Susan Wood fonds

Compiled by Cheryl Niamath (1990)


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Susan Wood fonds. - 1974-1980.
6.4 cm of textual records.

Susan Joan Wood was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1948 and earned a B.A. (1969) and an M.A. (1970) from Carleton University and a Ph.D. (1975) from the University of Toronto. She joined the English Dept. at UBC in 1975 and taught Canadian literature, science fiction and children's literature. She received two Science Fiction Achievement Awards ("Hugo's") for critical writing in that genre (1974, 1977). She was the Vancouver editor of the Pacific Northwest Review of Books (Jan.-Oct. 1978) and also edited the special science fiction/fantasy issue of Room of One's Own. She wrote numerous articles and book reviews that were subsequently published in books and journals.

Fonds consists of correspondence, review articles, and published materials. both general (1974-80) and in relation to her involvement with the SF issue of Room of One's Own (1979-80). There are also records arising from Wood's participation in the Pacific Northwest Review of Books and copies of review articles (1977-78). Also included are materials (predominantly printed) from "Crossing Frontiers", a 1978 conference which brought together Canadian and American literary scholars, historians and writers to discuss comparative literature from the two "wests".

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