Department of English


English Language and Literature

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Christopher Fanning

Associate Professor

PhD City University of New York

613-533-6000, ext. 74440

Office: Watson Hall, Room 536
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2018-19 Courses

  • ENGL 200 002/6.0 History of Literature in English
  • ENGL 431 002-3/3.0 Topics in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature – Literature in the Age of Sensibility and the Sublime

Research Interests

  • Restoration and eighteenth-century poetry and prose
  • satire
  • the sublime
  • the encyclopaedia
  • print culture
  • Laurence Sterne
  • Jonathan Swift
  • Alexander Pope

Recent Publications

“The Encyclopedic Ethos: Authorship in British Encyclopedias of the Eighteenth Century,” Age of Johnson 21 (2011): 123–42.

“Sterne and Print Culture,” The Cambridge Companion to Laurence Sterne, ed. Thomas Keymer (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2009), 125–41.“The Scriblerian Sublime,” Studies in English Literature 45.3 (2005): 647–67.

Current Supervisions

Katie Hunt, Daniel Krahn (about students)