Ian Balfour

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Ian Balfour

B.A. (York University); M.A. (University of Toronto); Ph.D. (University of Toronto); Ph.D. (Yale University)

215B Stong College
York University
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, ON   Canada   M3J 1P3

Phone: 416-736-2100, ext. 66397
E-mail: ibalfour@yorku.ca

Ian Balfour currently teaches in the Graduate Programme in English at York University in Toronto, Canada.

Ian Balfour's teaching and research interests include Romantic poetry and prose, contemporary theory and criticism, and 18th-century poetry and philosophy (especially aesthetic theory and philosophy of language). He is the author of Northrop Frye (1988) and essays on the Romantics (Wordsworth, Blake, Godwin, Inchbald), Walter Benjamin, Paul de Man, and on numerous topics in popular culture (music, tv, film). He has just completed a book on The Rhetoric of Romantic Prophecy. He has taught at Cornell, Stanford, SUNY Buffalo, and the University of California at Santa Barbara.