Harold Schweizer

Poet and Explorer

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Zürich

Teaching Interests

  • Literary theory
  • Modern and contemporary poetry
  • Humanities
  • History of ideas
  • Holocaust studies

Scholarly Interests

  • Modern poetry
  • Literary theory
  • Studies in suffering and representation
  • Comparative humanities

Recent Awards

  • John P. Crozer Chair in English Literature (2006-2011)

Selected Publications

The Genealogy of Elevators: A Fable (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2018). 

Miriam’s Book: A Poem (Fomite Press, 2017).

The Book of Stones and Angels (Tupelo Press, 2015).

Rarity and the Poetic: The Gesture of Small Flowers, Palgrave Macmillan, Pivot Series (2015).

“To Suffer to Wait: Reading Trauma in Two Poems.” Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies (2014).

“Are We Not Beautiful?” Nineteenth Century Prose (2013).

“Literary Autonomy: Growth of a Modern Concept.” Cambridge History of Criticism: The 19th Century (2013).

“The Accident and the Beautiful: On Alan Shapiro’s “The Accident.” Literature and Medicine (2012).

On Waiting Routledge, Thinking in Action Philosophy Series, (2008).