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SETS welcomes Lawrence Hill to faculty

Faculty and students in SETS are delighted to welcome Lawrence Hill, who is joining the school as a professor on July 1. One of Canada’s most distinguished authors, he will teach in the English program and participate in the new Minor in Creative Writing that is currently in development.


SURG updates for January 2019


This is a time of dramatic transitions for SURG. After years of outstanding work and great commitment Jack McCart had to step down as editorial leader of the journal since he began a full-time job on campus. We thank Jack for his years of service and wish him every success in his new endeavors.

Stratford Summer Courses


May 5-May 17, 2019
The Universities of Guelph and Windsor, Western, Brock and St. Jerome’s University (affiliated with the University of Waterloo) partner to offer annually two university-level courses for credit.

THST*3260 Shakespeare: Text & Performance S (3-0) [0.50]

Troy Hourie - Apparitions


Tory Hourie's Apparitions, an interactive, immersive art installation based on the esoteric themes in Britten's Turn of the Screw will be presented at the Aurora Cultural Centre from October 6 to November 10, 2018.


Pushkin, a new play by Jonathan Leaf opened at the Sheen Centre Black Box Theatre in New York City on July 23, 2018 and runs until August 25, 2018.  The scenic design was by Troy Hourie.

Judith Thompson

Who Killed Snow White?

Judith Thompson's Who Killed Snow White? addresses sexual violence in the context of social media and cyberbullying.  The play premiered this August at 4th Line Theatre.

English Prof Receives Prestigious Killam Fellowship

SETS faculty member Christine Bold received the Prestigious Killam Fellowship. Uncovering the "hidden histories" of Indigenous vaudeville actors such as Princess Chinquilla is the goal of Professor Bold.  Her two-year $140,000 award provides release from teaching and administrative duties so that she can work full time on a research project that she says upends long-held notions of the role Native peoples play in the popular culture of the late 1800s and early 1900s.  Congratulations!

Jessica Riley

Jessica Riley, SETS PhD grad, will be taking up a tenure-track position in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg in January 2019. She will be teaching theatre history, script analysis, and dramaturgy. Congratulations, Jess!