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Bob Calder B.A. (Saskatchewan), M.A. (Saskatchewan), Ph.D. (Leeds)

Professor Emeritus

English professor emeritus

About me


U of S Distinguished Research Award, 2005

Saskatoon Book Award, 2004

Scholarly Writing Award , 2004 



W. Somerset Maugham. The Moon and Sixpence. Ed. Robert Calder. New York: Penguin Classics, 2005. (More...)

 A Richer Dust: Family, Memory and the Second World War. Toronto: Viking Penguin, 2004.
Beware the British Serpent: The Role of Writers in British Propaganda in the United States, 1939-1945. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2004.
"Introduction, Explanatory Notes and Bibliography." Of Human Bondage. New York, London: Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics, 1992.
Time as a Human Resource. Ed. Robert Calder and Ernest McCullough. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1991.
Willie: The Life of W. Somerset Maugham. London: William Heinemann, 1989.
With Gary Andrews. Rider Pride: The Story of Canada's Best-Loved Football Team. Saskatoon: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1984.
W. Somerset Maugham and the Quest For Freedom. London: William Heinemann, 1972.


Robert Calder has published on Elizabeth Bowen, Arthur Morrison, P.G. Wodehouse, George Orwell, D.H. Lawrence, Vincent Brome, H.G. Wells, Vera Brittain, and Anthony Curtis. Of his two books on W. Somerset Maugham, W. Somerset Maugham and the Quest For Freedom (William Heinemann, 1972) has been published in Japanese translation, and Willie: The Life of W. Somerset Maugham (Heinemann, 1989) won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction and has been published in Russian translation. Professor Calder has taught courses in twentieth-century British fiction and drama, and in recent years he has focussed on wartime literature, primarily twentieth-century British but also Canadian.