Department of English

University of Toronto

Lesk, Andrew

LeskA2012Andrew Lesk
Sessional Lecturer; Undergraduate Instructor (UTSG)
Office Phone: TBA
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building 814
Office Hours and/or Leave Status:
by appointment

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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