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ACCOLADES FOR GILBERT PLAY

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 NAMED MEMBER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY

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. 

FACULTY AWARD

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.

SETS PHD GRADS TO PUBLISH BOOKS

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).

SETS PhDs LAND TENURE-TRACK APPOINTMENTS

Three former and current SETS PhD students have recently landed tenure-track appointments. Elizabeth Groeneveld is at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Ben Authers is at the University of Canberra. Paul Watkins is at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo. Congratulations to all!

THE ENGLISH STUDENTS' SOCIETY

 

 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. 

 

SETS COMMUNITY-FACING WORK

 

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.