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Dana Professor of Canadian Studies Robert Thacker is the author of a chapter in The Cambridge History of Canadian Literature, published in December, 2009, by Cambridge University Press.

Thacker is the author of the chapter titled "Quartet: Atwood, Gallant, Munro, Shields," on the works of Margaret Atwood, Mavis Gallant, Alice Munro and Carol Shields. Its publishers describe the book as "a complete English-language history of Canadian writing in English and French from its beginnings. The multi-authored volume pays special attention to works from the 1960s and after, to multicultural and Indigenous writing, popular literature and the interaction of anglophone and francophone cultures throughout Canadian history."

Thacker, who has written and published extensively on Atwood and Munro in particular, recently was honored by the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States.

More: Canadian Studies Web site

Posted: December 9, 2009

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