Featured Exhibit

The Author as Collector

Constellations from the Mordecai Richler Library Collection

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Jennifer Breaux
Jason Camlot
Alisha Dukelow
Sean Gallagher
Kaitlynn McCuaig
Chalsley Taylor

About Exhibits

Since 2013, the materials in the collection (books and non-book items) have been examined and catalogued with extensive metadata to facilitate searching, navigation and the identification of patterns within the collection relevant to particular modes of inquiry. As a displaced material footprint of Richler’s working environment, this collection provides unique case study material by which to explore, specifically, the material and creative processes of a major Canadian author, theoretically, the formulation of concepts useful for the theorization of authorship as well as the author’s library and collection, and methodologically, identification of the library’s components that may be used for research in a variety of disciplines, and for the development and application of research methods useful for the study of such collections.