J. Edward Chamberlin

University Professor Emeritus, Department of English, Center for Comparative Literature
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 826, 170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8


Areas of Interest

  • Modernist and contemporary poetry
  • Caribbean literature
  • Indigenous literatures
  • Oral and written traditions
  • Stories and storytelling

List of Recent Publications


The Banker and the Blackfoot: A Memoir of My Grandfather in Chinook Country (Toronto: Knopf, 2016) 

Or Words To That Effect: Orality and the Writing of Literary History, eds. Daniel F. Chamberlain and J. Edward Chamberlin (Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2016)

Horse: How the Horse Has Shaped Civilizations (New York, Toronto and Oxford(BlueBridge, Knopf and Signal, 2006; 2007)

If This is Your Land, Where Are Your Stories? Finding Common Ground (Toronto, Cincinnati and Manchester: Knopf/Vintage, Pilgrim Press, Carcanet; 2003, 2004, 2006). Special Issue on If This Is Your Land, Where Are Your Stories? Journal of Canadian Studies, eds. Ian MacRae and Linda Hutcheon (Fall, 2012).

Come Back To Me My Language: Poetry and the West Indies(Chicago, Toronto and Kingston, Jamaica: University of Illinois Press, McClelland & Stewart, and Ian Randle Publishers, 1993; 1999) 


‘Chanting Down Babylon: Innocence and Experience in the Contemporary Humanities’, Educating the Imagination: Northrop Frye Past, Present and Future, eds. Alan Bewell, Neil ten Kortenaar, and Germaine Warkentin(Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015) 

‘Franz Boas and the Conditions of Literature’, The Franz Boas Papers, Volume 1: Franz Boas as Public Intellectual, ed. Regna Darnell, Michelle Hamilton, Robert L.A. Hancock, and Joshua Smith (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015)