Upcoming & past defences

2022 defences coming soon.

Past defences

2021

Alois Sieben, PhD Candidate

Narrative Syncope: Search Results: The Subject of Google in 2010s Culture

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    Examining Committee:
    Dr. Matthew Hussey, Professor and Graduate Program Chair, Thesis Defence Chair
    Dr. Clint Burnham, Professor
    Dr. Margaret Linley, Professor
    Dr. Stephen Collis, Professor
    Dr. Todd McGowan, Professor, Department of English, The University of Vermont
    Dr. Paul Kingsbury, Professor, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University

2020

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