Jim Hansen

Associate Professor, CLTA; Undergraduate Instructor
Jackman Humanities Building, Department of English, Room 619, 170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON, M5R 2M8



Jim Hansen is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of English. He's the author of Terror and Irish Modernism: The Gothic Tradition from Burke to Beckett (SUNY Press, 2009).  He’s currently working on two projects: a book-length study of Alfred Hitchcock’s films, entitled The Impossible Demand of Hitchcock’s Cinema and a study of G.W.F. Hegel’s Aesthetics that he’s calling Towards a Speculative Formalism: Hegel, Modernism, and Political Theory. He has contributed articles to numerous journals and collections and served as Co-Editor of a special issue of Contemporary Literature called “Contemporary Literature and the State.” His teaching interests range from literary figures like James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and Virginia Woolf to filmmakers such as the Coen Brothers and Stanley Kubrick to pop-culture phenomena like horror films and graphic novels.