Professor, Department of English
Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses.
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PhD, Harvard University
MA, Harvard University
BA, University of Toronto
Fields of interest
- Canadian literature
- Medieval literature
- Victorian poetry
Harvard, University of P.E.I., Smith, Mount Holyoke, University of Massachusetts (Amherst).
Essays on Canadian literature, cyclic forms in medieval art and literature.
Awarded the Order of Ontario (January 2011)
Awarded the Order of Canada (July 2011)
Editor, The Letters of Stephen Leacock (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2006)
Co-editor, Northrop Frye on Canada (Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2001); co-editor, Marshall McLuhan: Understanding Me (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 2003).
Editor, Margaret Laurence: Critical Reflections (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2001).
Author, Beyond the Provinces: Literary Canada at Century's End (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995).
Editor, My Financial Career and Other Follies, by Stephen Leacock (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1993).
Co-editor, The Short Story in English (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1991).
Translator, The Complete Romances of Chrétien de Troyes (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990).
Co-editor, Elements of Literature (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1987).
Editor, Stephen Leacock: A Reappraisal (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1986).
Editor, The Fortyninth and Other Parallels: Contemporary Canadian Perspectives (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1986).
Co-editor, Illuminations: The Days of Our Youth (Toronto: Gage, 1984).
Author, Tennyson's Camelot: The Idylls of the King and Its Medieval Sources (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1983).
Editor, The Callaghan Symposium (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1981).
Editor, The Canadian Imagination: Dimensions of a Literary Culture (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press 1977).
Editor, Responses and Evaluations: Essays on Canada, by E.K. Brown (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1977).