Abi Lemak is a PhD Candidate in Literary Studies returning to the University of Guelph after completing her MA in Book History and Print Culture at the University of Toronto. Her current project, Recasting (e)Bibliographies, examines the subject-forming capacities of textual interfaces and investigates how aesthetics-driven modes of production have historically been used in small presswork to politically mobilize bookmakers (“you are what you make”) and imagined readers (“you are what you read”) alike.
The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.