Gordon Teskey

Gordon Teskey

Francis Lee Higginson Professor of English Literature
Gordon Teskey

Education: B.A., Trent University (1976)
M.A., University of Toronto (1977)
Ph.D., University of Toronto (1981)

Interests: English Poetry, especially Milton, Spenser, Shakespeare, and the ‘metaphysicals’; History and Theory of Allegory; Continental Philosophy and Its Relation to Poetry; co-founder, “Seminar for Dialectical Thinking in the Humanities.”


Selected Works: Spenserian Moments (Harvard University Press); The Poetry of John Milton (Harvard University Press, 2015), Christian Gauss Prize; Delirious Milton (Harvard University Press, 2006; Allegory and Violence (Cornell University Press, 1996); editor of The Norton Edition of John Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’ (1st edition 2005, 2nd edition 2020)



Contact Information

Office: Barker 206
p: 617-495-3167
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 2-4pm Students should email ahead of time for a zoom link.