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“…Dr. Irvine is marshalling forces to change perceptions about Canlit. He’s leading a major, multi-million-dollar research project comprising 32 researchers from universities across Canada… Called Editing Modernism in Canada, the project takes a multi-pronged approach. It involves publishing titles that were never published or are long out of print, both in traditional bookform and on the web.

The works of art—poetry, fiction, nonfiction drama and autobiography—would be accompanied by supplemental texts, such as introductions, biographies, correspondence, questions to lead book-club discussions and alternate versions, not unlike the special features on a DVD … but publishing is just one side of the project…” Continue at dalnews.dal.ca »

The Canadian Modernists Meet: Edited by Dean IrvineA collection of essays reflecting a multidisciplinary cast of modernist scholars, edited by Dean Irvine.

The cluster director for the EMiC project is Dean Irvine, an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Dalhousie University. He is the editor of Archive for Our Times: Previously Uncollected and Unpublished Poems of Dorothy Livesay (1998), Heresies: The Complete Poems of Anne Wilkinson, 1924-1961 (2003), and The Canadian Modernists Meet (2005), and author of Editing Modernity: Women and Little-Magazine Cultures in Canada (2008). He is currently completing the manuscript for a new book, Variant Readings: Editing Canadian Literature, under contract to McGill-Queen’s University Press, and co-editing (with Robert May), the complete poems and translations of F.R. Scott. With Sandra Djwa and Zailig Pollock, he is a General Editor of The Collected Works of P.K. Page. As Director and General Editor of the Canadian Literature Collection/Collection de littérature canadienne (University of Ottawa Press), he will oversee the publication of print editions (with online apparatus) prepared by EMiC participants.