Commedia dell'arte and puppets in a fable of ancient Cathay. 8 p.m. March 22 and 23, George Luscombe Theatre. Tickets at the door $10.
Judith Thompson, a member of faculty in the School of English and Theatre Studies, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. This is a tremendous honour which recognizes Judith's accomplishments as an internationally renowned playwright and director whose contributions have been acknowledged through many awards, including twice receiving the Governor General's Award for Drama. Additionally, in 2005, Judith was named as an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Congratulations to Allen Kwan, who successfully defended his PhD thesis, Authored Agency: Exploring the Language and Grammar of Video Games, on Friday, January 8.
Two graduates from the PhD program are about to have books published: Elizabeth Groenevald's Making Feminist Media: Third-Wave Magazines on the Cusp of the Digital Age (Wilfrid Laurier University Press) and Benjamin Authers' A Culture of Rights: Law, Literature, and Canada (University of Toronto Press).
Congratulations to Mark Kaethler who successfully defended his PhD dissertation, Thomas Middleton's Middle Way: Political Irony and Jacobean Drama, on Friday, January 15.
Creative Writing MFA grad Ayelet Tsabari has just won the $100,000 Sami Rohr prize for Jewish literature for her collection of stories, The Best Place on Earth, published by HarperCollins Canada. The stories were Ayelet's thesis project in the MFA.
Congratulations to Jessica Riley, who has successfully defended her PhD dissertation, Tracking Dramaturgical Influence: Lessons from the Archive (Urjo Kareda 1982-1986).
In January 2015 J.R. (Tim) Struthers, who has been researching and publishing on Alice Munro for forty years, published two new volumes in her honour: the first, under his sole editorship and entitled Alice Munro and the Souwesto Story, being a special issue of the American creative/critical journal Short Story; the second, co-edited with poet John B.
Three former and current SETS PhD students have recently landed tenure-track appointments. Elizabeth Groeneveld is at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Ben Authers is at the University of Canberra. Paul Watkins is at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo. Congratulations to all!
Congratulations to SETS PhD grad Ian Reilly who has accepted a tenure-track position at Mount Saint Vincent University.