Heather Jackson

Professor of English; Professor Emeritus; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 727, 170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8

Areas of Interest

  • Eighteenth Century and Romantic
  • Coleridge
  • Book history
  • Associated with the Collaborative Specialization in Book History and Print Culture, Massey College.


Those Who Write for Immortality: Romantic Reputations and the Dream of Lasting Fame (Yale UP, 2015).

Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books (2001).

Romantic Readers (2005).

Editor of S.T. Coleridge Marginalia, Vols 3-6 (1992-2001) and of a volume of selections, A Book I Value (2003).

Joint Editor of Coleridge Shorter Works and Fragments (1995).

Editor of Coleridge Poems in Oxford Classics (1997) and of the Oxford Authors Coleridge (1985) and Selected Letters (1987).

Recent Articles Include

"England's Populist Pindars" Electronic British Library Journal (2002).

"What Was Mr. Bennet Doing in his Library, and What Does It Matter?" Romantic Circles, Praxis Series (2004).

"Coleridge, Tulk, and Swedenborg" in Essays on Swedenborg (2004).

"Marginal Frivolities" in Owners, Annotators, and the Signs of Reading (2005).

"Samuel Taylor Coleridge" in the Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature (2006).

“Coleridge as Reader: Marginalia” in the Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (2009).

"John Adams's Marginalia Then and Now" (28 April 2009)

“A General Theory of Fame in the Lives of the Poets.” Age of Johnson (2009).

“The ‘Ai’ in ‘Adonais.’” Review of English Studies (2011).

"Johnson and Biography." Samuel Johnson in Context (2011).

“What’s Biography Got To Do With It?” European Romantic Review (2011).


BA, University of Toronto
MA, University of Toronto
PhD, University of Toronto