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Karen Weisman

Karen Weisman is Professor of English at the University of Toronto, where she is also an active member of the Centre for Jewish Studies. She is the author of Imageless Truths: Shelley's Poetic Fictions (1994), the editor of The Oxford Handbook of the Elegy (2010), and most recently the author of Singing in a Foreign Land: Anglo-Jewish Poetry, 1812-1847 (2018). She is also the author of several chapters and articles on Romantic and post-Romantic culture, including articles on Romantic lyric form, nineteenth-century cultural transmission, contemporary poetry and contemporary fiction, and various articles that address the poetics of subjectivity and cultural context. She is currently working on a new project entitled “Collective Memory and the Ethics of Interpretation: Jewish Cultural Expression in the Nineteenth Century and Beyond.”


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