Dr. Brandi Estey-Burtt

Assistant Professor (Limited Term)
Nicholson Tower


  • Ph.D English (Dalhousie University)
  • MA Theology and Religious Studies (Atlantic School of Theology)
  • MA English (McMaster University)
  • BA Honours with Distinction, English (St. Thomas University)

Research Interests: Children’s literature & media; postcolonial/world literatures; religion and postcolonialism; digital humanities and electronic literature

Current Projects: Co-Applicant: New Religious Movements and Spiritualities, Narrative Identity, and Religious Diversity in Canada. SSHRC Insight Grant.

Current Courses:

  • ENGL 111: Literature and Academic Writing I 
  • ENGL 233: Children’s Literature: 1865 to the Present​​​​​​
  • ENGL 236: Children’s Film and Television





2020    Dalhousie University Doctoral thesis Award Winner

2020   Dalhousie University Nominee for the CAGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award Nominee

2018   Canadian Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies
Graduate Student Presentation Prize Winner



Recent Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

2019   Estey-Burtt, Brandi. "'Ripped and Tortured Skin': Mapping
               the Body in Peter Carey's Jack Maggs." ARIEL: An International
               Review of English Literature
, vol. 50, no.2-3, 2019, pp.

2017   Estey-Burtt, Brandi. "Bidding the Animal Àdieu: Grace in J.M.
               Coetzee’s The Lives of Animals and Disgrace.” Literature and
, vol. 31, no. 2, 2017, pp. 1-15.


Writing for Public Audiences

2022 “Making Refugee Stories Visible: Matt Huynh’s Adaptation of “The Boat.” The Middle Spaces: Comics, Music, Culture. February 2022.

2019 “The Monstrosity of Women’s Pain.” Women Write about Comics. February 2019. 

2018 "Cookies & Christ in Gene Luen Yang's Saints." Women Write
about Comics
. Fall 2018.