Westcott 2016 Fall

Andrea Westcott

BA (Alberta), MA (Queen's), PhD (Toronto)

Instructor - English

Andrea received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta in Honours English and her MA from Queen's in Kingston, ON. Her MA thesis compared Carlyle to Disraeli. Andrea's PhD, granted from the University of Toronto, is entitled "The Art of Anne Bronte." Her career began by teaching undergraduate courses at all levels in the English Department at University of British Columbia. Since then, Andrea has been teaching first and second-year courses in the Capilano University English Department, including several years as the Department's coordinator. Andrea also researches and writes about women writers from the Victorian period through to the present.

In addition to English 100 (which all instructors teach!), Andrea enjoys teaching the 20th and 21st century all genre first-year literature course (ENGL 103), and the fiction course covering the same period (ENGL 104). She also teaches the equivalent of these two courses for the Women Studies department (WMST 104 and 106). For second-year courses, she has specialized in the two halves of the critical survey of British literature (200, 201), short fiction (211), and children's literature (218). To this, she’s adding a third-year course as part of the Liberal Studies Bachelor of Arts (LSBA) program, Studies in Genre: Gothic Creations and Recreations in Terror (323).

When not teaching, Andrea can be found skiing the back bowls of Whistler/Blackcomb with her husband and two children; the summer months often find her challenging the road up to Cypress on her bike or running the seawall.


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