The School of English and Theatre Studies would like to congratulate Jordan Cook who successfully defended his MA thesis: Rising from the Swamp: The Philosophical Implications of the Dictator Novel
The 2020 Eden Mills Writers' Festival is in full swing!
Throughout the upcoming weeks, there will be live virtual discussions and readings from a diverse group of contemporary authors and writers, including Emma Donoghue (The Pull of the Stars), Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies), Catherine Bush (Blaze Island), and Emily Urquhart (The Age of Creativity: Art, Memory, My Father, and Me).
This year's Gryphons Read is Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai!
Dionne Brand's documentary film, Long Time Comin' is playing on August 21st at 7pm at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.
The New Graduate Student Orientation website is now available!
Incoming graduate students should check their email for an invitation to view the website and attend a live orientation chat session via Teams on September 8th at 9:30am, 10:30am and 11:30am.
IF 2020 is a 24-hour online improvisation festival presented by IICSI in partnership with other music and community-based organizations from around the world.
IF will be free to stream online starting on August 8th at midnight, GMT (8pm EST on August 7 / 1 am GMT+1 on August 8th).
"Do You Hear Me Now" An Anthology of Mental Health Journeys is an ebook that includes a "collection of poetry, long-form writing, and artwork by individuals of diverse ages, genders, races and sexual orientations." Those included in the anthology were inspired by Ajay Heble's Literature and Social Change course during the Winter 2020 semester and decided to use the medium of storytelling to reduce social stigma surrounding mental health and empower people to feel safe when speaking or writing about their mental health journeys.
Daniel Fischlin's new book is now available: https://www.dukeupress.edu/playing-for-keeps
Even in these strange times, exams and papers go on!
The School of English and Theatre Studies congratulates the following students who successfully defended their theses online in the age of Covid-19:
Margaret Lehman, a student in ENGL*3060, has had a review she wrote for the class published by The League of Canadian Poets: http://poets.ca/2020/01/23/pier-giorgio-di-cicco/.