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date: 23 October 2019

(p. xi) Acknowledgments

(p. xi) Acknowledgments

I would like to thank Oxford University Press for their interest in this collection, particularly my editor, Brendan O’Neill, who expressed enthusiasm for this project from day one. I am also indebted to my family—Paul, Neve, Abbey, Morgan (more than I can say!)—for putting up with my increasingly OCD tendencies these last few years as the book neared its way to completion. Thanks also to Herb Wyile, friend and co-editor with me of Studies in Canadian Literature, for not commenting on my more distracted moments over the past year or two (and for saying “yes,” after some persuasion, to my request for a chapter). I am also grateful to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC) for its ongoing support of my research, and for supporting Humanities research in Canada generally. Without the financial support of SSHRCC, I and many of the scholars represented in this volume could not conduct our research in Canadian literary studies. I continue to be indebted to this important resource for Humanities scholarship in Canada. My thanks, as well, to the University of Ottawa for its continued support of my teaching and research. Most of all, I would like to thank the contributors to this volume, not only for their dedication and patience in participating in the making of this book, but for contributing to the field of Canadian literature as a whole, and for sharing in the ongoing debates and enthusiasms of Canadian literary study itself. I have learned an enormous amount about the field from working on these chapters. These scholars—with their divergent, often contesting, perspectives—make the field of Canadian literature the exciting and compelling discipline that it is today. I feel privileged to be part of a literary community made up of such tenacious, generous, challenging, dedicated, garrulous, and insightful colleagues. Thanks, everybody! (p. xii)