The Northrop Frye Centre was established in 1988 in Victoria University in the University of Toronto to honour Professor Herman Northrop Frye (1912-1991) one of the twentieth century's pre-eminent English scholars and literary critics and a noted commentator on Canadian society and culture.
The present goals of the Northrop Frye Centre are: to encourage research in the human sciences; to encourage the dissemination of humanist scholarship; to confirm and celebrate the role of Northrop Frye in Canadian scholarship and society.
The Northrop Frye Centre welcomes scholars in the humanities and social sciences who wish to benefit from the unique resources of Victoria University and the University of Toronto and offers a Fellowship Program aimed at both new and established scholars. The Centre has in many years arranged a program of lectures and seminars involving local and visiting scholars. The Centre sponsors a major editorial project, under the general editorship of Dr. Alvin A. Lee, which prepares for publication by the University of Toronto Press the Collected Works of Northrop Frye.
The Centre is located in the Birge-Carnegie Library, Room 29 (second floor). It can be reached by phone at 416-585-4514 (fax: 416-585-4584), or by email at email@example.com.