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- Professor, English Department, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
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- Canadian women writers; Canadian book and publishing history; Pauline Johnson
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- About Me
Dr. Carole Gerson (FRSC) works in the English department at Simon Fraser University, where she holds the position of University Professor. Co-editor of volume 3 (1918-1980) of History of the Book in Canada / Histoire du livre et de l’imprimé au Canada, she has published extensively on Canada’s literary and cultural history with a focus on early Canadian women writers, ranging from well-known authors such as Pauline Johnson and L.M. Montgomery to more obscure figures. In 2011, her book, Canadian Women in Print, 1750-1918, won the Gabrielle Roy Prize for Canadian criticism. In 2013 she received the Marie Tremaine medal from the Bibliographical Society of Canada.
- Recent Publications
“Literary Legacies and Afterlives of Samuel Hearne.” Studies in Canadian Literature, special issue, “Reconfederating Canada,” 42.1 (2017): 110-29.
“Maud’s Darkening Gables.” Review article, Literary Review of Canada, 26.6 (July/Aug 2017): 26-27. [on L.M. Montgomery]
“Canadian Literature at Home and Abroad: International Contexts of W.D. Lighthall’s Songs of the Great Dominion (1889) and Robert Weaver’s Canadian Short Stories (1960).” Studies in Canadian Literature (SCL) 41.2 (2016): 61-80.
“Mid-Century Modernity and Fiction by Women, 1920-1950.” Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature, ed. Cynthia Sugars. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2016, 337-51.
“Plaques and Persons: Commemorating Canada’s Authors.” Material Cultures in Canada, ed. Jennifer Blair and Tom Allen. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2015, 265-9.
“Pauline Johnson and Celebrity in Canada.” Ann Hawkins and Maura Ives, eds. Women Writers and the Artifacts of Celebrity in the Long Nineteenth Century. London and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012, 219-32 (
Canadian Women in Print, 1750 -1918. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2010.
Carole Gerson and Jacques Michon, eds. History of the Book in Canada / Histoire du livre et de l’imprimé au Canada, vol 3 (1918-80). Toronto: UTP; Montreal: PUM. 2007
Carole Gerson and Veronica Strong-Boag, eds. E. Pauline Johnson, Tekahionwake: Collected Poems and Selected Prose. University of Toronto Press, 2002.
Veronica Strong-Boag and Carole Gerson. Paddling Her Own Canoe: Times and Texts of E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake). Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000.
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- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- North America
- Expertise by Chronology
- 19th century, 20th century
- Expertise by Topic
- Book History, Women