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October 25, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

PhD Graduates



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.  Recipient of Gold Medal for Academic Excellence, Faculty of Arts, Fall2014 Convocation.  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, Fall 2013 Convocation.

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.