Carole Gerson



  • BA (Simon Fraser)
  • MA (Dalhousie)
  • PhD (British Columbia)


Carole Gerson (FRSC) has worked extensively on early Canadian literature and Canadian book history. A contributor to all three volumes of History of the Book in Canada, she co-edited volume 3 (University of Toronto Press, 2007) which covers the 1918-80 period. Her particular focus on women writers has resulted in many articles that include well-known authors such as L.M. Montgomery and Susanna Moodie, as well as studies of the canonization of Canadian women writers that involve more obscure figures. With Veronica Strong-Boag, she issued two books on Pauline Johnson: Paddling Her Own Canoe: The Times and Texts of E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake) (2000) and E. Pauline Johnson, Tekahionwake: Collected Poems and Selected Prose (2002). She received the Gabrielle Roy prize for criticism for her latest book, Canadian Women in Print, 1750-1918, which applies the principles of print culture analysis to a wide range of early authors. Her work has been consistently supported by grants from SSHRC and the CFI, and by a Killam Research Fellowship.


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