Department of English


English Language and Literature

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Angela Facundo

Angela Facundo

Adjunct Assistant Professor

PhD York University

  • Literary and Critical Theory
  • Queer Theory
  • Gender Studies
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Contemporary Fiction

Not available for supervision.

My specializations in queer theory and psychoanalysis were culminations of a theoretical line of inquiry. I arrived at queer theory through Holocaust Studies, in search of an antidote to what seems like humanity’s inescapable tendency toward fascism. My research explores the relationship between sexuality, knowledge formation and its institutionalization, and narratives of attachment (to texts, to others, to versions of the self). My next project addresses questions of “investment” in an exploration of the relationship between literature and empathy. To answer these questions, I focus on narratives of catastrophe in contemporary fiction (Kazuo Ishiguro, Emily St. John Mandel, Dionne Brand, Alison Bechdel). 

In addition to my academic work, I’m currently on the board of directors for Pride at Work Canada in the role of Director of Thought Leadership.


2020-21 Courses

Recent Publications

  • Oscillations of Literary Theory: The Paranoid Imperative and Queer Reparative. Albany: SUNY Press, 2016. 242 pages. 
  • Casey Plett. “A Safe Girl to Love.” Journal of Mennonite Studies: 2016. Review. 
  • “Proliferating Omniscience.” English Studies in Canada (2017)