Codirected by Marie-Pier Luneau (full professor at the Université de Sherbrooke) and Jean-Philippe Warren (full professor at Concordia University), the Quebec dime novel project focuses primarily on romance novels, but also extends to the other sub-genres (detective, adventure, spy and cowboy) that make up the period’s publishing catalogues, in particular, those of Éditions Police-Journal, Éditions Irène and Éditions Bigalle. The project seeks to shed light on the phenomenon of dime novels, which swept newsstands, train station shelves and tobacco shops from 1940 to the mid-1960s.
The Quebec Dime Novels Project
The team has developed tools to facilitate research, notably:
The digitization of a large number of dime novels
Fact sheets on dime novels
Thematic lists of dime novels
A national and international bibliography on dime novels