Posted on Thursday, June 1st, 2017

SETS Professor Emeritus Ric Knowles has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Association for Theatre Research. Part of the presentation speech reads as follows: 

"How to pay tribute to a scholar with such an unparalleled career? Who has authored, edited, or co-edited 20 books; 120 articles and book chapters; and over 55 special journal issues that have shaped the course of theatre and performance studies in Canada and internationally, and brought countless subfields into being? Whose name, when entered, makes the Google Scholar search engine crash? Who modeled what feminism might mean as a practice for men long before Justin Trudeau made it hip? Whose scholarship broke into international markets as a highly acclaimed Canadian export in ways that Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams could only envy? These are the questions that have been keeping us up at night as we prepared to salute our esteemed and beloved Ric Knowles."

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