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PhD Graduates

Name Title
 
Al-Azraki, Amir A.

Clash of the Barbarians:  The Representation of Political Violence in Contemporary English and Arabic Language Plays About Iraq

Supervisor:  Christopher Innes

Keleta-Mae, Naila

(Re) Positioning Myself:  Female and Black in Canada

Supervisor:  Leslie Sanders

Lane, William

Signs of Wanting: Re-thinking Dramatic Motivation Within the Terms of the 'Return to Freud

Supervisor:  Laura Levin

Rutherford, Annabel L. M.

The Dramatic Use of Pictorial Structures in Proscenium Arch Plays: 1845-2009

Supervisor:  Christopher Innes

 
 

Current PhD Students

Name Dissertation/Thesis/MRP Title/ Research Interests

 

Bennett, Melanie

 

Performance art; aesthetics of failure; site-specific theatre

 

Batchelor, Brian

 

Tourism in the Mayan Riviera; performative economies; post-colonialism

 

Dixon, Everett

 

“The Directing Process of Lloyd Richards”

 

Elliott, Pavitra

 

"The Theatrical Conditions Underlying the Re-Formation of Shakespeare's Texts in the Restoration Period”

 

Feltham, Kymberley

 

Contemporary dance; South Africa; performance ethnography

 

Garcia Lopez, Saul

 

Casting practices in Mexican telenovellas

 

Griffith, Anna Marie

 

“Excursions into Otherness: Marketing Exoticism in Yoga, Kickboxing and Capoeira”

 

Hanson, Nicholas

 

Arts administration; cultural policy

 

Hawkes, Terri

 

Theatrical representations of motherhood; performances of mother-subjects; breastfeeding practices on and off-stage

 

High, Bradley

 

Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards; performance ethnography; affect theory

 

King, Moynan

 

“Women Performing Stillness: Gender, Theatre and Tableau Vivant”

 

Kulsinski, Wiktor

 

“Absurdist Discourses in New Polish Dramaturgy” 

 

Laviolette, Byron

 

“Strategies for Theatrical Engagement and Interactivity: An Analysis of Directorial Concepts from Clowns to Computers”

 

Lepp, Melissa

 

Community engagement; feminist theatre; environmental activism

 

Mcleod, Kimberley

 

Intermedial performance; political theatre

 

Mcmillan, Kathleen

 

Actor training; feminist theatre; cultural policy

 

Mendonca, Marlene

 

“Stage-Struck Girls: Challenging Female Identity and Creating Space for the Modern “Girl” in Theatre (1900-1914)”

 

Nearing, Dawn

 

Actor training; contemporary Canadian theatre

 

Nelles, LJ

 

“Revealing Voices: Embodied Practice in Theatre and Health”

 

Nyarady, Zita

 

1956 Hungarian revolution; community arts; political theatre

 

O’Hara, Jean

 

“Up/Staging Queer Native Stories”

 

Owen, David

 

“Performance Through an Avatar: Video Games as an Expression of Affect, Narrative Agency, and Ideology”

 

Schwartz, Shira

 

Jewish ritual and performance

 

Szlawieniec-Haw, Danielle

 

“The Consequences and Ethics of Representing Human Suffering, Distress, and/or Violence”

 

Thistle, Lindsay

 

“History as a Dramatic Subject: Representations of War on the Canadian Stage from 1960-2010”

 

Tumarkin, Pola

 

Actor training; Michel Saint-Denis, Canadian theatre; National Theatre School

 

Vosters, Helene

 

“Good Mourning Canada? A feminist analysis of Canada’a popular ‘Highway of Heroes’ memorial phenomena”

 

Wagner, Anton

 

“The Habitus of Mackenzie King: Canadian Artists, Cultural Capital, and the Struggle for Power”

 

Whittal, Edward

 

Performative elements of food; food studies

 

Wier, Claudia

 

Commedia dell’arte; opera troupes of Renaissance Italy; political theatre; opera performance

 

Wilcox, Richard

 

“Variants of Autobiographical Performance in the Works of Daniel MacIvor”