Peter Wilkins

Dr Peter Wilkins

Douglas College, English (Canada)

Graphixia Blog

The Training Group at Douglas College

Contact Details


Postal Address: 1932 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V5N 1H5


Biography and Research Interests

Peter Wilkins teaches English at Douglas College in New Westminster, British Columbia Canada, where he is also the Faculty Research Liaison for the Training Group. He has a PhD in American Literature and Critical Theory from the University of California at Irvine. He started working on comics in 2010 when he started the Graphixia blog with David N. Wright.

Research interests: Comics and Skills Training, Comics and Aesthetics, Apocalyptic Narratives, Narratives of Masculinity, Technology.


“Pluto: Robots and Aesthetic Experience” The Comics Grid, 30 January 2012

“‘Nightmares of Identity’: Nationalism and Loss in Leonard Cohen’s Beautiful Losers.”Intricate Preparations: Writing Leonard Cohen.  Ed. Stephen Scobie. 2000, Toronto, ECW Press, 24-50.

“Defense of the Realm: Canada’s Relationship to the United States in Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing.” REAL (Research in English and American Literature) Vol 14 Literature and the Nation. Ed. Brook Thomas. 1998, Tübingen, Gunter Narr Verlag, 205-222.

“No Big Picture: Denys Arcand’s American Critics” in Denys Arcand: Auteur/Provocateur. Ed. Brian McIlroy and André Loiselle. 1995, Trowbridge, Flicks Books, 113-135.

Conference Papers and Talks

“What’s My Task? Comics and Document Use Literacy,” The Third International Comics Conference: Comics Rock, Bournemouth, June 28, 2012 (Forthcoming).

“Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Superheroic Foundations of Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan and Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home”, The First International Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels: Sites of Visual and Textual Innovation, November, 2011.


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