Eva-Marie Kröller studied at the universities of Bonn and Freiburg, Germany and, in 1978, she received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta.

She teaches in the Department of English at the University of British Columbia where she was Chair of UBC's program in Comparative Literature from 1990-1995 and edited the journal Canadian Literature from 1995-2003. She first became an assistant editor at Canadian Literature at UBC in 1986, associate editor in 1990, then assumed the position of editor in 1995. After eight years at the helm, she was replaced by Laurie Ricou in September of 2003. During her tenure she expanded coverage of Quebecois and other francophone writing. At a meeting of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals in Philadelphia, in December of 2004, Kröller was named Distinguished Editor for 2004 for her editing of Canadian Literature.

Kröller has been a visiting professor at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Bonn, and her awards and distinctions include an Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellowship, a Killam Research Prize, a Killam Teaching Prize, a Killam Faculty Research Fellowship, and the Distinguished Editor Award of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is writing biographies of the McIlwraith family and of Thomas B. Costain. She lives in Vancouver.


Editor of:

Canadian Travellers in Europe, 1851-1900 (UBC Press, 1987)

George Bowering: Bright Circles of Colour (Talonbooks, 1992)

Pacific Encounters: The Production of Self and Others (UBC Press 1997) with the UBC Institute of Asian Research.

Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

Cambridge History of Canadian Literature (2009). With Coral Ann Howells

[BCBW 2010] "Literary Criticism"