University of Freiburg, Staatsexamen
University of Alberta, PhD

Eva-Marie Kröller (Staatsexamen in Anglistik and Germanistik, U of Freiburg, Germany, 1973; Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Alberta, 1978) specializes in literary history, travel writing, life-writing, and cultural semiotics. Work in progress includes a study of imperial life-writing, using the papers of the McIlwraith family, and a biography of Thomas B. Costain. She has been visiting professor at U of Bonn and Free U of Berlin and held an Alexander-von Humboldt Fellowship at the University of Bonn. Honours and fellowships include a Killam Research Prize, a Killam Teaching Prize, a Killam Faculty Research Fellowship, and election to the Royal Society of Canada. She has chaired UBC’s Programme in Comparative Literature and she has been editor of Canadian Literature, winning the Distinguished Editor Prize of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals and the Dean of Arts Award for her work at the journal.

Professor Kröller typically teaches sections of ENGL 100 (Reading and Writing about Literature), ENGL 301 (Technical Writing), ENGL 224 (World Literature in English), and ENGL 406 (Studies in Prose Fiction).

She has supervised students in Comparative Literature, Interdisciplinary Studies, English, CENES, and Slavonic Studies. Former doctoral students teach, or until their retirement have taught, at the University of Ottawa, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Moncton, and Capilano College. Others hold administrative posts, are writers, or work as a intercultural community consultant.

Winter 2018

ENGL100 Reading and Writing about Literature Sections

A writing-intensive introduction to the disciplines of literary studies through the exploration of texts in their critical and theoretical contexts. Fulfils the first-year component of the Faculty of Arts Writing and Research Requirement. Open only to students in the Faculty of Arts. Recommended for students intending to become English majors. Essays are required.

Winter 2018

ENGL224 World Literature in English Sections

English literature produced outside Britain and North America.

Winter 2018

ENGL406B Studies in Prose Fiction - FICTION STUDIES Sections

Please see the Department website for further information on topics offered in the current session.

Winter 2018

ENGL490 Literature Majors Seminar Sections

Required of all Literature Majors. See Department Website ( for options.

Selected Publications

  • Cambridge History of Canadian Literature, co-edited with C. A. Howells (Cambridge University Press, 2009, pb 2014, Japanese translation 2015/6)
  • The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2004; 2nd ed. 2017).
  • George Bowering: Bright Circles of Colour (Talonbooks, 1992)
  • Canadian Travellers in Europe, 1851-1900 (UBC P, 1987)