Harold Schweizer

Prof of English

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

ARTICLES

"Waiting as Resistance: Lingering, Loafing, and Whiling Away." Sociologia Internationalis (2016).

"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).

BOOKS

The Genealogy of Elevators: A Fable (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018)

Miriam's Book: A Poem (Fomite, 2017)

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

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

On Waiting (Routledge, 2008).

POEMS IN:

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