Visiting Scholars

2017-2018

Heather Davis

Visiting Scholar

IGSF, McGill University, 2017-2018

 Heather Davis is an itinerant researcher and writer. Her current book project, Plastic: The Afterlife of Oil, examines the constitutive character of plastic in our contemporary     world, it’s complicated inheritances, and its links to petrocapitalism. She has written widely for art and academic publications on questions of contemporary art, politics and   ecology. She is the editor of Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies (Open Humanities Press, 2015) and Desire   Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada (MAWA and McGill Queen’s UP, 2017). Her writing can be found at heathermdavis.com.



 


Jennifer Drouin

Visiting Scholar

IGSF, McGill University, 2017-2018

Dr. Jennifer Drouin is a Visiting Scholar at the IGSF for the 2017-2018 academic year. Previously, she was a tenured Associate Professor of English at the University of Alabama where she was also an adjunct faculty member of Women’s Studies in the Department of Gender and Race Studies. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor at Allegheny College with a joint appointment in English and in Women’s Studies.

Drouin is the author of Shakespeare in Québec: Nation, Gender, and Adaptation, published by University of Toronto Press in 2014. This book analyzes the intersection of feminist, queer, and nationalist discourses in Québécois adaptations of Shakespeare since the Quiet Revolution. Drouin has also published several essays on gender, sexuality, and queerness in early modern drama and contemporary adaptations of Shakespeare. See, for instance, “Cross-Dressing, Drag, and Passing: Slippages in Shakespearean Comedy” in Shakespeare Re-Dressed: Cross-Gender Casting in Contemporary Performance (2008); “Diana’s Band: Safe Spaces, Publics, and Early Modern Lesbianism” in Queer Renaissance Historiography: Backward Gaze (2009); and “‘Get a Look at Your Wife’s Beautiful Cones’: Lady Macbeth’s Stone Butch Blues and Rural Second-Wave Feminism in Scotland, PA” in Shakespeare on Screen: Macbeth (2013).

As a Visiting Scholar at the IGSF, Drouin will be editing a book volume entitled Shakespeare/Sex. On Thursday, November 16, 2017, she will give a talk entitled “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Trans Rights in Québec.”

For a full scholarly profile, consult the “Universitaire” page of her website at http://jendrouin.quebec/ 


2016-2017

Hemangini Gupta

Visiting Scholar

IGSF, McGill University, 2016-2017


2015-2016

Heather Davis

Visiting Scholar

IGSF, McGill University, Fall 2015