UPCOMING DEFENCES

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Recent Defences

Kimberly O'Donnell, PhD Candidate
Narrative Syncope: Affect, Ethics, and Fainting Men in Late-Victorian Novels

    Friday, December 11, 2020

    Examining Committee:
    Dr. Clint Burnham, Professor and Graduate Program Chair, Thesis Defence Chair
    Dr. Carolyn Lesjak, Associate Professor and Department of English Chair
    Dr. Margaret Linley, Associate Professor
    Dr. Michael Everton, Associate Professor
    Dr. Peter Dickinson, Professor, Department of the Contemporary Arts
    Dr. Christopher Keep, Professor, Department of English and Writing Studies, Western University

Melissa McGregor, PhD Candidate
Arduous Business: Immaterial Labour in the Victorian Realist Novel

    Friday, December 4, 2020

    Examining Committee:
    Dr. Michael Everton, Professor, Thesis Defence Chair
    Dr. Carolyn Lesjak, Associate Professor and Department of English Chair
    Dr. Margaret Linley, Associate Professor
    Dr. Clint Burnham, Professor and Department of English Graduate Chair
    Dr. Lara Campbell, Professor, Department of GSWS                                                                       Dr. Nathan Hensley, Associate Professor, Department of English, Georgetown University

Carolyne Clare, PhD Candidate
Repertoires for Supporting Sovereignty: The Protocols for Native American Archival Materials and Dance Information in Vancouver

    Monday, July 27, 2020

    Examining Committee:
    Dr. Peter Dickinson, Professor, School for the Contemporary Arts (senior supervisor)
    Dr. Lisa Nathan, Associate Professor, School of Information, UBC
    Dr. Allana Lindgren, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre, University of Victoria
    Dr. Dara Culhane, Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology
    Dr. Spencer Lilley, Te Putahi a Toi, Associate Professor, School of Maori Knowlege, Massey University

Alix Shield, PhD Candidate
Kwaskastahsowin ("Put things to right"): Case Studies in Twentieth-Century Indigenous Women's Writing, Editing, and Publishing in Canada

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020

    Examining Committee:
    Dr. Linda M. Morra, Professor, Department of English, Bishop's University
    Dr. June Schudeler, Assistant Professor, Departments of Indigenous Studies & GSWS
    Dr. Sophie McCall, Professor, Department of English
    Dr. Carole Gerson, Professor Emerita, Department of English
    Dr. Deanna Reder, Associate Professor, Departments of Indigenous Studies & English

Kelsey Blair, PhD Candidate
Performance Studies, Sport, and Affect in the Twenty-First Century

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Examining Committee:
Dr. Clint Burnham, Chair
Dr. Peter Dickinson, Professor
Dr. Dara Culhane, Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Dr. Coleman Nye, Assistant Professor, Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Dr. Ann Travers, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Dr. Susan Bennett, Professor, Department of English, University of Calgary

Jordan Abel, PhD Candidate
Nishga

Friday, March 8, 2019

Examining Committee:
Dr. Clint Burnham, Chair
Dr. Stephen Collis
Dr. Sophie McCall
Dr. Deanna Reder
Dr. David Chariandy
Dr. June Scudeler, Assistant Professor, First Nations Studies
Dr. Warren Cariou, Professor, Department of English, University of Manitoba

David Weston, PhD Candidate
Homo-Heroic Love: Male Friendship on the Restoration Stage

Friday, November 16, 2018

Examining Committee:
Dr. Clint Burnham, Chair
Dr. Diana Solomon
Dr. Betty Schellenberg
Dr. Peter Dickinson
Dr. Lara Campbell, Professor, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Dr. Jean Marsden, Professor, Department of English, University of Connecticut

Kandice Sharren, PhD Candidate
Readers in the Margins: Texts, Paratexts, and Audiences in Romantic-era Fiction

Friday, October 19, 2018

Examining Committee:
Dr. Clint Burnham, Chair
Dr. Michelle Levy
Dr. Betty Schellenberg
Dr. Leith Davis
Dr. John Maxwell, Director and Associate Professor, Master of Publishing
Dr. Michael Gamer, Professor, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania

Natalie Knight, PhD Candidate
Dispossessed Indigeneity: Literary Excavations of Internalized Colonialism

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Examining Committee:
Dr. Clint Burnham, Chair
Dr. Deanna Reder
Dr. Sophie McCall
Dr. David Chariandy
Dr. June Scudeler, Department of First Nations Studies
Dr. Warren Cariou, Department of English, University of Manitoba

Ryan Fitzpatrick, PhD Candidate
What is Here Now: Assembling Poetry in Canada After the Spatial Turn

Monday, June 11, 2018

Examining Committee:
Dr. Michelle Levy, Chair
Dr. Jeff Derksen
Dr. Stephen Collis
Dr. Christine Kim
Dr. Geoff Mann, Department of Geography
Dr. Christine Stewart, Department of English, University of Alberta

Nathan Szymanski, PhD Candidate
Emulous Fellowship and the Elizabethan Pastoral Eclogue

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Examining Committee:
Dr. Michelle Levy, Chair
Dr. Tiffany Werth, Senior Supervisor
Dr. Ronda Arab, Supervisor
Dr. Vin Nardizzi, Supervisor
Dr. John Craig, Internal/External Examiner
Dr. Stephen Guy-Bray, External Examiner