Argyle, Gisela 1939-

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ARGYLE, Gisela 1939-


Born February 1, 1939, in Eschwege, Germany. Ethnicity: "German." Education: University of Munich, M.A. (German), 1963; York University, M.A. (English), 1971, Ph.D., 1977.


Office—Division of Humanities, Vanier College, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3. E-mail—[email protected].


Sheffield Technical College, Sheffield, England, assistant lecturer in German, 1966-69; York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, lecturer in English at Glendon College, 1984-85, assistant professor, 1990-94, associate professor of humanities, 1994—. Open University, Milton Keynes, England, tutor, 1966-69.


Canadian Comparative Literature Association, Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English, German Studies Association, Northeast Modern Language Association, Victorian Studies Association of Ontario (member of executive committee, 1991-93).


German Elements in the Fiction of George Eliot, Gissing, and Meredith, Peter Lang (Frankfurt, Germany), 1979.

Germany as Model and Monster: Allusions in English Fiction, 1830s-1930s, McGill-Queen's University Press (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 2003.

Translator of German poetry into English. Contributor of articles, translations, and reviews to periodicals, including Studies in English Literature, Essays in Literature, Victorian Studies Association Newsletter, Gissing Newsletter, and Ariel.


Research on the English-language reception of works by German women authors prior to the 1848 revolution and also on the transformation of women's autobiographical writings into male fiction.