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Paul A. Cantor

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of English
Office location and address
134 Bryan Hall
201 Cabell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D. Harvard, 1971
A.B. Harvard, 1966
Bradley Fellowship Program
Source: Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation
September 01, 2001 – August 31, 2021
AS-ENGL Paul Cantor at Harvard University during Spring 2015
Source: President and Fellows of Harvard College
January 01, 2015 – June 30, 2015
AS-ENGL Cantor Harvard
Source: President and Fellows of Harvard College
August 25, 2012 – January 09, 2013
ENGL 2010: History of European Literature I
Credits: 4
Surveys European literature from antiquity to the Renaissance, with emphasis on recurring themes, the texts themselves, and the meaning of literature in broader historical contexts.
ENGL 2020: History of European Literature II
Credits: 4
Surveys European literature from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, with emphasis on recurring themes, the texts themselves, and the meaning of literature in broader historical contexts.
ENGL 3482: The Fiction of Empire
Credits: 3
Studies the representation of the British Empire in nineteenth-century works of fiction. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 3540: Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature
Credits: 3
Examination of particular movements within the period, (e.g., the Aesthetic Movement; the Pre-Raphaelites; and Condition-of-England novels). For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENNC 3850: The Fiction of Empire
Credits: 3
Studies the representation of the British Empire in nineteenth-century works of fiction. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 4270: Shakespeare Seminar
Credits: 3
Topics vary from year to year. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENNC 4500: Seminar in Nineteenth-Century Literature
Credits: 3
Limited enrollment. Topics vary from year to year. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGN 4500: Advanced Studies in Literary Genres
Credits: 3
Limited enrollment. Topics vary from year to year. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 4540: Seminar in Nineteenth-Century Literature
Credits: 3
Limited enrollment. Topics vary from year to year. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 4590: Seminar in Literary Genres
Credits: 3
Limited enrollment. Topics vary from year to year. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
CPLT 4990: Comparative Literature Seminar
Credits: 3
Open to all students, with preference given to comparative literature majors in case of overenrollment. Topics may vary; a typical subject is "the theory and practice of tragedy.
ENGL 8540: Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature
Credits: 3
Studies vary from year to year. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
  • Director, NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers (Shakespeare and Politics), 1987, 1989
  • NEH Visiting Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Davidson College, 1987-1988
  • National Council on the Humanities, 1992-1999
  • Ludwig von Mises Prize for Scholarship in Austrian School Economics, 1992
  • American Political Science Association, Award for Best Paper in Politics and Literature Section, 1998 Convention
  • Gilligan Unbound chosen as one of the Best Non-Fiction Books of 2001 by the Los Angeles Times
  • Visiting Professor of Government, Harvard University, Fall 2007, Fall 2012, Spring 2015