Welcome to the Department of English
The Department of English is pleased to announce the names of our graduating Honours, MA and PhD students. Congratulations to all!
Alexander Edwin Duncan
Luke Richmond Fraser
Janelle Kaitlyn Lessard
Jackson Ling-Dong Li
Kathryn Louise Martin
Stephen Findlay Morgan
Cameron Norman Paul
Joseph San Jose
Roberta Grace Sherman
Catherine Sophia Stabler
Fiona Marie Trotter
Jessica Anne Turner
Siri Elizabeth Williams
Committee: Mary Chapman and Laura Moss (Co-supervisors)
Thesis: Reading the Field of Canadian Poetry in the Era of Modernity: The Ryerson Poetry Chap-book Series, 1925-1962
Gillian is currently working as an intern for a company that provides event management, consulting, publicity services, graphic design, media buying, and fundraising for several well-known literary events in British Columbia, including Vancouver’s annual The Word on the Street Festival and the BC Book Prizes. This upcoming fall, she will be taking courses at Ryerson University and Simon Fraser University with the intention of working in the Canadian publishing industry.
Committee: John X. Cooper (Supervisor), Mary Chapman
Thesis: Two Drunk Ladies: The Modernist Drunk Narrative and the Female Alcoholic in the Fiction of Jean Rhys and Jane Bowle
Committee: Miguel Mota (Supervisor), Jerry Wasserman
Thesis: [I]f it Makes No Sense Then You Understand it Perfectly: Exploring Ideas of Fundamental Freedoms in the Theatrical Legacy of Sarah Kane
Non-thesis MA Program
Corey Moseley (left) and Peng Wei
Corey graduated this May with an emphasis in postmodern fiction. He is working on a comprehensive study of literary hoaxes.
PhD in English
Committee: John X. Cooper (Supervisor), Barbara Dancygier, Steven Tabeneck
Thesis: "Nowhere Places and the Poetics of Landscape: Temporality, Literary Atmosphere, and the Ethical Arena in Colonial Modernity"
Committee: Miguel Mota (Supervisor), Nicholas Hudson, Ira Nadel
Thesis: Station to Station: Contemporary British Literature and Urban Space After Thatcher
Kim is currently a lecturer with Arts Studies in Research and Writing here at UBC, and is also working as a Market Analyst in the private sector. She is working on a book length poetry project called "Sorted." (http://kimaduff.com)
Committee: Laura Moss (Supervisor), Deanna Kreisel, Miranda Burgess, Miguel Mota
Thesis: Shadows of the Raj: Anglo-Indian Visions of Empire; the Raj Revival, and the Literary Crafting of National Character
Genevieve has been the in-house editor for Writers House, a New York literary agency, since January 2011. Her work involves editorial critique and creative development for bestselling authors in a wide variety of genres.
Committee: Laura Moss (Supervisor), Vin Nardizzi, Eva-Marie Kröller
Thesis: Women Writers and the Study of Natural History in Nineteenth-Century Canada
Charity accepted a teaching position in the Department of English at the College of New Caledonia in her hometown of Prince George, BC.
Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair
Committee: Linc Kesler (Supervisor), Daniel Heath Justice, Margery Fee, Dory Nason
Thesis: Nindoodemag Bagijiganan: A History of Anishinaabeg Narrative
Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair is Anishinaabe (St. Peter's/Little Peguis) and an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba. He is a regular commentator on Indigenous issues on CTV, CBC, and APTN and his written work can be found in the pages of The Exile Edition of Native Canadian Fiction and Drama, newspapers like The Guardian, and online with CBC Books: Canada Writes. Niigaan is the co-editor of the award-winning Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water (Highwater Press, 2011) and Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World Through Stories (Michigan State University Press, 2013) and is the Editorial Director of The Debwe Series with Portage and Main Press.
KILLAM TEACHING PRIZE WINNERS
Two of this year's UBC Killam Teaching Prize winners are members of the Department of English!
The UBC Killam Teaching Prizes have been awarded since 1989: they are funded by the Killam Endowment Fund, and awarded to faculty nominated by students, colleagues, and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching (see complete list here).
Laura Moss, a postcolonial literary historian and Canadian literature specialist, is known for her stellar classroom teaching; her work as Chair of UBC's Canadian Studies Program; her masterful anthology Canadian Literature in English: Texts and Contexts; and for her tireless mentoring of graduate students. As Associate Editor of Canadian Literature, she is currently collaborating on a TLEF-funded project to produce CanLitGuides, an online modular resource that brings the 50-year archive of the journal into Canadian Literature classrooms.
Dory Nason is a joint appointee in English and UBC's First Nations Studies Program. She works on contemporary Indigenous Feminisms and related Native women's intellectual history and literature, and this May, she will be the commencement speaker at UC Berkeley's American Indian Studies Graduation. Students in English and First Nations Studies praised Dory's teaching and mentorship, calling her challenging, passionate, and brilliant.
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH: 1915-2000
"Department of English, 1915-2000" provides an extensive overview of the history of our department from the year UBC first opened its doors to the end of the 20th century. This account of the first 85 years of the department was written by our former department head and Executive Assistant to the President, Herbert Rosengarten. Read now>>
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