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Changes in SETS

The School of English and Theatre Studies is pleased to announce that Dr. Jade Ferguson will serve as Acting Director from January 1 to July 1, 2021. 

Sky Gilbert's "Shakespeare Beyond Science"

Guernica Editions recently published professor Sky Gilbert's new book, Shakespeare Beyond Science: When Poetry Was The World. Those interested in reading Gilbert's first work of nonfiction on the subject of Shakespeare and language should check out Leslie Barcza's review and Gilbert's own Youtube reading


Holiday Closure - Dec. 23 - Jan 3

The School of English and Theatre Studies wishes you and yours a Happy Holiday Season! 

Please note that the School of English and Theatre Studies will be closed for the holidays December 23rd to January 3rd, inclusive. 

Jennifer Shacker Guests on the Podcast, "Sing For Science" Alongside Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC

Professor Jennifer Shacker recently guested on the podcast, Sing for Science alongside Darryl McDaniels (DMC) of Run-DMC...
On "Peter Piper: The Folklore of Nursery Rhymes," Shacker and McDaniels join musician and Sing for Science host Matt Wyhte to discuss the folklore of nursery rhythms. The episode includes discussion covering the relationship between play and language, the backstories to some of the most popular nursery rhythms, and the connection between Peter Piper and DMC’s own musical pursuits. 

2020 RWB Jackson Lecture: Dionne Brand with Rinaldo Walcott

Professor Dionne Brand was the year's featured speaker for the renown OISE's RWB Jackson Lecture series…
On December 8th, Brand was joined by Rinaldo Walcott for "Nomenclature for the time being: a poem, and a conversation." SETS would like to congratulate Brand for the distinguished achievement.
A retrospective covering OISE's annual marquee public lecture can be found here

Doug Killam Tribute Fund

The School of English and Theatre Studies is honoured to provide the opportunity to support the Doug Killam Tribute Fund, which is now posted on the Alumni Affairs and Development webpage. The fund was started to recognize Killam's distinguished scholarship, and steadfast belief in the importance of inviting Canadian and International writers to campus to enrich students' lives. 
The fund page also includes a wonderful tribute written by Mary Rubio who has been absolutely marvelous in providing information about Doug and the illustrious life he lead. 
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