Andrew McGillivray

Andrew McGillivray Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 3G18
Building: Graham Hall
Phone: 204.786.9001


PhD University of Iceland 2015, Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies
MA University of Manitoba 2011, Icelandic Language and Literature
BA University of Manitoba 2006, English Literature and History
TESL Teaching Certificate, University of Winnipeg 2016, English Language Program


Dr. Andrew McGillivray is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. Before joining the University of Winnipeg, he taught in the Icelandic Language and Literature program at the University of Manitoba as well as in the Medieval Icelandic Studies (MIS) and Viking and Medieval Norse Studies (VMN) programs at the University of Iceland.


  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Revolutions in Communication
  • Forms of Inquiry in Written Communication
  • Medieval Rhetoric: Origins and Echoes
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Writing Internship
  • Modern Rhetorical Theory


Recent Essays

2021. “Manitoba’s Viking Aesthetic: Two Cultural Artifacts in Gimli and the Connection to a Distant Past.” Prairie History 6: 41–47.

2021. “The Pioneer: Einar Jónsson’s Monument to Jón Sigurðsson.” Icelandic Connection 72.2: 54–64.

2021. “Lover in a Dangerous Time: Pathos and the Warrior-Poet in Fóstbræðra saga.” Scandinavian Studies 93.3: 383–404.

2021. “Inland Ocean: Navigating Sense of Place in a Colonial State.” Rhetor, the Journal for the Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric 8.1: 113–8.

Recent Reviews

2021. Review of L.K. Bertram, The Viking Immigrants: Icelandic North Americans (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020). Scandinavian Studies 93(2): 292–5.

2021. Review of Sandra Ballif Straubhaar and Richard Firth Green, eds., Ballads of the North, Medieval to Modern: Essays Inspired by Larry Syndergaard (Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 2019). The Medieval Review: