Collective Production of Literature
How does an author’s writing become a book, and how does this book fit into the social world? These are the key questions that Dr. Anthony Glinoer, Canada Research Chair in the History of Publishing and the Sociology of Literature, seeks to answer.
Glinoer focuses on the period from the 19th to the 21st centuries and multiple cultures (French-speaking Belgium, Quebec and France) in order to study two crucial literary intermediaries: publishers and groups of writers. Publishing archives and representations of literary life in novels enable Glinoer to study the collective dimension of literature.
By working closely with the Groupe de recherches et d’études sur le livre au Québec (GRÉLQ) at the Université de Sherbrooke, Glinoer will continue the long-standing dialogue between the social approaches of literature (sociology, socio-critical, etc.) and the history of books and publishing—a dialogue that he will enrich by bringing in other research-based perspectives.
This research will include various initiatives, including creating locations for dialogue between researchers and students, and developing glossaries, anthologies and syntheses for the greater public using the website ressources-socius.info. Glinoer’s work will have a significant impact on professors, researchers, students, book professionals and all those—from Canada and abroad—who are wondering about the past, present and future of literature.