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Barbara Godard
Barbara Godard (1942 – 2010) was a critic, translator, editor, and academic. She held the Avie Bennett Historica Chair of Canadian Literature and was Professor of English, French, Social and Political Thought and Women's Studies at York University. She published widely on Canadian and Quebec cultures and on feminist and literary theory. As translator, she has introduced Quebec women writers Louky Bersianik, Yolande Villemaire and Antonine Maillet to an English audience. Her translations include Nicole Brossard's Picture Theory (1991) and France Theoret's The Tangible Word (1991). She is the recipient of the Gabrielle Roy Prize of the Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures (1988), the Award of Merit of the Association of Canadian Studies (1995), the Vinay-Darbelnet Prize of the Canadian Association of Translation Studies (2000) and the Teaching Award of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University (2002) and of the Northeast Association of Graduate Schools (2002). In 2010, she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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Books by Barbara Godard

Lovhers Picture Theory The Tangible Word