Department of English

University of Toronto

White, Daniel E.

Picture of Dan White.Daniel E. White
Professor of English; Acting Chair, Department of English and Drama, University of Toronto Mississauga; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor (UTM)
UTM Office Location: North Building, Room 5290
St. George Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street, Room 717 (mailing address)
St. George Phone: c/o Department of English Office, 905-828-5291 
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B.A. (Wesleyan), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania)

Dan White is Professor of English. He served as Director of the Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture from 2008 to 2011 and as Associate Director, Ph.D. for the graduate department from 2012 to 2015, and he is currently Acting Chair of the Department of English and Drama at UTM. His teaching and research address Romantic literature, the history of the book, religious nonconformity in the long eighteenth century, and the culture of the early British Empire. Author of Early Romanticism and Religious Dissent (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and From Little London to Little Bengal: Religion, Print, and Modernity in Early British India, 1793-1835 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013), and co-editor of Robert Southey: Later Poetical Works, 1811-1838 (Pickering & Chatto, 2012), he is now completing a series of articles on Anglo-Indian fiction and steam power while co-editing a collection of essays on the literature of the early British Empire in India. Professor White serves on the editorial board of Essays in Romanticism and the advisory board of the Palgrave Asia-Pacific and Literature in English Series..


From Little London to Little Bengal: Religion, Print, and Modernity in Early British India, 1793-1835. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.

Early Romanticism and Religious Dissent. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. (Paperback, 2010.)

Articles and Chapters
“‘The Slangwhangery of the Jargonists’: Writing, Speech, and the Character of Romanticism.” Studies in Romanticism 56 (Winter 2017): 453-78.

“‘Zig Zag sublimity’: John Grant, the Tank School of Poetry, and the India Gazette, 1822-1829.” A History of Indian Poetry in English. Ed. Rosinka Chaudhuri. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 147-61.

“Idolatry, Evangelicalism, and the Intense Objectivism of Robert Southey.” Romanticism 17.1 (2011): 39-51.

“Imperial Spectacles, Imperial Publics: Panoramas in and of Calcutta.” The Wordsworth Circle 41.2 (Spring 2010): 71-81.

“‘A little God whom they had just sent over’: Robert Southey’s The Curse of Kehama and the Museum of the Bristol Baptist College.” Nineteenth-Century Contexts 32.2 (June 2010): 99-120.

“‘With Mrs Barbauld it is different’: Dissenting Heritage and the Devotional Taste.” Women and Enlightenment: A Comparative History. Ed. Sarah Knott and Barbara Taylor. London: Palgrave, 2004. 474-92.

“‘Mysterious Sanctity’: Sectarianism and Syncretism from Volney to Hemans.” European Romantic Review 15.2 (June 2004): 269-76.

“‘Properer for a Sermon’: Particularities of Dissent and Coleridge’s Conversational Mode.” Studies in Romanticism 40.2 (Summer 2001): 175-98.

“Mary Shelley’s Valperga: Italy and the Revision of Romantic Aesthetics.” Mary Shelley’s Fictions: From Frankenstein to Falkner. Ed. Michael Eberle-Sinatra. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000. 75-94.

“The ‘Joineriana’: Anna Barbauld, the Aikin Family Circle, and the Dissenting Public Sphere.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 32.4 (Summer 1999): 511-33.

“Autobiography and Elegy: The Early ‘Romantic’ Poetics of Thomas Gray and Charlotte Smith.” Early Romantics: Perspectives in British Poetry from Pope to Wordsworth. Ed. Thomas Woodman. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998. 57-69.


“Contexts: British Romanticism and the Religious World.” The Broadview Anthology of British Literature. Vol. 4. 3rd edn. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2018.

Robert Southey: Later Poetical Works, 1811-38. Gen. ed. Lynda Pratt and Tim Fulford. Vol. 3. Poems from the Laureate Period, 1813-1823. Ed. Lynda Pratt, Daniel E. White, Ian Packer, Tim Fulford, and Carol Bolton. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2012.

The Fall of Robespierre, by S.T. Coleridge and Robert Southey. Ed. Daniel E. White, with Sarah Copland and Stephen Osadetz. Romantic Circles, 2007. Electronic edition.

Robert Southey: Poetical Works, 1793-1810. Gen. ed. Lynda Pratt. Vol. 3. Thalaba the Destroyer. Ed. Tim Fulford, with Daniel E. White and Carol Bolton. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2004.

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