Accomplishments

Our MAs have graduated from our program to various prestigious programs:

  • Eric Schmaltz (MA 2012) earned his doctorate in English from York University.
  • Skylar Kovacs (MA 2018) has taken up doctoral studies in English at Queen’s University.
  • Casey Lawrence (MA 2018) has gone to Ireland to pursue a doctorate in English at Trinity College Dublin.
  • Monica Sousa (MA 2018) has begun her doctoral studies in English at York University.
  • Emily Van Haren (MA 2017) is pursuing a PhD in English at McMaster University.
  • Olivia King and Emily Van Haren (MA 2017) are proceeding to the PhD in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster.
  • Alyce Soulodre (MA 2017) is pursing a PhD in English at Queen’s University.
  • Susan Hroncek (MA 2009) earned her doctorate from Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • Andrew Livecchi (MA 2014) is studying medieval English literature at Western University.
  • Katherine Whitehurst (MA 2011) earned her doctorate from the University of Stirling in Scotland.
  • Deseree Cipollone (MA 2016) and Steven Greenwood (MA 2015) are both proceeding to the PhD in English at McGill.
  • Jacob Bermel (MA 2015) moved on to the PhD in English at York University.
  • Emma Dunn (MA 2015) is taking Ryerson’s PhD in Communication and Culture.
  • Gianluca Agostinelli (MA 2015) is pursuing a PhD in Education at Brock University.
  • Allen Tripp (MA 2015) is studying for his PhD in English at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Our students have been awarded competitive and lucrative academic awards:

  • Steven Greenwood (MA 2015) won a prestigious Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS SSHRCC doctoral fellowship for his PhD.
  • Ryan Racine (MA 2017) brings a SSHRCC award to his MA with us this year.
  • Olivia King (MA 2017) won OGS support for her MA studies.
  • Emma Dunn (MA 2015) won a prestigious Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS SSHRCC doctoral fellowship for her PhD.
  • Deseree Cipollone (MA 2016) won a SSHRC CGS Master’s Scholarship to support her thesis research
  • Andrew Livecchi (MA 2014) won SSHRCC funding for his doctoral studies at Western.
  • Gianluca Agostinelli (MA 2015) earned two Ontario Graduate Scholarships: one for his MEd and one for his PhD.
  • Jacob Bermel (MA 2015) also won an Ontario Graduate Scholarhsip for his PhD.
  • Emily Van Haren (MA 2017) and Jacob Bermel won the Dr. Raymond and Mrs. Sachi Moriyama Graduate Fellowship.
  • Gianluca Agostinelli (MA 2015) won the Marilyn J. Rose Graduate Award for Academic Excellence in Humanities.
  • Steven Greenwood (MA 2015) received the General Brock Soiree Graduate Award.
  • Vanja Trivanovic (MA 2017) won the Katherine and Jacob Hildebrand award from the Faculty of Humanities.

Students are presenting their original scholarly work in a variety of public arenas:

  • Emma Dunn (MA 2015) has just published an essay, “Good Vampires Don’t Eat: Anorexic Logic in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Series,” in the journal Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures
    (summer 2018 issue).
  • Steven Greenwood (MA 2015) has published “’Life Isn’t a Story’: Xander, Andrew, and Queer Disavowal in Buffy the Vampire Slayer” in Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies, 15.2 [46], Summer/Fall 2017.
  • Shannon Maguire (MA 2012) most recently authored “Parasite Poetics: Noise and Queer Hospitality in Erin Moure’s O Cidadan” (Canadian Literature 224 [2015]: 47-63).
  • Susan Hroncek (MA 2009) authored “‘They Would Take Me For a Witch or a Poisoner:’ The Women Scientists of Fin de Siecle Speculative Fiction” (Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, forthcoming 2016).
  • Emma Dunn (MA 2015) authored “Rape and Reconciliation: A Comparison of Karen Jayes’ For the Mercy of Water and Emma Ruby-Sachs’ The Water Man’s Daughter” (Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies 17.1 [2016]: 88-101).
  • Gianluca Agostinelli (MA 2015) authored “Curing the (Other) Self: Medical Discourse in Edmund Spenser’s A View of the State of Ireland” (Inquis 1.1 [2016]: 4-12).
  • Allen Tripp (MA 2015) participated in a roundtable at the North-Eastern Modern Languages Association conference in Toronto.
  • Gianluca Agostinelli (MA 2015) and Steven Greenwood delivered papers at the Popular Culture Association of Canada Conference.

Inside and outside academia, our students continue contributing their strengths:

  • Helen Tran and Gianluca Agostinelli (MA 2015) are part-time instructors in Communications at Niagara College.
  • Sarah Bobko (MA 2010) is an instructor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.
  • Laura Cousineau (MA 2008) is Education Associate at McMaster University’s Department of Family Medicine in Niagara.
  • Julie Morris (MA 2009) is English and Literary Studies Coordinator at Sheridan College.
  • Shannon Maguire (MA 2012) is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Calgary.