Planning Committee

Holly Forsythe Paul  received a doctorate in English literature (2003) from the University of Toronto for her dissertation on George Eliot’s efforts to conceal her identity (as a woman, atheist, and adulteress) and control her reception by her publisher and readership, using the narration of her early fiction. As a specialist in Victorian and Children’s Literature, Forsythe Paul  taught at the University of Toronto’s three campuses and Sheridan College for twelve years before enrolling in the Master of Information Program (Library & Information Science) at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. A member of the Book History and Print Culture program, she can often be found at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, updating STC entries and cataloguing Joseph Brabant’s Lewis Carroll collection. Her article on Joseph Brabant, “The Lewis Carroll Collector: Joseph Brabant’s Acquisitions Records as Material History,” appeared in The Book Collector in December 2017.

Veronica Litt is a PhD candidate in the English Department and a member of the Book History & Print Culture collaborative program at the University of Toronto. She studies mid-eighteenth-century novels about women and is the current Graduate Student Liaison for Eighteenth-Century Fiction. When she isn’t writing her dissertation or building websites about eighteenth-century bestsellers and archival treasures, you can find Veronica in the Robertson Davies Library, where she is a letterpress printer.

Dustin Meyer is a PhD student in the English Department and the Book History and Print Culture Collaborative Program at the University of Toronto. He received both his MA and BA (Honors) from Purdue University. His research explores classical reception in early modern English drama. Dustin also works as a Robson Graduate Fellow (Rare Books) at the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies.

Taylor Tryburski is a Master of Information student at the University of Toronto concentrating in Archives and Records Management. She is also a member of the Book History and Print Culture Program. Taylor completed her BA (Honours) at Wilfrid Laurier University as a double major in Classics and Medieval Studies. She currently works as a research assistant on the CLIO Project and at the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies as the Digitization Assistant for rare books.

Julia Warren is a Master of Information student at the University of Toronto, concentrating in Library and Information Sciences. Julia is also part of the Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture. She has previously earned an M.A. from the Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs, where she majored in History and minored in Comparative Literature and Political Science, as well as a B.A (Honours, with High Distinction) from UofT, where she double majored in History and Art History, and minored in English. Julia is a very mad, bad, and dangerous bibliographer who recently broke her finger in an iron press.