FOSTER, JOHN WILSON.
John Wilson Foster papers, 1965-2003

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z9mm


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Foster, John Wilson.
Title: John Wilson Foster papers, 1965-2003
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1102
Extent: 21.5 linear ft. (22 boxes) and 1 oversized paper (OP)
Abstract:Papers of John Wilson Foster, professor and critic of Irish literature, including writings, correspondence, photographs, printed material, and writings by others.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Selected correspondence from Gerald Dawe, Denis Donoghue, and Medbh McGuckian is restricted.

Use copies have not been made for all of the audiovisual series at this time. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance for access to these materials.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Purchase, 2008.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], John Wilson Foster papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Unprocessed collection.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

John Wilson Foster, professor and critic of Northern Irish literature, was born in Belfast in 1944. Foster received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, and in 1974 joined the faculty at the University of British Columbia. His publications include Forces and Themes in Ulster Fiction (1974), Fictions of the Irish Literary Revival: A Changeling Art (1987), Colonial Consequences: Essays in Irish Literature and Culture (1991), and The Achievement of Seamus Heaney (1996). He also co-edited The Poet's Place: Ulster Literature and Society (1981).

John Wilson Foster, professor and critic of Northern Irish literature, was born in Belfast in 1944. Foster received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, and in 1974 joined the faculty at the University of British Columbia. His publications include Forces and Themes in Ulster Fiction (1974), Fictions of the Irish Literary Revival: A Changeling Art (1987), Colonial Consequences: Essays in Irish Literature and Culture (1991), and The Achievement of Seamus Heaney (1996). He also co-edited The Poet's Place: Ulster Literature and Society (1981).

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of John Wilson Foster from 1973-2003. The papers include writings, correspondence, photographs, printed material, and writings by others. Writings by Foster include drafts of his critical work in addition to some original poetry. Also included are correspondence from and writings by many Irish writers, such as Seamus Heaney, Benedict Kiely, Philip Hobsbaum, Ciaran Carson, Gerald Dawe, Michael Longley, James Simmons, and others. The collection also includes correspondence and printed material relating to several conferences and summer programs, in addition to the publication of the Field Day Anthology of Irish Literature (Foster served as a contributing editor for this publication). Unprocessed additions consist of additional writings by Foster and others; subject files documenting litature, culture, and politics of Ireland and Northern Ireland; subject files relating to the natural history of Northern Ireland; and subject files, books, and audiovisual material about the Titanic.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.


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Container List

John Wilson Foster
Box Folder Content
1 John Wilson Foster, professional correspondence
1 John Wilson Foster writings
1 John Wilson Foster writings
1 Miscellaneous
Anthologies
1 CBC Anthology
1 Field Day Projects and Anthology
1 Northern Irish poetry - bibliography
1 The Poet's Place
1 Projected Ulster fiction anthology
Author files
2 Carson, Ciaran
2 Dawe, Gerald (1 of 3)
2 Dawe, Gerald
2 Heaney, Seamus
2 Hewitt, John
2 Hobsbaum, Philip
2 Kavanagh, Patrick
2 Kielly, Benedict
3 Kielly, Benedict
3 Longley, Edna
3 Longley, Michael
3 Miscellaneous Irish writers
3 Mahon, Derek
3 McGuckian, Medbh
3 Montague, John
3 Moore, Brian
3 Muldoon, Paul
3 Paulin, Tom
3 Rodgers, W.R.
2 Simmons, James
Conferences
4 Canadian Association for Irish Studies Conference, Vancouver, 1979
4 International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL) Conference, Belfast, 1985
4 Irish writers at University of British Columbia 2001
4 John Hewitt Summer School
Printed material
4 Cultural politics miscellany
4 Poetry magazines
4 Prism International
Other
4 Photographs
5 Audiovisual material
Correspondence [Restricted]
6 Dawe, Gerald [RESTRICTED]
6 Donoghue, Denis [RESTRICTED]
6 McGuckian, Medbh [RESTRICTED]
Unprocessed additions, 1965-2003
7 Literature subject files
8 Literature subject files
9 Literature subject files
10 Irish natural history subject files
11 Northern Irish politics and culture of the Troubles subject files
12 Titanic subject files
13 Titanic subject files
14 Titanic subject files
15 Titanic subject files
16 Titanic subject files
17 Publications; literature subject files
18 Natural history and literature subject files
19 Natural history subject files
20 Natural history and politics subject files
21 Natural history, politics, and culture subject files
22 Subject files, books and VHS tapes relating to the Titanic
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