Professor Siemerling named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Faculty of Arts is proud to share that Professor Winfried Siemerling of the Department of English Language and Literature is among five University of Waterloo researchers who have been named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), just announced today.

Winfried SiemerlingWinfried Siemerling is internationally recognized for his pioneering work on Canadian and other North American literatures and cultures in comparative and transnational perspectives. Critically acclaimed for his incisive theorization of English, French, and black Canadian writing, Professor Siemerling has influentially repositioned Canadian cultural achievement within broader North American, hemispheric, and transatlantic contexts, breaking new ground with prize-winning works like The New North American Studies (2005) and The Black Atlantic Reconsidered: Black Canadian Writing, Cultural History, and the Presence of the Past, which won a 2015 Gabrielle Roy Prize from the Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures.

Read this story about Professor Siemerling's efforts to make his 2015 book widely accessible for scholars, students, and everyone -- including a detailed website with links to original sources and research aids.

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