Martin Löschnigg studied English and German literature and linguistics at the Universities of Graz (Austria) and Aberdeen (UK). He holds a Ph. D. from Graz University (1993), where he is now Professor of English, Chair of the Section on the New English Literatures and Deputy Director of the Centre for Canadian Studies. He was a visiting scholar at the Freie Universität Berlin and at Harvard University in 1995/96, and a Visiting Associate Professor of English at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in autumn 2005. From 2007-10 he was Director of English and American Studies at the University of Graz.

His main research interests include narrative theory, autobiography, the English novel, the literature of war, and Canadian Literature.

Martin Löschnigg is the author of more than 50 articles in journals and book chapters on the literature of World War I, on English fictional autobiography, on narrative theory, on Canadian literature and on the English novel. He has also published some 50 reviews and entries in encyclopedias.

Book publications:

As author

  • Der Erste Weltkrieg in deutscher und englischer Dichtung [The First World War in German and English Poetry] Heidelberg 1994
  • Kurze Geschichte der kanadischen Literatur [A Short History of Canadian Literature], Stuttgart 2001 (with Maria Löschnigg)
  • Die englische fiktionale Autobiographie. Erzähltheoretische Grundlagen und historische Prägnanzformen von den Anfängen bis zur Mitte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts [English Fictional Autobiography: A Narratological and Historical Analysis, from the Beginnings to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century] Trier 2006.

As (co-)editor

  • Intimate Enemies – English and German Literary Reactions to the Great War 1914-1918, ed. with Franz K. Stanzel, Heidelberg 1993 (2nd edn. 1994)
  • Canada 2000 – Identity and Transformation, ed. with Klaus-Dieter Ertler, Frankfurt 2000.
  • Canada in the Sign of Migration and Trans-Culturalism, ed. with Klaus-Dieter Ertler, Frankfurt 2004.
  • Inventing Canada/Inventer le Canada, ed. with Klaus-Dieter Ertler, Frankfurt 2008.
  • Migration and Fiction. Narratives of Migration in Contemporary Canadian Literature, ed. with Maria Löschnigg, Heidelberg 2009.
  • Cultural Constructions of Migration in Canada/Constructions culturelles de la migration au Canada, ed. with Klaus-Dieter Ertler, Frankfurt 2011.


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