Karr, Clarence 1941–

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Karr, Clarence 1941–

PERSONAL: Born October 27, 1941, in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada; son of Frederick (a farmer and carpenter) and Adeline Irene (a homemaker) Karr; married Kathryn Ann Nolting (a teacher), January 29, 1971; children: Jennifer, Kristin Karr Thurston, Ryan. Ethnicity: "Canadian/British." Education: University of Western Ontario, B.A. (honors), 1964, M.A., 1966; University of New South Wales, Ph.D., 1970. Religion: Lutheran.

ADDRESSES: Home—1395 Graham Cr., Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 2E2, Canada. Office—Malaspina University College, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5S5, Canada. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Writer and educator. Bishops University, Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada, assistant professor, 1971–74; University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, assistant professor, 1974–75; Malaspina University College, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, professor, 1975–. Nanaimo District Museum, chair, 1993–98; Nanaimo Community Archives, chair, 1999–2004.

MEMBER: Bibliographical Society of Canada, Canadian Historical Association, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing.


Authors and Audiences: Popular Canadian Fiction in the Early Twentieth Century, McGill-Queen's University Press (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 2000.

WORK IN PROGRESS: L.M. Montgomery as Reader, completion expected in 2007.