Early Canadian Literature

Published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, the Early Canadian Literature series returns to print rare texts deserving restoration to the canon of Canadian texts in English. Including novels, periodical pieces, memoirs, and creative non-fiction, the series showcases texts by Indigenous peoples and immigrants from a range of ancestral, language, and religious origins. Each volume includes an afterword by a prominent scholar providing new interpretations for all readers.

Official series page at Wilfrid Laurier University Press website
Blog posts on Early Canadian Literature Series
The Lucky Seven Interview, with Benjamin Lefebvre

Series Editor:
Benjamin Lefebvre

Series Advisory Board:
Andrea Cabajsky, Département d’anglais, Université de Moncton
Carole Gerson, Department of English, Simon Fraser University
Cynthia Sugars, Department of English, University of Ottawa

Recollections of a Forest Life: The Life and Times of Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, by George Copway, afterword by Deanna Reder (forthcoming in 2022)

The New Race, by William H.H. Johnson, afterword by Jade Ferguson (forthcoming in 2022)

Argimou: A Legend of the Micmac, by S. Douglass S. Huyghue, afterword by Gwendolyn Davies (2017). viii + 256 pp.

Paratext: “Series Editor’s Preface” (vii–viii).

Reception: Reviewed in The Canadian Historical Review and Canadian Literature.

Cover of /In Due Season/, by Christine van der Mark

In Due Season, by Christine van der Mark, afterword by Carole Gerson and Janice Dowson (2016). x + 356 pp.

Paratext: “Series Editor’s Preface” (vii–ix).

Cover of /The Flying Years/, by Frederick Niven

The Flying Years, by Frederick Niven, afterword by Alison Calder (2015). x + 336 pp.

Paratext: “Series Editor’s Preface” (vii–ix).

Cover of /The Forest of Bourg-Marie/, by S. Frances Harrison

The Forest of Bourg-Marie, by S. Frances Harrison, afterword by Cynthia Sugars (2015). x + 258 pp.

Paratext: “Series Editor’s Preface” (vii–ix).

The Seats of the Mighty, by Gilbert Parker, afterword by Andrea Cabajsky (2015). viii + 400 pp.

Paratext: “A Note on the Text” (vii–viii).

Cover of /The Traditional History and Characteristic Sketches of the Ojibway Nation/, by George Copway

The Traditional History and Characteristic Sketches of the Ojibway Nation, by George Copway, afterword by Shelley Hulan (2014). x + 208 pp.

Paratext: “Series Editor’s Preface” (vii–x).

Reception: Reviewed in Canadian Literature.

Cover of /Painted Fires/, by Nellie L. McClung

Painted Fires, by Nellie L. McClung, afterword by Cecily Devereux (2014). x + 324 pp.

Paratext: “Series Editor’s Preface” (vii–x).

Reception: Reviewed in Canadian Literature.

The Foreigner: A Tale of Saskatchewan, by Ralph Connor, afterword by Daniel Coleman (2014). x + 302 pp.

Paratext: “Series Editor’s Preface” (vii–x).