Daniel Aureliano 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: Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street
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
"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.
"A Source for ‘The Most Profound Sentence' in A Portrait of the Artist." James Joyce Quarterly 52.1 (2014): 165-68.
"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.
"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.