Teaching Medieval Manuscript Culture and the Digital Libro de buen amor”
Maria Chappell, The University of Georgia: “Intra- and -Extra- Textuality in the Shakespeare Marginalia of Fanny Kemble”

Session G7: Digital Scholarly Editing (David Strong Building C122)
Chair: Peter Stokes, King’s College University

Les Harrison, Virginia Commonwealth University: “Edgar Allan Poe’s Tamerlane and the Limits of Fluid-Text Editing”
Tess Henthorne, Georgetown University: “Markup, Materiality, and Mary (Shelley): TEI Encoding and its Effect on the Digital Thing of Shelley’s Frankenstein”
Heidi Nobles, Texas Christian University: “Editing Texts in the Digital Age: Rhetorical Heuristics for Editing the Layered Digital Book”

Session G8: Nonstandard Metadata and the (New Media) Book (David Strong Building C128)
Chair: Simon Burrows, Western Sydney University

Sarah Whitcomb Lozier-Laiola, Georgia Institute of Techology: “The Meta-Narrative(s) of Meta-Data”
Jessica Roberson, University of California, Riverside: “Intermediated Meta-Data Before the Digital: Scrapbooks and Botany”
Kate Holterhoff, Georgia Institute of Technology: “Beyond Metadata: Race and the Digital Image Archivist”

Session G9: Colonial and Post-Colonial Considerations (McPherson Library 210)
Chair: Sybil Nolan, University of Melbourne

Lisa Kuitert, University of Amsterdam: “Printing in the Colony”
Brendan Luyt, Nanyang Technological University: “Reading the Forests of the Colonial Philippines through the Bulletins of the Bureau of Forestry”
Abi Lemak, University of Guelph: “Neither Open or Closed: Reading Content Management as Survivance within the People and the Text and Mukurtu”

Sunday June 11, Annual General Meeting (15:15-16:45), MacLaurin A144

Sunday June 11, SHARP Keynote (17:00-18:00), MacLaurin A144
Robert Bringhurst: “The Mind-Book Problem”
Chair: John Maxwell, Simon Fraser University

Monday June 12, Session G Parallel Panels (8:45-10:15)

Session H1: 19th Century Book History (McPherson Library 129)
Chair: Henning Hansen, University of Tromsø

Teresa Święćkowska, University of Warsaw: “The Author and the Medium. How Serialization Changed the Literary Field”
Katie McGettigan, Royal Holloway, University of London: “The British Giftbook and the Making of the American Poetess”
Juliette Wells, Goucher College: “Restoring an Avid Reader to Canadian Book History and Austen Reception: Christian, Countess of Dalhousie”

Session H2: Libraries and Race (McPherson Library A003)
Chair: Lara Wilson, University of Victoria

Matthew Griffis, The University of Southern Mississippi: “Buildings and Books: Segregated Libraries as Places for Community-Making, Interaction, and Learning in the Age of Jim Crow”
Matthew Patrick Keaney, Yale University: “The Utility of Books and the Economy of Reading: Black Libraries in South Africa c. 1930s-1990s”

Session H3: Technology and Children’s Literature (McPherson Library A025)
Chair: Alan Rauch, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Ellen M. Pozzi, William Paterson University: “Diversity and Technology in Award-Winning Children’s Nonfiction”
Emily Brooks, University of Florida: “Volumetric Captures: Digitizing Spatial and Temporal Shifts of Movable Books”

Session H4: Government Influence on Books (David Strong Building C118)
Chair: Anne Marie Hagen, Norwegian Military Academy

Yi Lu, Harvard University: “Pulping the Past: Publishing and Censorship at the Twilight of Maoist China, 1970-1980”
Julie Rak, University of Alberta: “Inuit Books, Interrupted: the Canadian Government as (Literary) Agent, 1975-1985”
Sybil Nolan, University of Melbourne: “The Informal Empire in the Personal Library of an Australian Prime Minister”

Session H5: Surrounded, Distracted and Pervaded: What can Ambient Literature Tell Us About the Future of the Book? (McPherson Library A308)
Chair: Ian Gadd, Bath Spa University

Matthew Hayler, University of Birmingham: “Wandering Bodies – Phenomenology, Embodied Cognition, and Digital Ambience”
Tom Abba, University of the West of England, Bristol: “Walking into Space – Reading Immaterial Form”
Amy Spencer, University of the West of England, Bristol:” Authoring Uncontrollable Narratives: Literary Unpredictability in Ambient Experiences”

Session H6: Meditations on 17th Century Britain (David Strong Building C103)
Chair: Sylvia Brown, University of Alberta

Marie-Alice Belle, Universite de Montreal, Marie-France Guénette, Universite de Montreal: “Documenting and Visualizing Translation and Print Networks in Stuart and Commonwealth Britain: A View from the Paratexts”
Stacy Suzanne Wykle, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: “Materiality and the Epistemology of Remediation in Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing-World: A Hybrid Critique of 17th Century Experimental Philosophy”
Jennifer Wei Wan Lo: “Aspirational Knowledge and Professional Secretaries in The Young Secretary’s Guide”

Session H7: Illustrations in 19th Century Print Materials (Harry Hickman Building 105)
Chair: Tess Henthorne, Georgetown University

Elizabeth Knazook, Queen’s University: ““As you will see in the accompanying view…” Expectation and Opposition in Reading Nineteenth-Century Canadian Photographically Illustrated Books”
Michael Hancher, University of Minnesota: “Technical Tenniel: Reproducing Alice”
Christopher J. Lukasik, Purdue University: ““Better Than Photographs”: What the Reception History of Virginia Illustrated Tells Us About Reading, Racialized Viewing, and Mass Visual Culture”

Session H8: Printing and Publishing (McPherson Library 219)
Chair: Twyla Gibson, University of Missouri

Elisa Tersigni, University of Toronto: “Journey(ing)Men and Women: The Itinerant Publishing Networks of the English Reformation”
Patrick Marie Henri Goossens: “The Unexpected Strong Resistance of Manual Techniques in the Printing Industry, the Case of Belgium”


Monday June 12, Session I Parallel Panels (10:30-12:00)

Session I1: Reading Communities (McPherson Library 129)
Chair: Svetlana Kochkinn, McGill University

Simon Frost, Bournemouth University: “Not Bytes, but Buying: Preliminary Results from a UK-Wide High-Street Survey”
Shafquat Towheed, The Open University: “Connecting Past and Present Readers: Insights from the “Reading Communities” Project”
Yin Liu, University of Saskatchewan: “Rereading the Middle Ages”

Session I2: Incunabula and Beyond (McPherson Library A003)
Chair: Alisa Beer, Fordham University

Maja Dujakovic: “Death and the Business of Printing: The Danse Macabre Illustrated Books and the Publishing Strategies of the Early Printers in France”
Beatrice Arduini, University of Washington: “Dante’s Convivio Between Manuscript, Print and Digital Culture”
Erin E. Kelly, University of Victoria: “Red Ruling in Letterpress Printed Books”

Session I3: Oral History (McPherson Library A025)
Chair: Yi Lu, Harvard University

Shelley Trower, University of Roehampton: “Sound Recording, Oral History and Auto/Biography”
Elias Adanu, Texas A&M University, College Station: “Where the Oral Meets the Digital: Writing, Reading and Visions of Mobile Literature in Ghana”

Session I4: Contemporary Genres and Mediums (David Strong Building C118)
Chair: Joanie Grenier, Université de Sherbrooke

Helen Marshall, Anglia Ruskin University: “Finding Carrie: Changing Book Technologies and the Growth of Horror in Literature”
DeNel D Rehberg Sedo, Mount Saint Vincent University (presenting), Samantha Rideout, Mount Saint Vincent University: “Novel Ideas: The Promotion and Creation of North American Book Club Books and Readers”
Itzayana Gutiérrez, McGill University: “Mediums to Play With: Narrative and Technological Considerations about a Manga Essay”

Session I5: Code and Codex, Text and Metatext: Seeing Print and Digital Entanglement (McPherson Library A308)
Chair: Andie Silva, York College (City University of New York)

Kyle Moody, Fitchburg State University: “The Book as an Element of Transmedia: How Extra Lives Emphasizes the Convergent Role of the Book Within a Transmedia Cycle”
Elise Takehana, Fitchburg State University: Mise-en-abime Mediascape: “The Book in Code and Code in the Book”
Asher Jackson, Fitchburg State University: “Translating the Archival Artifact to the Digital File: Multiplying Materiality and Metatext”

Session I6: 17th Century Materiality (David Strong Building C103)
Chair: Stacy Suzanne Wykle, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sylvia Brown, University of Alberta: “Godly Books and the Technology of Conversion: Innovations and Renovations in Restoration Print Culture 1660-1688”
Emily George, University of Washington: “The Devil in the Margins: Authorship, Agency, and Doubt in The wonderfull discouerie of Elizabeth Sawyer a witch
Hart Kenneth Cohen, Western Sydney University, Gerald Martin Cohen: “When Old Interfaces Were New: Shakespeare Anatomizes the Prince”

Session I7: Myriad Images (Harry Hickman Building 105)
Chair: Cody Poulton, University of Victoria

Taylor Lemaire, University of Toronto: “Archived-Selves, Bodied-Selves: Positioning the Tattooed Body Within Book History”
Marija Dalbello, Rutgers University: “The Social Museum as Social Software for Rewriting Scenes into Processes Using Factuality, Technical Images, and Social Photography”
SeoKyung Han: “Viewing the Texts and Reading the Illustrations in the Chosŏn Korea (1392-1910)”

Session I8: Materiality of Texts (McPherson Library 219)
Chair: Luis Meneses, University of Victoria

Christine Walde, University of Victoria: “Travels in the Fourth Dimension: Tracing Librarianship in Marcel Duchamp’s Boîtes-en-Valise”
Shoshana Schwebel, McGill University: “A Subversive Writing Tool? The Pencil in the Age of Inscriptive Media”
Rasoul Aliakbari, University of Alberta: “What is Comparative Print Culture, and Why Should it Matter? A Critical Introduction Based on the Arabian Nights Bibliographies”


Monday June 12, SHARP at 25 (13:30-15:30)

Looking Back, Looking Forward: SHARP at 25 (MacLaurin A144)
Chair: Ian Gadd, Bath Spa University

Contributions from Jonathan Rose, Drew University, Leslie Howsam, University of Windsor, Patrick Leary, DeNel Rehberg Sedo, Mount Saint Vincent University, Archie Dick, University of Pretoria, Helen SonnerSeoKyung Han, and Henning Hansen, Lund University / University of Troms

Monday June 12, SHARP Closing (15:50-16:10), MacLaurin A144

Monday June 12, Joint DHSI-SHARP Keynote (16:10-17:00), MacLaurin A144*
Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive: “A Conversation with Brewster Kahle, moderated by Jo-Ann Roberts (CBC)” 
Chair: Jonathan Bengtson, University of Victoria
*overflow seating available in Harry Hickman Building (HHB) 105