Kenneth Meadwell

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Kenneth Meadwell
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Kenneth Meadwell
Professor Emeritus of French Studies and Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques de la République Française

Modern Languages and Literatures

  • Canadian Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • Language/Linguistics
  • Literature/Creative Writing
Areas of Expertise:
  • Alterity/Otherness in Literature
  • Colombian Tribal Masks
  • English and French Translation
  • French Literature of Canada
  • Life and Works of Réjean Ducharme
  • Twentieth Century Novel of Québec
  • Works of Gaston Miron, Paul Éluard, Jules Supervielle
Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Available To:
  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others

Kenneth Meadwell, Professor Emeritus of French Studies (BA Honours (First Class Honours), MA, PhD), has been an Invited Professor of Canadian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, la Universidad de La Laguna, and Duke University.

He is a specialist in alterity/otherness in literature; literary theory; and 19th and 20th century literature of French Canada. He has also published ground-breaking research on the Québec novelist Réjean Ducharme.
Meadwell's PhD work took him to Paris where he explored l'école sémiotique de Paris, "la narratologie", and the Parisian café scene. He continues his research into world literature dealing with alterity/otherness; contemporary poetry written in French; the role of humanities during the third millenium; and the appellation of "Paris", as it relates to La Ville Lumière, Buenos Aires, and Beirut.

"Carpe diem" is his motto.

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Dedicated Faculty To Receive Prestigious Title of Emeritus and Fellowship

Titles to be bestowed at UWinnipeg’s Spring Convocation in June. The post Dedicated Faculty To Receive Prestigious Title of Emeritus and Fellowship...

UWinnipeg Professor Named Knight by France

Dr. Kenneth Meadwell has been named Knight in the Order of Academic Palms of the Republic of France by decree of the Prime Minister of France. The...

UWinnipeg Names its Fall 2009 Award Winners

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg today named its award winners of exceptional service, achievement and distinction. The individuals...