Thomas, Clara, 1919-2013

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Thomas, Clara, 1919-2013

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Clara McCandless Thomas (1919-2013) and John Watt Lennox (1945- ), professors of English at York University, were collaborators on a study of the life of William Arthur Deacon, book review critic for the 'Globe and mail'. Thomas was with York University since 1961, retiring from active teaching in 1984, when she was named emeritus professor in the English Department. The author of several books on Canadian literature, Thomas wrote 'The Manawaka journals of Margaret Laurence,' and a biography of Anna Jameson. Lennox was educated in Canada, receiving his PhD from the University of New Brunswick (1976), and taught at York since 1970, serving as chair of the graduate programme in English (1987-1990), and as director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies (1985-1988). He is the editor of 'Margaret Laurence - Al Purdy, a friendship in letters: selected correspondence,' (1993) and of 'Charles W. Gordon ("Ralph Connor") and his works,' (1988).


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