Dept. of English news
Anita Rau Badami is the new Richler Writer-In-Residence for the 2014-2015 year. Anita’s novels and short stories are critically acclaimed and have been published in more than a dozen languages across the world. She is the recipient of awards including the Marian Engel Prize, the Regional Commonwealth Award and the Premio Berto Prize for International Literature.
Scholarships are open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students. The Scholarships are merit-based and four individuals will be designated each year and awarded a one-time scholarship of up to US$6,500. Major selection criteria includes academic performance and demonstrated leadership in cross cultural activities.
In April, we emailed you about the Heartbleed vulnerability and its potential impact on McGill. All of McGill’s central IT systems have been evaluated, and updates were applied where needed. As a final precaution, we strongly encourage you to change your McGill Password without delay. If you are a McGill staff member, you are required to change your password.
The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada is pleased to announce the following scholarship program: 2014 MATTINSON SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Objective To encourage Canadian students with permanent disabilities to pursue university studies with the ultimate objective of obtaining a first undergraduate degree. Deadline Postmarked paper application must be sent to the AUCC no later than MAY 15, 2014.
Fall applications to ENGL434: Independent Theatre Project and ENGL495: Individual Reading Course are due on 12 September.
This award provides an opportunity for undergraduate students in the Department of English to attend plays in performance at a Canadian venue as an adjunct to course work at McGill.
As of December 28th, McGill’s license of Virus Barrier X will expire. Replacing it is Trend Micro’s Smart Surfing for Mac. Its features include antivirus, antispyware and web threat protection; additionally, it has built in parental controls, a spam blocker and a two-way firewall.
The Shakespeare and Performance Research Team, Department of English, McGill University, seeks a postdoctoral fellow to join a research program (2012-2016) entitled, “Shakespeare and the Play of Story.”
This May, study Renaissance Literature and Painting in Florence with the course, ENGL 347: Great Writings of Europe 1 - Passions of the Renaissance (taught in English).
Kathleen Winter, author of Annabel, will be the inaugural Mordecai Richler Writer-in-Residence in the Department of English at McGill in the winter semester 2012.
Amy Scott’s PhD dissertation, “Finding Faith between Infidelities: Historiography as Mourning in Shakespeare,” has won the McGill Arts Insights Dissertation Award, presented annually to the PhD dissertation judged the best among all theses written in the Faculty of Arts.