WARNER, Janet A.

Author Tags: Fiction, Literary Criticism

Born Janet Adele Jabour in Prince Rupert, B.C. in 1931, Janet A. Warner grew up in Vancouver where she gained her B.A. from UBC, then studied at University of Alberta. Having studied William Blake with Northrop Frye at the University of Toronto, she later attained her Master's degree from that university, following a stints as a reporter for the Edmonton Journal and as a teacher of art history and English at Brankstone Hall, a private girls school in Toronto. She subsequently taught Romantic poets and the history of the novel at Glendon College, York University, in Toronto. Having published her first book, Blake and the Language of Art (McGill-Queens, 1984), she later gave a lecture to the Blake Society in London, England in 2005. Her novel about the wife of William Blake entitled Other Sorrows, Other Joys: The Marriage of Sophia Boucher and William Blake (St. Martin's Press, 2003) was nominated for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. She died in 2006.

[BCBW 2006] "Literary Criticism" "Fiction"