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PhD candidate Shane Neilsen wins SSHRC’s 2018 Talent Award
PhD Candidate Shane Neilsen has been awarded the SSHRC 2018 Talent Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by a current SSHRC doctoral scholarship holder. For more information about Shane’s work, and this wonderful recognition, follow this link.
John Douglas Taylor Conference: Engendering the Stage in the Age of Shakespeare and Beyond
Casting women in men’s roles may seem like a radical departure of our times. So might portrayals of early modern characters by trans and non-binary actors. Yet playing with gender was in fact an exciting feature of early modern theatre practice across Europe.
The Centre for Community-Engaged Narrative Arts (CCENA, co-directed by Daniel Coleman and Lorraine York) will hold its first gathering on March 1, 2016. CCENA understands society to be formed of various interpretive communities, whose outlooks and objectives are formed by the narratives through which they imagine themselves, their relationships, and their purposes.
Welcome to the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University. We have a tradition of outstanding scholarship and teaching in the field of English, and our graduate and undergraduate programs have strong reputations.
We combine long-standing commitments to the exploration of British, American, and Canadian literature of all periods with expertise in Postcolonial literature and cultures and in approaches to literary study that emphasize transnational connections. We were among the first English Departments in Canada to develop courses and programs in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory, and we strongly believe that these offerings foster a unique and valuable set of critical, analytical, and communications skills in our students.
Dr. Peter Walmsley
Chair, The Department of English & Cultural Studies
McMaster University recognizes and acknowledges that it is located on the traditional territories of the Mississauga and Haudenosaunee nations, and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.
Join us on Monday, November 19th for Dr. Al Coppola’s talk “Invisible Visibilities: From Newtonian Mathesis to the Santa Fe Institute,” at the Sherman Centre, Mills Library (first floor), from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. Al Coppola is an Associate Professor of English at John Jay College, CUNY, and the past chair of the Columbia University...
Join us on Friday November 9th at 11:00 am for Dr. McKittrick’s talk “Footnotes (Books and Papers Scattered About the Floor),” presented as part of the 2018/2019 ECS Visiting Speaker Series. In this talk, Dr. McKittrick will explore the politics of citation in black studies. Taking its cue from the work of Richard Iton, Lisa Lowe,...
ECS’s Melinda Gough and Peter Cockett from the School of the Arts have embarked on Engendering the Stage, a Socrates supported project examining issues around the portrayal of gender in early modern theatre. The latest feature on Engendering the Stage, “Unsex Me Here,” by Sara Laux, describes the project as a “collaboration between academics and...