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Andrew Deman
Andrew Deman
Lecturer
Department of English

PhD, University of Waterloo 

MA, Lakehead University

BA Honours, University of Waterloo        

519-884-8111 

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BIOGRAPHY

I specialize in the comics medium. My research is published in Femspec, Critical Survey of  Graphic NovelsAmerican Visual Memoir After the 1970s, English Studies Forum, TRANSverse, Canadian Graphic (winner of the 2017 Gabrielle Roy prize), and in my recent book The Margins of Comics (available from Nuada Press). I also served as a featured expert for the ten part comics documentary series INK: Alter Egos Exposed, and I am the Past President of the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics (CSSC).

 

When not working, I can be found chasing after my children, shouting “be careful.”

PUBLICATIONS

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Books
The Margins of Comics: The Construction of Women, Minorities, and the Geek in Graphic Narrative. Toronto: Nuada Press, 2015.

 

Chapters
“A Storm of Passion: Sexual Agency and Symbolic Capital in the X-men’s Storm.” Supersex: Essays on Sexuality, Fantasy, and the Superhero. Ed. Anna Peppard. Forthcoming
 

“Busting Loose: Ms. Marvel and Post-Rape Trauma.” Sexuality and Mental Illness in Comics. Ed. Irene Velentzas and Nancy Pedri. Forthcoming.
 

"Oh Well": Julie Doucet and the (Counter) Discourse of Conquest." Canadian Graphic: Picturing Life Narratives. Ed. Candida Rifkind & Linda Warley. Waterloo: WLU Press, 2016.

 

Articles
“Star Wars is colonial fantasy: How our future imaginings are limited by our past.” The Conversation, 2 Feb. 2018, theconversation.com/star-wars-is-colonial-fantasy-how-our-future-imaginings-are-limited-by-our-past-88752.

 

“A team divided: Who is the hero of Justice League?” The Conversation, 5 Feb. 2018, theconversation.com/a-team-divided-who-is-the-hero-of-justice-league-87996.
 

“Octavia Butler and the Feminist Voice in American SF.” Femspec 6.2 (2005): 6-14.

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS

Fellowships

Jack Gray Graduate Fellowship (2006)
UW Graduate Merit Scholarship (2004-2007)
UW Faculty of Arts Graduate Scholarship (2006)
UW Graduate Entrance Scholarship (2003)
Lakehead University Entrance Scholarship (2000)

 

Awards

Warren G. Ober Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student in the Faculty of Arts (2008)
UW Graduate Creative Writing Award (x4) (2004-2006)
Isaak Book Prize (awarded annually to Lakehead University’s top graduate student in the English Department (2003)

COURSES TAUGHT

ENGL 109: Introduction to Academic Writing
ENGL 119: Communications in Mathematics and Computer Science
ENGL 208A: Forms of Fantasy
ENGL 208B: Science Fiction

PROFESSIONAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

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Professional
President, Canadian Society for the Study of Comics (CSSC) (2014-2016)