Svetlana Kochkina

Svetlana Kochkina

Svetlana.Kochkina [at] (514) 398-7224

McLennan Library Building, 2nd Floor
3459 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec, H3A OC9

Current position

Head, Lending and Access Services, Humanities and Social Sciences Library


Areas of research interest

  • History of the book
  • Digital humanities

Selected publications

Book history


Kochkina, S. 2023. Frances Burney’s “Evelina” : The Book, Its History, and Its Paratext. (New Directions in Book History). Palgrave Macmillan. 


Kochkina, S. (2023). In Covers Green and Gold: Fin de siècle Editions of Evelina. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada 60(1), 1–30.

Kochkina, S. (2021). A Book “Seen by Every Butcher and Baker, Cobler and Tinker”: Early English Evelina Rediscovered. Burney Journal, 18, 57-81.

Kochkina, S.  (2018). Dressed for success?: Paratext in the English edition of Le capital au XXIe siècle. Logos, 29(1), 28-37.

Kochkina, S. (2016). Listening to the dead with our eyes: François Olivier-Martin’s library, a mirror image of a legal historian. Library & Information History, 32(3), 203-218.

Kochkina, S. (2013). Discovering a ‘hidden’ collection: Early printed books and old master prints in the McGill Library collected by T.W. Mussen. Fontanus, 13, 25-32.

Practice of librarianship/ Information studies


Kochkina, S., & Mawhinney, T. (2019) Is the medium the message?: Examining texting, email, and chat transcripts in a large academic library. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 13(1-2), 56-73.

Kochkina, S. (2018) Teaching Legal Research and Government/Legal Information: Yes, We Do It, But How? Canadian Law Library Review, 43(3), 9-17.

Cote, M., Kochkina, S., & Mawhinney, T. (2016). Do you want to chat?: Re-evaluating organization of virtual reference service at an academic library. Reference and User Services Quarterly, 56(1), 36-46. 

Menard, E. et al. (2016). A second life for TIIARA: From bilingual to multilingual! Knowledge Organization, 43(1), 22-35. 

Kochkina, S. (2013). Methods of selection and acquisition of European French monographs in an academic law library. Collection Management, 38(2), 104-118.

Selected conference papers & presentations

Kochkina, S. Frances Burney’s “Evelina”: The Book, its History, and its Paratext. Podcast interview at the New Books Network.

Kochkina, S. Exploring Burney’s Court Years with Network Analysis Methods and DH Tools. Paper presented at the Burney Society Conference.

Kochkina, S. Looking at the many faces of Evelina through the Digital Humanities lens. Paper presented at the BSC Conference.

Kochkina, S. Publishing Evelina, or how to sell 180 editions of the same (old) novel? Public lecture, Montreal Book History Group (under the auspices of SHARP).

Kochkina, S. Paratext as a marketing and promotion technology: Publication history of F. Burney’s Evelina. Paper presented at the SHARP Conference.

Kochkina, S. Evolution through translation: Exploring paratextual elements of French and English editions of “Capital in the 21st century.” Paper presented at the SHARP Conference.

Kochkina, S. Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are: Personal research library as a mirror image of a controversial legal historian. Public lecture, Montreal Book History Group (under the auspices of SHARP).

Kochkina, S. Library of a legal scholar: In search of lost boundaries. Paper presented at the CASBC Conference.

Dysert, A., Garland, J., & Kochkina, S. Anatomy theaters, legal dramas, and landscape staging: Unexpected performances in special collections. Paper presented at the RBMS Conference.


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