Ira Nadel

Ira Nadel, Professor of English at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, has studied British modernism, biography, Ezra Pound and James Joyce. He has published accounts of Leonard Cohen, Tom Stoppard, David Mamet and Leon Uris, as well as Joyce and the Jews and Modernism’s Second Act. In March 2021, his critical biography of Philip Roth will appear.

My current interests are Anglo-Russian literary relationships understood through the eyes of Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf and HG Wels, all subjects of recent essays. A research project involving representations of love in Anglo-Russian modernist writing is underway, as well as an account of the Ballets Russes and the politics of dance.

 Recent Publications:

“Maugham and Woolf in Russia: Ashenden and Orlando,” Journal of English Language and Literature, Vol.66: 1 (2020) 23-43.

I Married a Communist: The Book! The Movie! The Commie Threat!,” Philip Roth Studies 16.2 (2020) 3-15.

“Wells and Gorky,” H.G. Wells and All Things Russian, ed, Galya Diment (Anthem, 2019) 143 -156.

“Jersey Boys: Philip Roth and Bruce Springsteen,” Journal of English Language and Literature, 65:3 (Sept. 2019) 425-439.

“Ezra Pound’s Global Poetics,” Literature of the Americas, Ezra Pound Special Issue,  No.7 (2019): 202-24. Gorky Institute, Moscow, RU.


“The Russian Stoppard,” Cambridge Companion to Tom Stoppard, ed. David Kornhaber and James Loehlin (Cambridge UP, 2021).

“Biography, Life after Death,” Routledge Companion to Death and Literature,” ed. Daniel Keith Jernigan (Routledge, 2021) 319-29.

Philip Roth, A Counterlife. (Oxford UP, 2021).

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