Recently Completed PhDs
Sharpe, Ada, “Polish or Work? Four Women Novelists and the Professionalization of Accomplishment, 1796-1814.” Supervisor: Dr. Eleanor Ty. Successfully defended: August 2014. 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.
Faubert, Patrick-Laurent, "'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.
Clarke, Elizabeth, “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.
Terzian, Sylvia, “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.