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Cole, Stewart



Office: Radford 225

Phone: 424 2260


Office Hours:  Tuesday 2-3 pm, Wednesday 1-2 pm, Thursday 2-3 pm and by appointment


In addition to being a teacher and scholar, I am also a practicing poet, and I find these academic and creative pursuits to be not only complementary but utterly integral to one another.  As a consequence, in my teaching I encourage students to infuse their academic thinking and writing with creativity wherever possible, to aspire to a kind of artistry in even their scholarly pursuits.  My current book projects are an academic monograph--Shadows of Futurity:  Yeats, Auden, and the Poetics of Utopia, which examines both the motif of utopia and the theorization of poetry as a utopian practice in the work of W.B. Yeats and W.H. Auden--and a second poetry collection, tentatively entitled Game.




  • PhD, University of Toronto, English 2012
  • MA, University of New Brunswick, English and Creative Writing, 2006
  • BA (Hons.) University of Victoria, English, 2003

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Modern and Contemporary British and Irish Literature
  • Twentieth-Century Poetry and Poetics
  • Utopian Studies
  • Critical Theory

Courses Taught

  • ENG 365-565 Modern British Fiction:  Love and War in the Modern British Novel
  • ENG 225 Modern British Literature
  • ENG 165 Modern British Literature (Quest 1)

Recent Publications:

  • "Love and Other Gods:  Personification and Volition in Auden's Poetry."  Twentieth-Century Literature (academic article forthcoming), 2013
  • Review of John Ashbery and English Poetry by Ben Hickman.  Review of English Studies 264 (2013).
  • Questions in Bed (poetry collection), 2012
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