Douglas Kneale, Dean, Faculty of Humanities
Douglas Kneale comes to Brock after 25 years at the University of Western Ontario, where he was professor and chair of the Department of English, and served as president of the Canadian Association of Chairs of English.
After his BA and MA at the University of Western Ontario and his PhD at the University of Toronto, Kneale held a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University and a Folger Shakespeare Library fellowship in Washington, DC. He has taught at the University of Toronto, Bishop’s University, Yale, University College Northampton, and Queen’s University’s International Study Centre at Herstmonceux. A former participant in the School of Criticism and Theory at Dartmouth College, he is also a recipient of the University of Western Ontario’s highest award for excellence in teaching.
His research interests include English Romantic literature, literary history, critical theory, and the history of rhetoric. He is the author of Monumental Writing: Aspects of Rhetoric in Wordsworth’s Poetry (1988) and Romantic Aversions: Aftermaths of Classicism in Wordsworth and Coleridge (1999), and editor of The Mind in Creation: Essays on English Romantic Literature in Honour of Ross G. Woodman (1992). His essays and reviews have appeared in numerous journals and volumes of essays in North America, Europe, and Asia. In addition to recent work on Wordsworth, Milton, and genre, he is in the process of collecting his thoughts for another book, tentatively entitled Common Humanities, that draws on his administrative experiences in relation to culture and the university today.