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Panofsky, Ruth




PhD (York)




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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 affiliated with Ryerson University’s Modern Literature and Culture Centre (as a Research Associate) and Centre for Digital Humanities (as a member). Dr. Panofsky is also a member of Editing Modernism in Canada, an international collaborative project housed in Dalhousie University’s Department of English, and editor of Parchment: Contemporary Canadian Jewish Writing.

Ruth 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's critical edition of the collected poetry of Mariam Waddington was published in 2014 by University of Ottawa Press and won a 2015 Canadian Jewish Literary Award. 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.

Research Interests:

Canadian Jewish Literature; Holocaust Literature; Canadian Publishing History; Authorship Studies, Textual Scholarship