DEPARTMENT OF WRITING, LITERATURE & PUBLISHING
B.A. University of Calgary
M.A. McGill University
Ph.D. Stanford University
William Donoghue is a specialist in the history and theory of the novel. His book, Enlightenment Fiction in England, France and America (UP Florida 2002), examines the relationship of the novel to aesthetics and philosophy in the eighteenth-century. He reviews books for The Scriblerian, has published articles on literary theory (SubStance), seventeenth-century poetry, Ben Jonson and the Marquis de Sade, and is currently writing a new book on the poetics of space in Mannerist art and literature.
His courses cover the British, American and French novel, narratology, literary theory and European modernism. He has published a translation of French poetry, Lead Blues (Guernica), by the award-winning Quebecois poet, Anne-Marie Alonzo, made a film, Amateurs, at the National Film Board of Canada, and published his own short fiction in TriQuarterly, Grain, and other journals in the United States and Canada.