Jerry Zaslove is a founding member of Simon Fraser University, one of the top comprehensive universities in Canada. He teaches and writes in the fields of comparative European literature and the social history of art, influenced but not limited by the radical-minded traditions of critical theory for the arts, aesthetics, psychoanalysis, and the critique of culture. Zaslove was the founding director of the Institute for the Humanities and he currently holds the Simons Chair in Graduate Liberal Studies.
In his forthcoming collection he has written essays on only those authors important to him, as well as on the place the university holds in society, and the ways in which exile and memory work through his writing. Previous publications include essays accompanying exhibits by celebrated artists, including Jeff Wall and Althea Thauberger, to name just a few.