The Database of Canada's Early Women Writers is a collaborative project. In addition to the following members of our team, we have had contributions of information from a multitude of individuals around the globe.
Dr. Carole Gerson, Director
Carole Gerson is a professor in the department of English at Simon Fraser University. Co-editor of volume 3 (1918-1980) of History of the Book in Canada / Histoire du livre et de l’imprimé au Canada, she has published extensively on Canada’s literary and cultural history with a focus on women writers. Her book, Canadian Women in Print, 1750-1918 (2010), won the Gabrielle Roy Prize for Canadian criticism. In 2013, she received the Marie Tremaine medal from the Bibliographical Society of Canada.
Karyn Huenemann, Project Manager
Karyn Huenemann has been working with Carole Gerson on the Canada’s Early Women Writers (CEWW) project since its inception in 2010. In addition to her work with CEWW and DoCEWW, she has published on topics in early Canadian literature, children's literature, and the literature of the British in India.
Substantial work has been done by our diligent Research Assistants:
Leah de Roy
Michael Joyce, in the Digital Humanities Innovation Lab at SFU, developed the program that controls our data; we are very grateful for his collaboration, which has been essential to the existence of this database.
We are also grateful for the assistance of staff in SFU Inter-Library Loans: Nancy Blake, Ioana Luita, Elaine Shu, Sonny Wong, and Vera Yuen.