Carscallen, James Andrew

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James (Jim) Andrew Carscallen was born on the 21st of July 1934 in Wallaceburg, Ontario to Elsie and Roland Carscallen.

A Rhodes Scholar, James Carscallen received a B.A. in English from Victoria College in the University of Toronto in 1956, and then went to Oxford where he received a B.Litt. in 1958. He then returned to Victoria College to pursue a PhD under the direction of Northrop Frye while, at the same time, teaching English at the University of Waterloo. He completed his doctorate in 1964 and the following year was hired by Victoria College (1965), where he taught until his retirement in 1996. James Carscallen wrote his first book The Natural World of Vaughan and Marvell in 1964. His last book The Other Country: Patterns in the Writings of Alice Munro was published in 1993.

In 1996, he was appointed Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. He was an active member of the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium, the Graduate English Renaissance Group and was also a gifted pianist, performing with the Victoria College Ichthyology Ensemble.

James Carscallen died in 2016.


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