Ruth Panofsky

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Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Toronto, Ontario panofsky@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 556150

Bio/Research

Ruth Panofsky is Professor of English and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, contributing to the MA in Literatures of Modernity, the MA in Immigration and Settlement Studies, and the interdisciplinary joint graduate program in Communication and Culture. Dr. Panofsky is a leading, ...

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Bio/Research

Ruth Panofsky is Professor of English and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, contributing to the MA in Literatures of Modernity, the MA in Immigration and Settlement Studies, and the interdisciplinary joint graduate program in Communication and Culture. Dr. Panofsky is a leading, authoritative scholar of the history of publishing and authorship in Canada and Canadian Jewish literature. She is the chief specialist on the Macmillan Company of Canada and novelist Adele Wiseman. Panofsky’s pioneering studies of Canadian women and Jewish writers have advanced new research fields, and her impeccable textual scholarship has made the work of novelists and poets available to a wide audience in print and digital editions.

Dr. Panofsky’s research has been supported by 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. She received the Louis Rosenberg Canadian Jewish Studies Distinguished Service Award in 2017 and the Sarwan Sahota Distinguished Scholar Award for outstanding contribution to knowledge or artistic creativity in 2016. Dr. Panofsky is also a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Dr. Panofsky has been a Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Visiting Affiliate Scholar of Jewish Studies at Florida Atlantic University; Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany; and Visiting Scholar at Massey College. She is Advisory Editor to Book History, serves on the Advisory Board of Authorship, and is editor of Parchment: Contemporary Canadian Jewish Writing.

Dr. Panofsky is also an award-winning poet. She received a Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Research Award for Radiant Shards: Hoda’s North End Poems (2020) and the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award for Laike and Nahum: A Poem in Two Voices (2007). You can read her personal essay, “Character Study,” published in the Literary Review of Canada here: https://reviewcanada.ca/magazine/2020/03/character-study/.


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Irina Vukosavic
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irina.vukosavic@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 557926

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Media Relations

Irina Vukosavic
Media Relations Officer
irina.vukosavic@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 557926

Karen Benner
Associate Director, University Communications
karen.benner@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 3494

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