2019

McDonald, Jessica, PhD
Defence Date: December 16, 2019
Supervisor: Dr. Lindsey Banco
Thesis Title: Complicated Geographies: Douglas Coupland’s North America 

Harrison, Austin, MA-P
Completion Date: September 18, 2019
Supervisor: Dr. Wendy Roy
Thesis Title: Munere Mortis: The Agon between Elegiac Duty and Postmodern Technique in Anne Carson's Nox

West, Rhonda, MA-T
Defence Date: September 6, 2019
Supervisor: Dr. Wendy Roy
Thesis Title: Unsettled Narratives: Ghostly Indigenous Presence and Vengeful Land in Martha Ostenso’s Wild Geese, Sinclair Ross’s As for Me and My House, and Sheila Watson’s The Double Hook

Monsour, Tricia, MA-P
Completion Date: September 3, 2019
Supervisor: Dr. Lisa Vargo
Thesis Title: Frankenstein and Wuthering Heights: The Unreliable Male Narrator and Anonymous Female Authorship in the Gothic Novel. 

Bracewell, Corianne, MA-P
Completion Date: August 27, 2019
Supervisor: Dr. Wendy Roy
Thesis Title: “Like Calling God a Studmuffin”: Women’s Relationships with Self and Others Within the Commodifying Patriarchy of Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy. 

Braaten, Reid, MA-P
Completion Date: August 12, 2019
Supervisor: Dr. Bill Bartley
Thesis Title: “The soul on strike that strikes through affect”: Alternative Lifestyles, Old Anxieties, and New Beginnings in Welcome to the N.H.K. 

Monk-McKenzie, Kai, MA-P
Completion Date: July 29, 2019
Supervisor: Dr. Peter Robinson
Thesis Title: The Alchemy of Transformation: Turning the Violence of Transphobia into Voice with Geoffrey Chaucer and Kai Cheng Thom. 

Gerber, Lizette, MA-P
Completion Date: July 15, 2019
Supervisor: Dr. Joanne Leow
Thesis Title: Sensory Materialism and N.K. Jemisin's, The Fifth Season

Read, MacKenzie, MA-P
Completion Date: April 23, 2019
Supervisor: Dr. Bill Bartley
Thesis Title: “The World, It's Changing, and Most People Don't Fuck with You--Not Like They Used To”: Nostalgia, Porn, and the Myth of New York in HBO's The Deuce

Dorward, Sarah, MA-P
Completion Date: April 9, 2019
Supervisor: Dr. David Parkinson
Thesis Title: Cultural Taste, Literary-Scholarly Publishing, and James De Mille's Strange Manuscript. 

Rasmussen, Douglas, MA-T
Defence Date: February 14, 2019
Supervisor: Dr. Lindsey Banco
Thesis Title: Intertextual Representations of Drugs, Violence, and Greed in Breaking Bad.

2018

Charlton, Adar, PhD
Defence Date: December 18, 2018
Supervisor: Dr. Kristina Bidwell
Thesis Title: Place-Based Identity in Northwestern Ontario Anishinaabe Literature. 

Kiedrowski, Jonas, MA-T
Defence Date: December 7, 2018
Supervisor: Dr. Wendy Roy
Thesis Title: The Revolution Will Not be Satirised: The Revolutionary Potential of Stephen Leacock's Satire. 

Horacki, Michael, PhD
Defence Date: October 16, 2018
Supervisor: Dr. Ann Martin
Thesis Title: Memory, Interpellation, and Assemblage: Multivalent Subjectivity In The Novels Of Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, And Evelyn Waugh. 

Pence, Taylor, MA-P
Completion Date: October 11, 2018
Supervisor: Dr. Peter Hynes
Thesis Title: The Unraveling of a World: Degeneration in Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea Cycle

Dobson, Glynndon, MA-P
Completion Date: September 14, 2018
Supervisor: Dr. Peter Hynes
Thesis Title: Art as Anarchism:  Political Dissent and Artistic Expression in Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed. 

Miller, Elizabeth, MA-P
Completion Date: September 14, 2018
Supervisor: Dr. Lindsey Banco
Thesis Title: Calling the President a Liar: Women, Reagan, and the Bomb in The Day After. 

Stadynk, Tara, MA-P
Completion Date: September 14, 2018
Supervisor: Dr. Peter Hynes
Thesis Title: The Silver Seer: Gender, Sex, and the Divine Feminine in Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness

Yeku, James, PhD
Defence Date: August 27, 2018
Supervisor: Dr. Allison Muri
Thesis Title: Politics and Performative Agency in Nigerian Social Media. 

Adedipe, Michael, MA-P
Completion Date: May 30, 2018
Supervisor: Dr. Cynthia Wallace
Thesis Title: Creating as New Multicultural Frame: The Cinematographic Suppression of Half of a Yellow. 

Schramm, Victoria, MA-P
Completion Date: April 17, 2018
Supervisor: Dr. Francis Zichy
Thesis Title: The Development of Ethel Wilson's Swamp Angel: An Assessment of the Current State of Knowledge and Areas for Future Research.

2017

Brazier-Tompkins, Shakti, PhD
Defence Date: December 22, 2017
Co-Supervisors: Dr. Lindsey Banco and Dr. Kevin Flynn
Thesis Title: Tracking the Real Thing: Representation, Relationship, and Masculinity In the Animal Stories Of Euro-Canadian Men. 

Puls, Carina, MA-T
Defence Date: December 20, 2017
Supervisor: Dr. Doug Thorpe
Thesis Title: “The Antithesis of the Traditional Elf:” Deconstructing Racial Representations in Dungeons and Dragons and R. A. Salvatore's The Legend of Drizzt. 

McCutcheon, Kayla, MA-P
Completion Date: September 20, 2017
Supervisor: Dr. Ludmilla Voitkovska
Thesis Title: The Politics of Russian Stereotypes in Joseph Conrad’s Under Western Eyes.

2016

Grant, Danielle, MA-T
Defence Date: December 22, 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Yin Liu
Thesis Title: Conversations Between Medieval Texts and Digital Editions: The Dynamic Remediation of Harley 4205                                                                                                             

Olaleye, Banjo, MA-P
Completion Date: October 12, 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Allison Muri
Thesis Title: Recasting Africanness: Ignatius Sancho and the Question of Identity. 

Baker, Jillian, MA-P
Completion Date: September 19, 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Nancy Van Styvendale
Thesis Title: Editorial Self-Determination in the Transmission of Autobiographical Writing: A Justification for the Expansion of Str8UP’s Current Publication Platform. 

Bilmer, Blake, MA-P
Completion Date: September 14, 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Nancy Van Styvendale
Thesis Title: Resisting Consumption: Exploring Pathways of Resistance to the Assimilative Nature of the Canadian Education System through Tomson Highway's Kiss of the Fur Queen

Waite-Newhouse, Keifer, MA-P
Completion Date: September 7, 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Len Findlay
Thesis Title: One Man’s Garbage is Another Man Person’s Good Ungarbage”: Trailer Park Boys, Adorno, and Trash Aesthetics 

Horsburgh, Amelia, PhD
Defence Date: July 15, 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Wendy Roy
Thesis Title: Sexualized Bodies in Canadian Women’s Short Fiction. 

Pottle, Adam, PhD
Defence Date: February 26, 2016
Co-Supervisors: Dr. Kevin Flynn and Dr. Kathleen James-Cavan
Thesis Title: The Fluidity of Normalcy: Disability in English-Canadian Novels, 1984-2007.

2015

Liska, Jasmine, MA-T
Defence Date: December 1, 2015
Supervisor: Dr. Ella Ophir
Thesis Title: Outside the Ivory Tower: The Role of Academic Wives in  
C.P. Snow’s The Masters, Kingsley Amis’s Lucky Jim, and Malcolm Bradbury’s The History Man. 

Baumgardner, Cory, MA-P
Completion Date: September 18, 2015
Supervisor: Dr. Nancy Van Styvendale
Thesis Title: Str8 Up and Gangs: The Untold Stories: Narratives of Health and Sickness, Crime and Punishment, and Canada’s Colonial Legacy. 

Dase, Kyle, MA-P
Completion Date: September 15, 2015
Supervisor: Dr. Peter Robinson
Thesis Title: The Wanderer: A Hypertext Edition. 

Yanez, Rodrigo, MA-P
Completion Date: September 15, 2015
Supervisor: Dr. Allison Muri
Thesis Title: ‘Getting to be a Habit with Me’: Diegetic Music, Narrative, and Discourse in Bioshock

Gibbings, Colin, MA-P
Completion Date: September 8, 2015
Supervisor: Dr. Peter Robinson
Thesis Title: Chaucer Live! How Performance Helps Realize the Many Chaucerian Voices in the Prologue of The Centerbury Tales. 

Thacker, Aaron, MA-P
Completion Date: September 8, 2015
Supervisor: Dr. Wendy Roy
Thesis Title: ‘Such a sort of pariah’: Psychosocial Marginality and Bildungsroman in Mazo de la Roche’s Whiteoaks

Swalm, Brendan, MA-P
Completion Date: September 2, 2015
Supervisor: Dr. Richard Harris
Thesis Title: Sowing Strokes and Reaping Blows: Scenic Proverbialization. 

Barrieses, Azalea, PhD
Defence Date: August 25, 2015
Supervisor: Dr. Wendy Roy
Thesis Title: ‘Not the Story I Learned, But… The Story I Tell’: (Re)Presentation, Repair, and Asian Canadian Women’s Writing of the Mid-1990s. 

Skipsey, Kate, PhD
Defence Date: March 2, 2015
Supervisor: Dr. Kathleen James-Cavan
Thesis Title: Eloquent Bodies: Disability and Sensibility in the Novels of Frances Burney and Jane Austen. 

Giannelli, Federica, MA-T
Defence Date: January 13, 2015
Supervisor: Dr. Lindsey Banco
Thesis Title: Blood Ties: Northern and Southern Vampires in Twilight and True Blood.

2014

Brady, Carleigh, PhD
Defence Date: October 24, 2014
Supervisor: Dr. Peter Hynes
Thesis Title: Fractional Prefigurations: Science Fiction, Utopia, and Narrative Form. 

Ens, Devin, MA-T
Defence Date: October 14, 2014
Supervisor: Dr. Lisa Vargo
Thesis Title: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as a Defense of the Ethics of Care. 

Ledding, Andrea, MA-P
Completion Date: September 18, 2014
Supervisor: Dr. Nancy Van Styvendale
Thesis Title: The Brotherhood of Man: STR8UP, Literature, and Identity in the Wake of the Residential Schools 

Pickering, Brittany, MA-P
Completion Date: September 17, 2014
Supervisor: Dr. Peter Hynes
Thesis Title: Dreams, Power, and Community: An Analysis of Balance in Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Word for World is Forest and The Lathe of Heaven

Neudorf, Benjamin, MA-P
Completion Date: September 17, 2014
Co-Supervisors: Dr. Allison Muri and Dr. Ray Stephanson
Thesis Title: Two Spectators: The Double Vision of Ned Ward’s The London Sky. 

Epp, Adam, MA-P
Completion Date: April 14, 2014
Supervisor: Dr. Bill Bartley
Thesis Title: Shame Culture, Representation, and Public Identifies in The Wire

Peacock, Claire, MA-P
Completion Date: January 15, 2014
Supervisor: Dr. Peter Hynes
Thesis Title: An Experiment in the Superorganic: Empire and Political Evolution in Ursula’s K. Le Guin’s Hainish Universe.

2013

Topola, Kelsey MA-P
Completion Date: December 6, 2013
Supervisor: Dr. Bill Bartley
Thesis Title: The Wire and American Mythology: Omar Little as a Cowboy Hero. 

Onion, Thomas, MA-P
Completion Date: September 16, 2013
Supervisor: Dr. Ludmilla Voitkovska
Thesis Title: Indos, Abjects, Exiles: Joseph Conrad’s Culturally Liminal Characters in the Age of Nationalism. 

Bolay, Jordan, MA-P
Completion Date: September 16, 2013
Supervisor: Dr. Jon Bath
Thesis Title: Videogames, their Textual Objects, and the Important of Multi-Modal Narrative. 

Nygren, Catherine, MA-P
Completion Date: September 11, 2013
Supervisor: Dr. Ray Stephanson
Thesis Title: The Head of the Dunce in Pope’s Dunciad in Four Books

Smith, Karen MA-T
Defence Date: September 10, 2013
Supervisor: Dr. Yin Liu
Thesis Title: Hot and Cold, Wet and Dry: The Knowing of Woman’s Kind in Childing, a Fourteenth-Century Vernacular Obstetrical Treatise 

Toucet, Heather, MA-T
Defence Date: January 8, 2013
Supervisor: Dr. Kathleen James-Cavan
Thesis Title: The Displacement of Parody in Six Adaptations of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

2012

Gieni, Justine, PhD
Defence Date: April 11, 2012
Supervisor: Dr. Hilary Clark
Thesis Title: Gender Dis-ease: Representations of Masculine Hysteria in Narratives of Sexual Trauma.