Manuscript Collection - W.J. Keith Papers

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W.J. Keith Papers

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(1934-)

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W.J (William John) Keith was born in 1934 in England. He has degrees in English from Cambridge and the University of Toronto. He taught English at McMaster University (1961-1966) and at the University of Toronto (1966-1995). Since his retirement, he has held the position of Professor Emeritus of English at University College, University of Toronto. Keith edited the University of Toronto Quarterly from 1976-1985, and was elected a Fellow in the Royal Society of Canada in 1979. He is the author of A Sense of Style: Studies in the Art of Fiction in English-Speaking Canada, Epic Fiction: The Art of Rudy Wiebe (1981), and Canadian Literature in English (1985).

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