Joyce Hemlow

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Joyce Hemlow M.A., Ph.D, FRSC (July 31, 1906 – September 3, 2001[1]) was a Canadian professor and accomplished writer.

She was born to William and Rosalinda (Redmond) Hemlow and was educated at Queen's University, received a B.A in 1941 and her MA in 1942, becoming a travelling fellow of the university until 1943, when she became a fellow of the Canadian Federation of University Women. She then attended Radcliffe College in the United States, gaining an AM in 1944 and a Ph.D in 1948. In 1951, she became the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow, and later the Nuffeld Fellow in the summer of 1954.

She was the Greenshields Professor of English Language and Literature at McGill University for most of her early teaching career. She also served from 1957 to 1961 as a member of the Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her literary output mainly concerned the Burney's, best profiled in her award-winning book The History of Fanny Burney, which received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Governor General's Award for Academic Non-Fiction in 1958 and the Rose Mary Crawshay Prize.

She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was a Protestant.


  1. ^ "In memoriam". McGill Reporter. McGill University. 2001-09-27. Retrieved 2007-08-06.