Academic journal article International Fiction Review

Saad E. A. Elkhadem: 1932-2003

Academic journal article International Fiction Review

Saad E. A. Elkhadem: 1932-2003

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Late in 2003 we lost Saad Elkhadem, Professor Emeritus of the University of New Brunswick and founding member of the International Fiction Review.

Saad was born in Cairo, Egypt, where he began his education followed by graduate studies in Graz, Austria, where he received his doctorate. Alter working for the Egyptian government in his native country and in Switzerland, he taught at the University of North Dakota. He came to the University of New Brunswick as an Associate Professor of German in 1968, where he had a very distinguished career that continued after his retirement in June of 1995. Saad served as Chair of the Department of German and Russian for a period of seventeen years, and also performed a variety of other major administrative functions, including Director of Graduate Studies and Chair of the Interdisciplinary Comparative Literature Program.

Saad was a prolific scholar, a creative writer, an editor, a translator, and a publisher who left a mark as founder of York Press. Many of his publications have become standard works still in use today. They include Definitionen und Begriffe der deutschen Literatur (1970), Zur Geschichte des deutschen Romans (1973), The York Dictionary of English-French-German-Spanish Literary Terms and their Origin (1976), The York Companion to Themes and Motifs of World Literature: Mythology, History and Folklore (1981), The Concise Dictionary of Greek, Roman, Norse and Egyptian Mythology (1991), and Brief Definitions of all Essential Literary Terms (2000). …

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