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Deanne Williams

Professor’s new book redefines girlhood during Medieval, Renaissance era

Author and English Professor Deanne Williams investigates the overlooked roles of girls in theatre—and performing arts in general—from the 10th through 17th centuries in her new book Girl Culture in the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Performance and Pedagogy (Bloomsbury, 2023).

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Profs. Alison Halsall and Jonathan Warren receive 2023 Eisner Award for Best Academic/Scholarly Work

Alison Halsall and Jonathan Warren received the 2023 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for Best Academic/Scholarly Work for The LGBTQ+ Comics Studies Reader: Critical Openings, Future Directions. The awards, named after the acclaimed comics creator Will Eisner, honour the best publications and creators in comics and graphic novels.

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Dr. Anna Peppard

Dr. Anna Peppard has edited a new anthology: Supersex: Sexuality, Fantasy, and the Superhero (Texas, 2021). Congratulations to Anna and to all who supervised her excellent work here! Anna defended in 2017, supervised by Art Redding, Jonathan Warren, and Lily Cho.

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Dr. Justyna Poray-Wybranowska

Congratulations to our own recent grad, Dr. Justyna Poray-Wybranowska (PhD 2019), who has published a book, Climate Change, Ecological Catastrophe, and the Contemporary Postcolonial Novel, (Routledge, 2021).

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Dr. Anna Veprinska

Dr. Anna Veprinska has published Empathy in Contemporary Poetry after Crisis with Palgrave (2020). Anna also won a SSHRC Post Doc with Prof. Doris Bergen at the University of Toronto to pursue research on Oral Holocaust Testimonies.

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