Canada’s Early Women Writers

Canada's Early Women Writers

Sara Jeannette Duncan, E. Pauline Johnson, Nellie McClung

Who was she, and what did she write?

This project updates and expands an earlier bio-bibliographical database of some 470 Canadian women literary writers, housed at the Simon Fraser University library. The enlarged version (of well over 1000 names) will include all notable English-language writers active before 1950 who lived in Canada or wrote about Canada, whatever their audience and genre, ranging from travel journalism and scientific writing to poetry and fiction.

Entries on individual authors will be tagged to facilitate complex searches that will support research into myriad aspects of writers’ lives and contexts.

Project Director: Carole Gerson

Data Entry Supervisor: Karyn Huenemann

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