Seed Projects

CWRC’s database, ORCA (Online Research Canada) will be seeded with a range of materials relevant to the vast majority of inquiries into Canadian writing, drawn from existing datasets that will be converted and enhanced: biographical and bibliographical information, publishing data, chronological and geographical data.

The seed projects will ensure that ORCA has a backbone of historical data on Canadian writers in multiple genres, including the women writers who are underrepresented in the print infrastructure, for the whole span of Canadian literary history. Inclusion of the crucial biographical and bibliographical information on more than 1000 such writers, coupled with the GIS datasets, will ensure that the database has sufficient critical mass to demonstrate to the scholarly community the immense advantages of communal data aggregation and federation.

  • As a previous instructor in children’s and YA literature, I today received an announcement from Oxford UP that the 4th edition of Patricia Demers From Instruction to Delight, one of the cornerstones of studies in the development of children’s literature as a genre, has just been released. While […]

    From Instruction to Delight, 4th edition, by Patricia Demers

    As a previous instructor in children’s and YA literature, I today received an announcement from Oxford UP that the 4th edition of Patricia Demers From Instruction to Delight, one of the cornerstones of studies in the development of children’s literature as a genre, has just been released. While […]

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  • This comprehensive and bilingual historical database, created by Angela Lonardo, Karen Lippold, and Suzanne Sexty of the Queen Elizabeth II Library of Memorial University of Newfoundland, is available for search and exploration at litawards.library.mun.ca. Literary Awards in Canada will also join CWRC as one of our donated data collections, providing […]

    Literary Awards in Canada 1923-2000/Prix littéraires au Canada 1923-2000

    This comprehensive and bilingual historical database, created by Angela Lonardo, Karen Lippold, and Suzanne Sexty of the Queen Elizabeth II Library of Memorial University of Newfoundland, is available for search and exploration at litawards.library.mun.ca. Literary Awards in Canada will also join CWRC as one of our donated data collections, providing […]

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  • Canadian Women Playwrights Online is a scholarly project that will address a widening void in theatre scholarship in Canada: the absence of scholarship attending to current work by contemporary women playwrights in Canada. As a demographic, women are actively engaged in Canadian theatre, yet they are significantly underrepresented […]

    Canadian Women Playwrights Online

    Canadian Women Playwrights Online is a scholarly project that will address a widening void in theatre scholarship in Canada: the absence of scholarship attending to current work by contemporary women playwrights in Canada. As a demographic, women are actively engaged in Canadian theatre, yet they are significantly underrepresented […]

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  • This project involves the clean-up and migration of data on Atlantic Canadian theatre currently contained in obsolete and now unsupported web pages and databases at the University of New Brunswick. The html pages and data (performance calendars, theatre playbills, Canadian theatre studies bibliographies, and a theatrical chronology) will […]

    Atlantic Canada Theatre Site

    This project involves the clean-up and migration of data on Atlantic Canadian theatre currently contained in obsolete and now unsupported web pages and databases at the University of New Brunswick. The html pages and data (performance calendars, theatre playbills, Canadian theatre studies bibliographies, and a theatrical chronology) will […]

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  • This database will include biographical and bibliographical information on well over 1000 women who wrote in English in many genres before 1950.

    Canada’s Early Women Writers

    This database will include biographical and bibliographical information on well over 1000 women who wrote in English in many genres before 1950.

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  •   Dans le contexte des travaux du CSÉC, l’équipe de La vie littéraire au Québec collabore à un projet pilote visant le partage des renseignements sur les trajectoires des femmes qui participent à la vie littéraire au Québec, du tournant du XXe siècle aux années 1930.

    La vie littéraire au Québec

      Dans le contexte des travaux du CSÉC, l’équipe de La vie littéraire au Québec collabore à un projet pilote visant le partage des renseignements sur les trajectoires des femmes qui participent à la vie littéraire au Québec, du tournant du XXe siècle aux années 1930.

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  • Canadian Women Writing and Reading from 1950 is an open-access database illustrating the immense productivity of Canadian women writers within the rapidly changing culture of the mid twentieth century to the present day.

    Canadian Women Writing and Reading from 1950

    Canadian Women Writing and Reading from 1950 is an open-access database illustrating the immense productivity of Canadian women writers within the rapidly changing culture of the mid twentieth century to the present day.

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  • The Orlando Project is an ongoing collaborative experiment in the use of computers to engage in literary history. The project has produced the first full scholarly history of women’s writing in the British Isles – but this is history with a difference.

    Orlando Project

    The Orlando Project is an ongoing collaborative experiment in the use of computers to engage in literary history. The project has produced the first full scholarly history of women’s writing in the British Isles – but this is history with a difference.

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