Department of English

University of Toronto

Weisman, Karen

Karen Weisman PictureKaren Weisman
Professor of English, University of Toronto St. George
UTSG Office Phone: 416-978-2318
UTSG Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building,  170 St. George Street, Room 925
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: On Leave January 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022
Faculty Bookshelf   

Teaching and Research Interests: Romanticism; Contemporary Poetry and Poetics; Cultural History and Contemporary Theory; Jewish Studies.

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

Selected Publications 

Faculty Bookshelf  

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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