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Max Dorsinville

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Email address: 
max [dot] dorsinville [at] mcgill [dot] ca

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

Retired Faculty
Professor (retired)

B.A., M.A. (Sherbrooke); Ph.D. (C.U.N.Y.), Professor

Teaching areas: 

Caribbean, Postcolonial and Modernist literature.

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 
  • Canada Council leave fellowship
  • Humanities Research Council and Multiculturalism Directorate publication grants
  • McGill Graduate Faculty international travel and research grants
Selected publications: 

(Ed.) 1946: Le Journal de Robert Brémont (Montreal: CIDIHCA, 2008) (forthcoming)

(Ed.) Le Monde de Robert Brémont (Montreal: CIDIHCA, 2007)

(Trans.) A Brief History of the Black Communities in Canada (Montreal: CIDIHCA, 2007)

(Ed.) L’Ombre de Duvalier (Montreal: CIDIHCA, 2007)

(Ed.) Mémoires de la décolonisation (Montréal: Editions Mémoire d'Encrier, 2006)

(Author) A Haitian's Coming of Age in 1959. (2005)

(author) “Roger Dorsinville en trois temps” in M-A Sourieau and K. Balutansky, eds. Écrire en pays assiégé/ Haïti / Writing Under Siege (New York, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2004)

(Author) Understanding Contemporary Cuba in Visual and Verbal Forms (2004).

(Ed.) Pour célébrer la terre suivi de Poétique de l'exil (2004).

(Ed.) The Collected Edition of Roger Dorsinville's Postcolonial Literary Criticism in Africa, 2 vol. (2003).

(Ed. and trans.) A Critical Edition of Haitian Writer Roger Dorsinville's Memoirs of Haiti (2002).

(Ed. and trans.) A Critical Edition of Roger Dorsinville's Memoirs of Africa (2002).

(Ed. and trans.) Postcolonial Stories...: In the Shadow of Conrad's Marlow (2001).

(Ed. and trans.) The Rule of Francois ("Papa Doc") Duvalier...: Realism and Magic Realism in Haiti (2000).

(author) "The Heat of Home: Metaphors of Incorporation in Derek Walcott's Poetry," Anglistica 3:1 (1999), 33-58.

Erzulie Loves Shango (Novel) (1998).

"Ronald Sutherland," in The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature. (2nd ed. 1997): 103-104.

James Wait (Novel) (1995).

(editor) Rites de passage 10 vols (Port-au-Prince: Deschamps, 1990)

Solidarités: Tiers-Monde et littérature comparée (1988).

Le Pays natal: Essais sur les littératures du Tiers-Monde et du Québec (1983).

Caliban without Prospero: Essay on Quebec and Black Literature (1974).

Current research: 

Modernism; fiction; Derek Walcott's poetry; Memorial Postcolonial Writing.