Department of English

DEPARTMENT OF

English Language and Literature

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Glenn Willmott

Professor

PhD Duke

  • modernisms
  • comics and other mass culture genres
  • ecocriticism and human-animal representation
  • left cultural studies and economic approaches to literature
  • empathy and wonder in literature: see my www.wondercabinet.ca
  • primitivism
  • CV (PDF 129 KB)

"I began my university career as an engineering student and loved it—I once designed a lifelike artificial ear to test hearing protectors.  When I heard the siren call of literature, no ear plugs could save me; so here I am.  My teaching and research likes to wander among all the many forms of creative experimentation—in popular arts as well as in the avant-garde—from the 1890s forward.  I am motivated by questions about the nature and consequences of aesthetic power and am drawn to radically alternative visions of the good life and the forces arrayed against it."


Contact

2019-20 Courses


Recent Publications

Reading for Wonder: Ecology, Ethics, Enchantment (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)

“The Animalized Character and Style” in Animal Comics: Multispecies Storyworlds in Graphic Narratives, ed. David Herman (Bloomsbury, 2018)

Modern Animalism: Habitats of Scarcity and Wealth in Comics and Literature (University of Toronto Press, 2012).

“Cat People,” Modernism/Modernity (2010).

“Modernism, Economics, Anthropology,” Disciplining Modernism, ed. P. Caughie (2009).


Current Supervisions

Panayiota (Patty) Argyrides, Kelly McDevitt, Nicole Pacas, Katie Turcotte (about students)