Department of English

University of Toronto

Newman, Daniel

Daniel Aureliano NewmanDaniel Newman
Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream), Director of Graduate Writing Support in the Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto St. George
Office Phone: 416-978-1261
UTSG Office Location: UC E103
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: by appointment   

Teaching and Research Interests: Narrative theory; Literature & Science; modernism; modern & contemporary fiction; academic writing; adaptation studies.

B.Sc. (Trent), B.A. (Concordia), M.Sc., M.A., Ph.D. (University of Toronto)

I am an Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream) in the Department of English, as well as the Director of Graduate Writing Support in the Faculty of Arts & Science.

My teaching focuses primarily on scholarly writing. Working with graduate students across Arts & Science, I run clinics, peer-review sessions and roundtables on writing strategies and skills. I also lead writing groups and camps designed to help graduate students begin, continue and finish their dissertations, articles, proposals and other documents. In the Department of English, I teach narrative theory and twentieth- and twenty-first century literature.

My research specializes in narratology, Literature & Science Studies, and modern and contemporary British and Irish fiction, though I have also published on American and Canadian literature, on Shakespeare, and on narrative in science communication.



Modernist Life Histories: Biological Theory and the Experimental Bildungsroman, Edinburgh University Press, 2019.

Articles and Chapters

“Introduction: Narratologies of Science.” Journal of Narrative Theory 53.2 (2023), special issue on Narratologies of Science, ed. Daniel Aureliano Newman. (Forthcoming.)

“Limits of Narrative Science: Unnarratability and Neonarrative in Evolutionary Biology.” Partial Answers 20.2 (2022), 331-51, special issue on The Limits of Narrative, eds Samuli Björninen and Merja Polvinen.

“Beyond the Search Image: Reading as (Re)Search.” Modernism, Theory and Responsible Reading, ed. Stephen Ross, pp. 93-109. Bloomsbury, 2021.

"From ‘Flowery Expression' to Floral Motif: Adapting Discordant Narration in Sarah Polley's Away from Her." Ekphrasis: Images, Cinema, Theory, Media 22.2 (2019): 54-72.

"Narrative: Common Ground in Literature and Science Studies?" Configurations 26.3 (2018): 277-82, special joint issue with Journal of Literature and Science on "The State of the Unions II"

"Your Body Is Our Black Box: Narrating Nations in Second-Person Fiction by Edna O'Brien and Jennifer Egan." Frontiers of Narrative Studies 5.1 (2018): 42-65, special issue on Narrative Theory and Experimental Fiction, ed. Brian Richardson.

"Nabokov's Gradual and Dual Blues: Unreliability, Taxonomy, and Ethics in Lolita." Journal of Narrative Theory 48.1 (2018): 54-84.

"Terms of Art in Law and Herbals." Shakespeare's Language in Digital Media: Old Words, New Tools. Edited by Jennifer Roberts-Smith, Mark Kaethler & Janelle Jenstad 47-65. New York: Routledge, 2018.

"Plot Counter Plot: Genetics and Generic Strain in the Modernist Novel of Formation." Intervalla: Platform for Intellectual Exchange 4 (2016): 30-69.

"‘Education of an Amphibian': Anachrony, Neoteny and Bildung in Aldous Huxley's Eyeless in Gaza." Twentieth Century Literature 62.4 (2016): 403-28.

“Heredity, Kin Selection and the Fate of Characters in E.M. Forster’s The Longest Journey. Fact and Fiction: Literature and Science in the German and European Context. Edited by Christine Lehleiter, 247-71. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2016.  

"A Source for ‘The Most Profound Sentence' in A Portrait of the Artist." James Joyce Quarterly 52.1 (2014): 165-68.

"Flaubertian Aesthetics, Modernist Ethics and Animal Representation in Hemingway's Green Hills of Africa." Style 47.4 (Winter 2013): 509-24.

Burkle, L.A., R.E. Irwin, & D.A. Newman. "Predicting the Effects of Nectar Robbing on Plant Reproduction: Implications of Pollen Limitation and Plant Mating System." American Journal of Botany 94 (2007): 1935-43.

Newman, D.A. & J.D. Thomson. "Interactions among Nectar Robbing, Floral Herbivory, and Ant Protection in Linaria vulgaris."Oikos 110 (2005): 497-506.

Newman, D.A. & J.D. Thomson. "Effects of Nectar Robbing on Nectar Dynamics and Bumblebee Foraging Strategies in Linaria vulgaris." Oikos 110 (2005): 309-20.

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