Mary Jane Edwards

Mary Jane Edwards is an internationally known specialist on Canadian literature. She received her PhD from the University of Toronto, earning earlier degrees at Toronto (BA) and at Queen’s University (MA).

She taught in the Departments of English of Acadia University and the University of British Columbia before joining Carleton University as professor of English. She has also taught at McMaster, Karnatak (Dhawar, India), and Monash universities. In 1996, she was awarded the Henry Charles Chapman Fellowship from London Univerity’s Institute of Commonwealth Studies.

She has contributed to three anthologies of Canadian literature and prepared critical editions of Frances Brooke’s The History of Emily Montague and William Kirby’s Le Chien d'or / The Golden Dog for the Centre for Editing Early Canadian Texts, of which she was the director. She has contributed to numerous scholarly journals and has published extensively on Canadian literary history.

Previously taught:

  • Canada's Culture Through its Writers (55+)   SCFC722
  • Constructing the Prairies: Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta in Canadian Literature (55+)   PLUS150
  • English-Canadian Literature and the First World War (Seminar) (55+)   SCFC870
  • National Narratives in Canadian Literature (Seminar 55+)   SCFC819
  • “New Women” in the New Dominion (Seminar 55+)   SCFC943
  • Oh Canada! Perspectives On Canada Today   AHCP250

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