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
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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; History of Reading; Literature and Social History, 1660-1800; History of Sexuality.

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.

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

"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).

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

"Novels of the 1750s," in The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth-Century Novel, ed. J.A. Downie (Oxford University Press, 2014).

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

"Amelia, Sex, and Fielding's Woman Question," in Henry Fielding, ed. Claude Rawson (Delaware, 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
37.1 (2003).

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

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