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Stevens, Joan, 1908-1990 (Personal Name)

Preferred form: Stevens, Joan, 1908-1990

Author's The New Zealand novel, 1961

NZ files, Apr. 13, 2005 (hdg.: Stevens, Joan, 1908-1990)

Te ara WWW site, viewed on December 8, 2014: Joan Stevens page (Stevens was born on 10 December 1908 at Southwick, Sussex, England; When Joan was five the family emigrated to New Zealand; completed a BA at the University of Otago in 1929 with first-class grades in English and French; graduated MA in 1938 [from Oxford]; taught at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School in Wellington for five years from February 1934, and then at Wellington Girls' College from 1939 to 1942, completing a diploma in education at Victoria University College in 1940; In 1947 Joan Stevens joined the Department of English Language and Literature at Victoria University College as a senior lecturer; in 1971 she was appointed to a personal professorship; died in Palmerston North Hospital on 11 June 1990)