Graduate Fellows and Assistants
Noam Lior (Drama): Noam is a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. His dissertation, “Shakespeare at Play: Editing the Multimedia e-book,” explores the challenges and opportunities that digital editions (especially multimedia editions) offer to editing theory, bibliography, and drama/theatre theory. Noam is a director and dramaturge who has worked on a variety of early modern productions, including directing Robert Daborne’s A Christian Turn’d Turk for CRRS’ Early Modern Migrations conference in 2012. Noam is the co-developer of Shakespeare at Play, a company which creates e-book editions of Shakespeare plays with embedded video performances. For Shakespeare at Play, he has co-directed, dramaturged, edited, and annotated Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Brys Stafford (Spanish and Portuguese): Brys is a PhD candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. His work focuses on descriptions of urban space in the literature of late medieval and early modern Spain. He is also a Junior Fellow at Massey College.
Olenka Horbatsch (Art): Olenka is a PhD Candidate in Art History at the University of Toronto. Her dissertation, entitled “Impressions of Innovation: Early Netherlandish Printmaking 1520-1545” examines Netherlandish etchings, engravings and woodcuts before the professionalization of the craft at mid-century, and seeks to critically reassess German printmaker Albrecht Dürer’s impact and influence on Netherlandish printmaking. Her research interests include sixteenth-century Netherlandish visual and material culture; printmaking techniques and print culture; Antwerp as a global city in the sixteenth century; and German-Netherlandish artistic and cultural exchange.
Colin Rose (History): Colin is a PhD candidate in the History department. His research explores violence in early modern Italy, focusing on the incidence and prevalence of homicidal violence in seventeenth-century Bologna for his dissertation. He is also deeply interested in Historical GIS and its potential as a research tool for early modern studies of all kinds.
Lindsay Sidders (History): Lindsay is a PhD Candidate in History. Her dissertation examines the writings of Alonso de la Mota y Escobar in his role as (creole) Bishop of both Guadalajara and Tlaxcala-Puebla, New Spain (Mexico) to parse out methods, modes, and practices of constructing the self and the Hispanic-Catholic empire from 1590-1625.
Tianna Uchacz (Art): Tianna is a PhD Candidate in Art History at the University of Toronto. Her dissertation, “Sensual Bodies and Artistic Prowess in Netherlandish Painting ca. 1540-1570,” examines the themes, forms, and narrative strategies of mid-sixteenth century Netherlandish history painting, with a particular focus on the sensual nude. In the autumn of 2011, she held a three-month research fellowship at Utrecht University, and from 2009 to 2011 she was a guest researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Tianna’s research interests include the relationship between the visual and literary arts in Netherlandish culture; the implications of artistic medium for the design process, expressive potential, and perceived value of artworks; and the impact of familial, personal, and professional networks on artistic production.
Corbet Undergraduate Assistants
Mitchell Gould: Mitchell is a fourth year undergraduate student, majoring in History and English. His interests include the English Reformation, specifically during the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
Work Study Assistants
Jessica Farrell-Jobst: Jessica is a fourth year undergraduate in the History department, where her interests include the Henrician reformation and Erasmus’ reformation writings.
Bibliographic Research Assistants (Iter)