Martin Kreiswirth

Senior Advisor
Former Director
Sauvé Scholars Foundation

Martin kreiswirthProfessor Martin Kreiswirth has been an invaluable supporter of the Foundation’s work for many years, aiding it in establishing and facilitating the full participation of Sauvé program participants in the academic life of McGill. From 2013-2015, he served the Board of Directors as Chair of the Program Committee. Mr. Kreiswirth continues to support the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation as a Senior Advisor.

Martin Kreiswirth is a Professor of English at McGill University. From 2007-2015 he was also Associate Provost, Graduate Education and Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. He received a BA from Hamilton College (Clinton, NY), MA from the University of Chicago, and PhD from the University of Toronto.  He is Professor Emeritus, Western Ontario, where he was Dean (2002-2006), and Associate Dean (1995-98, 1999-2000), Faculty of Graduate Studies, and founding Director of the Centre for the Study Theory and Criticism. He was also a Resident Fellow at the Commonwealth Center for Literary and Cultural Change, University of Virginia, and Visiting Professor at the Porter Institute for Semiotics and Poetics, University of Tel Aviv.

Kreiswirth was President of the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies and of the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools, a member of Board of the Council of Graduate Schools, and former Chair of the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation from 2008-2015 and has chaired the program committee and was a member of admission committee for a number of years.

He is currently editor of The Faulkner Journal and sits on the Editorial Board of Twentieth Century Literature, and Modern Fiction Studies, and was Editorial Advisor for Literary Theory and Criticism for the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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