Ruth Panofsky, Ryerson University

Professor Toronto, Ontario panofsky@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6150

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Dr. Ruth Panofsky is Professor of English and also teaches in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture. She is a member of Editing Modernism in Canada, an international collaborative project housed in Dalhousie University’s Department of English. The author and editor of eight bo...

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Dr. Ruth Panofsky is Professor of English and also teaches in the Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture. She is a member of Editing Modernism in Canada, an international collaborative project housed in Dalhousie University’s Department of English. The author and editor of eight books, Ruth Panofsky specializes in Canadian publishing history, authorship studies, textual scholarship, and Jewish Canadian literature. She is editor of Parchment: Contemporary Canadian Jewish Writing and book review editor of the Journal of the Motherhood Initiative.

Dr. Panofsky is a Fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto and has served as visiting professor of creative writing at Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. She has received fellowships and grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Bibliographical Society of America, and the Bibliographical Society of Canada. In 2008, she received the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry.

Ruth Panofsky recently completed the first critical edition of the collected poetry of Miriam Waddington, forthcoming in 2014 with University of Ottawa Press. Her current SSHRC-funded project is a study of women in English-language book publishing in Canada, 1900-2000. Dr. Panofsky has published widely in the field of book history and print culture in Canada. In addition to scholarly works, she has published two books of poetry; her articles, book reviews, and poems have appeared in scholarly periodicals, literary journals, and major Canadian newspapers.


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