Robert Schwartzwald is a Professor in the soon-to-be-renamed Département de littératures et de langues du monde at the Université de Montréal, where he teaches in the fields of English Studies and Comparative Literature. He holds an MA in Comparative Literature (Toronto) and a PhD in Littérature québécoise (Laval), and is a former Professor or French and Francophone Studies and Director of the Center for Crossroads in the Study of the Americas in Amherst, Massachusetts. His research focuses on the interfaces between cultural and national notions of modernity, cities and literature, and sexuality and gender studies. Currently he serves as the Chair of the J.I. Segal Awards Committee for the Jewish Public Library and is a member of the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire en littérature et culture québécoises (CRILCQ – Université de Montréal) and the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en études montréalaises (CRIEM – McGill University). In 2008 he was the recipient of the Governor General’s International Award in Canadian Studies. His forthcoming book is on the film C.R.A.Z.Y. for the Queer Film Classics series published by Arsenal Pulp Press.
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