PhD, McGill University
Dr. Dennis Denisoff is Professor of English, a member of the Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Exeter, and a member of the Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture at Ryerson University and York University. He is the 2010 recipient of the President's Award from the Nineteenth Century Studies Association, the 2011 recipient of Ryerson's Sarwan Sahota Distinguished Scholar Award, and was a Ryerson Research Chair in English from 2004 to 2008. The author and editor of 11 books, he specializes in: paganism, decadence and aestheticism; digital humanities; animality studies; and sexuality and gender studies. He is co-editor of the journal Nineteenth Century Studies, and is serving or has served on on the editorial or advisory boards of Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net , Victorian Review, Essays on Canadian Writing and torquere: journal of gay and lesbian studies.
In recent years, Dennis’s graduate and undergraduate teaching has focused on nineteenth-century literature and culture; animality studies; and gender and sexuality. His current SSHRC-funded project explores the roots of today’s environmentalist paganism in nineteenth-century British decadence. For more information on Dennis’s research, teaching, and creative and scholarly publications, please see his website: www.ryerson.ca/~denisoff
- Sexual Visuality from Literature to Film, 1850-1950. London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2004.
- The Winter Gardeners. Coach House: Toronto, 2003.
- Aestheticism and Sexual Parody, 1840-1940. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2001.
- Tender Agencies. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp, 1994.
- Dog Years. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp, 1991.
Books Edited or Co-Edited
- The Nineteenth-Century Child and Consumer Culture. Ashgate: London, 2008.
- The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Short Stories. Peterborough, ON: 2004.
- Perennial Decay: On the Aesthetics and Politics of Decadence. Co-edited with Liz Constable and Matt Potolsky. Philadelphia, U Pennsylvania P, 1999.