Keep up to date with the latest news from the School of English, Film, Theatre, Media Studies, and Art History.

  • Arts alumna takes leading role at University of Toronto

    Alumna Professor Alexandra Gillespie, an internationally renowned humanities researcher, has been appointed the new Vice-President of the University of Toronto (U of T), and Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).

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    Literacy in lockdown

    Dr Doug Van Belle from the University’s School of English, Film, Theatre, Media Studies, and Art History spent his lockdown helping create a read-along novel, helping kids across the world keep up with their reading skills during the pandemic.

  • Three Sisters in the bubble

    One moment, they were rehearsing Anton Chekhov’s seminal Three Sisters for the first time, the next moment New Zealand went into lockdown and the world was spun on its head for Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington THEA301 students, who had been readying themselves for a choreographed production of Russian theatre.

  • Drag King dances in a pink jumpsuit with a rainbow cape.

    The show must go on

    Dr Lori Leigh’s theatre production of Princess Boy Wonder faced its season being cut short as a result of COVID-19, but when BATS Theatre suggested livestreaming the performance, it meant that the show could go on.

  • A woman uses an oculus rift in an office space, with white text that reads virtual reality and film, a new kind of storytelling.

    Faculty video series launches

    The #DiscoverWFHSS series featuring our teaching staff has launched on Facebook—first off the block is Dr Miriam Ross from the Film programme.