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Martin Kreiswirth

Contact Information
Email address: 
martin [dot] kreiswirth [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Address: 

McGill University Department of English
853 Sherbrooke Street West
Arts Building
Montreal, QC H3A 0G5 CANADA

Group: 
Faculty Members
Position: 
Professor
Stream: 
Literature
Office: 
Arts 375
Degree(s): 

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

Area(s): 
Twentieth Century
Contemporary
American
Theory
Teaching areas: 

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

Taught previously at: 

University of Western Ontario, University of Virginia.

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 
  • SSHRC Research Grants
Selected publications: 

     

Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory, with Michael Groden and Imre Szeman (2012)

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)

ARTICLES AND PARTS OF BOOKS:

with Abraham Fuks, Donald Boudreau, and Tabitha Sparks, “Narratives, Metaphors, and the Clinical Relationship,” Genre, 44.3 (2011), 301-313.

with Lindsay Holmgren, Abraham Fuks, Donald Boudreau, and Tabitha Sparks, “Terminology and Praxis: Clarifying the Scope of Narrative in Medicine” Literature and Medicine, 29 (2011) , 246-273.

“Faulkner’s Dark House: The Uncanny Inheritance of Race,” Faulkner’s Inheritance, 2007.

“Intertextuality, Transference, and Postmodernism in Absalom, Absalom!: The Production and Reception of Faulkner’s Fictional World,” Faulkner and Postmodernism, 2002.

“Merely Telling Stories? Narrative and Knowledge in the Human Sciences,” Poetics Today, 21 (2000), 293-318.

“`Paradoxical and Outrageous Discrepancy': Transgression, Auto-intertextuality and Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha," Faulkner and the Artist, 1996.

"Tell Me a Story: The Narrativist Turn in the Human Sciences,” Constructive Criticism: The Human Sciences in the Age of Theory, 1995.

"Plots and Counterplots: The Structure of Light in August." New Essays on "Light in August", 1987.

For a more comprehensive list of publications, including downloads, see:

Google Scholar Profile

Academia

Research Gate

EDITORIAL BOARDS:

Editor in Chief:  The Faulkner Journal

Editorial Board: Twentieth Century Literature

Editorial Board: Modern Fiction Studies

Current research: 

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