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PLAYWRITING PRIZE

Congratualations to SETS PhD graduate and sessional instructor Tony Berto, whose play Row was a winner in the Arch and Bruce Brown Playwriting Competition.  This is the sixteenth year of the competition for which 267 submissions were received.

SSHRC IMPACT AWARD

Ajay Heble, a professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies, was named the SSHRC 2016 Impact Award winner in the partnership category during an event today in Ottawa. He is the first U of G professor to win an Impact Award in this category. Heble will receive a $50,000 grant for research, promotion, knowledge mobilization or related activities.

THEORY/THEATRE 3RD EDITION

SETS Professor Mark Fortier has published a 3rd edition of his book Theory/Theatre: An Introduction with Routledge.

GRIFFIN POETRY PRIZE NOMINEES

Two of three Griffin Poetry Prize short-listed poets are graduates of the Guelph Creative Writing MFA, Liz Howard and Soraya Peerbaye. Liz Howard is nominated for Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent (McClelland and Stewart), and Soraya Peerbaye is nominated for Tell: poems for a girlhood (Pedlar Press).

HISTORY OF ENGLISH STUDIES AT GUELPH

Now on the SETS homepage is a newly researched history of English Studies at Guelph by Natalie Shore. It can be found in the SETS Research list on the right side of this page. Enjoy!

SUCCESSFUL PHD DEFENSE

Congratulations to Mark Kaethler who successfully defended his PhD dissertation, Thomas Middleton's Middle Way: Political Irony and Jacobean Drama, on Friday, January 15.