Sedgewick, G. G.

G.G. Sedgewick

Ronsdale books by G.G. Sedgewick:

  1. Of Irony: Especially in Drama

Garnett Sedgewick (1882-1949) was a graduate of Dalhousie and Harvard universities, and the first Head of the Department of English at the University of British Columbia, from 1920 to 1948. He was well-known for his radio talks on all aspects of the humanities, and he played a crucial role in the teaching of the arts across Canada. His dramatic teaching-performances of Shakespeare are now a matter of academic legend, but his scholarship and wit are still to be found in his central book on irony which continues to be of value to those interested in all fields of literature.