Department of English

University of Toronto

Weisman, Karen

Karen Weisman
Professor of English
Office Phone: 416-978-2318
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 925
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Teaching and Research Interests
Romanticism; Contemporary Poetry and Poetics; Cultural History and Contemporary Theory; Jewish Studies.

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

Selected Publications 

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Singing in a Foreign Land: Anglo-Jewish Poetry 1812-1847 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018).

Imageless Truths: Shelley’s Poetic Fictions (University of Pennsylvania Press).

Editor, The Oxford Handbook of the Elegy (Oxford University Press, 2011). 

"Shelley and Lyric," in The Cambridge Companion to Percy Bysshe Shelley (Cambridge University Press, 2006). 

“Anglo-Jewish Romantic Poetry,” in The Blackwell Companion to British Romantic Poetry (Oxford: Blackwell, 2011) 

“Mourning, Translation, Pastoral: Hyman Hurwitz and Literary Authority,” in A Convergence of Cultures (Ashgate, 2011).

"“Anglo-Jewish Culture and the Condition of England:  the Poetry of Marion and Celia Moss.”   BRANCH:  Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History.  Ed. Dino Franco Felluga.  Extension of Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net.  2013. Web.

Articles concerning such issues as Michael Chabon and narrative form (in The Yale Review), Romanticism and legal discourse (in European Romantic Review), the canon debates (in Salmagundi), contemporary poetry and Romantic epic (in Modern Language Quarterly), Amy Clampitt and Keats (in Criticism), William Collins and elegy (in Style), Amy Levy and poetic forms (in Criticism); Charlotte Smith (in The Wordsworth Circle), and various others.

Current Research

Romanticism and Memory.

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