Leonard R Early

Department of English

Associate Professor
Faculty, Retiree
 
Office: Stong College, 349A
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 44753
Emailearly@yorku.ca
 


Len Early’s primary area of research is nineteenth-century Canadian literature. His publications on Canadian writers range from Charles Heavysege to bill bissett and include a critical study, Archibald Lampman (1986), scholarly editions of Isabella Valancy Crawford's Winona; or, The Foster-Sisters (2007) and Collected Short Stories (2009), and a number of essays on Canadian and post-colonial poetry and fiction. He is currently working on an edition of Crawford's complete poems.

He has recently taught undergraduate courses on modern and contemporary Canadian poetry and graduate courses on nineteenth-century Canadian literature, the Canadian short story, and the historical novel in Canada.

Degrees

Ph.D. , York University
M.A., University of Saskatchewan
B.A., University of Saskatchewan

Selected Publications

“A Source for Isabella Valancy Crawford’s ‘“The Camp of Souls.”’” Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews 68 (2011): 115-29.

Ed., with Michael Peterman. Collected Short Stories of Isabella Valancy Crawford. London, Canada: Canadian Poetry Press, 2009. A scholarly edition of the texts of thirty-five short stories (485 pages), with critical and textual introduction, explanatory and textual notes, and bibliography (124 pages).

Ed., with Michael Peterman. Winona; or, The Foster-Sisters, by Isabella Valancy Crawford. Broadview Editions. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2007. A scholarly edition of the text of the novel (210 pages), with critical and textual introduction, illustrations, explanatory and textual notes, appendices, and bibliography (114 pages).

“Poems of October: Lampman’s Elegies.” Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews 45 (1999): 31-65.

Archibald Lampman. Boston: Twayne, l986. 175 pages.

All Publications

Books

Ed., with Michael Peterman. Collected Short Stories of Isabella Valancy Crawford. London, Canada: Canadian Poetry Press, 2009. A scholarly edition of the texts of thirty-five short stories (485 pages), with critical and textual introduction, explanatory and textual notes, and bibliography (124 pages).

Ed., with Michael Peterman. Winona; or, The Foster-Sisters, by Isabella Valancy Crawford. Broadview Editions. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2007. A scholarly edition of the text of the novel (210 pages), with critical and textual introduction, illustrations, explanatory and textual notes, appendices, and bibliography (114 pages).

Archibald Lampman. Boston: Twayne, l986. 175 pages.

Journal Articles

“Introduction.” The Oxford Book of Canadian Verse. Ed. Wilfred Campbell. 1913. Anniversary Edition. Don Mills: Oxford UP, 2013. iii-xv.

“A Source for Isabella Valancy Crawford’s ‘“The Camp of Souls.”’” Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews 68 (2011): 115-29.

“Border Crossings in Isabella Valancy Crawford’s Story-Paper Fiction.” Canadian Literature 209 (2011) 109-25.

“Poems of October: Lampman’s Elegies.” Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews 45 (1999): 31-65.