Andrew Nurse is Director of the Centre for Canadian Studies at Mount Allison University. His scholarly work has appeared in Acadiensis, Scientia Canadensis, and Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada, among other venues. In addition, he is co-editor (with Raymond Blake) of Beyond National Dreams and Trajectories of Rural Life. He lives in Sackville, NB, with his wife Mary Ellen and children, Hayden and Bryn.
Mount Allison University
Personal Statement About Topic:
Writing about Publishing My interest in publishing history began as a question: how was a book actually produced? At the time I started to research Marius Barbeau, scholarly work on anthropology and folklore made use of post-structural theory that focused on the instability of the text as a feature of its linguistic structure. My interest pushed me in different directions: what factors affected the way in which a text emerged in its final form.