Gordon Teskey, professor of English at Harvard University, is author of Allegory and Violence (Cornell: 1996) of Delirious Milton (Harvard: 2006), and of various literary essays. He is editor of the Norton Edition of John Milton's Paradise Lost. He taught at Cornell University from 1982 to 2002. Since 2002 he has taught at Harvard University.

B.A. Trent University, Canada; M.A. University of Toronto, 1977 (thesis on John Milton); Ph.D. University of Toronto, 1981 (thesis on Edmund Spenser). M.A. (honorary), Harvard University, 2002.