Grace, Sherrill E(lizabeth) 1944-
GRACE, Sherrill E(lizabeth) 1944-
PERSONAL: Born August 18, 1944, in Ormstown, Quebec, Canada; daughter of Alfred and Elizabeth (Cribbs) Perley. Education: University of Western Ontario, B.A., 1965; McGill University, M.A., 1970, Ph. D., 1974.
CAREER: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, lecturer, 1974-75, assistant professor of English, 1975-77; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, assistant professor, 1977-81, associate professor of English, beginning 1981.
MEMBER: Association of Canadian University Teachers of English, Association of Canadian Studies, Canadian Comparative Literature Association, Association of Canadian and Quebec Literature, Canadian Association for American Studies, Modern Language Association of America.
AWARDS, HONORS: Grants from Canada Council, 1977, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 1978-79, 1981-83; grant from Canadian Federation for the Humanities, 1983, for publication of The Voyage That Never Ends: Malcolm Lowry's Fiction.
Violent Duality: A Study of Margaret Atwood, Véhicule Press, 1980.
The Voyage That Never Ends: Malcolm Lowry's Fiction, University of British Columbia Press (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), 1982.
(Editor, with Lorraine Weir) Margaret Atwood: Language, Text, and System, University of British Columbia Press (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), 1983.
(Editor) Sursum Corda! The Collected Letters of Malcolm Lowry, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1995.
Canada and the Idea of North, McGill-Queen's University Press (Kingston, Ontario, Canada), 2002.
Contributor to books, including The Art of Malcolm Lowry, edited by Anne Smith, Vision Press (London, Ontario, Canada), 1978; and The Art of Margaret Atwood, edited by Cathy Davidson and Arnold Davidson, House of Anansi Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1981; author of introduction, The Circle Game, by Margaret Atwood, House of Anansi Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1978. Contributor to literature and Canadian studies journals.
SIDELIGHTS: Sherrill E. Grace once told CA: "The title The Voyage That Never Ends is Lowry's own title for the sequence of interrelated novels that he was working on when he died. I used it because I discuss his incomplete enterprise and his manuscripts. Furthermore, the title summarizes most aptly his approach to art and his philosophy. My work on expressionism, in fact, began with expressionism in Lowry and over the past few years has become quite a passion with me. I am examining expressionism in literature, painting, and film (the old German silent expressionist films are superb!), and have also been working on Eugene O'Neill's early plays: The Emperor Jones, The Hairy Ape, All God's Chillun, The Great God Brown, et cetera."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Books in Canada, March, 2003, Eric Miller, review of Canada and the Idea of North, pp. 29-30.*