Criticism on George Whalley

This is a list of published literary criticism of George Whalley and his work. Additional information will be added when more items are located.

Baxter, John. "George Whalley and a Way of Reading Shakespeare." Web. Animus 15 (2011).

Baxter, John. "George Whalley on the Poetics: A Preface." Aristotle's Poetics: Translated and with a Commentary by George Whalley. Ed. John Baxter and Patrick Atherton. McGill-Queen's UP, 1997. ix-xxxvi.

Cranton, James. “Pathos as Praxis in The Legend of John Hornby.” English Studies in Canada 21.3 (1995): 310-19. Print.

Cranton, James Frederick. “Between Poetry and Life: George Whalley and the Drama of Mimesis.” Diss. Dalhousie University, 1995. Print.

Crick, Brian and John Ferns. Introduction to George Whalley. Studies in Literature and the Humanities: Innocence of Intent. McGill-Queen's UP, 1985. 1-14.

Dean, Misao. Inheriting a Canoe Paddle: The Canoe in Discourses of English-Canadian Nationalism. Toronto: U of Toronto Press, 2013. [See pages 107-115 and 118-121 on The Legend of John Hornby.]

DiSanto, Michael John. Introduction. The Complete Poems of George Whalley. McGill-Queen's UP, 2016. xxi-xlix.

Drummond. C.Q. “Whalley on Mimesis and Tragedy.” The New Compass: A Critical Review 1 (2003): n. pag. Web. 19 August 2010. <> Reprinted in Drummond, C.Q.  In Defence of Adam. Ed. John Baxter and Gordon Harvey. Denton: Edgeways, 2004. Print.

Emsley, Sarah. “The Tragic Action of Mansfield Park.” Persuasions On-Line 28.1 (2007): n. pag.  Web. 29 July 2010.

Ferns, John. "George Whalley and Coleridge: The Grace of Scholarship." Web. 17 Sept 2016.

---. "Life of George Whalley." Web. 17 Sept 2016.

---. "Love and War: George Whalley's No Man an Island." Web. 17 Sept 2016.

Hillger, Annick. Not Needing All the Words: Michael Ondaatje's Literature of Silence. Montreal: McGill-Queen's UP, 2006. [Brief comments on Ondaatje's art in relation to Whalley, e.g. pages 7-8, 59-63.]

Johnston, George. Introduction to The Collected Poems of George Whalley. Kingston: Quarry Press, 1986.

Leith, James A. Ed. Symbols in Life and Art: The Royal Society of Canada Symposium in Memory of George Whalley. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s UP, 1987. Print.

Lukits, Steve. "Killing at a Distance: The Sinking of the Bismarck in George Whalley's Prose and Poetry." Queen's Quarterly 123.3 (Fall 2016): 374-85. Print.

Marquis, Paul. “A comparison of the theories of symbol in the writings of Northrop Frye and George Whalley.” Diss. Queen’s University, 1980. Print.

Taneja, G.R. “Value-Judgements in Literary Criticism: George Whalley.” Canadian Literature Today. Ed. R.K. Dhawan. New Delhi: Prestige, 1995. 196-204. Print.


Personal stories and memories about George Whalley are collected in George Whalley: Remembrances (Kingston: Quarry Press, 1989) edited by Michael Moore.