Department of English

University of Toronto

Lesk, Andrew

LeskA2012Andrew Lesk
Sessional Lecturer; Undergraduate Instructor (UTSG)
Office Phone: 416-946-5166
Office Location: University College,  Room 272
Office Hours and/or Leave Status:
by appointment

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

Andrew Lesk teaches courses ranging from Canadian Literature (his primary field), short stories, American and British literature, media, film, and theory, through to a course he developed, the very popular 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

“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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