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Adam Lee

Adam Lee


Adam Lee earned his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford in 2013, writing his thesis on “The Platonism of Walter Pater” (1839-1894). Previously, he attained an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English and Classics, with a strong interest in Philosophy, at the University of Toronto, from where he also holds a Master’s in English Literature. He specializes in Victorian literature, where he examines the influence of philosophy, Classics, religion, and history on literary culture—ideas and values that still profoundly affect us today. Along with a commitment to research, Adam has a passion for teaching English to post-secondary students, specifically for developing clear communication skills and a critical appreciation of literature. He has published several articles and book chapters on Walter Pater, who is mainly associated with Aestheticism in the latter nineteenth century, which explore and redefine Pater’s literary relationships with figures including Plato, Aristotle, Montaigne, Ernest Renan, and Oscar Wilde. He is currently working on the edition of Plato and Platonism in The Collected Work of Walter Pater.