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Angela Facundo


I teach a range of themes and histories in literary theory. Specifically, I arrived at queer theory and psychoanalysis 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, Ali Smith).

Having trained at the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, I am also a Registered Psychotherapist in private practice.

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications
  • Casey Plett. “A Safe Girl to Love.” Journal of Mennonite Studies: 2016. Review.
  • “Proliferating Omniscience.” English Studies in Canada (2017)
Additional Information

Completed clinical training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis.

Areas of Study
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Mental Health Studies
Pedagogy and Education Studies
Genres and Forms
Literary Theory and Criticism

Department of English, Queen's University

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Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.