Fonds F0228 - Diana Cooper-Clark fonds

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Diana Cooper-Clark fonds

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CA ON00370 F0228

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  • 1979-1994 (Creation)

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45 audio cassettes

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Diana Cooper-Clark is a professor, university administrator and author. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, she was educated in Canada receiving a B.Ed. from the University of Toronto and a B.A., M.A., B.F.A. and Ph.D. from York University. Cooper-Clark began teaching at York in 1970 as contract faculty eventually becoming Chair of the Department of English, Atkinson (1998-2000) and Coordinator, English, School of Arts and Letters, Atkinson (2000-2001). More recently, she has taken on the roles of Associate Professor and Master of Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies and is a cross-appointed professor in the Division of the Humanities/Arts. Cooper-Clark has participated in numerous writers' conferences and workshops in Canada, India and Jamaica as an organizer, moderator, presenter, and panelist. She has won four teaching awards, two of which are national awards for teaching excellence and educational leadership: Canadian CASE Professor of the Year (1995) and the 3M Teaching Fellowship Award (2000). Professor Cooper-Clark has published two books, Designs of Darkness: Interviews with Detective Novelists and Interviews with Contemporary Novelists (international). Currently, she is writing a book called Dreams of Re-Creation: The Jewish Diaspora to Jamaica.

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The fonds consists of audio recordings of unedited interviews conducted by Diana Cooper-Clark with major international novelists. Most of these interviews have been published in her two monographs.

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No restrictions on access except for the interview with Margaret Atwood (2001-053/001 (45)) which is closed until 2021/10/31.

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The fonds comprises the following accession: 2001-053. Further accruals are expected.

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