Department of English

University of Toronto

White, Daniel E.

Picture of Dan White.Daniel E. White
Professor of English; Associate Director, PhD Program;
Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor (UTM)
UTM Office Phone: 905-828-5291
UTM Office Location: North Building,  Room 296A
St. George Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street, Room 717 (mailing address)
St. George Phone: c/o Department of English Office, 416-978-3190
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Office Hours and/or Leave Status: By appointment

B.A. (Wesleyan), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania)

Dan White is Professor of English. Currently Associate Director, Ph.D. for the graduate department, he served as Director of the Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture from 2008 to 2011. 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 beginning a new book, Bengal Annuals and Orient Pearls: Imperial Print Culture in Circulation, with the support of a SSHRC Insight Grant.  Professor White serves on the editorial board of Essays in Romanticism.


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

Early Romanticism and Religious Dissent (Cambridge University Press, 2006; paperback 2010).

Articles and Chapters
"'Zig Zag sublimity': John Grant, the Tank School of Poetry, and the India Gazette, 1822-29," in A History of Indian Poetry in English (Cambridge, forthcoming).

"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," in Women and Enlightenment: A Comparative History (Palgrave, 2005).

"'Mysterious Sanctity': Sectarianism and Syncretism from Volney to Hemans," European Romantic Review (2004).

"'Properer for a Sermon': Particularities of Dissent and Coleridge's Conversational Mode," Studies in Romanticism (2001).

"Mary Shelley's Valperga: Italy and the Revision of Romantic Aesthetics," in Mary Shelley's Fictions: From Frankenstein to Falkner (Macmillan, 2000).

"The 'Joineriana': Anna Barbauld, the Aikin Family Circle, and the Dissenting Public Sphere," Eighteenth-Century Studies (1999).

"Autobiography and Elegy: The Early 'Romantic' Poetics of Thomas Gray and Charlotte Smith," in Early Romantics: Contexts of British Poetry from Pope to Wordsworth (Macmillan, 1998).

Robert Southey: Later Poetical Works, 1811-1838. 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 (Pickering and Chatto, 2012).

The Fall of Robespierre, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey. Ed. Daniel E. White, with Sarah Copland and Stephen Osadetz (Romantic Circles, 2007).

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 (Pickering and Chatto, 2004).

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