BA (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 received a $45,000 SSHRC Insight Development Grant (2014-2017) to pursue a new project entitled “Americans Write Canada” that explores American constructions of Canadian identities. She has been elected the next President of the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE), and will serve in that capacity from 2018-2020.
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. She served as Department Chair from 2013 to 2016. Current member of the Graduate Academic Unit.
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