Joint PhD in Literary Studies / Theatre Studies in English

Graduate Faculty

University of Guelph
Wilfrid Laurier University

Daniel Fischlin, BFA, MA (Concordia), PhD (York).

Professor (2001).


Research Interests

Early modern culture; interdisciplinary theory and studies (with a special emphasis on connections between music and literature); Latin American Studies.

Humanities Computing Research


  • The No-Nonsense Guide to Human Rights. Co-authored with Martha Nandorfy. Oxford: New Internationalist [forthcoming].

  • The Other Side of Nowhere: Jazz, Improvisation, and Communities in Dialogue. Co-edited with Ajay Heble. Music/Culture Series. Wesleyan UP, 2004.

  • Rebel Musics: Human Rights, Resistant Sounds, and the Politics of Music Making. Co-edited with Ajay Heble. Black Rose Press, 2003.

  • Through the Looking Glass: Eduardo Galeano, Literature, and Human Rights. Co-authored with Martha Nandorfy. Montreal: Black Rose Press, 2002.

  • Adaptations of Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology of Plays from the 17th Century to the Present. Co-edited with Mark Fortier. New York: Routledge, 2000.

  • Royal Subjects: Essays on the Writings of James (VI) I. Co-edited with Mark Fortier. Wayne State University Press, 2001.

  • In Small Proportions: a Poetics of the English Ayre, 1596-1622. Wayne State University Press, 1997.

  • The Work of Opera: Genre, Nationhood, and Sexual Difference. Co-edited with Richard Dellamora. Columbia University Press, 1997.

  • James I: The True Law of Free Monarchies and Basilikon Doron. Co-edited with Mark Fortier. CRRS Tudor and Stuart Text Series. Toronto, 1996.

  • Ed. Negation, Critical Theory, and Postmodern Textuality. Kluwer, 1994.


Selected recent articles

  • "Nation and/as Adaptation: Shakespeare, Canada, Authenticity." "A World Elsewhere?": Shakespeare in Canada. Ed. Diana Brydon and Irena Makaryk. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2002. 313-338.

  • "'To eate the flesh of Kings': James VI (I), Apocalypse, Nation, Sovereignty." Royal Subjects: Essays on the Writings of James VI and I. Eds. Daniel Fischlin and Mark Fortier. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2001.

  • "Queer Margins: Cocteau, La Belle et la Bête, and the Jewish Differend." Textual Practice 12.1 (1998).

  • "Political Allegory, Absolutist Ideology, and the 'Rainbow Portrait' of Queen Elizabeth I." Renaissance Quarterly 50.1 (Spring 1997).

  • "La critique nucléaire: l'indicible et la fin de l'écriture." Recherches Sémiotiques/Semiotic 17. 1-3 (1997).


Premier’s Research Excellence Award, 2000.
College of Arts Teaching Award, 1998.
University of Guelph Faculty Association Teaching Award, 1998.
Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations Teaching Award, 1998.