Profile page for: Jennifer Andrews | UNB

Jennifer Andrews

Professor

PhD

English

Carleton Hall 319

Fredericton

jandrews@unb.ca
1 506 458 7403



I am a white settler Professor in the Department of English at UNB, which sits on the unceded and unconquered territory of Wəlastəkokewiyik, a place of relational responsibility governed by the Peace and Friendship Treaties of 1725-1779. My teaching interests include Canadian and American literatures in English, Indigenous literatures of Turtle Island, literary theory and cultural studies. My research ranges from the nineteenth- to the twenty-first centuries and is primarily informed by nation-state relations between Canada and the United States. I am most interested in how cross-border relationships have shaped literary and cultural studies in both Canada and the U.S. I recently served as President of the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (2018-2020), and as Chair of the Department of English (2013-2016). I am currently a member of various boards including a Director on the Board of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2020-).

I have supervised MA and PhD theses on a wide array of academic topics including the poetry of Leonard Cohen, English-Canadian short fiction by women, Dionne Brand’s poetry, Indigenous adaptations of Shakespearean drama, English-Canadian female fiction writers’ use of humour, Douglas Coupland, depictions of female adolescence in Atlantic Canadian literature, the increasing conservatism of recent English-Canadian historical novels, body image in contemporary Canadian women’s writing, healing in recent Indigenous women’s literature, and the reformation of Northeastern literary relations. I have also supervised several creative writing theses (plays, poetry, and prose).