|THE NEW SCHOLARS PROGRAM|
Bibliographical Society of America each year invites
three scholars in the early stages of their careers to
present twenty-minute papers on their current,
unpublished research in the field of bibliography as
members of a panel at the annual meeting of the Society,
which takes place in New York City in late January. The
New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of
scholars who are new to the field of bibliography,
broadly defined to include any research that deals with
the creation, production, publication, distribution,
reception, transmission, and subsequent history of texts
as material objects (print or manuscript). Papers of New
Scholars are published in the December issue of the Papers
of the Bibliographical Society of America as part of
the proceedings of the annual meeting.
Junior (i.e., untenured) faculty and graduate students at the dissertation level are eligible, as are professional librarians, members of the book trade, and book collectors who are at the beginning of their careers. Candidates should submit a letter of application, an abstract of not more than 250 words, and a curriculum vitae. Graduate students should also submit a letter of recommendation from their dissertation director. For submissions to be considered for the following January, materials should be received by September 15. Please address and send applications (preferably via email) to:
New Scholars selected for the panel receive a subvention of $600 toward the cost of attendance at the annual meeting and a complimentary one-year membership in the Bibliographical Society of America. For further information on the Society, see http://www.bibsocamer.org. Inquiries regarding the program may be directed to John A. Buchtel, Chair, New Scholars Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simran Thadani (University of Pennsylvania), Pantzer New Scholar, “‘For the Better Atteyning to Fair Writing’: The First Printed Dispute Between English Penmen, London, 1591”
Nicole Gray (University of Texas at Austin), Malkin New Scholar, “Walt Whitman’s Marginalia: Digitizing an Archive of Reading”
Dr. John T. McQuillen (The Morgan Library and Museum), “Fifteenth-Century Book Networks: Scribes, Illuminators, Binders, and the Introduction of Print”
Smith, Steven Carl (University of Missouri, Dept. of History), Malkin New Scholar, "'Elements of Useful Knowledge': New York and the National Book Trade in the Early Republic"
Heritage, Barbara (University of Virginia, Dept. of English), Pantzer New Scholar, "Authors vs. Bookmakers: Jane Eyre in the Marketplace"
Atkinson, Juliette (University College
London, Dept. of English), "A Literary 'Steam-Engine': The Circlation of
Dumas in Victorian England"
Eckroth, Stephanie (Texas Tech University), Pantzer New Scholar, "Walter Scott and the Authoress: Anonymity and the Nineteenth Century Novel Market"
Felton, Marie-Claude (cole des Hautes tudes en Sciences Sociales / Universit du Qubec Montral), "The Enlightenment and the Modernization of Authorship: The Self-Publishing Authors in Paris, 1750-1791"
Fu, Liangyu (University of Pittsburgh), Malkin New Scholar, "Invention and Implementation: New Bibliographical Features in Chinese Translations of Western Science Books, 1860-1920"
Eisenberg, Michael (CUNY Graduate Center), "Keyboard Seconda Pratica in Transmission: The Engraved Toccata ottava of Frescobaldi--from Pen to Print"
Powell, Jason (St. Joseph's University), Pantzer New Scholar, "Line Omission in Prose Manuscripts, 1500-1700"
Roberts, Kyle B. (Queen Mary, University of London), Malkin New Scholar, "Rethinking The New-England Primer"
Root, Amy (University of Texas at Austin), Malkin New Scholar, "Designing the Borzoi: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., Creates a Brand or Excellence"
Stinson, Timothy L. (North Carolina State University), "Knowledge of the Flesh: Using DNA Analysis to Unlock Bibliographical Secrets of Medieval Parchment"
Towsey, Mark R. M (University of Liverpool), Pantzer New Scholar, First Steps in Associational Reading: The Foundation and Early Use of the Wigtown Subscription Library"
Hooks, Adam G. (Columbia Univ.) Malkin Scholar, Playes in the Press: Booksellers Catalogues and the Classification of Printed Drama in Seventeenth-century England
Howe, Sarah (Christs College, Cambridge Univ.) Pantzer Scholar, The Authority of Presence: The Development of the Author Portrait, 1500-1640
Sullivan, Hannah (Harvard University), Shored Fragments: Modernist Excision and its Consequences
Hunter, Christopher (University of Pennsylvania), Malkin Scholar, "'Sans aucun alliage tranger': The Printer's Copy of the First Complete Edition of Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography"
MacLaren, Eli (University of Toronto), "The Magnification of Ralph Connor: Black Rock and the North American Copyright Divide"
Rigogne, Thierry (Fordham University), "Printers and Booksellers between State and Market: The Structural Transformation of the French Book Trade in the Age of Enlightenment"
Blatt, Heather (Fordham University) "A Tool of Book and Text: Multiple-Strand Bookmarkers"
Carlyon, Jonathan E.
(Colorado State University), "Spanish Bibliography
Schrer, Norbert (California State University, Long Beach) "Four Catalogues of the Lowndes Circulating Library, 1755-1766"
Harris, Katherine D. (The Graduate Center CUNY). "Feminizing the Textual Body: Women and Their Literary Annuals in Nineteenth- Century Britain." PBSA 99, no. 4 (2005): 573-622.
Havens, Earle (Boston Public Library). "Notes from the Literary Underground: Recusant Catholics, Jesuit Priests and Manuscript Culture in Elizabethan England." PBSA 99, no. 4 (2005): 503-38.
Rodriguez, Catherine M. (University of Virginia). "The History of a Novel's Travels Abroad: Foreign Editions of Frances Burney's Cecilia." PBSA 99, no. 4 (2005): 539-71.
Hagen, Tanya (University of Western Ontario). "Plays on the Market: Pre-Restoration Drama in English Commercial Book Catalogues, 1676-1800."
Hawkins, Ann (Texas Tech University). "Evoking Byron: The Manuscript and First Edition of Benjamin Disraeli's Venetia (1837)." PBSA 98, no. 4 (2004): 449-76.
Howard, Nicole (California State University, Hayward). "Saturn's Rings and Huygens's Readers: An Examination of Genre and Audiences in Early Modern Science." PBSA 98, no. 4 (2004): 477-510.
Cole, Jean Lee (Loyola College in Maryland). "Coloring Books: The Forms of American Realism." PBSA 97, no. 4 (2003): 461-93.
Hutton, Clare (Institute of English Studies, University of London). "Chapters of Moral History: Failing to Publish Dubliners." PBSA 97, no. 4 (2003): 495-519.
Meserve, Margaret (Princeton University). "Patronage and Propaganda at the First Paris Press: Guillaume Fichet and the First Edition of Bessarion's Orations against the Turks." PBSA 97, no. 4 (2003): 521-88.
Caster, Peter (University of Texas at Austin). "Go Down Moses [and Other Stories]: Bibliography as a Novel Approach to a Question of Genre." PBSA 96, no. 4 (2002): 509-19.
Chaves, Joseph (Rutgers University). "A most exquisite Mechanic: Labor and Leisure, Printing and Authorship in the Periodical Essays of Benjamin Franklin." PBSA 96, no. 4 (2002): 521-30.
Moore, Lara (Princeton University). "Restoring Order: The cole des Chartes and the Organization of Archives and Libraries in France, 1820-1870." PBSA 96, no. 4 (2002): 531-41.
Dupont, Christian Y. (Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Notre Dame). "Collecting Dante in America at the End of the Nineteenth Century: John Zahm and Notre Dame." PBSA 95, no. 4 (2001): 443-81.
Hailey, R. Carter (Independent Scholar). "Geuyng light to the Reader: Robert Crowleys Editions of Piers Plowman (1550)." PBSA 95, no. 4 (2001): 483-502.
Suarez, Michael, S.J. (Fordham University). "Case Histories: The Eighteenth-Century British Poetic Miscellany." Published elsewhere.
Dierks, Konstantin (McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania). "Letter Manuals, Literary Innovation, and the Problem of Defining Genre in Anglo-American Epistolary Instruction, 1568-1800." PBSA 94, no. 4 (2000): 541-50.
Gants, David L. (Department of English, University of Georgia). "Identifying and Tracking Paper Stocks in Early Modern London." PBSA 94, no. 4 (2000): 531-40.
Pass, Gregory A. (Pius XII Memorial Library, Saint Louis University). "Electrifying Research in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts." PBSA 94, no. 4 (2000): 507-30.
Accardo, Peter X. (Houghton Library, Harvard University). "American Editions of Byron, 1811-1830." PBSA 93, no. 4 (1999): 484-93.
Ransom, Lynn (Department of Art History, University of Texas at Austin). "The Speculum theologie and its Readership: Considering the Manuscript Evidence." PBSA 93, no. 4 (1999): 461-63.
Todd, Emily B. (Department of English, University of Minnesota). "Walter Scott and the Nineteenth-Century American Literary Marketplace." PBSA 93, no. 4 (1999): 495-517.
Dobranski, Stephen B. (Department of English, Georgia State University). "Milton and the Book Trade." Published elsewhere.
Fidler, Ann (Department of History, Ohio University). "The Lay of the Law: Form and Function in Early American Law Books." PBSA 92, no. 4 (1998): 427-42.
Pon, Lisa (Department of Fine Arts, Harvard University). "Alla Insegna del Gies: Publishing Books and Pictures in Renaissance Venice." PBSA 92, no. 4 (1998): 443-64.