Accession MS COLL 00326 - Karen Mullhallen Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00326

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Karen Mullhallen Papers

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  • 1991-2001 (Creation)

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79 boxes

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(1942-)

Biographical history

Karen Ann Mulhallen is a write, publisher, Professor of English at Ryerson Polytechnic University and the editor-in-chief of Descant. Born May 1, 1942 in Woodstock, Ontario to H.J. Thomas and Edna Anne (neé Naylor), Mulhallen was educated at Waterloo Lutheran University (B.A. 1963) and the University of Toronto (M.A. 1967, Ph.D. 1975).

Mulhallen was Lecturer at Ryerson from 1966, and became a Professor in 1971. Her area of scholarly expertise is 18th century English art. She is the author of several books of poetry, a work of travel fiction, and articles on the literary and visual arts in Canadian journals and magazines, including Blewointment, Quarry, and The White Wall Review. She was the Poetry Review Editor and the Arts Feature Editor for Canadian Forum (1974-1979), and has edited several collections of poetry, travel writing, and criticism for Somerville House Publishers. As editor-in-chief, Mulhallen has made Descant one of Canada's

Mulhallen was a finalist in the CBC Literary Awards (1989) and the CBC-Saturday Night Literary Awards (1994), and won the Maclean Hunter Arts Journalism Fellowship (1994), and the Hawthornden Castle Fellowship (1996). She was the Sarwan Sahota Distinguished Professor at Ryerson (1998), and has received various other grants and fellowships. She has also been a grants and awards adjudicator, and has made numerous public readings and broadcasts for television and radio.

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Gift of Karen Mulhallen, 1999, 2000, 2001.

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1999 Accession:

A collection of draft manuscripts, notes and correspondence pertaining to her book, In The Era of Acid Rain, Windsor, Ont. : Black Moss Press, 1993. Also includes correspondence with Virgil Burnett, a draft of Simon Louvich's "Cosmic Follies", and galleys and rejected submissions for Descant.

2000 Accession: Materials relating to the editing and publication of Descant, the literary journal edited by Karen Mulhallen. Includes author correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, drawings, proofs, cover proofs, promotional materials, and financial and administrative documents (1989-2000). Also included are material pertaining to other editing work Mulhallen has done, manuscripts, proofs, notes and correspondence pertaining to her book The Grace of Private Passage. Windsor, Ont.: Black Moss Press, 2000, and gifts to her.

2001 Accession:

Materials relating to the editing and publication of Descant, 1987-2001. Includes author correspondence, manuscripts, manuscripts on diskettes, proofs, production and research notes, and office, subscription and distribution documents.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request

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  • English

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