Ian G Balfour

Department of English

Professor

Office: Winters College, 104
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 77463
Emailibalfour@yorku.ca

Ian Balfour's teaching and research interests include Romantic poetry and prose, contemporary theory and criticism, and 18th-century literature and philosophy (especially aesthetic theory and philosophy of language). He is the author of Northrop Frye (1988), The Rhetoric of Romantic Prophecy (2002) and of essays on the Romantics (Wordsworth, Blake, Godwin, Inchbald), Walter Benjamin, Paul de Man, and on topics in popular culture (music, TV, film). He co-edited with Atom Egoyan, Subtitles: On the Foreignness of Film, and with Eduardo Cadava, And Justice For All?: The Claims of Human Rights (SAQ), and is the sole editor of a collection called Late Derrida (SAQ). He has taught at Cornell, Stanford, the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, and Williams College, among others. He's completing a book on the sublime.

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Degrees

Ph.D., Yale University
M.A., University of Toronto
B.A. , York University

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/EN3070 6.0  Filming Literature LECT  


Ian Balfour's teaching and research interests include Romantic poetry and prose, contemporary theory and criticism, and 18th-century literature and philosophy (especially aesthetic theory and philosophy of language). He is the author of Northrop Frye (1988), The Rhetoric of Romantic Prophecy (2002) and of essays on the Romantics (Wordsworth, Blake, Godwin, Inchbald), Walter Benjamin, Paul de Man, and on topics in popular culture (music, TV, film). He co-edited with Atom Egoyan, Subtitles: On the Foreignness of Film, and with Eduardo Cadava, And Justice For All?: The Claims of Human Rights (SAQ), and is the sole editor of a collection called Late Derrida (SAQ). He has taught at Cornell, Stanford, the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, and Williams College, among others. He's completing a book on the sublime.

Degrees

Ph.D., Yale University
M.A., University of Toronto
B.A. , York University


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/EN3070 6.0  Filming Literature LECT