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125 years of Canadian literature

125 Years of Canadian Literature at Queen's University
September 1 - October 31, 2013


[painting of Dean James Cappon]

F.H. Varley, Dean James Cappon

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the appointment of James Cappon to the first Chair in English at Queen's University. To celebrate this milestone, the Department of English, the W.D.Jordan Special Collections and Music Library and Queen's University Archives offer a retrospective on the complex intersections of scholarship, creativity, and stewardship that have defined the role of Queen's and its faculty in the history of Canadian literature.

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Display Cases

  • 1A New Chair in English: James Cappon and Literary Study at Queen's  

  • 2Imagining a National Literature: Lorne Pierce and the Makers of Canadian Literature

  • 2aRecognizing Achievement in Canadian Imaginative and Critical Literature

  • 3Bringing Canadian Literature to the Classroom: Malcolm Ross and the New Canadian Library

  • 4A Tradition of Creative Writing: Creating Canadian Literature at Queen's
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  • 5From Nationalism to Global Society: Changing Critical Approaches to Canadian Literature

  • 6A Continuing Commitment to Canadian Literature: The Giller Event

  • 7Muriel Waterhouse: Convocation robe 1919

  • 8The Strathy Language Unit and Canadian English (Special Collections Reading Room)

  • 9Small Press Poetry (Entrance to Douglas Library)

  • 10“125 Years of Canadian Literature" (Stauffer Library - North Case)

  • 11“An age of poets and a place of poets": Quarry Press (Stauffer Library - South Case)

Last Updated: 15 October 2013

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