The Wilfred-Sheila Letters, 1956-1961

Our pilot project with the John M. Kelly Library at St. Michael’s is an edition of the letters Sheila and Wilfred wrote one another between 1956 and 1961; at that time, she was a graduate student in Toronto studying for her doctorate under the supervision of Marshall McLuhan while Wilfred, a recently appointed professor of English at the University of Alberta, was in Edmonton seeking to build on his reputation as an internationally recognized poet and to establish himself as a playwright.