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).

    Journalism at http://www.ffwdweekly.com/author/ira-wells/  

    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.

    E-mail: irawells@yahoo.ca  


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