Ian Balfour's teaching research interests include Romantic poetry and prose, contemporary theory and criticism, and 18th-century literature and philosophy (especially aesthetic theory and philosophy of language). He is the author of Northrop Frye (1988), the Rhetoric of Romantic Prophecy (2002) and of essays on Romantics (Wordsworth, Blake, Godwin, Inchbald), Walter Benjamin, Paul de Man, and on topics in popular clture (music, TV, film). He co-edited with Atom Egoyan, Subtitles: On the Foreignness of film, an Eduardo Cadava, And Justice for All?: The Claims of Human Rights (SAQ), and is the sole editor of a collection called Late Derrida (SAQ). He has taught at Cornell, Stanford, the Joann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, and Williams College, among others. He's completing a book on the sublime.