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Student Profiles

Current Student Profiles

Recently Completed PhD Students

  • Victoria Kennedy, "Narrative Pleasures and Feminist Politics: Popular Women’s Historical Fiction, 1990-2015." Supervisor: Dr. Andrea Austin. Successfully defended: March 2017.
  • Anders Bergstrom, "In Search of Lost Selves: Memory and Subjectivity in Transnational Art Cinema." Supervisor: Dr. Russell Kilbourn. Successfully defended: December 2016.
  • Susan Hroncek, "Volatile Compositions: Chemistry and its Occult History in Victorian Speculative Fiction."  Supervisor: Dr. Lynn Shakinovsky.  Successfully defended: August 2016.
  • Katherine Quanz, "The Struggle to be Heard: Toronto's Postproduction Sound Industry, 1968 to 2005."  Supervisor: Dr. Katherine Spring. Successfully defended: July 2016.
  • J. Coplen Rose, "Laughing for a Change: Dramatic Criticism of National Crises in Second Interregnum South Africa." Supervisor: Dr. Mariam Pirbhai. Successfully defended: December 2015.
  • Justin Shaw, "'Falling Men' in Post 9/11 American Fiction." Supervisor: Dr. Tamas Dobozy. Successfully defended: November 2014.
  • Ada Sharpe, “Polish or Work? Four Women Novelists and the Professionalization of Accomplishment, 1796-1814.” Supervisor: Dr. Eleanor Ty. Successfully defended: August 2014. Recipient of Gold Medal for Academic Excellence, Faculty of Arts, Fall 2014 Convocation. SSHRC Postdoctoral grant, September 2014, Harvard University: “The Miniature Domain: Place-making and the Amateur Arts in British Women’s Writing, 1790-1825.”  Supervisor: Dr. Deirdre Lynch.
  • Patrick-Laurent Faubert, "'Perfect Picture Material': History, Adaptation, and the Formation of a Studio Identity at Warner Bros., 1934-1941." Supervisor: Dr. Paul Tiessen. Successfully defended: September 2013. Recipient of Gold Medal for Academic Excellence, Faculty of Arts, and Governor General's Award, Fall 2013 Convocation.
  • Elizabeth Clarke, “War and the Sexes: Gender and American Film, 1898-1927.” Supervisor: Dr. Philippa Gates. Successfully defended: August 2013. SSHRC Postdoctoral grant, September 2013, University of California at Santa Cruz: “Writing Women in Film History: Women Screenwriters of the Silent Era.” Supervisor: Dr. Shelley Stamp.
  • Sylvia Terzian, “Arab Pluralities and Transnationality: The ‘Crisis of Diasporic Consciousness’ in Arab American and Arab Canadian Fiction.” Supervisor: Dr. Mariam Pirbhai. Successfully defended: December 2012.
  • Jenny Wills, “Aporetic Origins: North American Narratives of Transnational, Transracial Asian Adoption.” Supervisor: Dr. Eleanor Ty. Successfully defended: August 2012.
  • Stefan Sereda, “Cinema in Scare Quotes: Postmodern Aesthetics and Economics in the American Art Cinema.” Supervisor: Dr. Russell Kilbourn. Successfully defended: January 2012. Recipient of Gold Medal for Academic Excellence, Faculty of Arts, Spring 2012 Convocation.
  • Miriam Raethel, “Witnessing From a Distance: Postwar Literary Representations of the Holocaust.” Supervisor: Dr. Lynn Shakinovsky. Successfully defended: August 2010.
  • Lisa Funnell, “The Warrior Women of Transnational Cinema: Gender and Race in Hollywood and Hong Kong Action Films.” Supervisor: Dr. Philippa Gates. Successfully defended: April 2010. Recipient of Gold Medal for Academic Excellence, Faculty of Arts, Spring 2010 Convocation.
  • Michael Ackerman, “Phantoms of Old Forms: The Gothic Mode in the Dramatic Verse of Tennyson and Browning.” Supervisor: Dr. Michael Moore. Successfully defended: August 2009.
  • Lisa Butler, “Mis-Education and the Crisis in Male Subjectivity: William Godwin’s Middle Novels, 1799-1817.” Supervisor: Dr. Eleanor Ty. Successfully defended: August 2008.

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