Warren Stevenson holds degrees from Bishop's, McGill, and Northwestern universities, and has worked and taught in northern Quebec, a well as at the universities of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia. He has published two previous volumes of poetry, Then and Now and Serpent Upon a Rock, and has won a Borestone Mountain Poetry Award, as well as several prizes in poetry competitions. In addition to numerous articles, he has published six books of criticism including Romanticism and the Androgynous Sublime and A Study of Coleridge's Three Great Poems. He is currently an Associate Professor Emeritus, Ret. at the University of British Columbia.
2010 0-7734-3842-4 Explores the emergence from the poetical subtext of the six major English romantic poets of "the androgynous sublime," which conflates elements of the myth of the androgyne, as told by Aristophanes in Plato's Symposium, with the mode of sublimity, first discussed by Longinus, who cited the account of the Creation in the Book of Genesis as a prime example, and much debated from the 18th century onward. The androgynous sublime may be distinguished from the "terrible sublime" of Edmund Burke and the more recent "phallic sublime" of scholar Thomas Weiskel, who before his sudden demise poignantly implied the need for something more durable. Characterized by a flexuous, limber style -associated with androgynous subject matter, the androgynous sublime subverts conventional notions of sublimity while offering a more comprehensive model with which to supplement, if not supplant them.
2008 0-7734-5227-3 This monograph presents for the first time the full case for Shakespeare’s authorship of the Additions to the 1602 quarto of The Spanish Tragedy. It considers the respective “claims” of Jonson and Webster, each of whom has at some time been seriously mentioned in connection with the additions. The work also includes a detailed stylistic comparison of the Additions and Shakespeare’s known works written before and after 1602.
2001 0-7734-7496-X This thoroughly revised and augmented edition of Stevenson’s Nimbus of Glory, originally published in softcover in 1983. This edition updates this scholarly and critical work, making it accessible to a new generation of scholars. It includes a new chapter entitled “The Case of Missing Captain: Power Politics in ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’. “ the study as a whole argues that the impact of the personality of William Wordsworth is much more profound than has previously been realized, and that Coleridge’s originality as an artist is able to withstand the assaults of time and critics.