SETS News

ImprovLab Funding

On behalf of the School, congratulations to Ajay Heble and his team who received a grant of $2.03 million to create ImprovLab to create a publicly accessible performance space for practices related to improvisation.  This grant is important for the research relating to Critical Studies in Improvisation, and show-cases the innovative research within the School.

Majdi Bou-Matar Visit - Oct 3

Founding Director of MT Space Theatre and Artistic Director of IMPACT 17 Theatre Festival will be visiting Pat Flood's Canadian Drama and Theatre class Tuesday, Oct 3 at 4pm in MacKinnon 306.

 

All are welcome!

SUCCESSFUL PHD DEFENSE

Congratulations to David Lee, who has successfully defended his PhD dissertation, Outside the Empire: Improvised Music in Toronto, 1960-1985.

CONGRATULATIONS TO DIANA MANOLE

The Hunchbacks’ Bus by Nora Iuga, and translated from the Romanian by Adam Sorkin and Diane Manole (Bitter Oleander 2016) was long-listed for the 2017 National Translation Awards (NTA) in the United States.

HONORARY DOCTOR OF LETTERS

SETS professor Lawrence Hill has received an honorary doctor of letters from the University of Western Ontario. Congratulations!

ANOTHER PHD GRAD WITH JOB

SETS PhD grad Ryan Rashotte is an Assistant Professor of General Studies at Lakeland University in Tokyo. His book, Narco Cinema: Sex, Drugs, and Banda Music in Mexico’s B-Filmography, was published in 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan.