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New book publication by Prof. Clive Thomson

Prof. Clive Thomson (French Studies) has published a new book with Editions Atlande, Paris. Entitled On croit comprendre le monde avec ça!: Entretiens mémoriels avec Henri Mitterrand, the book is a series of interviews with the renouned French professor and specialist of the works of Émile Zola, Henri Mitterrand, a friend, mentor and former professor of Dr. Thomson's.

Professor Andrew Bailey on Covid-19 Immunity passports

Philosophy professor and Associate Dearn, Research and Graduate Studie. (on leave in winter 2021) breaks down the argument in favour of Covid-19 immunity passports at Conversation Canada..

Sky Gilbert's "Shakespeare Beyond Science"

Guernica Editions recently published professor Sky Gilbert's new book, Shakespeare Beyond Science: When Poetry Was The World. Those interested in reading Gilbert's first work of nonfiction on the subject of Shakespeare and language should check out Leslie Barcza's review and Gilbert's own Youtube reading


Holiday Closure - Dec. 23 - Jan 3

The School of English and Theatre Studies wishes you and yours a Happy Holiday Season! 

Please note that the School of English and Theatre Studies will be closed for the holidays December 23rd to January 3rd, inclusive. 

Jennifer Shacker Guests on the Podcast, "Sing For Science" Alongside Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC

Professor Jennifer Shacker recently guested on the podcast, Sing for Science alongside Darryl McDaniels (DMC) of Run-DMC...
On "Peter Piper: The Folklore of Nursery Rhymes," Shacker and McDaniels join musician and Sing for Science host Matt Wyhte to discuss the folklore of nursery rhythms. The episode includes discussion covering the relationship between play and language, the backstories to some of the most popular nursery rhythms, and the connection between Peter Piper and DMC’s own musical pursuits. 

2020 RWB Jackson Lecture: Dionne Brand with Rinaldo Walcott

Professor Dionne Brand was the year's featured speaker for the renown OISE's RWB Jackson Lecture series…
On December 8th, Brand was joined by Rinaldo Walcott for "Nomenclature for the time being: a poem, and a conversation." SETS would like to congratulate Brand for the distinguished achievement.
A retrospective covering OISE's annual marquee public lecture can be found here