Germaine Warkentin - Current Projects

Curriculum Vitae


Interesting Links


Germaine Warkentin - Current Projects

That Book in Your Hands: A Critical History of the Codex. This long-term project, now well-advanced, is a study of the western European codex, the metaphors it has engendered, its historic hegemony, and the methods we have used, innocently or critically, to understand it, all in the setting of the present anxieties about its future in the light of the digital turn.

The Last of the Old North-Westers: the Autobiographical Notes of John McDonald of Garth, edited by Carolyn Podruchny and Germaine Warkentin. The Champlain Society, Toronto. Proposal accepted and contracts signed, October 2018. Estimated completion date 2024.

The Library of Prince Rupert of the Rhine (BL Sloane 555). (ed. Joseph L. Black and Germaine Warkentin, with contributions by Susie West). Planning in progress.

"Memory and Authority: Revisiting Samuel Hearne at Bloody Fall." A new study of the manuscript and printed versions of Hearne’s famous account of the massacre of Inuit by Dene at Bloody Fall, NWT, in 1771. Originally given as lectures in 1995 and 1998; I continue to work on these much-discussed materials.