Ira Nadel

Ira Nadel

Ira B. Nadel is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia He received his BA & MA from Rutgers University and his PhD. from Cornell University. Professor Nadel is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and has won a number of academic awards.

He has written numerous books, both biographies of major literary figures, and a book about the art of writing biography itself "Biography, Fiction Fact & Form (1984)". He has prepared scholarly and reading editions of several 19th and 20th century authors and editions of the letters of literary figures. He has specialized to some extent on the major authors Ezra Pound and Tom Stoppard

Awards and Honors

*Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada,
*UBC Distinguished University Scholar
*1996 Medal for Canadian Biography
*Killam Research Prize,
*Mellon Fellowship at the Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin
*Dorot Fellowship at the Ransom Humanities Research Center, Univ. of Texas at Austin,
*Beinecke Fellowship at Yale University


Biographies and other books

* "Biography: Fiction, Fact & Form." London: Macmillan, 1984
* "Joyce and the Jews, Culture and Texts." London: Macmillan, 1989
* "Leonard Cohen, His Life as Art". Downsview, ON: ECW Press, 1994
* "Various Positions, A Life of Leonard Cohen." Toronto: Random House, 1996; New York: Pantheon, 1996.
* "Double Act, A Life of Tom Stoppard." London: Methuen, 2002; New York: St. Martin’s, 2002.
* "Ezra Pound, A Literary Life." London: Palgrave, 2004.
* "Joyce and His Publishers." Dublin: National Library of Ireland, 2005.
* citation
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title = The Cambridge Introduction to Ezra Pound
publisher = Cambridge University Press
year = 2007
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isbn = 9780521630696
oclc = 74523220

* "David Mamet: A Life in the Theater". A & C Black, 2008

elected academic editions

* Pound, Ezra. The Letters of Ezra Pound to Alice Corbin Henderson. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 1993.
* Collins, Wilkie. The Dead Secret. Oxford: Oxford World’s Classics, 1993.
* Collins, Wilkie. Iolani; or, Tahiti as it Was. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1999.
* Adams, Henry. The Education of Henry Adams. Oxford: Oxford World’s Classics, 1999.
* Pound, Ezra. Early Writings, Poems and Prose. New York: Penguin, 2005.

elected teaching editions and collections

*"The Victorian Muse" ( 1989) in 39 vols.
*"Victorian Fiction, A Collection of Essays from the Period" (1986)
*"Victorian Biography, A Collection of Essays from the Period" (1986).
* the Canadian Edition of Style, 10 Lessons in Clarity and Grace with Joseph M. Williams.

elected Recent peer-reviewed journal articles

* “Science and The Moonstone,” Dickens Studies Annual 11 (1983) 239-59.
* “Canadian Biography and Literary Form,” Essays on Canadian Writing 33 (1986): 144-60.
* “Biography as Cultural Discourse,” Biography and Source Studies, ed. Frederick Karl Vol. 1 (1994): 73-84.
* “Tom Stoppard and The Invention of Biography,” Modern Drama 63 (2000): 157-70.
* “Tom Stoppard: In the Russian Court,” Modern Drama 47 (2004): 500-24.
* "Miss Universe, Mr. Uris, and The Archive,” Ransom Edition 13 (Summer 2006): 8.
* “The American Image of Ezra Pound,” Paideuma 34 (2007) forthcoming.

elected Recent book chapters

* “Visualizing History: Pound and the Chinese Cantos, A Poem Containing History," "Textual Studies in the Cantos," ed. L. Rainey (Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, 1997) 151-66.
* “Textual Criticism, Literary Theory and the New Ulysses,” Assessing the 1984 Ulysses, ed. C. George Sandulescu & Clive Hart (Totowa, NJ: Barnes and Noble, 1986) 122-39.
* “Stoppard and Film,” in "The Cambridge Companion to Tom Stoppard,"' ed. Katherine Kelly (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2001) 84-103.
* “Biography,” in Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada, ed. William H. New. Toronto : Univ. of Toronto Press, 2002. 113-17.
* “Constructing the Orient: Pound’s American Vision,” in "Ezra Pound and China", ed. Zhaoming Qian. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, 2003) 12-30.
* “David Mamet: Life without an Archive,” in "Theatre and Autobiography," ed. Sherrill Grace and Jerry Wasserman (Vancouver: Talon Books, 2006) 249- 60.
* “Historicizing Ulysses,” in "Ulysses in Critical Perspective," ed. M. Gillespie and A. Nicholas Fargnoli. Gainesville, FL: Univ. Press of Florida, 2006. 135-51.

External links

* [ offical publications list at UBC]

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