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.
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.
Recent PhD graduate Mark Kaethler has published an article on a course he taught in the English program:: "'See me, and learn to know me': Teaching Lord Mayor's Shows in the Undergraduate Classroom," in This Rough Magic (http://www.thisroughmagic.org/kaethler%20article.html).
SETS Professor Mark Fortier has published a 3rd edition of his book Theory/Theatre: An Introduction with Routledge.
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).
Congratulations to SETS PhD grad Ian Reilly who has accepted a tenure-track position at Mount Saint Vincent University.
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!
There is a new publication in the book series edited by Daniel Fischlin from Duke University Press and associated with ICASP: https://www.dukeupress.edu/negotiated-moments
Congratulations to Mark Kaethler who successfully defended his PhD dissertation, Thomas Middleton's Middle Way: Political Irony and Jacobean Drama, on Friday, January 15.