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Congratulations to Jeremy Lopez on being appointed editor of Shakespeare Quarterly. He joins other Department members as editors of world-class journals -- Tom Keymer of RES, Ato Quayson of the Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Inquiry, and Colin Hill of UTQ.
Congratulations to Terry Robinson on winning both the Annibel Jenkins Prize for the Best Article in Performance and Theatre Studies and the Percy G. Adams Prize for the Best Article on an Eighteenth-Century Subject for her article "Becoming Somebody: Refashioning the Body Politic in Mary Robinson's Nobody," Studies in Romanticism 55 (Summer 2016): 143-184.
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Congratulations to Katie Larson on being appointed the new Chair of English at the University of Toronto at Scarborough (UTSC). She succeeds Christine Bolus-Reichert as the second Chair of English in the UTSC department’s history. Outstanding news.
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Congratulations to Danny Wright on winning the 2016 John Charles Polanyi Prize for Literature. This prestigious prize is awarded by the Government of Ontario for outstanding researchers in the early stages of their careers. Danny joins a remarkable group from Toronto English. Over the last decade or so five other members of the Department have won the prize -- Andrea Most, Katie Larson, Amelia DeFalco, David Taylor, and most recently Andrea Charise.
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Professor Denise Cruz | Faculty of Arts & Science Outstanding Teaching Award
Congratulations to Professor Denise Cruz on winning a Faculty of Arts & Science Outstanding Teaching Award. This intensely competitive award recognizes excellence in undergraduate education with a focus on classroom instruction, course design, and curriculum development.
Congratulations to Noa Reich on winning the North American Victorian Studies Association award for the Best Graduate Student Paper presented at the annual conference in 2016 for the essay, “Speculation, Mortmain, and the Subjects of Middlemarch.” Congratulations also to her supervisor, Audrey Jaffe.
In the Media:
- Doyali Islam, UofT graduate and Canadian poet, discusses the poetry of stillness on CBC's Sunday Edition with Michael Enright
- Congratulations to Professor Quayson, who is the co-winner of the Urban History Association’s top award in the international category for books published in 2013-2014.
- Professor Emerita Rosemary Sullivan discusses her latest book, Stalin's Daughter with the Toronto Star.
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- Thursday, April 27, 2017.
- 2017 Graduate English Conference - Endings.
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- MA CRW Alumna Jesse Ruddock's debut novel Shot-Blue was reviewed by The New York Times.
- Dr. Deirdre Baker, Professor Nick Mount and Dr. Michael Johnstone are featured in The Varsity Magazine. Read more here!
- "The humanities, especially the literature of the Asian diaspora in North America, would have lost a major champion if Denise Cruz had followed her initial plan to attend medical school." Read more about Professor Cruz here.
- WINCS has just been featured in the latest edition of SURGE, U of T Mississauga's resource for research-related matters. Read the article featuring Professors Danny Wright and Terry F. Robinson here.
- Two fascinating stories in the Globe and Mail about distinguished Department members -- George Elliott Clarke on his role as Poet Laureate to the House of Commons and Randy Boyagoda on the challenges he faces in running a Catholic college in a secular university.
- Anne Lancashire may be the first member of the Department since Marshall McLuhan to be listed in the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)! Check out her credit in a recently-released Star Wars documentary. You type her name into the search box, and up she pops, just like Harrison Ford or Alec Guinness.
- Read about Professor Greig Henderson's views on the connection between literature and the law in the November issue of Leaside Life!
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