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Martin Kreiswirth

Position: 
Associate Provost (Graduate Education) Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies & Professor
Martin Kreiswirth
Office: 
James 325
Office Hours: 
By Appointment
Phone: 
514-398-1224
Email Address: 
martin [dot] kreiswirth [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Mailing Address: 

James Administration Building, Rm 325
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Arts Building
Montreal, QC H3A 0G4 CANADA

Degrees and Academic Title(s): 

B.A. (Hamilton College), M.A. (Chicago), Ph.D. (Toronto), Professor

Associate Provost (Graduate Education) Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

General Research Areas: 
Twentieth Century
Contemporary
American
Theory
Teaching and Research Areas: 

Narrative theory, literary theory, William Faulkner, critical intellectual history, Tony Morrison, interdisciplinarity, and historical fiction.

Taught previously at: 

University of Western Ontario, University of Virginia, University of Tel Aviv.

Awards and Fellowships: 
  • SSHRC Research Grant, 1992-97
  • member of ACCUTE Executive, 1991-93
  • Editorial Board of Twentieth Century Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, and The Faulkner Journal
  • former Editorial Advisor for Literary Theory and Criticism for the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2000-2003
  • elected delegate to the Modern Language Association, 1996-99
  • member of the Selection Committee for the William Riley Parker Prize, MLA, 1998-2002 (Chair, 2001-2002)
  • member of the Selection Committee for the Barbara and George Perkins Award, Society for the Study of Narrative Literature (2003- 2005)
  • Jury Member for the Aid to Scholarly Publications Programme Book Prize (2006)
  • Chair of the Geoffrey Marshall Mentoring Prize Selection Committee, Northeastern Association of Graduate Studies (2005-2006)
  • Vice-President of the Canadian Association of Graduate Schools
  • member of the executive of the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools
  • member of the Council of Graduate Schools
  • former Chair of the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies
Selected Publications : 

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, 2nd Edition, with Michael Groden and Imre Szeman (2004; Electronic Edition, 2005).

Special issue of Mississippi Quarterly on William Faulkner and Multi-Textuality (2004)

Constructive Criticism: The Human Sciences in the Age of Theory, with Thomas Carmichael (1995).

Theory Between the Disciplines: Authority/Vision/Politics, with Mark Cheetham (1995)

William Faulkner: The Making of a Novelist (1983).

He has contributed to various volumes of criticism and published articles and reviews in Poetics TodayNew Literary HistoryAmerican LiteratureMississippi QuarterlyModern Fiction Studies,and Arizona Quarterly.

Current Research: 

In progress, "Narrativity and Disciplinarity"; "Remapping Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha"; ed. Mississippi Quarterly volume on Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha; and a revised and expanded version of the Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism.