Department of English

University of Toronto

Ira Wells

  • Awarded the Sudden Storm Entertainment Adapt to Film Award for 2010

  • Selected Publications

    “What I Killed for I Am: Domestic Terror in Richard Wright's America.” American Quarterly 62, 4 (2010).

    irawells2“Swinging Modernism: Porter and Sinatra Beneath the Skin.” University of Toronto Quarterly 79, 3 (2010).

    “Dylan’s Floods.” Popular Music and Society 32, 2 (2009).

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    Doctoral Thesis: “Polemical Naturalism: The Nature of Controversy in American Letters, 1900-1945.”

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Nineteenth and twentieth-century American literature and culture; narrative; aspects of theory.


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