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Marie-Claude Felton

marie-claude [dot] felton [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (email)

Marie Claude Felton is currently a Banting postdoctoral fellow at McGill University (2013-2015). She holds a B.A. (First-class honours in History) from McGill University, an M.A. (History) from Université Laval, and a PhD from UQÀM and the EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris) with advisors Roger Chartier and Pascal Bastien. She also completed a first postdoc (2011-2013) at Harvard University. She was awarded several prizes and research fellowships in Canada, the United States, France and the United Kingdom. Her dissertation (which received a prize for Best dissertation of 2012 from of UQAM) will come out in 2014 with Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford, under the title Maîtres de leurs ouvrages. L’Essor de l’édition à compte d’auteur à Paris au XVIIIe siècle. Her current research project consists of the comparative study of self-publishing in 18th and 19th-century Europe, especially France, England, and Germany. She intends to take a closer look at the role of authors-publishers on the European book market, the reception of their works, and the significance of their claims within the genesis of modern copyright.