Milan Dimic

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DIMIC, Milan Velimir, FRSC. 1933-2007 Professor Dimic passed away on March 9th while visiting relatives in Belgrade, Serbia, and was buried in the family crypt. He joined the University of Alberta in 1966 and during his distinguished career was founding chair of the Department of Comparative Literature; founding director of the Research Institute for Comparative Literature (now the Dimic Institute for Comparative and Cross-Cultural Studies); and founding editor of the Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/ Revue Canadienne de Litterature Comparee - in addition to teaching world literature to generations of students. In later years, he taught at Shih Hsin University in Taiwan and continued to be active in the International Comparative Literature Association - a relationship of over 50 years. Professor Dimic was predeceased by his wife and intellectual companion, Marguerite Garstin, in March, 2006. A champion of inter-cultural awareness and understanding, he will be remembered by friends, colleagues, and students from around the globe. Family and friends are organizing a tribute to Professor Dimic on Friday, April 13, 2007, from 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. in the Lobby of the Timms Centre for the Arts on the UofA Campus.
Published in The Edmonton Journal on Apr. 7, 2007
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