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Moira Day B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Drama professor emeritus

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Research Area(s)

  • Early western Canadian theatre
  • Comtemporary Prairie playwrights
  • Play analysis
  • Dramatic literature
  • Women in Prairie theatre

About me

A former book editor and co-editor of Theatre Research in Canada, she has edited two anthologies The Hungry Spirit, by Elsie Park Gowan, an important pioneer in the early western Canadian theatre and The West of All Possible Worlds, an anthology of contemporary Prairie playwrights. She has also contributed chapters on Jamie Portman to Crossing the Boundaries, a major study on English-language Canadian Theatre criticism, and on theatre in translation in to Les Théâtres Professionel du Canada Francophone; her other articles have appeared in Prairie Forum, Theatre Research in Canada, Essays in Theatre, Theatre InSight, Canadian Theatre Review and NeWest Review.

She has also spoken at conferences both within Canada and internationally in Ireland and China.

She has also lectured on Canadian Drama in the Czech Republic.


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