The York University community is mourning the loss of one of its most distinguished teachers and writers, the poet, novelist and playwright Priscila Uppal (BA Hons. ’97, PhD ’04). She died on Sept. 4 in Toronto at the age of 43. Poet Priscila Uppal Professor Uppal, or simply “Priscila” as she preferred, arrived in the […]
York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton, issued the following announcement to the York University community: We are pleased to inform the York community that the search for dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) and associate vice-president (AVP) Graduate has reached a successful conclusion. Last fall, a search committee was established, […]
English Professor Deanne Williams has been awarded a 2018 Killam Research Fellowship by the Canada Council for the Arts, to undertake the first ever study devoted to the history of the girl actor from the Middle Ages to the English Revolution. Williams, who is a Professor in York’s Department of English, Faculty of Liberal Arts […]
English Professor Julia Creet explains in The Conversation how police used a public genealogy database to solve the decades old Golden State Killer case. The Golden State Killer is a California serial murderer and rapist. Detectives used the genetic database called GEDmatch to find the accused Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, whom they suspect to have […]
Christopher Innes arrived at York in 1969, and was the longest-serving active member in the Department of English. He made a profound and lasting difference during his time at the University. Innes died due to complications with ALS on June 19. Innes was a Distinguished Research Professor, held a senior Canada Research Chair, and at […]
The family history business is booming. English Professor Julia Creet explores the bigger picture behind the ancestry industry in her new documentary, Data Mining the Deceased: Ancestry and the Business of Family. Filmed in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Iceland, the documentary takes a look at people’s motivations behind the business of […]
Professor Gobert received this honour at Convocation in autumn 2016. Congratulations!
Starting from the notion that every act of speaking is a translation between worlds, writer, scholar and critic Goldstein’s Lost Originals comprises a collection of elegies for a series of “lost originals” – objects, images and experiences whose ghostly traces can only be evoked through language. Click here for the complete story on yFile.
Long-time English and Creative Writing Professor Patricia Keeney has launched the first of two new books this fall with a standing-room-only reading at the Women’s Arts Association in downtown Toronto recently. The new book, a novel called One Man Dancing is based on the true story of a professional acting company in Uganda doing politically […]