Master (English and Cultural Studies)


   
Student Masters Thesis
 
Cathy Collett

Jordan Sheridan

Political Sovereignty and the Figure of the Animal in Jacques Derrida's The Beast and the Sovereign
              [Thesis Proposal]

 
Cathy Collett

Cathy Collett

Extra-Curricular Kids: The Figure of the Queer Child in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Matilda (2007).
              SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholar.
              [Thesis Proposal]

 

 

Scott Stoneman

Gross Men: Fat Masculinities and the Violence of Embodiment (2004).
 

 

Karen Espiritu

On the Mourning of 9/11: The Politics of Memorialization (2004).
 

 

Sonal Nalkur

Black Bodies, Queer Pleasures: Race and Sexuality in AIDS Narratives (2000).
 

 

Joanne Muzak

Witness to Responsibility: AIDS Narratives and the Question of Reading (1999).
 

 

Peter Melville

Kant's Anthropology from a Foucauldian Point of View (1998).
 

 

Haley Bordo

Anna Laetitia Barbauld and the Discourse of Washing (1998).
 

 

Rebecca Gagan

Jacques Derrida and the Respiration of the University (1996).
 

 

Neville Newman

"Instructing Simple Childhood's Ready Ear": The Genealogy of Wordsworth's Educational Philosophy (1993).
 

 

Annette Abma

Writing Toward the Word: Deconstruction and Negative Theology in Beckett's The Unnameable (1992).
 

 

Susan Murley

Derrida, Milton, and Areopagitica (1992).
 

 

Peter Babiak

Economies of the Wor(l)d: Reading Derrida's White Mythology (1990).
 

 

Grant Williams

Parenthetical Discourse Within and Without Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1989)
 

Master (Cultural Studies and Critical Theory)


   
Student Major Research Project
 
Alex Bucik

Alex Bucik

The Holocaust and Mass Animal Suffering: A Genealogy of a Comparison
             [Abstract]

David Regan

David Regan
What Becomes Human: Sunaura Taylor's Animals With Arthrogryposis
Patrick Ramrattan

Patrick Ramrattan
Adorno and the Animal: Humanist Remainders and Posthuman Glimpses in Dialectic of Enlightenment
Alison Watson

Alison Watson
The Factory Farm: Is It Really Taking Place?
              [Abstract]
Joanna Paddock

Joanna Paddock
Unpacking the Vacant Chair: Exploring Derrida's Critique of the Kantian Philosopher as Teacher of Reason
Miles Weafer

Miles Weafer
The Problems and Possibilities of Noise Production (2008),
              [Abstract] ,[Major Research Project]
 
Sarah Blacker

Sarah Blacker
Writing on the Body: The Graft in Jean-Luc Nancy and Jacques Derrida (2007),
              Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Graduate Scholar.
              [Abstract]
 
Derritt Mason

Derritt Mason

The Queerest of Citizens: Youth, Sexuality, and the Nation (2006),
Current Status: Team Leader, Communications and Outreach
             Development Branch, National Film Board of Canada.
             [Abstract] ,[Major Research Project]

 

Doctoral


   
Student Doctoral Dissertation
 
Danielle Martak

Danielle Martak
Anxious Subjects: Youth, Anxiety, and Pedagogy
 
Andrew Reszitnyk

Shandell Houlden
War Dogs: Biopolitics and the Weaponization of Love
              [Thesis Proposal]
 
Andrew Reszitnyk

Andrew Reszitnyk
Ghosts of the Gilded Age: Neo-Naturalism in Contemporary American Literature.
             SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship
              [Thesis Proposal]
 
Roshaya Rodness

Roshaya Rodness
Imagining A Non-Queer Theory: Non-Philosophy and the Crisis In Queer Theory.
              SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholar.
              [Thesis Proposal]
 
Cathy Collett Elliott Robert Stoneman Collett born 15th May 2008

Cathy Collett, Elliott Robert
Stoneman Collet
Knowing Children: Shelley, Austen, and Romantic Pedagogies of Childhood (in progress).
              SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholar.
              [Thesis Proposal]
 
Jessica Carey

Jessica Carey
Humane Disposability: Rethinking '"Food Animals," Animal Welfare, and Vegetarianism in
              Response to the Factory Farm
(2006-2011)
              SSHRC Doctoral Fellow.
              [Thesis Abstract]
Current Status: Canada Research Chair Postdoctoral Fellow in Literary and Environmental Studies,
              Department of English, University of Northern British Columbia
 
Travis Duncan

Travis Duncan
Burning Power: William Blake and the Politics of Spectrality (in progress).
              SSHRC Doctoral Fellow.
              [Thesis Proposal]
 

 

George Grinnell

On Hypochondria: Interpreting Romantic Health and Illness (2005),
              SSHRC Doctoral Fellow,
              Dean's Award for Excellence in Communicating Graduate Research (2005),
              SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cornell University (2005-7),
Current Status: Assistant Professor, Department of Critical Studies (English),
              University of British Columbia-Okanagan.
              [Link]
 

 

Peter Melville

Romantic Hospitality: Theorizing the Welcome in Rousseau, Kant, Coleridge, and Mary Shelley (2003),
              SSHRC Doctoral Fellow. SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cornell University (2003-5),
Current Status: Associate Professor, Department of English,
              University of Winnipeg (2005 -),
              [Link]
 

 

Sarah Brophy

Strange Burdens: AIDS Memoirs and the Politics of Inconsolability (2000),
              SSHRC Doctoral Fellow. Governor General's Gold Medal. SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow,
              University of California, Berkeley.
Current Status: Associate Professor, Department of English,
              McMaster University.
 

 

Kevin Hutchings

Imagining Nature: Blake's Vision of Materiality (1998),
              SSHRC Doctoral Fellow. SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship,
              Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism,
              University of Western Ontario,
Current Status: Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Romantic Literature,
              Department of English, University of Northern British Columbia.
 

 

Neville Newman

Subject to Subjugate: The Politics of Discipline in Nineteenth-Century English Education (1998),
              SSHRC Doctoral Fellow,
Current Status: Faculty member (and former Head), English Department,
              Columbia International College,
              Hamilton, Ontario
              Founder of www.hamiltontutor.com
 

 

Adam Carter

Irony and Ideology: A Critical Genealogy (1998),
              SSHRC Doctoral Fellow,
Current Status: Associate Professor, Department of English,
              University of Lethbridge.
 

 

Robert Alexander

The Diversions of History: A Non-Phenomenal Approach to Eighteenth-Century Linguistic Thought (1996),
              SSHRC Doctoral Fellow,
Current Status: Associate Professor and Director of the Studies in Rhetoric and Professional Writing Program,
              Brock University.
 

 

Edward Parkinson

From There to Here: Writing, Exploration, and the Colonizing of the Canadian Landscape (1994),
Current Status: Senior Educator, Open Text Corporation.
 

Post-Doctoral Fellows


   
Post-Doctoral Fellow Post-Doctoral Project
 

Claudie Massicotte

 

Languages of Desire: Spiritual Seances and Twentieth-Century Discoveries of the Psyche
              [Link]

Sharon Sliwinski

Sharon Sliwinski
Regarding the Suffering of Animals: An Uncanny History of Ethics
              SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow (2005-07).
Current Status: Assistant Professor of Visual Culture, Faculty of Information and Media Studies,
              University of Western Ontario (2007-).
 

External Examiner:


 
Master
 
Steven Schnoor, Governmentality and the New Spirit of Exploitation
              (Ryerson University 2013).
Jaganathan Paramanathan, Self and Other in the Novels of Saul Bellow and Patrick White
             
(National University of Singapore, 1995).
Sean Gaston, The Good Angel of Uncertainty: Transcendence, Transformation, and the Hegelian Aufhebung
             
(University of Melbourne, Australia, 1994).
Neil Gohill, 'Spirit' in Schelling's Freedom Essay
              (Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, University of Western Ontario, 1998).
Brett Buchanan, 'Who' is Nietzsche's Philosophy: Psychological Remainders of Post-Kantian Anthropology
             
(Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, University of Western Ontario, 1999).
Surti Singh, Negativity in Hegel
              (Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, University of Western Ontario, 2002).
Josh Lambier, Aesthetic Justice
              (Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, University of Western Ontario, 2005).
Miranda Eva Stanton, Thomas De Quincey and the Serpentine Line
              (University of Melbourne, Australia, 2010).

 

 

 
Doctoral
 
RM Kennedy, The Human Problem of Cosmopolitanism
             
(York University, 2012).
Thomas Orman, "Something Which is Not Us": Self, Place and Otherness in Byron's Poetry
              (University of Toronto, 1992).
Daniel O'Quinn, Animalizing the Other: de Quincey, Opium, and the Consolidation of Community
              (York University, 1993).
Stephen Barber, Virginia Woolf, in a Word: Writing as Aesthetics of Existence and Practice of Freedom
              (York University, 1995).
Jonathan Warren, As We Were: The Force of Memory, the Requirements of Allegory, and the Conduct of Time in Henry James
              (University of Toronto, 1997).
Mark Dineen, Of Romance and the Real: Information Technology and Social Function in Evolution of Romantic Aesthetics
              (York University, 2000).
Jennifer Gilbert, Love, Intimacy, and Mourning: Sex Education and Adolescent Development in the Times of AIDS
              (School for Social and Political Thought, York University, 2002).
Angela Hirst, Eating the Other: Levinas's Ethical Encounter
              (University of Queensland, Australia, 2005).
Lee Gabriel Morgan, The Secret History: Romanticism and the Spectre of Magic
              (University of Western Sydney, 2006).
Ross Clarkson, Community, Time and the Art of Self-Destruction
              (York University, 2007).