Print Culture program

The aim of the Print Culture specialization is to provide graduate students with a focused MA degree in a growing theoretical and interdisciplinary research field. Students study and work alongside a group of faculty and other graduate students with shared critical and research interests. 

Speakers & Events

For more than a decade, the Print Culture Speakers Series has been a venue for the dissemination of innovative work by a veritable who’s who of scholars. Bringing these scholars together with local faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students, the series is a vital forum for discussion of the issues that challenge and define the study of print culture, writ large, helping make Simon Fraser University an international centre for new thinking about media and theory.

Upcoming Events

To be announced

Past speakers

  • Publishing as an Environmental Process
    Presenter: James Sherry
    September 15, 2023
  • Loud and Clear: Amplifying Historically Marginalized Voices in Library Collections
    Presenter: Mar González Palacios, SFU Library’s Associate Dean, Collections and Content Strategy
    March 17, 2023
  • Indigenizing Book History
    Presenters: Dr. Carole Gerson, Dr. Sophie McCall, Dr. Deanna Reder, & Dr. Alix Shield
    October 7, 2021
  • Novel Mediations: Negotiating Print and Manuscript in the Long Eighteenth Century
    Professor Marta Kvande, Texas Tech University
    September 20, 2019
  • Obscenity & Censorship in Modernist Literature
    Professor Robert Spoo, University of Tulsa
    February 1, 2019
  • Local Heroes: Mapping Memoirs in Early Modern England
    Professor Elizabeth Hodgson, University of British Columbia
    November 30, 2018
  • Affect in the Margins: Marking Readers in Elegiac Sonnets
    Professor Michael Gamer, University of Pennsylvania
    October 19, 2018
  • Chaucer and his Books
    Professor Alexandra Gillespie, University of Toronto
    April 6, 2018
  • Was There a Scottish Novel After Scott?
    Professor Juliet Shields, University of Washington
    March 9, 2018
  • Canadian Magazines & the Emergence of Contemporary Cultures of Celebrity in English Canada
    Dr. Katja Lee, University of Western Australia
    January 26, 2018
  • The Silence of the Leaves: Title-Page Design and the Marketing of the Romantic-Era Novel
    Kandice Sharren, Simon Fraser University (English)
    November 17, 2017