Department of English

University of Toronto

Corman, Brian

Brian CormanBrian Corman
Professor Emeritus; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor
Office Phone: 416-978-8254
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 729
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Teaching and Research Interests
Drama 1600-1800; Literary Theory (esp. Genre and Literary History, History of Literary Criticism and Theory); The Novel (esp. Pre-1800 but some more recent); 17th-and 18th-Century Prose (Satire, History, Politics).

A.B., A.M., Ph.D. (Chicago)


Ed. The Broadview Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy (2013).

Women Novelists before Jane Austen: The Critics and their Canons (2008);

Genre and Generic Change in English Comedy 1660-1710 (1993);

Articles on Congreve, Etherege, Farquhar, Fielding, Johnson, Pope, Purcell, Shadwell, Swift, Tate, genre theory, canon theory, literary history, reception theory and history.

Current Research
Theatre in the age of Queen Anne.

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