Harold Schweizer teaches courses in modern poetry, literary theory, holocaust studies, representations of suffering, and the comparative humanities.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Zürich

Teaching Interests

  • Literary theory
  • Modern and contemporary poetry
  • Humanities
  • History of ideas
  • Holocaust studies

Scholarly Interests

  • Modern poetry
  • Literary theory
  • Studies in suffering and representation
  • Comparative humanities

Current Projects

  • Book project: On Incomprehension

Recent Awards

  • John P. Crozer Chair in English Literature (2006-2011)

Selected Publications

ARTICLES

“To Suffer to Wait: Reading Trauma in Two Poems.” Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies (2014).

“Are We Not Beautiful?” Nineteenth Century Prose (2013).

“Literary Autonomy: Growth of a Modern Concept.” Cambridge History of Criticism: The 19th Century (2013).

“The Accident and the Beautiful: On Alan Shapiro’s “The Accident.” Literature and Medicine (2012).

POEMS

in American Poetry Review, New Orleans Review, Cincinnati Review, Diode, Pleiades, Poetry International, Narrative Magazine, Kenyon Review

The Book of Stones and Angels (Tupelo Press, 2015).

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