Donald W. Nichol

Position

Full Professor

Education

  • PhD (University of Edinburgh)
  • MA (Carleton University)
  • BA (Carleton University)

Contact Information

Research Interests

18th-Century Studies, Book History, Film, Scottish Literature, Songwriting, Alexander Pope, Anthony Burgess

Selected Recent Publications

Books and Edited Collections

  • Anniversary Essays on Alexander Pope’s The Rape of the Lock, University of Toronto Press, 2016.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Old & New Foundling Hospitals for Wit in the Age of the Digital Miscellanies Index.” Eighteenth-Century Life, edited by Abigail Williams, 2017, pp. 116-141.
  • Entries on Classics, Shakespeare, 18th-century Poetry, and History, The Finest Room in the Colony: The Library of John Thomas Mullock, edited by Ágnes Juhász-Ormsby and Nancy Earle, 2016, pp. 92-93, 102-3, 106-107, 112-113.
  • “Mason, Walpole, and ‘A Complete Edition of Gray.”’ Notes and Queries, vol. 63, no. 1, 2016, pp. 89-91.
  • “From ‘Trivial Things’ to ‘trivial things’: Pope, Lintot, and The Rape of the Lock.’”Anniversary Essays on Alexander Pope’s Rape of the Lock, edited by Nichol, U of Toronto P, 2016*.
  • “Jockeying for Position: Horse Culture in Poetry, Prose, & The New Foundling Hospital for Wit.” British Sporting Literature & Culture in the Long 18th Century, edited by Sharon Harrow, Ashgate, 2015, pp. 125-150, http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calc Title=1&isbn=9781472465085&lang=cy-GB *.
  • “Making the Rounds in the Old and New Foundling Hospitals for Wit: (Mis)Conceptions about Conceiving.” The Secrets of Generation: Reproduction in the Long 18th Century, edited by Raymond Stephanson and Darren N. Wagner, U of Toronto P, 2015, pp. 477-499, http://www.utppublishing.com/The-Secrets-of-Generation-Reproduction-in-the-Long-Eighteenth-Century.html*.
  • “Globetrotting Scholar: David Nichol Smith.” The National Library of Australia Magazine, vol. 6, no. 2, 2014, pp. 20-22*.
  • “Rape of the Lock at 300.” Times Literary Supplement, 28 Feb. 2014, pp. 14-15.
  • “Lost trousers” [re: founding of Jockey Club]. Times Literary Supplement, 26 July 2013, pp. 14-15.

Awards

Dean of Arts Award for Distinguished Scholarship, Memorial University, 2013.

Regularly Taught Courses

ENGL 2000, 2850, 3190, 3813, 3912, 4040, 4041, 4900

Honours And Graduate Supervision

18th-Century Studies, Book History, Film, Scottish Literature, Songwriting, Alexander Pope, Anthony Burgess

Contact

Department of English

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000