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 […]
Congratulations to Prof. B.W. Powe on the publication of his latest book "Decoding Dust" a new collection of poems (NeoPoiesisPress, 2016).
Communal eating can shape or destroy relationships. That’s what York English Professor David Goldstein found while researching and writing Eating and Ethics in Shakespeare’s England, published by Cambridge University Press. His book recently won the Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award for 2014. The award is given to a work which makes an important contribution to the […]
“Canada’s coolest poet,” York English Professor Priscila Uppal (BA Hons. ’97, PhD ’04), has received one of the country’s highest forms of recognition – election as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Uppal has accomplished a great deal in her 39 years. She has published 10 collections of poetry, two novels, a […]