Department of English

University of Toronto

Henderson, Greig

Greig Henderson
Associate Professor; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor
Office Phone: 416-978-5816
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 702
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: TBA

Teaching and Research Interests

Twentieth Century British and American; Theory.

M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)


Creating Legal Worlds: Story and Style in a Culture of Argument (2015).

“Crime, Desire, and Law’s Unconscious,” Osgoode Hall Law Journal (Summer 2015)

Co-editor of The Critical Work of Law and Literature (2013)

“Essentializing Temporality, Temporizing Essence: The Narrative Theory and Interpretive Practice of Wayne Booth and Kenneth Burke,” in Kenneth Burke and His Circles (2008)

“Kenneth Burke on Behalf of the Bard,” The University of Toronto Quarterly (Fall 2007)

“The Cost of Persuasion: Figure, Story, and Eloquence in the Rhetoric of Judicial Discourse,” The University of Toronto Quarterly (Fall 2006)

Co-Editor of Unending Conversations: New Writings by and about Kenneth Burke (2001)

“A Rhetoric of Form: The Early Burke and Reader-Response Criticism,” in Unending Conversations (2001)

“‘Destroy the World’: Gnosis and Nihilism in Under the Volcano,” in A Darkness That Murmured: Essays on Malcolm Lowry (2000)  

“Dramatism and Deconstruction: Burke, de Man, and the Rhetorical Motive,” in Kenneth Burke in the 21st Century (1999)

“Postmodern Burke,” The University of Toronto Quarterly (Summer 1997)

“Aesthetic and Practical Frames of Reference: Burke, Marx, and the Rhetoric of Social Change,” in Extensions of the Burkean System (1993)

“Eagleton on Ideology: Six Types of Ambiguity,” The University of Toronto Quarterly (Winter 1991/92)

“In Search of the Ordinary: Leading Words Home,” (Stanley Cavell and Literary Skepticism), The University of Toronto Quarterly (Spring 1990)

Kenneth Burke: Literature and Language as Symbolic Action (1988)

“Literature Makes Something Happen: Frank Lentricchia on Kenneth Burke,” The University of Toronto Quarterly (Spring 1985)

Current Research
Rhetoric, Narratology, Law.

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