Department of English

University of Toronto

Lesk, Andrew

LeskA2012Andrew Lesk
Sessional Lecturer; Undergraduate Instructor (UTSG)
Office Phone: 416-946-5166
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building 814
Email: andrew.lesk@utoronto.ca
Website: http://andrewlesk.com/
Office Hours and/or Leave Status:
by appointment

Degrees
B.A. (Toronto), M.A. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Montreal)

Andrew Lesk teaches courses in English, Canadian Studies, Sexual Diversity Studies, and UC One seminars. His areas include Canadian, American and British literature; media; film; and literary theory. He teaches, for English, the very poplar Graphic Novel and a fourth-year seminar on the Canadian Graphic Novel. He is an editor for the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (Routledge) and The Comics Grid. He is the past-president of Canadian Society for the Study of Comics / Société canadienne pour l'étude de la bande dessinée, and has published widely.

Recent Publications

"Stop Making Sense: Jim Woodring and the Un/Making of Meaning.” Canadian Society for the Study of Comics Conference, May 2016.

“The 5¢ Cure? Lucy Van Pelt and the Pathologization of Psychiatry.” Canadian Society for the Study of Comics Conference, May 2015.

“Underground, Unseen, Unknown: Negotiating Toronto in Girls Fall Down.Canadian Literature 216 (Spring 2013): 101-16.

“Redrawing Nationalism: Chester Brown’s Louis Riel: A Comic-strip Biography.Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 1.1 (June 2010): 63-81.

“Playing the Parts: Difference and the ‘corps morcelé’ in Lives of Girls and Women.Studies in Canadian Literature 32.1 (2007): 141-53.

“‘Ambivalence at the site of authority’: Desire and Difference in Funny Boy.” Canadian Literature 190 (Autumn 2006): 31-46.

“‘Nothing in particular’: Queer Theory and the Loss of the Social.” torquere 4/5 (2003): 63-84.

“On Sinclair Ross’s Straight(ened) House.” English Studies in Canada 28.1 (March 2002): 65-90.


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