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Hearing More Voices:
English-Canadian Women in Print and on the Air, 1914-1960

Written by
Carole Gerson, Peggy Lynn Kelly
Volume editor:
Sandra Campbell
General editor:
S. Leigh Matthews

Cover of Hearing More Voices

394 pages,
ISBN: 9781896133713
$24.95 CA

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About the Book Hearing More Voices: English-Canadian Women in Print and on the Air, 1914-1960 analyzes the working lives and professional output of female Canadian broadcasters, authors of radio plays, novelists, humourists, historians, journalists, and poets who produced much of the middlebrow and modernist culture of the period. While some of these women have been well recognized, most have yet to receive due acknowledgement. During the middle decades of the twentieth century, Canadian women in the broadcasting and publishing industries faced material and evaluative repercussions from systemic discrimination in the law, in the cultural arena, and in the workplace. Repercussions included the suppression of their names from the literary canon and the devaluation of domestic themes in literature and the media. Readers of Hearing More Voices will discover how these female writers, broadcasters, and authors of radio drama, from all regions of Canada and from various cultural groups, developed entrepreneurial strategies to survive during challenging economic times and adapted to the changing cultural and political landscape of 1914 to 1960.

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About the Authors Sandra Campbell
Sandra Campbell, co-editor of "Pioneering Women," "Aspiring Women" and "New Women," three anthologies of short fiction by Canadian women to 1920, is currently completing a biography of Lorne Pierce, editor of Ryerson Press, 1920-1960. She teaches in the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's Studies, Carleton University. She is General Editor of Tecumseh's Early Canadian Women Writers Series and editor of the critical edition of J.G. Sime 's "Sister Woman" published by Borealis Press in the Canadian Critical Editions series.

Carole Gerson
Dr. Carole Gerson (FRSC) has been a professor in the English Department 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 early Canadian women writers, from well-known figures such as Pauline Johnson and L.M. Montgomery to more obscure figures. In 2011, her book, Canadian Women in Print, 1750-1918, won the Gabrielle Roy Prize for Canadian criticism. In 2013, she received the Marie Tremaine Medal from the Bibliographical Society of Canada.

S. Leigh Matthews
Dr. S. Leigh Matthews is a Lecturer in the department of English and Modern Languages, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia. She reads, researches and publishes mainly in the areas of Life Writing and Canadian Literature and has published a book titled Looking Back: Canadian Women´s Prairie Memoirs and Intersections of Culture, History, and Identity (University of Calgary Press, 2010).

Peggy Lynn Kelly
Dr. Peggy Lynn Kelly holds a PhD in Canadian Literature from the University of Alberta (1999). She has published essays on Canadian women writers and broadcasters in Literary Encyclopedia Online, Atlantis, Cinema Canada, Canadian Poetry, Open Letter, Canadian Journal of Communication, Studies in Canadian Literature, Wider Boundaries of Daring, Anthologizing Canadian Literature and others. She is editor of the second edition of Shackles by Madge Macbeth. Dr. Kelly taught literature and communication at universities and colleges as a contract professor. Her interest in radio history surfaced during her first career as a television film/video editor and cross-media freelance journalist.

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