The Winnifred Eaton Project stemmed from the discovery of a collection of rare works by the Canadian born author which were recently discovered in the stacks of the Mount Allison Library.  Eaton is the first author of Asian ancestry to publish a novel in America, and certainly the first to achieve popular success; Mount Allison is privileged to have the opportunity to display some of Eaton’s important works. Among the works on exhibit are Eaton’s famous A Japanese Nightingale (1901), which was translated in many languages and adapted for the stage in 1919, her best-selling Tama (1910), and the lesser known Cattle (1923) which is set in Canada.

Organizing Committee

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Harris

Project Manager: Candice de Saldanha

Symposium Coordinator: Lesia Koczekan

Book Exhibit Coordinators: James Munro, Jessica Nowlan