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The authors of these doctoral theses-in-progress graciously allowed us to post their working dissertation titles to give prospective graduate students a sampling of some ongoing graduate research projects.
Ben Bakhtiarynia: "This Uncanniest of All Guests": Nietzsche, Eliot, and The Problem of European Nihilism
Co-Supervisors: Chris Bongie and Michael Snediker; Second Reader: Edward Lobb
Jason Bourget: "Making the Men of Tomorrow: Science Fiction and the Politics of Masculinity, 1959 – 1976."
Supervisor: Dr. Molly Wallace. Second Reader:
Don Bourne: "A Rhetoric of Annotation": Alexander Pope's Footnotes
Supervisor: F. P. Lock; Second Reader: Christopher Fanning
Heather Cyr: "Almanacs and Popular Culture in England, 1540-1650."
Supervisor: Marta Straznicky. Second Reader: Elizabeth Hanson.
Jaime Denike: Animals and Animality Across J. M. Coetzee's Fiction
Supervisor: Rosemary Jolly; Second Reader: Maggie Berg
Cara Fabre: Inebriate Women: The Political Economy of Addiction and Treatment in Contemporary Canadian Women's Literature.
Supervisor: Sam McKegney; Second Reader: Rosemary Jolly.
Marc André Fortin: Science Imagined | Literature Realized: Truth and Fiction in Canada
Supervisor: Glenn Willmott; Second Reader: Sylvia Söderlind
Kate Hallemeier: J.M. Coetzee and the Limits of Cosmopolitan Sympathy
Supervisor: Rosemary Jolly; Second Reader: Christopher Bongie
Jelena Marelj: Re-characterizing Shakespearean Character
Supervisors: Marta Straznicky and Elizabeth Hanson
Aaron Mauro: "Tragic America: Terror, Metaphor, and the Contemporary American Novel."
Supervisor: Molly Wallace. Second Reader: Asha Varadharajan.
Daniel Moore: Untimely Occasions: Sons Mourning Mothers, 1903 – 1949
Supervisor: Patricia Rae; Second Reader: Gabrielle McIntire
Laura McGavin: Soma/Terra: Cancer Literature and Toxic Ecologies, 1963-2007
Supervisor: Molly Wallace; Second Reader: Rosemary Jolly
Andrew McKendry: The Business of Christianity: Daniel Defoe and the Discourse of Practical Religion
Supervisor: F.P. Lock; Second Reader: Christopher Fanning
Jordan Rendell Smith: "Reconstructing William Blake's Bible of Hell."
Supervisor: John B. Pierce; Second Reader: Mark C. Jones
Dale Tracy: Critical Affect, Close Analysis, and the Compassionate Witness: Finding Beneficent Distance in Proxy Witness Poetry
Supervisor: Michael Snediker; Second Reader: Sylvia Söderlind
Shannon R. Smith: "Manliness and Sport in Victorian Popular Culture."
Supervisors: Maggie Berg and Mary Louise Adams (Queen's, Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies) Second Reader: Catherine Harland
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