Gary Handwerk works on modern European narrative and narrative theory, with particular interest in narrative ethics and the relation between political philosophy and fiction. His recent publications have focused on Romantic-era texts and include critical editions of William Godwin’s Caleb Williams and Fleetwood (Broadview Press), as well as essays on several of Godwin novels and on Rousseau’s Emile. He is the translator and editor of Nietzsche’s Human, All Too Human (Stanford University Press: Volume 1, 1996; Volume II, 2012), and author of an article on Romantic irony in the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism. His recent work has also included the field of literature and the environment, as a research area, a teaching interest, and a topic for ongoing pedagogical collaboration with high school teachers and classes.
Research Advised: Graduate Dissertations
- Francoise Belot. "Figures of Degeneration in French fin-de-siècle Literature." Diss., 2013.
- Petia Parpoulova. "On Site, Place and Space: Examples from Literature, Film, and Architecture of Austrian Modernism." Diss., 2008.
- Elena Deem. "Verbal and Visual Imagery in the Movements of Vorticism, Ultraismo and Poetismus." Diss., 2008.
- Nai-Huei Shen. "The age of sadness: A study of naturalism in Taiwanese literature under Japanese colonization." Diss., 2003.
- Gary Handwerk named director of UW Program on the Environment - April 23, 2019
- Text and Teachers Program featured in College of Arts & Sciences newsletter - April 1, 2015
- New Faculty Publication - November 7, 2012