nadel 2010

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Ph.D., Professor of English

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PhD thesis: 

The Alternate Vision: Renunciation in the Novels of George Eliot and Thomas Hardy (1970)

Research Interests:

  • biography
  • the Victorians
  • literary modernism (J. Joyce, E. Pound, S. Beckett)

Teaching experience:

Courses: Victorian novel; Popular literature; The Body in Literature; Mapping the Victorian city; Beckett's Work; Joyce's Work; Literary Biography.

Lecture courses in England, Israel, Italy, China, Germany, Monaco, Ireland, the U.S., Canada.

Selected bibliography:


  1. "Ezra Pound’s Global Poetics." Literature of the Americas 7 (2019): 202-224.
  2. “Oriental Bloomsbury.” Modernist Cultures. Special Issue on Global Modernism 13.1 (2018): 14–32.
  3. “Mansfield, Movement and Dance,” Katherine Mansfield Annual, ed. Gayla Diment, Gerri Kimber, et al, 2017: 89-106.
  4. “Laughter in Jerusalem: Eichmann, Brecht and Arendt.” Clio 45:3 (2017): 335–354.
  5. “Beckett, Proust and the Darkroom,” Journal of Modern Literature 40: 4 (Summer 2017): 51-61.
  6. “Father and Daughter, Leslie Stephen and Virginia Woolf,” Journal of English Language and Literature, 62: 2 (June 2016): 177-94.
  7.  “The Ethics of Transformative Texts,” Foreign Literature Studies, 38:4 (2016): 7-14. Wuhan University, China.
  8.  “Oriental Woolf,” Affirmations: of the Modern (Australia). 4:1 (2016): 65-91. Special issue on transnational modernisms.
  9.  “‘Count Me In,’ Comedy in Dracula,” Victorian Literary Cultures, Studies in Textual Subversion, ed. Kenneth Womack and James M. Decker. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Press, 2016, 129-152.
  10.  “Roth @25: Publishing Goodbye, Columbus,” Roth After 80, ed. David Gooblar and Aimee Pozorski. Lanham, MD: Lexington, Books, 2016. 19-27.
  11.  “The Bloomsbury Short Story,” Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences. 10.1 (2016): 5-19Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
  12. “Copyright , Empire and The Politics of Print,” Topia 93 (2015): 29-51.
  13. “White Rain: 9/11 and American Fiction,” Canadian Review of American Studies, 45.2 (2015): 125-48.
  14. “Apollinaire/ Stein/ Picasso,” Journal of English Language and Literature, 61 (June 2015): 173-191.
  15. “‘The Nature of Fun’: The Late Essays of David Foster Wallace,” David Foster Wallace, Critical Insights, ed. Philip Coleman. Amenia, NY: Grey House, 2015. 209-20.
  16. “The Fingerprint or The Photograph? The Fiction of Biographical Facts,” English Language and Literature 60.1 (2014) 59-76.
  17. “Ezra Pound and MI 5,” Paideuma 40 (2013): 327-47.
  18. “Philip Roth and Film,” Roth and Celebrity, ed. Aimee Pozorski. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2012. 47-66.
  19. “Boxing with Brecht: David Mamet and Bertolt Brecht,” Journal of Dramatic theory and Criticism, XXVI (2011): 103-24.


Cathay: Ezra Pound's Orient. China: Penguin, 2015.

Modernism's Second Act, A Cultural Narrative. New York: Palgrave, 2013.

A Critical Companion to Philip Roth. NY: Facts on File, 2011.

Ezra Pound in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010, ed.

Leon Uris: Life of a Best Seller. Texas: U of Texas Press, 2010.

David Mamet, A Life in the Theatre. NY: Palgrave, 2008; UK: Methuen, 2008.

The Cambridge Introduction to Ezra Pound. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007.

Pound, Ezra. Early Writings, Poems and Prose.  New York: Penguin, 2005, ed.

Joyce and His Publishers. Dublin: National Library of Ireland, 2005.

Ezra Pound, A Literary Life. London: Palgrave, 2004.

Double Act, A Life of Tom Stoppard. London: Methuen, 2002; New York: St. Martin’s, 2002.

The Cambridge Companion to Ezra Pound. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ, Press, 1999, ed.

Various Positions, A Life of Leonard Cohen. Toronto: Random House, 1996; New York: Pantheon, 1996.

Leonard Cohen, His Life as Art. Downsview, ON: ECW Press, 1994.

Pound, Ezra. The Letters of Ezra Pound to Alice Corbin Henderson. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 1993, ed.

Joyce and the Jews, Culture and Texts. London: Macmillan, 1989.

Biography: Fiction, Fact & Form. London: Macmillan, 1984.


The Ezra Pound Society


  • Distinguished University Scholar, University of British Columbia;
  • Times of London top seven best books in theater and film for David Mamet: A Life in the Theatre (2008);
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1996);
  • UBC Medal for Canadian Biography (1996);
  • Killiam Faculty Research Fellowship (1994);
  • Killiam Research Prize (1992).