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Judith Cowan fonds
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Accession 2022-024

Accession consists of an issue of The Globe (Toronto), 1 July 1867; annotated manuscript of an unfinished science fiction story, “Non-lieu,” written in the 1990s; a copy of Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage annotated with Judith Cowan’s teaching notes for Québécois students; and correspondence sent by email and surface mail, 2021.

Judith Cowan fonds

  • F0249
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2022

Fonds consists of: personal and professional correspondence, including letters and email exchanged with family and individuals involved in Canada's literary community such as Steven Heighton and David Helwig; essays written while Cowan was a student; correspondence, notes and drafts of her work as a translator; research notes and drafts of her short stories and novels; professorial records including tenure and promotion files, course evaluations, and other material that documents her career as a professor at l'Université de Québec at Trois-Rivières; correspondence and manuscripts relating to her involvement with the literary community in Québec; and examples of Cowan's work with digital photography. Accession 2007-052 includes photographs of Judith Cowan receiving the Governor General's Literary Award in 2004.

Cowan, Judith Elaine

Nigel Thomas & Kola

File consists of records relating to Judith Cowan's participation in the Lectures Kola Readings series in Montreal, 20 June 2017, when she read a passage from Road of Metamorphoses.


File consists of an annotated typescript manuscript for a short story written in French.

Red Badge of Courage

File consists of a paperback copy of Stephen Crane's book, Red Badge of Courage (Toronto, 1962; inscribed by Judith Cowan in 1969), underlined with notes by Cowan for teaching the work to Québécois students, accompanied by an article by Adam Gopnik about Crane that was clipped from The New Yorker, 25 October 2021.