Congratulations to Mark Kaethler who successfully defended his PhD dissertation, Thomas Middleton's Middle Way: Political Irony and Jacobean Drama, on Friday, January 15.
Congratulations to Allen Kwan, who successfully defended his PhD thesis, Authored Agency: Exploring the Language and Grammar of Video Games, on Friday, January 8.
SETS professor Jennifer Schacker has just published a co-edited collection with Wayne State University Press: Feathers, Paws, Fins, and Claws: Fairy-Tale Beasts. For more information go to http://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/feathers-paws-fins-and-claws
In August Sky Gilbert's play Naked Hamilton was a hit at the FringeNYC -- TimeOut calling it a "charming 60 minute gem." Naked Hamilton will go on to be performed at Fringe Encore (the best of the New York City and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals) in October.
Judith Thompson, a member of faculty in the School of English and Theatre Studies, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. This is a tremendous honour which recognizes Judith's accomplishments as an internationally renowned playwright and director whose contributions have been acknowledged through many awards, including twice receiving the Governor General's Award for Drama. Additionally, in 2005, Judith was named as an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Professor Christine Bold has received the John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Off-campus Faculty Research Award from the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, Brigham Young University, for her research on "Vaudeville Indians." She will also be a plenary speaker at the ACCUTE conference in May 2016 in Calgary.
Two graduates from the PhD program are about to have books published: Elizabeth Groenevald's Making Feminist Media: Third-Wave Magazines on the Cusp of the Digital Age (Wilfrid Laurier University Press) and Benjamin Authers' A Culture of Rights: Law, Literature, and Canada (University of Toronto Press).
Professor Daniel Fischlin's research on the Sanders Portait of William Shakespeare has been named one of 100 Ontario University "Game Changer" research developments from the last 100 years.
The English Students’ Society (TESS) formed in the Fall of 2008 with the aim to enrich the social and academic experience of undergraduate English students at the University of Guelph. TESS forms an outlet for students to meet, interact, share, discuss and get the most out of their English program experience.
Parkdale is the “landing strip” for waves of immigrants and refugees arriving in Toronto; it’s also home to, or the near neighbour of, a number of MFA students in the University of Guelph’s Creative Writing Program and two SETS faculty members: Catherine Bush and Michelle Elleray.