Taylor Graham: The Playwright Applause

FHASS professor Taylor Graham, whose success for her play Cottage Radio was featured in our Fall 2015 issue, continues to receive well-deserved accolades for her playwriting. Specifically, she was been selected by none other than Canadian theatre icon… Read More

Jennifer Chambers at FOLD

FHASS professor Jennifer Chambers moderated the panel “Growing Pains” at the inaugural Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) in Brampton on May 7, 2016. This panel highlighted three Canadian writers in the beginning of their literary careers through a… Read More

Hamilton Women’s Book Club

FHASS professors Robyn Read and Owen Percy delivered their second of two presentations to the Hamilton Women’s Book Club on March 28, 2016. Their presentation on Emily St. John Mandel’s 2014 dystopian novel, Station Eleven, generated a lengthy… Read More

The Stories We Teach

Three of FHASS’s Creative Writing faculty presented as a panel on “Stories We Teach: Writing Inspired by the Creative Writing Class and Beyond” at the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP) conference and Canadian Writers’ Summit at… Read More

FHASS faculty awarded SRCA grants

FHASS is proud to announce that Profs. Michael McNamara, Patrice Esson, and Nathaniel Barr have been awarded one of Sheridan’s new SRCA (Scholarship, Research & Creative Activities) grant at the $10,000 level for their proposed project entitled “Does Creativity Training Make A Difference?  An Analysis of Creative Thinking Scores amongst College… Read More

Prof. Alia Somani in SCL

Congratulations to Prof. Alia Somani, whose article “What is Remembered and What is Forgotten? South Asian Diasporic Histories and the Shifting National Imaginary” was published in Studies in Canadian Literature, (vol. 40, issue 1). This article traces Canada’s collective imaginings by examining a selection of canonical history textbooks from… Read More

Prof. Ian Williams in Ottawa

Congratulations to Prof. Ian Williams for his participation on the panel, “Black Words Matter: Celebrating Black Literary Achievement” during Black History Month in Ottawa. The evening of readings and discussion was held the National Gallery and organized by the National Reading Campaign in partnership with TD Bank. You can… Read More

Prof. Owen Percy’s new book chapter

Prof. Owen Percy will have a chapter included in an upcoming academic anthology about celebrity and the arts in Canada, published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press. The anthology, Celebrity Cultures in Canada, will include essays from scholars working in various disciplines… Read More

New article from Prof. Glenn Clifton

Alchemy congratulates Prof. Glenn Clifton on the upcoming publication of his article, “Aging and Periodicity in The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Ambassadors: An Aesthetic Adulthood.” The article will be set to print this winter in the journal English Literature in Transition. The article argues that Henry James’s novel The… Read More

Prof. Nathaniel Barr on BS!

As mentioned in the “Spotlight on Research” section of Alchemy, Professor of Creativity and Creative Thinking Nathaniel Barr co-authored a research article in the Journal of Judgement and Decision Making entitled “On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit.” Although ‘bullshit’ is a ubiquitous aspect of human… Read More