Andrea Beverley

Associate Professor; Program Head and Director, Centre for Canadian Studies
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Andrea Beverley teaches in the English department and in the Canadian Studies program. She is currently the Head of the Canadian Studies academic program and Director of the Centre for Canadian Studies. She also holds the Reverend William Purvis Chair in English Literature.

Dr. Beverley publishes on Canadian women's literature, often drawing on archival research and feminist theory. She has been at Mount Allison University since 2013.


Select Recent Publications:

“Reading Women Talking: Feminist Poetics in the Bronwen Wallace - Erin Moure Correspondence.” Bronwen Wallace: Essays on Her Works, edited by Wanda Campbell, Guernica, 2022, pp. 194-208.

"Uranium Mining, Interdisciplinarity, and Ecofeminism in Donna Smyth's Subversive Elements." Canadian Literature, vol. 243 (2020). 40-58.

"Poetry for Parliament: The Women's Peace Write Campaign." Pedagogies of the Archive Special Issue of English Studies in Canada 44.2 (2020). 53-74.

"Feminist Anthologizing: Women and Words: The Anthology / Les Femmes et les mots: une anthologie." Resurfacing / Refaire surface Special Issue of Studies in Canadian Literature / Études en littérature canadienne 44.2 (2019). 312-330.

"Traces of a Feminist Literary Event: Women and Words, 1983." CanLit Across Media: Un-Archiving the Literary Event. Ed. Jason Camlot and Katherine McLeod. McGill-Queen's UP, 2019. 221-241.

"Slippery and Plural: Collaborative Writing in Daphne Marlatt and Betsy Warland’s ‘Subject to Change’ and ‘Reading and Writing Between the Lines.’ ” Studies in Canadian Literature / Études en littérature canadienne 43.1 (2018). 187-206. Co-authored with Benjamin Authers.  

"The Feminist Caucus of the League of Canadian Poets: Chapbooks, Archives, and Sara Ahmed's Feminist Affects." Canadian Literature 223 (Winter 2014).84-98.


PhD, Université de Montréal

MA, Université Laval

Hon BA, University of Toronto


Teaching in Canadian Studies:

  • Representing Canada: An Introduction to Canadian Culture (CANA 1011)
  • Gender in Canada: Critical Perspectives (CANA 3301)
  • Recalling Canada: Cultural Memory and Redress (CANA 3401)
  • Imagining Canada (CANA 4611)

Teaching in English:

  • Introduction to Canadian Literature (ENGL 2801)
  • Indigenous Literatures in Canada (ENGL 3831)
  • Queer Literature in Canada (ENGL 3831)
  • Atlantic-Canadian Literature (ENGL 3831)
  • Canadian Feminist Literature (ENGL 4801) 


Connections between Canadian literature and feminism

Literary archives in Canada

Canadian women writers of the 1970s and 1980s

Canadian Studies pedagogy, in Canada and abroad

Grants, awards & honours

Dr. Beverley has received research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Mount Allison University President's Research and Creative Activities Fund, and the Fonds de Recherche du Québec, Société et Culture.