In Memoriam – Robert K. Martin

Earlier this week, CAAS received the sad news that Robert K. Martin (Université de Montréal)–past president and a founding member of CAAS–has passed away.  In the coming weeks, we will be posting some tributes on our webpage, including an interview conducted with Robert for the Canadian Review for American Studies.  We will also be letting you know of plans for when we meet at our conference in Toronto to celebrate the life and work of this remarkable scholar.

We invite anyone who may so wish to share memories of Robert in the comments on our blog or on Facebook.

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  1. David Ketterer
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    Now living in the UK and a Reseach Fellow at the University of Liverpool, I was saddened to learn of the death of my Concordia University colleague (pre his University of Montreal time as the Chairman of the English Department there). We both specialised in 19th century American literature. We shared an admiration for Herman Melville. Via his book on Melville and other publications, Robert pioneered gay studies in American literature. He was a man of cham, integrity, and courage.

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  3. Linda Rahm
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    I was a colleague of Robert’s at Loyola College. We related as fellow American expatriates but became much closer over the years. We shared many dinners. We were each other’s confidantes and supporters. I am heart-broken to learn of his passing.

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