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David Hensley

Associate Professor
David Hensley
Arts 342
Office Hours: 
Tuesdays 12:00-12:45, and by appointment
514-398-4400 Ext 00794
Email Address: 
david [dot] hensley [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Mailing Address: 

McGill University Department of English
853 Sherbrooke Street West
Arts Building
Montreal, QC H3A 0G5 CANADA

Degrees and Academic Title(s): 

B.A. (Yale); B.A., M.A. (Cambridge); Ph.D. (Yale), Associate Professor

General Research Areas: 
Eighteenth Century
Nineteenth Century
Teaching and Research Areas: 

18th-century literature, philosophy and fiction, literary theory.

Taught previously at: 

Rutgers University.

Awards and Fellowships: 
  • H. Noel Fieldhouse Award for Distinguished Teaching
  • SSHRC Research Grant
  • SSHRC Research Time Stipend
Selected Publications : 

"Clarissa, Coleridge, Kant, and Klopstock: Emotionalism as Pietistic Intertext in Anglo-German Romanticism," Studies in the Literary Imagination 28.1 (1995): 125-47.

"Thomas Edwards and the Dialectics of Clarissa's Death Scene," Eighteenth-Century Life 16, n.s., 3 (1992): 130-52.

Current Research: 

Counter-Enlightenment religious ideology and theory of the novel in Samuel Richardson's fiction; editing "Clarissa'''s Reception in the Nineteenth Century (Volume 13 of the Clarissa Project).