Anderson Araujo, PhD

Department Head, Associate Professor

English, Languages and World Literatures, World Literatures
Office: CCS 365
Phone: 250.807.9589

Graduate student supervisor

Research Summary

Transnational modernism; First World War poetry, 20th-century British and Irish literature; modernism and transatlantic modernism; peace and war studies; aesthetics.

Courses & Teaching

Teaching areas: English, Modernist literature, Twentieth-Century British and Irish literature, and World Literature.
Recent graduate and undergraduate courses taught: IGS 590 Power and Ideas; WRLD 330 War in Literature; WRLD 331 “Best” International Feature Films; WRLD 332 Nobel Prize Literature; WRLD 360 Power and Literature (also upcoming in the fall of 2022).


HBA (With High Distinction) University of Toronto, MA University of Toronto, PhD Western University

Research Interests & Projects

Anderson Araujo’s published research engages the intersections of aesthetics and politics in Transatlantic Modernism, in articles on avant-garde movements and modernist writers, including Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, and Richard Aldington. His first book, A Companion to Ezra Pound’s Guide to Kulchur (2018), offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary study of this critical text in Pound’s oeuvre and biography. It received a High Commendation Award from the Ezra Pound Society. His latest book, written entirely in Spanish, was published in Madrid in 2021. Estetas fascistas y antifascistas: La vanguardia española, el modernismo americano y la política del poder examines the radical politics of the Spanish and Anglo-American avant-garde during the rise of fascism in Europe. He is currently writing a monograph (in English) on modernist cultural politics and the Spanish Civil War.

Dr. Araujo has a joint appointment to teach Modernist literature, Twentieth-Century British and Irish literature, and World Literature in the Department of English and Cultural Studies and the Department of Languages and World Literatures, the latter of which he is the current Head (2019-2024). A recipient of the 2014 FCCS Teaching Innovation Award, he encourages active, dialogical participation in the classroom. He views teaching and research as a seamless conversation to advance intercultural awareness, cross intellectual and disciplinary boundaries, and promote creativity in language and media use.

Selected Grants & Awards

Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations (ALT-2040) Fund (2020-2023)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant (2016-2019)

Hampton Fund Research Grant (2015-2017)

Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant (2016)


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