An impressive number of FCCS faculty members along with current as well as former FCCS students will be speaking in several Societies at the upcoming Congress meetings at the University of Calgary less than a month away.
The ACCUTE (Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English) program includes the following FCCS faculty: Anderson Araujo, Jodey Castricano, Lisa Grekul, Janet MacArthur, and Shirley Ann McDonald. Six of our current graduate students–Mathieu Aubin, Karolina Bialkowska, Mark Buchanan, Peter Hiles, Cole Mash, Daryl Ritchot, as well our former graduate student Shandell Houlden, now doing her Ph.D. at McMaster—are also presenting at ACCUTE.
Other faculty members attending Congress this year include Michael Treschow, presenting in the Canadian Society of Patristic Studies, Bernard Schulz-Cruz, presenting in the Canadian Association of Hispanists, and Virginie Magnat, presenting in the Canadian Association for Theatre Research.
The Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies program includes Constance Crompton, who is speaking on a Digital Humanities Roundtable, Margaret Reeves, speaking on early modern children’s reading practices, as well as two current FCCS graduate students, Gwen Pierce and Daryl Ritchot, and one former FCCS English major, Brandon Taylor, now doing graduate studies at the University of Victoria.
Another FCCS faculty member, Ashok Mathur, has organized a panel for the Indigenous Literary Studies Association, and is convening a conversational session that includes FCCS graduate students Karolina Bialkowska, Amberley John, and Monica Good as well as IKBSAS students Krista Arias, Lindsay Harris, and David Lacho. Prof. Mathur is also presenting new poetic work in an ILSA round table responding to the literary contributions of Métis writer Sharron Proulx.
For information on the associations mentioned above, please see: