Short CV/Education and training

  • 1962 – 1965
    University of Western Ontario, B.A.

  • 1967 – 1968
    Netherhall Secondary Girls' School, Cambridge, England, Teacher

  • 1968 – 1970
    McGill University, M.A.

  • 1970 – 1973
    McGill University, Teaching Assistant

  • 1970 – 1974
    McGill University, Ph.D.

  • 1974 – 1975
    McGill University, Special Lecturer

  • 1975 – 1977
    McGill University Assistant Professor

  • 1977
    Assistant Professor

  • 1981
    Associate Professor

  • 1987
    Professor

  • 2011
    University Killam Professor

Selected publications

  • Sherrill Grace has published over 200 articles, chapters, and review articles, as well as 24 books, including Sursum Corda!, the two-volume edition of Malcolm Lowry’s letters, the monographs Inventing Tom Thomson (2004) and Canada and the Idea of North (2001; 2007), and the co-edited book, Theatre and AutoBiography (2006). Her most recent books are the biography Making Theatre: A Life of Sharon Pollock (2008), On the Art of Being Canadian (2009), and the co-edited volume Bearing Witness: Perspectives on War and Peace from the Arts and Humanities (2012).



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • biography of Timothy Findley (1930-2002), novelist, playwright, short story writer

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Memberships in scholarly societies

  • Elected V-P of CATR (Cdn Assoc. of Theatre Research), 2007 – 2009

  • Elected President, Academy I of the Royal Society of Canada, 2005 – 2007

  • Member, Canadian Women’s Studies Association, since 2005

  • Member, Editorial Board for “Canadensis” (U de Nantes, France), series of publications on Canada, since 2005

  • Member and Executive member (regional representative, 2003 – 2007), ACTR, panel organizer, since 1995; Chair, Awards Cttee; Association secretary

  • Member (sponsored), International Association of University Professors of English, 1996 to present; panel organizer for 2004 conference

  • Member, Western Magazine Literary Awards Cttee., 1993 – 1996

  • Canadian Assn. of American Studies; Member; Executive, regional representative 1983 – 1987; Session Chair, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987; Assn. Secretary, 1985 – 1988, Member, Program Cttee. of joint ASA/CAAS Conference, Toronto, 1989; Vice-President 1988 – 1990; President, 1990 – 1992

  • Assn. of Canadian Theatre Research: Member; Executive, Member-at-large, 1988

  • Eugene O'Neill Society: Member, 1984 – 1986

  • Popular Culture Association: Area Chairman, 1983 – 1984, for Mar. 1984 Conference

  • Association of Canadian University Teachers of English: Respondent for the Film and Literature Session, 1976; Session Moderator, 1980; reader of program submissions

  • Modern Language Association.: Executive member of Canadian Literature Special Session (3-year term); Chair, 1979.

  • Association of Canadian and Quebec Literatures: Member

  • Canadian Comparative Literature Association: Member

  • Association of Canadian Studies: Member

  • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada; member of sub-cttees

Memberships in other societies

  • Member of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Canadian Studies Cttee., 1989 – 1990

Memberships on scholarly committees

  • Member, Fellowship Adjudication Cttee, Trudeau Foundation, since 2010

  • Member, Advisory Cttee on Humanities, CIFAR, since 2009

  • Member, Adjudication Cttee—Ontario “Premier’s Discovery Awards (Arts and Humanities),” 2008 – 2010

  • Member of Canada Research Chairs (CRC) College of Assessors, since 2000

  • Member of SSHRC Interdisciplinary Grants Adjudication Committee, 2000 – 2003; Chair in 2003

  • President, CACE, 1999 – 2000; Past-president, 2000 – 2001

  • CACE representative to ACCUTE Executive, 1999 – 2000

  • VP and President Elect, CACE, 1998 – 2000

  • Member, SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiatives Adjudication Cttee., 1995 – 1997; Chair 1997 – 1998

  • Member, Research Board of HOLIC/HILAC (History of the Literary Institution in Canada), 1987 – 1997

  • Member, CFH, Adjudication of Scholarly Publications Program Cttee., 1993 – 1996

  • Member, CFH Nominating Cttee., 1994 – 1995

  • Cttee. Member, Priestley Prize, 1990 – 1991

  • Chair, Cttee. of Theatre History Richard Plant Prize, 1990 – 1991

  • Chair, Assn. of Canadian Theatre History 1989 Book Prize Cttee.

  • Member. SSHRC Doctoral Cttee. #1, for evaluation of Fellowship applications, 1986 – 1988; Cttee. Chairperson, 1988 – 1989

  • Member, Canadian Section Advisory Board for the Encyclopedia of Commonwealth Literature in English 1988 – 1989

Additional qualifications

Editorships

  • Member, Editorial Board, Revue Francaise d’Etudes Américaines, since 2011

    Member, Advisory Board, Polish Journal of Canadian Studies, since 2008

  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Northern Studies (Sweden), by invitation, since 2005

  • Member, Editorial Board, British Journal of Canadian Studies, since 1997

  • Editorial Board, Zeitschrift für Anglistik u. Amerikanistik, since 1992

  • Editorial Board, Studies in Canadian Literature, since 1990

  • Editorial Board, Canadian Review of American Studies, since 1990

  • Editorial Board, Essays in Theatre (formerly Theatre History in Canada), 1989

  • Editorial Board, B.C. Studies, 1987 – 1990

Reviewer for journals and agencies

  • Manuscripts, Applications, and Nominations: Canada Council (Killam Program); SSHRC; Canadian Federation for the Humanities; CRC College of Assessors; UBC Press; U of Calgary Press; Wilfrid Laurier University Press; American National Endowment for the Humanities; Guggenheim; BC Arts Awards Program; University of Ohio Press; University of Toronto Press; assessor of individuals nominated for prizes, awards, and election: RSC, Queen’s University, U of Western Ontario, U of Calgary, York University

  • Journal submissions: Publ. of the Modern Language Assn.; Mosaic; Canadian Literature; Canadian Review of Comparative Literature; Journal of Canadian Studies; Great Plains Quarterly; Theatre History in Canada, Canadian Historical Review, The Northern Review

  • Personnel reviews for universities in Canada and the USA (College of Staten Island; Memorial Univ. in Newfoundland; George Mason; Univ. of Minnesota; Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa, York Univ.; Queen's Univ.; Univ. of Alberta; Wilfrid Laurier Univ.; Univ. of Toronto; Univ. of Calgary; Univ. of North Carolina; Univ. of Guelph; U of Western Ont.)

  • Member, Univ. of Alberta, Cttee. to Review Graduate Programs in English, 1996

  • Member, Univ. of Regina Cttee. to Review Dept. of English, 1994

External examiner for universities

  • External Examiner, Linnea McNally, MA, SFU, 2011

  • External Examiner for French Habilitation (post-doctoral degree), Université de Lyons, June 2010

  • University of Toronto, PhD Dissertation, April 2010

  • University of Queensland, Australia, PhD Dissertation, March 2008

  • University of Madras, Ph.D. Dissertation, October 2000

  • University of Saskatchewan, Ph.D. Dissertation, September 2000

  • External Examiner: Theses -- McGill, SFU, Calgary

  • University of Queensland, C. Collis, M.A., 1995

Consultant for organizations

  • Consultant for Coolbrook Films for production of film on Mina Benson Hubbard, since 2003

  • Interview for CTV re. two books: Inventing Tom Thomson and A Woman’s Way Through Unknown Labrador. August 2005

  • Interviews for CBC Ideas Program on August Strindberg, Nov. 1991, Aug. 1992

  • Consultant on Margaret Atwood for S. MacLaren (Canadian Women and Power) (1989)

  • MSS acquisitions consultant for Lowry Collection in UBC Library, Special Collections, since 1995

  • Academic consultant for documentary film on Margaret Atwood, produced and directed by Claudine Viallon

  • CBC Quebec Writers Series: interviews about & with English and French Quebec writers, a two-part series broadcast during Fall 1977 – Winter 1978

Other service to the community

  • OCGS reviewer, U of Toronto, December 2009

  • OCGS reviewer, York University, February 2008

  • External University Assessor for the Hong Kong University, Program in American Studies, 2003 – 2006, by invitation

  • Member, Executive, Vancouver Institute, since 1994; President, 1999 and 2001

  • Delegate to SSHRC Conference, “Alternative Wor(l)ds: Humanities 2010,” Toronto, Oct 2000

  • Adjudicator, Western Magazine Fiction Awards, 1994, 1995

  • Co-ordinator, Canadian Literature Discussion Group (BC Universities and Colleges)


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