MemberMinoru Takano

Minoru Takano 高野実 is a PhD candidate of the department of Asian Studies, the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver (Supervisor: Prof. Bruce Rusk). He studies the literary movements of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Li Dongyang 李東陽 (1447-1529) of Chaling School 茶陵派, Ming Neoclassicism 前後七子/復古派/古文辭派, and issues of archaism, authorship, and musicality of poetry.

MemberKatrina Dunn

Katrina teaches in the University of Manitoba’s Department of English, Theatre, Film and Media. Her scholarly work explores the spatial manifestations of theatre, as well as ecocritical theatre. She did her graduate work in Theatre Studies at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Dr. Kirsty Johnston. Katrina was the Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Touchstone Theatre from 1997 to 2016. She also co-founded the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Her long career as a stage director and producer has had considerable impact on the performing arts on the West Coast of Canada and has been recognized with numerous awards.

MemberTyler Bilton

Born on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, I have spent most of my life playing or coaching ice hockey. I am interested in how sport forms our identities. Because of ice hockey, I have lived in the USA, Turkey, Austria, and now Sweden. After completing my MA in Liberal Studies at the University of Maine, I coached at the University of Connecticut and Connecticut College and then moved to Austria to coach at a hockey academy. Currently, I am a coach in Stockholm and working on getting back into the academic field to pursue a Ph.D.

MemberKatherine Bowers

I am an Assistant Professor of Slavic Studies in the Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. I specialize in Russian literature and culture of the long nineteenth century, and teach classes about Russian, Slavic and comparative literature and culture. More information about my research and activities can be found on my institutional profile and my personal website.

MemberLaura Ludtke

…2016 D. Phil. in English Literature, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford
2011 M.A. in English Literature, Queen’s University, Kingston
2010 B.A. (Hons.) in English Literature, Queen’s University
2008 M.A. in Classics, Queen’s University, Kingston
2006 B.A. (Hons.) in Classical Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver…

I am an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Queen’s University, Kingston. My research investigates the connections between technology, gender, politics, and aesthetics in the city in late-Victorian, Edwardian, and Modernist literature, with a particular focus on literature and technology.

MemberPeter Phillip Jones

…Doctor of Philosophy in History (in progress), The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (2017–2022). Supervisor: Dr. Courtney Booker

Master of Arts, History, McGill University, Montréal, QC, 2014

Graduating Essay: “Gregory of Tours’ Poetics” (supervised by Dr. Nancy Partner).

Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Medieval Studies and Classical Studies, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 2011

Graduating Essay: “Temporum Series Praestitit: Order and Truth in the Texts of Gregory of Tours” (supervised by Dr. Courtney Booker)….

Research Interests Western Europe Early Middle Ages Historiography Narrative Merovingian kingdoms Gregory of Tours Notions of time and historical consciousness