Angela Facundo is an assistant professor in the Queen’s Department of English. She teaches a range of themes and histories in literary theory, with research exploring the relationship between sexuality, knowledge formation and its institutionalization, and narratives of attachment (to texts, to others, to versions of the self). Her next project addresses questions of “investment” in an exploration of the relationship between literature and empathy. To answer these questions, she focuses on narratives of catastrophe in contemporary fiction (Kazuo Ishiguro, Emily St. John Mandel, Dionne Brand, Alison Bechdel, Ali Smith). Angela is also a psychoanalytic psychotherapy candidate at the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Angela is author of Oscillations of Literary Theory: The Paranoid Imperative and Queer Reparative.

Appearing in 14. Mercy Gene