Department of English

University of Toronto

Dickie, Simon

Simon DickieSimon Dickie
Associate Professor of English; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor (UTSG)
Office Phone: 416-946-0355
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 920
Email: simon.dickie@utoronto.ca  
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Office Hours and/or Leave Status: TBA

Teaching and Research Interests
Eighteenth Century; Early-Modern Comic Literature; The Novel; Henry Fielding; Religion and Blasphemy, 1660-1800.


Degrees
B.A. Hons (Otago), M.A., Ph.D. (Stanford)

Selected Publications

Cruelty & LaughterBook

Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century (University of Chicago Press, 2011, paperback 2014).
*Winner of the 2012 Snow Prize from the North American Conference on British Studies. Read more.

Articles 
"Picaresque and Rogue Fiction," in The Oxford History of the Novel in English, vol. 1, ed. Thomas Keymer (Oxford University Press, 2017). 

“Humour,” in Samuel Richardson in Context, ed. Peter Sabor and Betty A. Schellenberg (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

"Deformity Poems and Other Nasties," Eighteenth-Century Life 41.1 (2017)

"Novels of the 1750s," in The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth-Century Novel, ed. J.A. Downie (Oxford University Press, 2016). 

"Tobias Smollett and the Ramble Novel," in The Oxford History of the Novel in English, vol. 2, ed. Karen O'Brien and Peter Garside (Oxford University Press, 2015).

"Fielding's Rape Jokes," Review of English Studies 61.251 (2010).

"Amelia, Sex, and Fielding's Woman Question," in Henry Fielding (1707-1754), ed. Claude Rawson (University of Delaware Press, 2008).

"Joseph Andrews and the Great Laughter Debate," Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 34 (2005).

"Hilarity and Pitilessness in the Mid-Eighteenth Century: English Jestbook Humor," Eighteenth-Century
Studies
37.1 (2003).

Current Research
Sporting with Sacred Things: Church, Bible, and Blasphemy in the Eighteenth Century

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