Wladimir R. Krysinski - March 09, 2006

Department of Comparative Literature, University of Montreal

"Rethinking World Literature from Goethe's Idea to Harold Bloom's The Western Canon"

8:00 PM Thursday, March 09, 2006
University Center Ballroom

Professor Krysinski, who speaks or reads eleven languages, has an international reputation as an authority on world and comparative literature. He will discuss changing conceptions of literature from Goethe's time to our own.

"The Novel: The Survival of the Fittest"

3:40 PM Thursday, March 09, 2006
Gallagher Business Building 122

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar with Wladimir Romuald Krysinski.  He has an international reputation as a specialist in world and comparative literature.

After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Strasbourg in 1966, he taught for ten years at Carleton University.  Since 1976 he has taught at the University of Montreal.  He teaches courses there on modern French, Polish, Russian, and Italian literature, as well as on literary theory and literary semiotics.  He has been a tireless author of books and articles in these fields.  Invitations to teach and to give lectures have come to him from universities all over the world.  Among his current book projects is “Worlds of Literature:  Dissemination of an Idea from Goethe to Eco.”