Fonds MS-2-636 - J. Andrew Wainwright fonds

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J. Andrew Wainwright fonds

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  • 1960-1995 (Creation)

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83 cm of textual records of textual records. - 7 photographs ; b&w and col. ; 13 x 18 cm and smaller

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J. Andrew (Andy) Wainwright is a poet, novelist and McCulloch Professor Emeritus of English at Dalhousie University. He was born 12 May 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, and received his BA in 1969 at the University of Toronto. He spent the early 1970s in Spain, Greece and England before moving to Halifax to pursue his MA (1973) and PhD (1978) in English at Dalhousie University. He began teaching at Dalhousie in 1979, with a focus on modern and postmodern (Canadian) literature, indigenous studies, gender studies, multicultural fiction and poetry, intercultural issues and popular culture.

Wainwright is widely published, with titles including World Enough and Time: Charles Bruce, A Critical Biography (1988); Landscape and Desire: Poems Selected and New (1992); (ed.) A Very Large Soul: Margaret Laurence’s Letters to Canadian Writers (1995); A Deathful Ridge: A Novel of Everest (1997); A Far Time (2001); (ed.) Every Grain of Sand: Canadian Perspectives on Environment and Ecology (2004); The Confluence (2007); and Blazing Figures: A Life of Robert Markle (2009).

He retired from teaching in 2008.

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The records of this fonds were donated to the Dalhousie Archives by J. Andrew Wainwright in two installments, one in 1992 and the other in 1995.

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This fonds includes correspondence from other Canadian writers, 1969-1995 ; manuscripts of published poetry and books, 1969-95; manuscripts of unpublished poetry, 1960-83; and research notes.

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All unpublished works are closed and all correspondence is closed, unless written consent has been given by J.Andrew Wainwright or Marjorie Stone to the researcher. Published works have no access restrictions.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], J. Andrew Wainwright fonds, MS-2-636, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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