Klaus-Dieter Ertler studied Romance Languages and in Comparative Literature at the Universities of Graz (Austria), Rouen (France), Bordeaux (France), Paris y Montreal. 1983: M.A. in French and Spanish Philology (University of Graz). 1985: PhD in French and Spanish Philology (University of Graz) with a study on the “Representations of Spain in the works of José María Blanco White”. 1986/87 and 1991/92: Post-Doc at the University of Montreal and the University of Paris III. 1999: Habilitation in Romance Literature (University of Graz) with a study on the Quebecker Novel in the 1930ies. Editor of the serials “Die Aufklärung in der Romania: Lumières – Ilustración – Illuminismo“ and „Canadiana“ at Peter Lang (Frankfurt/Main). Since 1999: Director of the Centre for Canadian Studies in Graz. Invited Professor in Germany: University of Heidelberg (2000-02), University of Aachen (2002/03) and University of Kassel (2003/04). 2004: Chairs offered by the Universities of Frankfurt, Aachen and Graz. 2005-07 Vice-President of the Association for Canadian Studies in the German Speaking Countries (GKS). Since 2007: Deputy Director of the Centre for the Studies of the Americas (C.SAS) at the University of Graz. 2007-09: President of the Association for Canadian Studies in the German Speaking Countries (GKS). 2008-12: President elect and President of the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS, Ottawa). Since 2004: Full Professor at the University of Graz.
Klaus-Dieter ErtlerInstitut für Romanistik
Institut für Romanistik