Hugh MacCallum writes:

I was educated at the University of Toronto (B.A. Trinity College 1951), completing the Ph.D. degree in English in 1959. From 1955 to 1959 I taught at the University of Western Ontario, then joined the English Department at University College, University of Toronto, where I spent the rest of my teaching career, retiring in 1993.

While I have enjoyed teaching in various areas of English literature, my research has centred on the poetry and prose of the seventeenth century. In collaboration with Robert A. Greene, I edited Nathaniel Culverwell's Discourse of the Light of Nature (Toronto, 1971). (This is about to be republished by the Liberty Fund.) I also edited A. S. P. Woodhouse's unfinished book, which appeared as The Heavenly Muse: A Preface to Milton (1972). I have published essays on the thought and poetry of Milton, and the drama of John Dryden, as well as discussed Milton's epics in Milton and the Sons of God (1986). My occasional essays are on W. B. Yeats and A. S. P. Woodhouse and include reviews of Canadian poetry for "Letters in Canada" in The University of Toronto Quarterly (1966-69).

At a Department meeting on Nov. 2, 1959, Hugh MacCallum was asked to report to the Department about alternative paperback books that could be used in place of Representative Poetry in the fourth year of undergraduate study. F. David Hoeniger, Associate General Editor for the sixth edition, later read out MacCallum's name on Nov. 14, 1960, as co-editor of Milton's poetry with A. S. P. Woodhouse.



  • Culverwel, Nathanael. An Elegant and Learned Discourse of the Light of Nature. Ed. Hugh MacCallum. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1971. BL 51 C8 1971 Robarts Library
  • MacCallum, Hugh. "`A Track of Glory': Dryden's Don Sebastian and the Tragedy of Heroic Leadership." Restoration 19:l (1995): 43-54. PR 433 R36 Robarts Library
  • --. "A. S. P. Woodhouse: Teacher and Scholar." University of Toronto Quarterly 54 (1984): 1-16. AP 5 U55 Robarts Library
  • --. "Jesus as Teacher in Paradise Regained." English Studies in Canada 14:2 (1988): 135-51. PR 1 E64 Robarts Library
  • --. "Letters in Canada." The University of Toronto Quarterly 35 (1966): 358-84; 36 (1967): 354-79; 37 (1968): 358-82; 38 (1969): 340-53.
  • --. "Milton and Figurative Interpretation of the Bible." The University of Toronto Quarterly 35 (1962): 397-415.
  • --. "Milton and Sacred History." In Millar MacLure and F. W. Watt, eds. Essays in English Literature from the Renaissance to the Victorian Age. Toronto, 1964: 149-68. PR 99 W6 Robarts Library
  • --. Milton and the Sons of God: the Divine Image in Milton's Epic Poetry. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1986. PR 3588 .M29 1986 Robarts Library
  • --. "Samson Agonistes: The Deliverer as Judge." In James D. Simmonds, ed. Milton Studies XXIII. Pittsburgh, 1987: 259-90. PR 3579 M57 Robarts Library
  • --. "The Narrator of Milton's On the Morning of Christ's Nativity." In P. Bruckmann, ed. Familiar Colloquy: Essays Presented to Arthur Barker. Oberon Press, Canada, 1978: 179-95. PR 14 .F34 Robarts Library
  • --. "The Role of the Son in Milton's Theodicy." In Balachandra Rajan, ed. "Paradise Lost": A Tercentenary Tribute. Toronto, 1969: 75-105. PR 3560 .R3 St. Michael's College Library
  • --. "The State of Innocence: Epic to Opera." In Albert C. Labriola, ed. Milton Studies XXXI. Pittsburgh, 1994: 109-31.
  • --. "W. B. Yeats: The Shape Changer and his Critics." The University of Toronto Quarterly 32 (1963): 307-13.
  • Woodhouse, A. S. P. The Heavenly Muse: A Preface to Milton. Ed. Hugh MacCallum. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1972. PR 3588 .W584 Robarts Library

Hugh Reid MacCallum


  • Hugh MacCallum. Personal letter. Jan. 17, 2001.