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).
I’m currently a psychoanalytic psychotherapy candidate at the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis.
Literary and Critical Theory, Queer Theory, Gender Studies, Psychoanalysis, Contemporary Fiction
- Casey Plett. “A Safe Girl to Love.” Journal of Mennonite Studies: 2016. Review.
- “Proliferating Omniscience.” English Studies in Canada (2017)
Candidate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis.