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.
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]
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'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.
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, 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!
On behalf of the School, congratulations to Ric Knowles who was made a University Professor Emeritus at convocation on October 21, 2017. The honor is a richly deserved recognition of Ric's tremendous contributions to theatre as a scholar and practitioner. Ric delivered the convocation address which spoke of the importance of recognizing, respecting and learning from difference. It was an excellent addre