John Lennox, writer and educator, was born in Toronto and educated at York University (B.A., 1967), Universite de Sherbrooke (M.A.), and University of New Brunswick (Ph.D.). He is a professor of English in the Faculties of Arts and Graduate Studies in York University, Toronto, and is known for his research and teaching in the areas of Canadian life-writing, fiction, and literary history. Lennox is the co-author, with Clara Thomas, of William Arthur Deacon: A Canadian Literary Life (1982), and co-editor, with Michele Lacombe, of Dear Bill: The Correspondence of William Arthur Deacon (1988). He is the editor of Margaret Laurence – Al Purdy: A Friendship in Letters (1993) and co-editor, with Janet Paterson, of Challenges, Projects, Texts: Canadian Editing (1993), as well as co-editor, with Ruth Panofsky, of Selected letters of Margaret Laurence and Adele Wiseman (1997). Lennox is also the author of entries in reference works on Canadian literature, Canadian biography, and numerous scholarly articles and reviews.
The joint fonds of Clara McCandless Thomas and John Lennox consists of typescripts for two works by the collaborators: William Arthur Deacon: A Canadian Literary Life, with editorial changes in pencil, and a chapter entitled “A Sense of Belonging”.
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Inventory number: F0431