Jennifer Andrews

Jennifer AndrewsBA (McGill), MA, PhD (Toronto)

Jennifer Andrews’s areas of interest include nineteenth- and twentieth-century English-Canadian and American literature, Native North American literature, literary theory, border studies, and cultural studies. Jennifer has supervised MA and PHD theses on a wide variety of academic topics including: the poetry studies of Leonard Cohen, English-Canadian short fiction by women, Dionne Brand's poetry, Native adaptations of Shakespearean drama, English-Canadian female fiction writers' use of humour, Douglas Coupland, depictions of female adolescence in Maritime literature, and the increasing conservatism of recent English-Canadian historical novels. She has also supervised several fiction creative theses.

She has published book chapters and articles in a variety of scholarly journals including American Literary History, ESC, American Indian Quarterly, ECW, The Canadian Review of American Studies and The Journal of Commonwealth Literature. Her co-authored book, Border Crossings: Thomas King’s Cultural Inversions, was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2003 and her SSHRC-funded book on Native North American women poets, titled In the Belly of a Laughing God, was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2011. She was recently awarded a $45,000 SSHRC Insight Development Grant to pursue a new project entitled “Americans Write Canada” that explores American constructions of Canadian identities, with an Atlantic-Canadian focus. Jennifer is a former Acting Editor/Co-editor of Studies in Canadian Literature (2001-2002, 2003-2012), and served as Acting Graduate Director from 2011-2012.  A former Co-Director of Honours & Majors, Jennifer is now the Department Chair. Current member of the Graduate Academic Unit.

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