For financial assistance with this project, I gratefully acknowledge the President's Research Grant, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Small Grants, and the University Publications Fund Grant awarded by Simon Fraser University.
The generous support of the English Department at Simon Fraser University and in particular the assistance of my secretary, Nancy Burnham, made this project possible.
Anita Mahoney from the Dean of Arts Office skillfully and graciously transformed the original manuscripts into a final polished form, and Jan MacLellan adeptly made the final corrections.
My research assistants Christine Jackman, Helen Takala, Karen Essex, Deborah Blacklock, Lani Vetter, Peter Persad, Tina Kennedy, and Sharon Lo did a wonderful job in preparing bibliographies, undertaking data searches, and organizing all the materials for this book. For reading this manuscript, I thank Susan Knutson and Jill Matus.
To Melba Cuddy-Keane, Linda Hutcheon, Janet Giltrow, and Susan Stanford Friedman I express my warm appreciation for their encouragement and advice.
My thanks, as always, to Bob Anderson, the best of readers.