Andrew McWhinney

Hi there! My name is Andrew, and I'm a writer, editor, and audio producer based out of Edmonton, Alberta. I'm passionate about the intersection of culture and politics, particularly literature. I also produce music under the alias お元気ogenki.My work, which ranges from journalism to critical essays, has appeared in The GatewayNorthern Currents, and Negation Magazine. I am currently an editor, writer, and podcast producer at Negation Magazine, and also publish critical work on my Substack.I completed my Master of Arts in English at McMaster University, where I wrote on class politics and contemporary Canadian fiction.If you have a freelance writing, editing, or audio production opportunity you'd like to discuss, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

My Work

Selected Essays and Journalism

"Tory Ecological Materialism"Ideologemes, January 2023"Totality and the Vanguard Function: The Case for Verticality"Negation Magazine, May 2022"A Marxist Mission to Rescue Jean Baudrillard"Negation Magazine, March 2021"Student life through the screen"The Gateway, November 2019"Editorial: New Facebook policies can only do so much against white supremacy"The Gateway, April 2019"Editorial: Increasing youth voting will take more than advanced polls"The Gateway, March 2019"Fight like a girl: U of A women in martial arts"The Gateway, January 2019"Editorial: We need to re-politicize mental health on campus"The Gateway, November 2018"Cadavers: Death in the Academy"The Gateway, November 2017

Academic Writing

"CanLit" and Capitalism: Canada Reads and the Circulation of Class Politics Through Contemporary Canadian Fiction — M.A. thesis, September 2021"'As a Species We're Doomed by Hope': Capitalism as the Limit of the Anthropocene in Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake" — conference presentation, 20/21 Vision: Speculating in Literature and Film in Canada, August 2021Fighting the Absence: Class in Contemporary Canadian Fiction — B.A. (Hons) thesis, April 2020"Fighting to be Exploited: Douglass' Narrative and Racial Contradictions in Labor Under Emerging Capitalism" — conference presentation, English and Film Studies Undergraduate Symposium, April 2019"From Aggression to Acceptance: The Shifting of Quebecois Nationalist Attitudes in Relation to Indigenous Nationalism in Canada" — journal article, Political Science Undergraduate Review, November 2017


Editor, Negation Magazine, October 2020 - PresentEditor-in-Chief, The Gateway, May 2019 - April 2020Opinion Editor, The Gateway, May 2018 - April 2019

Selected Podcasting/Music

Cohost and producer, The Negation Nightly Radio Hour, the Patreon podcast of Negation Magazine"The dangers of Doug Ford’s postsecondary policy", The Gateway Presents, January 2019"Should we allow controversial speakers on campus?", The Gateway Presents, September 2018As お元気ogenki:
party time! — September 2021
be kinder to yourself, okay? — October 2019the tapes are talking — April 2017


I'm always interested in and happy to discuss freelance writing, editing, and audio production projects and opportunities. You can reach me at or on Twitter @ajmcwhinney.