Dr. Adam Lee

Title & Contact Info

Assistant Professor of English

 Email: adam.lee [at] tyndale.ca
 Office Location: 2862
 Department: English

Academic Credentials

DPhil, University of Oxford, 2013
MA, University of Toronto, 2007
BA (Hons), University of Toronto, 2006

Areas of Specialization

Nineteenth-Century literature, philosophy, classics


Dr Lee’s been teaching at Tyndale since 2019. His interests include the influence of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics on literature, particularly in the nineteenth century, some of which he explored in The Platonism of Walter Pater (2020). He believes in the mission of the traditional university’s search for truth and beauty and works to exemplify this in his Introduction to Literature courses, based on the Great Books model, beginning with Homer and Virgil, and moving through St Augustine to Dante, from Milton through Austen to Dostoyevsky, and into authors of the twentieth century. He’s currently researching the writing of John Henry Newman.

Popular Courses

  • Introduction to Literature I and II
  • Literature and Composition

Favourite Place on Campus

The libraries and chapel – where that which is old is renewed.

Favourite Place in Toronto

Toronto Islands because it makes you feel at once outside and inside of the city. The ferry ride over provides a beautiful view of Toronto's skyline and the amusement park and tandem bicycles brings joy to the whole family.

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