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Jennifer  Andrews  - University of New Brunswick . Fredericton , NB, CA

Jennifer Andrews

Professor, Department of English | University of New Brunswick

Fredericton , NB, CANADA

Jennifer Andrews’s areas of interest include nineteenth- and twentieth-century English-Canadian and American literature



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Jennifer Andrews | Research Snapshot




Jennifer Andrews’s areas of interest include nineteenth- and twentieth-century English-Canadian and American literature, Native North American literature, literary theory, border studies, and cultural studies. Jennifer has supervised MA and PHD theses on a wide variety of academic topics including: the poetry studies of Leonard Cohen, English-Canadian short fiction by women, Dionne Brand's poetry, Native adaptations of Shakespearean drama, English-Canadian female fiction writers' use of humour, Douglas Coupland, depictions of female adolescence in Maritime literature, and the increasing conservatism of recent English-Canadian historical novels. She has also supervised several fiction creative theses.

She has published book chapters and articles in a variety of scholarly journals including American Literary History, ESC, American Indian Quarterly, ECW, The Canadian Review of American Studies and The Journal of Commonwealth Literature. Her co-authored book, Border Crossings: Thomas King’s Cultural Inversions, was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2003 and her SSHRC-funded book on Native North American women poets, titled In the Belly of a Laughing God, was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2011. In 2014, she was awarded a $45,000 SSHRC Insight Development Grant to pursue a new project entitled “Americans Write Canada” that explores American constructions of Canadian identities. Jennifer is a former Acting Editor/Co-editor of Studies in Canadian Literature (2001-2002, 2003-2012), and served as Acting Graduate Director from 2011-2012. She served as Department Chair from 2013 to 2016. Current member of the Graduate Academic Unit.

The following is a selected list of Professor Andrew's accomplishments.

Industry Expertise (2)



Areas of Expertise (5)

Nineteenth and Twentieth Century English-Canadian and American Literature

Native North American Literature

Literary Theory

Border Studies

Cultural Studies

Accomplishments (5)

SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Awarded $45,052 over two years, June 2014-2016

University Research Fund Competition Award Recipient

$5,300, March, 2014

University Merit Award Recipient

$5,000, May, 2011

University Research Fund Competition Award Recipient

$5,520, February, 2011

Busteed Publication Fund Award Recipient

$500, March, 2010

Education (4)

University of Arizona: Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Indian / Native North American Studies 1999

Held a Fulbright Doctoral Fellowship and a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Arizona

University of Toronto: Ph.D., English 1998

University of Toronto: M.A., English 1994

McGill University: Honours B.A., English 1993

Affiliations (1)

  • University of New Brunswick : Elected Faculty Member Board of Governors

Languages (2)

  • English
  • French

Media Appearances (2)

Faculties at NB universities pass no confidence motions in their administrations

NB Media Co-Op  


The New Brunswick Media Co-op interviewed Dr. Jennifer Andrews, chair of the English department and author of the motion, to discuss the priorities and ramifications of the motion...

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Making Trouble at UNB

ACCUTE Canada Newsletter  


If, those many years ago when I first came to UNB, someone had told me that this winter I would have found myself on strike, and then locked out of my home institution, and that, in the aftermath of these events, I would be proposing a NoConfidence motion in the University Management Committee at an Arts Faculty Council meeting a few weeks ago (a motion that passed resoundingly), I would have laughed. I joined the Department of English at the University of New Brunswick in July of 1999, feeling perhaps naively optimistic and incredibly grateful that I had finally landed my dream job...

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Articles (8)

Indigenous Women’s Poetry in Canada: Erotic Transformations

Native American Indian Studies


Rethinking Postcolonialism and Canadian Literature Through Diasporic Memory: Reading Helen Humphreys' Afterimage

Canadian Literature and Cultural Memory


Revisioning the Dick: Reading Thomas King’s DreadfulWater Mysteries

Detecting Canada: Essays on Canadian Crime Fiction, Television, and Film


Reading The Bricklin: Narrating the Place of Dreaming in an Era of Self-Sufficiency

The Journal of New Brunswick Studies


Queer(y)ing Fur: Reading Fashion Television’s Border Crossings

Parallel Encounters: Culture and the Canada-U.S. Border


Public Education: What Not To Wear in the United Kingdom and the United States

Transformations and Mistranslations: American Remakes of British Television


Re-reading Photographs Through Defamiliarizing the Aboriginal

Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies


Revisioning Fredericton: Reading George Elliott Clarke’s Execution Poems

Studies in Canadian Literature