Supervisions

I supervise dissertations, MA projects, directed readings, JCURA scholarships, and honours essays in the following areas:

  • Shakespeare and Early Modern Studies: Print history, textual transmission, editions, editorial history, London places, literature of London, mayoral shows, occasional drama, performance history, adaptations
  • Digital Humanities: Text encoding, remediation, interface, literary GIS
  • Other: Curation of exhibitions, book history, adaptation, literary Victoria

Current Advisees

Student: David Eso
Degree: PhD in English
Project: “A Flattened Earth, the Civic Sphere, and Alden Nowlan’s Archive”
My role: Co-Supervisor (with Dr. Eric Miller)

Student: Catriona Duncan
Degree: MA in English
Project: “Textual-Critical and Historical-Bibliographical Analysis of the 1633 Survey of London”
My role: Supervisor

Student: Randa El-Khatib
Degree: PhD in English
My role: Committee Member

Student: Philip Cox
Degree: MA in English (CSPT), UVic
Project: “Gulliver Travels, Gulliver Writes; A Gulliver’s Travels Reading of Travel Writing”
My role: Co-supervisor (with Dr. Peyman Vahabzadeh)

Past Advisees

Date listed is the date of the thesis defence and/or project completion.

2016

Student: Ken Streutker
Degree: MA in English, UVic
Project: “Legal Land Legacies of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: An Introduction to the Early Indentures Held at the University of Victoria.”
My role: Departmental Reader

Student: Telka Duxbury
Degree: MA in English, UVic
Project: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Music”
My role: Supervisor

Student: Jaclyn Gruenberger
Degree: MA in English, UVic
Project: “The Early Modern Heraldry Handbook: An Introduction to Victoria, McPherson Library, MS.Brown.Eng.2, including a Semi-Diplomatic Transcription of its Catalogue of English Nobility from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth I
My role: Initial adviser on project

2015

Student: Jessica Fishbein
Degree: MA in English, UVic
Project: “Olivier’s Imperfect Legacy: Othello’s Tension between Tradition and Cultural Insensitivity”
My role: Supervisor

Student: Hugh Williams
Degree: MA in English, UVic
Project: “To busy giddy minds with foreign quarrels”: Teaching the “Salic Law scene” in Shakespeare’s Henry V
My role: Supervisor

Student: Meredith Holmes
Degree: MA in English, UVic
Project: “Redeeming the Bard: The Illustrations and Notes in Charles Knight’s Pictorial Edition of Shakspere
My role: Supervisor

Student: Joey Takeda
Course: DHUM 491, UVic
Project: “Remediating Bills of Mortality”
My role: Directed Reading Supervisor

Student: Brianna Wright
Program: Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award (JCURA), UVic
Project: “Early Maps of London”
My role: Co-supervisor (with Dr. Kim McLean-Fiander)

2014

Student: Tye Landels
Course: DHUM 491, UVic
Project: “Georeferencing Print Culture in Early Modern London”
My role: Directed Reading Supervisor

Student: Michelle Spelay
Degree: BA Hons in English, UVic
Project: “From the Stage to the Page”: Dedications ‘To the Reader’ in Early Modern Printed Plays”
My role: Second Reader

Student: Kaitlyn Denroche
Degree: BA Hons in English, UVic
Project: “‘Time shall be your servant still’: The Transformative Effect of the London Mayoral Shows on the English Emblem Book Tradition”
My role: Supervisor

2013

Student: Amy Coté
Degree: BA Hons in English, UVic
Project: “Parables, Politics, and Narrative Form in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Mary Barton (1848)”
My role: Third Reader

Student: Cameron Butt
Degree: BA Hons in English, UVic
Project: “Filming Falstaff: Translating from Stage to Screen in Chimes at Midnight and The Hollow Crown
My role: Second Reader

Student: Cameron Butt
Course: English 490
Project: “Falstaff: Editions, Performance, and Adaptations”
My role: Directed Reading Co-supervisor (with Dr. Erin E. Kelly)

Student: Kaitlyn Denroche
Course: English 490
Project: “Time as a Character in Early Modern Occasional Drama”
My role: Directed Reading Supervisor

Student: Telka Duxbury
Course: English 590
Project: “Curating Shakespeare in Physical and Digital Space”
My role: Directed Reading Co-supervisor (with Dr. Jentery Sayers)

2012

Student: Benjamin Barber
Degree: MA in English, UVic
Project: “Cuckoldry, Honour, and Rivalry in The Winter’s Tale and Heywood’s Edward IV
My role: Second Reader

Student: Katherine Young
Degree: MA in English, UVic
Project: “Conscientious Citizens and Just Lord Mayors: A Printer’s Perspective on Civic Leadership in London”
My role: Supervisor

Student: Jillian Phillips
Degree: MA in English, UVic
Project: “The Significance of Beards in Sir Thomas More
My role: Second Reader

Student: Nelson Gray
Degree: PhD in Theatre, UVic
Project: “Acknowledging Nature’s Agency: The Ecocentric Tradition in English-Canadian Drama”
My role: Extra-Departmental Member

Student: Willow Falconer
Degree: BA Hons in English, UVic
Project: “Dicken’s Dualities: Visuality and Metaphor in A Tale of Two Cities
My role: Third Reader

2011

Student: Emily Klemic
Degree: MA in English, UVic
Project: “Lavinia in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus: The Treatment of Silent Sorrow in Seventeenth-Century Editorial and Performance History”
My role: Supervisor

Student: Heather Richards
Degree: MA in English (Thesis), UVic
Project: “Lancastrian Drama: A Case Study of Acting Companies’ Visits to Stanley Households, 1587-1590”
My role: Second Reader

Student: Natalia Esling
Program: Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award (JCURA), UVic
Project:
My role: Supervisor

Student: Rachel Krueger
Degree: BA Hons in English, UVic
Project: “‘We are happy, aren’t we?’ Marriage and Narration in Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca
My role: Third Reader

2010

Student: Brock MacLeod
Degree: PhD in English, UVic
Project: “Marginalia and the Marginal Author: Ben Jonson’s Use of Marginalia and the Quarto Sejanus.”
My role: Supervisor

Student: Caitlin Dunn
Degree: MA in English, UVic
Project: “Authors and Adaptors: Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Examination of Adaptation in Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
My role: Supervisor

Student: Erika Boker
Degree: MA in English, UVic
Project: “Prodigal Nephews: Wit, Kinship, and Moral Reform in Three Seventeenth-Century Plays”
My role: Supervisor

Student: Kane Klemic
Degree: MA in English, UVic
Project: “Branches by the Destinies Cut: Rhetoric and Nature in Tate’s Adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard II
My role: Supervisor

Student: Brian Remington
Degree: MA in English, UVic
Project: “A Family’s Honour: Trauma and Community in Titus Andronicus
My role: Second Reader

Student: Daniel Powell
Degree: MA in English, UVic
Project: “‘What neede all these wordes?’ Reading and Writing Play in Ralph Roister Doister
My role: Second Reader

Student: Steve Dove
Degree: MA in History (Thesis), UVic
Project: “The Reconstruction of Pharmacy Authority in British Columbia: 1965-1968.”
My role: External Examiner

Student: Morag St. Clair
Program: Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award (JCURA), UVic
Project:
My role: Supervisor

2009

Student: Lynne Bradley
Degree: PhD in English, UVic
Project: “Meddling with Masterpieces: The On-going Adaptation of King Lear [revised and published by Ashgate as Adapting King Lear for the Stage]
My role: Second Reader

Student: Caitlin Dunn
Course: English 590
Project: “Adaptations and Approprations of Shakespeare”
My role: Directed Reading Supervisor

2008

student: Erica Volk
Degree: BA Hons in English, UVic
Project: “‘There are far, far worse things in the living world than dying’: Becoming ‘Master of Death’ by Reading Harry Potter”
My role: Second Reader

2007

Student: Melanie Chernyk
Degree: MA in English, UVic
Project: “‘Apothegmatically bundled vp and garbled’: Re-presenting the Early Modern Jest Book for the Web 2.0 Reader”
My role: Second Reader

2006

Student: Alison Knight
Degree: MA in English, UVic
Project: “Becoming One’s Own Ghost: The Spectral Self in Donne’s Anniversaries”
My role: Second Reader

Student: Zoë Isberg
Degree: BA Hons in English, UVic
Project: “Romantic to Gothic: Complicating the Binaries Between the Natural/Rhetorical Sublime”
My role: Second Reader

Student: Melanie Chernyk
Degree: BA Hons in English, UVic
Project: “The Taming of the Female Writer: Bearing Meaning, Making Meaning, and Script Changes in 10 Things I Hate About You
My role: Supervisor

2005

Student: Karen Krahn
Degree: MA in English, UVic
Project: “‘Traffic’s thy god’: Gift Giving in Timon of Athens
My role: Supervisor

Student: Janet Doherty
Degree: MA in English, UVic
Project: “Illusions of Apotheosis: The Temptation of Eve in Paradise Lost
My role: Supervisor

Student: Melanie Chernyk
Course: English 490
Project: “Feminist Criticism of The Taming of the Shrew
My role: Directed Reading Supervisor

2004

Student: Barbara Bond
Degree: MA in English, UVic
Project: “A Moving Target: Representing Early Modern Scribal Practice”
My role: Second Reader

Student: Rachel Heinrichs
Degree: BA Hons in English, UVic
Project: “Redefining Sensation: An Exploration of Masculinity and Robert Audley in Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret
My role: Third Reader

Student: Aaron Thom
Degree: BA Hons in English, UVic
Project: “Reading ‘The Knight’s Tale’: Thinking Twice About Chivalry”
My role: Third Reader

Student: Annalisa Govenlock
Degree: BA Hons in English, UVic
Project: “Edmund Spenser’s Use of the Pastoral”
My role: Second Reader