IX. Graduate Programs

Literary Studies/Theatre Studies in English

The PhD Program in Literary Studies/Theatre Studies in English at the University of Guelph presents an opportunity for doctoral study that is unique in Canada. Although students might choose to focus on either literary studies or theatre studies, the special opportunity provided by the PhD Program is its contribution to the evolution of interdisciplinary work in the humanities. This bridging of disciplines allows for opportunities not available in more traditional doctoral programs, especially in inter-discursive and theoretical work across the boundaries of literary and theatre studies. Students can choose to undertake research in one or more of six fields of specialization:

  • Studies in Canadian Literatures

  • Colonial, Postcolonial and Diasporic Studies

  • Early Modern Studies

  • Studies in the History and Politics of Performance and Theatre

  • Sexuality and Gender Studies

  • Transnational Nineteenth-Century Studies

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1