Eva-Marie KrollerEva-Marie Kröller (Professor Emerita), Staatsexamen (Freiburg), Ph. D. (Comparative Literature, University of Alberta), FRSC

Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow 1987-88, Killam Research Prize 1995, Killam Teaching Prize 1999, Dean of Arts Award 2002, Killam Faculty Research Fellow 2009, Visiting Professor, John-F.-Kennedy Institute, Free University of Berlin, 1992, and Nordamerikaprogramm, University of Bonn, 2001, both Germany.

She specializes in comparative Canadian and European literature, with an emphasis on travel writing, life writing, literary history and cultural semiotics.

She has supervised students in English, Comparative Literature, Interdisciplinary Studies, Germanic Studies and Slavonics, and former students hold or have held positions at the University of British Columbia, the University of Ottawa, the University of Lethbridge and other institutions.

She was Chair of UBC’s Programme in Comparative Literature 1990-1995, and she won the 2004 Distinguished Editor Award of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals for her work as Editor of Canadian Literature 1995-2003. She served as a juror on The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction from 1999 to 2004, and also on the 10th anniversary jury of the prize in 2010-11.

Writing the Empire: The McIlwraiths, 1853-1948.U Toronto Press, 2021.

Current Research:

  • Writing the Empire: The McIlwraiths, 1853-1948 (University of Toronto Press, 2021).
  • The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature, 2nd edition (2004; Cambridge University Press, 2017).
  • The Cambridge History of Canadian Literature, co-edited with Coral Ann Howells (2009), appeared in Japanese translation with Sairyusha publishers, Tokyo, in 2016.
  • Research on a biography about Thomas B. Costain is in progress.


Blogs on Archival Research for Writing the Empire

Imperial Connections – Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph Library
Archival Collaborations – UBC Rare Books and Special Collections
The Academic Family – written for Downing College Archive, Cambridge
The Bird People – written for Special Collections, Fogler Library, University of Maine
Dresden 1913 – written for the Verkehrsmuseum, Dresden