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

Recent Awards

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

Selected Publications


“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).


Miriam's Book (under review)

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

Rarity and the Poetic: The Gesture of Small Flowers (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

On Waiting (Routledge, 2008); translated into four languages.


American Poetry Review, The Cincinnati Review, Diode, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, Missouri Review, Narrative, The New Orleans Review, Pleiades, Poetry International, etc.  


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