Deborah Heller

Deborah Heller is the author of Mothers and Daughters in Alice Munro’s Later Fiction (Workwomans Press, 2009), Literary Sisterhoods: Imagining Women Writers (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005) and co-editor of Jewish Presences in English Literature (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1990). She has published articles and book chapters on Wordsworth, George Eliot, Ibsen, Dickens, Kafka, Mme de Staël, Anna Banti, Grace Paley and Alice Munro. She is Professor Emerita of Humanities at York University in Toronto, where she taught comparative literature and English in the Graduate Program for more than thirty-five years. She received her BA in English from Cornell University, her MA and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University, and also studied in Berlin, Germany and Florence, Italy.