Alain Goldschlager, Western University

French Professor London, Ontario agold@uwo.ca Office: (519) 661-3820

Bio/Research

Born in 1946, is currently a Professor at the University of Western Ontario (London, Canada). He holds a PhD from the University of Toronto (1975). His areas of expertise are: French language and literature Literature of the Shoah Testimonial writing Alain Goldschl‰ger is currently the Director o...

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Bio/Research

Born in 1946, is currently a Professor at the University of Western Ontario (London, Canada). He holds a PhD from the University of Toronto (1975). His areas of expertise are: French language and literature Literature of the Shoah Testimonial writing Alain Goldschl‰ger is currently the Director of the Holocaust Literature Research Institute (HLRI), institute he founded in 1996. He is also a member of several prestigious research groups in Canada. He was the president of the Canadian Semiotic Association (1981ñ1983)while being one if its founder members in 1971, president of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association(1985ñ1987)and a distinguished member of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities (1981ñ1988). Director of the Canada-IsraÎl Foundation for Academic Exchanges (1988ñ2003), since 2004 he has also been president of the League for Human Rights of B'nai B'rith, Ontario. Alain Goldschl‰ger played an important role in the creation of the General Romeo Dallaire Summer Institute on the teaching of the Holocaust and Genocide where he taught for three years (2004ñ2006). He was also a member of the Canadian Commission of UNESCO including the sub-Committee on Culture the sub-Committee on the Status of Women. Since 2009 he is Chair of The National Task Force on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research[1][2] as well as the Canadian Delegate to the International Task Force on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (Oslo 2009) and Canadian Delegate to the Holocaust Era Assets Conference (Prague 2009).



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