Allan Weiss 





Curriculum Vitae


Bibbing at the Merril Collection

Pre-launch reading at Stong
Pre-launch reading of
Living Room at
Stong College
York University, 2001

Curriculum Vitae


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Toronto, 1985
    Specialization in Canadian Literature
  • Master of Arts, Concordia University, 1980
    Specialization in Eighteenth-Century English Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts, Concordia University, 1979

Academic Awards and Distinctions

  • Research Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 1990-1991
    Purpose: To compile Canadian Literature Index 1988
  • Research Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 1984-1985
    Purpose: To compile a comprehensive bibliography of English-Canadian short stories first published between 1950 and 1983
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 1981-82
  • University of Toronto Open Fellowship, 1981-1982
  • University of Toronto Open Fellowship, 1980-1981
  • Graduated B.A. Honours in English summa cum laude, 1979
  • Compton-Lamb Memorial Scholarship, 1978-1979

Professional Positions

  • Associate Professor of English and Humanities, York University, 2005-Present
  • Assistant Professor of English and Humanities, York University, 2003-2005
  • Contract Faculty, York University, 1990-2003
  • Distribution Assistant, CANCOPY, 1998-99
  • Part-Time Instructor, Woodsworth College, 1990-98
  • Academic Advisor, York University, 1996-97 (summers)
  • Columnist, "Socially Speaking" North York Mirror 1995-1997
  • Research Consultant, Allarcom Pay TV, 1995-96
  • Research Consultant, National Library of Canada Exhibit, "Out of This World: Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy" (Open 12 May - 31 December 1995), 1992-1995
    Designed and compiled "The Canadian SF Database"
  • Editor/Indexer, Canadian Literature Index 1988, 1990-1992
  • Part-Time Instructor, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, 1984-1989 (Full-Time Sessional, Winter 1989)
  • Freelance writer/editor, 1986-1988
  • Indexer on contract with ECW Press, Canadian Literature Index (1985- )
  • Fiction Editor, CityLife Magazine (1987)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto, 1980-1984
  • Teaching/Research Assistant, Concordia University, 1979-1980


  • SFCanada: link
  • Modern Languages Association: link
  • Association of Canadian College and University
  • Teachers of English (ACCUTE): link
  • The Writers' Union of Canada: link

Conference Papers

For a list of papers given at academic conferences click here.

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