John Moss fonds
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1971-2012, 1971-1988 predominant (Creation)
- Moss, John, 1940-
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John Moss was born in 1940 in Galt, Ontario. Moss earned a BA from Huron College in 1961, a MA from the University of Western Ontario in 1969, a MPhil from the University of Waterloo in 1970, and a PhD from the University of New Brunswick in 1973. While at UNB he co-founded the Journal of Canadian fiction with David Arnason. After a series of itinerant jobs, Moss returned to academia and taught at Concordia University, the University of British Columbia, and Queen's University before settling at the University of Ottawa, from which he retired in 2005 as Professor Emeritus. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2005 for his work in Canadian literary criticism and the advancement of Canadian literature. Moss is the author of numerous scholarly works including Patterns of isolation (1974), A Reader's guide to the Canadian novel (1981 and 1987), Enduring dreams (1994), The Paradox of meaning (1999), and Being fiction (2001). Since retirement, Moss has focused on writing the Quin and Morgan murder mysteries.
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Fonds consists of correspondence between Moss and numerous Canadian literary figures including Margaret Atwood, George Bowering, Matt Cohen, Northrop Frye, Robert Kroetsch, Hugh MacLennan, John Metcalf, Farley Mowat, Michael Ondaatje, James Reaney, Sinclair Ross, Ruby Wiebe, George Woodcock, among others.
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Donated by John Moss in 2013.
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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2013-048. Further accruals are expected.
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2013/12/10 Dubeau:. EAD (Creation)
2013/12/10 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2018/10/23 Migrated to AtoM
2018/10/23 MS. Post-migration metadata clean up. Addition of GMD and accession numbers. Published description and generated finding aid.
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