CV

Andrew Bretz

Curriculum vitae

 

Institutional Address
Department of English and Film StudiesWilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3C5
519 884 0710 x 3257
Home Address
52 Alice Street
Guelph, ON  Canada N1E 2Z8
(519) 821 6516
abretz@wlu.ca
Twitter:@AndrewBretz001
Skype: andrewbretz

 

EDUCATION

2012. PhD, University of Guelph, School of English and Theatre Studies

2007. M.A. University of Calgary, Department of English

1999. B.A. (Honours) Philosophy, University of Calgary

 

RESEARCH EMPLOYMENT

2013-16.                      Post-Doctoral Researcher       University of Guelph

 

PUBLICATIONS

EDITIONS

2016. Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. Ed. Andrew Bretz. Toronto, ON: Rock’s Mills Press (Forthcoming).
2015. Shakespeare, William. Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ed. Andrew Bretz.Toronto, ON: Rock’s Mills Press.
2015. Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. Ed. Andrew Bretz. Toronto, ON: Rock’s Mills Press.
2013. Shakespeare, William. Romeo and Juliet. Ed. Andrew Bretz. Toronto, ON: Oxford University Press.
2013. Shakespeare, William. The Tempest. Ed. Andrew Bretz. Toronto, ON: Oxford University Press.

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

2015. “’Are You My Sweet Heart?’ Bonduca and the Failure of Chivalry.” ROMARD: Research on Medieval and Renaissance Drama. 54 (2015), 59-72.
2015. “Variance between 1618 and 1632 Editions of Geffray Minshull’s Essayes and Characters of a Prison.” Notes and Queries. Oxford University Press. October 2015.
2014. “Making an Impact?: Feminist Pedagogy and Rape Culture on University Campuses” ESC 40.4 (December 2014): 17-20.
2007. “The My Coxcomb Don’ Fi’ Me No Mo’ Blues: An Analysis of “Come Away” in Twelfth Night and a Conjectural Performance Aesthetic.” Interdisciplinary Humanities. Ed. Lisa Graley. Lafayette, Louisiana: U of Louisiana Press, 2007. Print. 55-68.

BOOK CHAPTERS

2015. “Such Shaping Fantasies: A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the Canadian Stage.” Introduction. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ed. Daniel Fischlin. Toronto: Rock’s Mills Press. May 2015.
2014. “Your Master’s Voice: The Shakespearean Narrator as Intermedial Authority on 1930s American Radio.” OuterSpeares: Shakespeare, Intermedia, and the Limits of Adaptation. Ed. Daniel Fischlin. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2014. Print. 287-322.
2006. Jonson, Ben. Volpone. ed. Andrew Bretz. Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Renaissance and Early Seventeenth Century. Vol. 2. Calgary: Broadview Press. 594-655.
2006. “Introduction to Volpone.” Broadview Anthology of British Literature. Calgary: Broadview Press. 656. Print.
2006. Mandeville, Sir John. “The Travels of Sir John Mandeville.” Ed. Andrew Bretz. Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Medieval Period. Vol. 1. Calgary: Broadview Press, 2006. Print. 567-83.
2006. Julian of Norwich. “The Revelations of Divine Love.” Ed. Andrew Bretz. Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Medieval Period. Vol. 1. Calgary: Broadview Press, 2006. Print. 586-602.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

2010. “Puck Fucks: Representations of the Erotic in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Conference Proceedings of the 2010 Film and History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television. Ed. Miller, Cynthia. University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. N.d. CD-ROM.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES

2007. “Alas So All Things Now Do Hold Their Peace”, “The Soote Season”, “Gullinge Sonnets, John Davies (Overview)”, “Gullinge Sonnets 1”, “Gullinge Sonnets 3”, “And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus?” “Astrophil & Stella, Sonnet 18” “Astrophil & Stella, Sonnet 33”, “Astrophil & Stella, Sonnet 34” “Sonnet 91, William Shakespeare”, “Sonnet 115, William Shakespeare”, “Sonnet 121, William Shakespeare”, “Sonnet 123, William Shakespeare” Companion to Pre-1600 British Poetry. Ed. Michelle M. Sauer. New York: Facts on File, 2007.

REVIEWS

2016. “Imposing Romance: Cinematic Representations of Lady Jane Grey and Mary, Queen of Scots.” Early Modern Woman: An Interdisciplinary Journal. (10.2) Spring 2016. 111-114.
2015. Rev. of Greenstadt, Amy. Rape and the Rise of the Author: Gendering Intention in Early Modern England. In Notes and Queries. Oxford University Press. February 2015.
2006. Rev. of Textual Performances, ed. Lukas Erne & M. J. Kidnie. Modern Philology. 104.1 (August 2006): 118-22.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

“An Effigy of Empire: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Canadian Imperial Nationalism During the Second Boer War.” TRiC: Theatre Research in Canada. (Revise and Resubmit.)
“Sung Silence: Complicity, Trauma and Song in Heywood’s Rape of Lucrece” Early Theatre. (Accepted)
Bonduca: A Scholarly Edition of the Play. Book. (Presently putting together the book proposal with University of Toronto Press).
“Pericles” Theatre Review. Shakespeare Magazine. (Commissioned.)
“Edges of Empire: CBC and Shakespeare 1920-50” Book Chapter. (Commissioned.)

WEB BASED PUBLICATIONS

2015. “The English Literary Tradition I: Beginnings to 1660 – YouTube Based Components.” Online Video Series. YouTube.com. Fall Semester 2015.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

White Paper

2010. Lasting Change: Sustaining Digital Scholarship in Canada. Report of the Sustaining Digital Scholarship for Sustainable Culture project funded by the Knowledge Synthesis on the Digital Economy program of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. With Susan Brown and Hannah McGregor. 43pp. Available at http://www.cwrc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Lasting-Change-Knowledge-Synthesis.pdf

Magazine Articles

2015. “The Game is Afoot – Shakespeare and Video Games.” ShakespeareMagazine.com (Summer 2015).
2010. “Teaching Students with Disabilities: Part One, Vision Loss.” TAbloid Newsletter. 2 (Winter 2010): 2. Web.
2009. “Teaching Students with Disabilities: Part Two, Physical Disability.” TAbloid Newsletter. 3 (Fall 2009): 3. Web.
2008. “Pedagogy Moments.” TAbloid Newsletter 1 (Fall 2008): 2. Web.
2008-9. Footnotes Journal. University of Guelph: Women’s Studies Department, 2008-9.
2008-9. TAbloid Newsletter. University of Guelph: Teaching Support Services, 2008-9.

Program Notes

2006. “Dramaturgical Notes.” The Ibsen Project, Theatre Utopia: Calgary, Alberta; 2006.
2006. “Dramaturgical Notes.” Marriage Upon Marriage: The Osborne Project Play. University of Calgary: Calgary, Alberta; 2005.

Interviews

2010. “’Parallel Streams’: Sustaining the Digital Commons, An Interview with Daniel Fischlin.” Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project. n.p. 18 Oct 2010. Web.

AWARDS AND HONOURS

2013. University of Guelph Central Student Association Teaching Excellence Award
2010. College of Arts Travel Award
2009. SSHRC Doctoral Award
2009. Association for Computers in the Humanities Travel Grant
2008. Dean’s Scholarship
2008. Lin Coburn Memorial Graduate Scholarship
2008. Nancy Bailey Graduate Teaching Prize
2007. Dean’s Scholarship

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY/PARTICIPATION

PAPERS PRESENTED

2016. “‘Drawing Them Up Out of Their Seats’: Theatrical Commercialization in Early Modern Theatre Practice and Slings and Arrows.” Shakespeare + Canada Symposium. University of Ottawa. 21-23 April 2016.
2016. “Prisons Within/Prisons Without: Rehabilitation and Abjection Narratives in Mickey B.” Shakespeare Association of America. 23-26 March 2016.
2015. “Original Practices and the Language of Nostalgia.” Shakespearean Theatre Conference: Language in Text and Performance. Stratford Festival and the University of Waterloo. 17-21 June 2015.
2015. “Canadian Identity and Shakespeare on CBC Radio, 1936-53” Can Lit Across Media: Un-Archiving the Temporal Literary Event. Concordia University. 4 June 2015.
2015. “Vows of the Flesh: Rape, the Patriarchal Household, and The Wonder of Women.” ACCUTE 2015. Ottawa, ON. 30 May-2 June 2015.
2015. “Shall I draw the curtain?”: Shakespeare Portraits and the “Air” of Genius. Renaissance Society of America. Berlin, Germany. 26-28 March 2015.
2015. “An Effigy of Empire: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Canadian Imperial Nationalism During the Second Boer War.” Shakespeare Association of America. 1-4 April 2015.
2014. “Shakespeare and Video Games” Beowulf to Shakespeare: Popular Culture in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association 2014. Baltimore, MD. 6-8 November 2014.
2014. “‘This Blessed Plot, This Earth, This Realm’: Canadian Identity and Shakespeare on CBC Radio, 1936-1953.” Can Lit On Air: Audiences and Archives ACCUTE 2014. St. Catherine’s ON. 24 May 2014
2014. “Rape Culture on University Campuses: A Pedagogical Perspective.” ACCUTE Professional Concerns Panel. ACCUTE 2014. St. Catherine’s ON. 26 May 2014.
2013. “The Sanders Portrait of Shakespeare: Genealogy and Provenance.” Look Here Upon This Picture: A Symposium on the Sanders Portrait of Shakespeare. Toronto, ON. 28 November 2013.
2013. “’Did He Take Her By the Toe, Man?’ Audience Participation and Performance in Heywood’s Rape of Lucrece.” Shakespeare Association of America. Toronto. 28 March 2013.
2012. “The Sleeping and the Dead: Lady Macbeth and Visual Art.” Joint ACCUTE/NASSR Session: Romantic Bodies in Performance. University of Waterloo/Wilfrid Laurier University. Waterloo, ON. 24 May 2012
2011. “Our Tarquin Thus…: Rape and the Cultural Inheritance of Rome.” The Shakespeare Association of America. Bellevue, WA. 8 April 2011.
2011. “Guilding the Lily: Mimesis in London Brothels in the 1590s.” The Renaissance Society of America. Montreal, QC. 25 March 2011.
2011. “A Master’s Voice: The Narrator in Shakespearean Adaptation on 1930s American Network Radio” Outerspeares Conference: Intercultural/Intermedia Shakespeare. Guelph, ON. 1 November 2011.
2010. “Puck Fucks: Containing the Erotic in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Representations of Love in Film and Television: 2010 Film & History Conference. Milwaukee, WI. 19 November 2010.
2010. “From Being to Having: The TA Experience from Both Sides of the Table.” Creative Teaching and Learning: Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Ryerson University. Toronto, ON. 24 June 2010.
2009. “Rags on Shakespeare: Adaptations of Shakespeare in 1920s & 30s American Network Radio.” The Radio Conference 2009: A Transnational Forum at
York University. Toronto, ON. 28 July 2009.
2008. “Me and the Devil Blues: Robert Johnson and the Faust Myth.” Convergences 2008. University of Waterloo. Waterloo, ON. 20 June 2008
2007. “Blue Ruffs and Brothels: The Reality and Representation of Prostitution, 1590-1610.” The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference. Calgary, AB. 27 April 2007.

PANELS CHAIRED

2015. “Ornament, Parody, and Exclamation” Shakespearean Theatre Conference. Stratford, ON. 20 June 2015.
2015. “Humanist Thought and Letters V” Renaissance Society of America. Berlin, GER. 26 March 2015.

CAMPUS/DEPARTMENTAL TALKS

2013. “Family Friend: Tracing the Provenance of the Sanders Portrait of Shakespeare.” WLU English and Film Studies Research in Progress Talks. Waterloo, ON. 15 November 2013.
2012. “Surviving SETS.” ETC Professionalization Seminars. University of Guelph. Guelph, ON. 26 September 2012.
2012. “Thriving in Grad School.” MAPS Professionalization Seminars. University of Guelph. Guelph, ON. 21 September 2012.
2012. “Top Down, Bottom Up: Two Proposals for Reinvigorating the PhD.” Hot Topics: Professionalization and the PhD. School of English and Theatre Studies. Guelph, ON. Mar 9, 2012.
2011. Roundtable Presenter. “Methodologies in the Humanities.” Transmissions, March 2011. Guelph, ON. March 17, 2011.
2010. “Puck Fucks: Containing the Erotic in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Transmissions, December 2010. Guelph, ON. December 3, 2010.
2010. “‘Vomit on His Sweater Already, Mom’s Spaghetti’: The Performance of Masculinity in 8 Mile and Two Gentlemen of Verona.” Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium. University of Guelph. Guelph, ON. 6 September 2010.
2010. “Video Games as Pedagogical Tools;” “Public Speaking – or – Why Most People Would Rather Die than Speak to a Room full of Undergraduates.” Graduate Student University Teaching Conference, 2010 – Empowering Future Educators and Leaders. University of Guelph. Guelph, ON. September 25, 2010.
2010. Roundtable Presenter. “Innovative Pedagogy and Shakespeare.” Shakespeare Popular Music Colloquium. University of Guelph. Guelph, ON. September 6, 2010.
2009. ““Turning Tricks: Governance and the Bed-Trick in The Changeling.” Joint PhD Colloquium 2009: Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Guelph. Guelph, ON. November 13, 2009.
2009. “Video Games as Pedagogical Tools;” “TA Toolbox: Public Speaking – or – Why Most People Would Rather Die than Speak to a Room full of Undergraduates.” Graduate Student Conference on University Teaching 2009. University of Guelph. Guelph, ON. September 19, 2009.
2008. ““Teaching Assistants/Assistance: Developing a Professionalization Model for Graduate Students.” Between the Tides: Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of New Brunswick. Fredericton, NB. June 17-20, 2009.
2008. “Rags on Shakespeare: Adaptations of Shakespeare in 1920s & 30s American Network Radio.” Joint PhD Colloquium 2008: Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Guelph. Waterloo. November 14, 2008.
2006. “Appropriated Voices: The War of the Worlds and the Ideology of Crisis.” Free Exchange Conference 2006. University of Calgary. Calgary, AB. March 11, 2006.
2006. “CSI: Calgary: The History of the Osborne Project.” University of Calgary. Calgary, AB. February 11, 2006.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2013 Researcher University of Guelph

  • Researched in British archives (British Library, National Archives, City of London Archives, etc.) to corroborate the provenance of the “Sanders Portrait” of Shakespeare.

2007-2010 Research Assistant University of Guelph

  • Dr. Mark Lipton’s SSHRC-funded “Media Education Project”
    Dr. Susan Brown’s SSHRC-funded Knowledge Synthesis Grant Project: “Sustaining Digital Scholarship through Sustainable Culture”

TEACHING POSITIONS

2015 Sessional Instructor McMaster University

  • Shakespeare’s Histories and Tragedies

2015 Sessional Instructor Brock University

  • Shakespeare: Text and Performance
    Taught in conjunction with the Stratford Festival

2010-15 Contract Academic Faculty Wilfrid Laurier University

  • The English Literary Tradition I
  • Seventeenth Century Drama
  • Sixteenth Century Literature
  • Shakespeare on Film
  • Medieval Drama
  • Shakespeare’s Dramatic Language
  • Origins of Modern Drama
  • Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Histories
  • Shakespeare’s Comedies and Romances: Gender and Genre
  • Comic Drama
  • Tragic Drama
  • Post-Colonial Poetry and Drama
  • Reading Poetry

2010-15 Sessional Instructor University of Guelph

  • Medieval Literature
  • Shakespearean Receptions
  • Shakespearean Contexts
  • Elizabethan Literary Cultures: Chastity and Power
  • Dramatic Literature and Theory Seminar: Ibsen to the Avant-Garde

2014-15 Contract Instructor Stratford Festival

  • Shakespeare in Performance

2008-9 Teaching Assistant University of Guelph

  • Modes of Inquiry and Communication across the Disciplines
  • Art Historical Studies I
  • Art Historical Studies II
  • British Imperial Cultures
  • Elizabethan Literary Culture: Chastity and Power
  • Children’s Literature
  • Poetics and Politics in Early Modern England

DEPARTMENTAL/UNIVERSITY SERVICE

2014. Member of Community of Practice: Media and Pedagogy. University of Guelph.
2014. Chair. Pedagogy Notes (Discussion Group). Wilfrid Laurier University.
2012-13. CAS (Contract Academic Staff) Representative, Department of English and Film Studies Faculty Committee. Wilfrid Laurier University.
2011-12. Member, Contract Academic Staff (Faculty) Steering Group. Faculty of Arts. Wilfrid Laurier University.
2011-12. Member, Teaching and Pedagogy Circle. Faculty of Arts. Wilfrid Laurier University.
2011-12. Adjunct Member, Website Committee. School of English and Theatre Studies. University of Guelph.
2010-11.Communications Director, Master’s and PhD Society (MAPS). School of English and Theatre Studies. University of Guelph.
2009-10.Member, Visiting Speakers Committee. School of English and Theatre Studies. University of Guelph.
2009-10.Chair, Teaching Assistant Advisory Council. University of Guelph, Teaching Support Services:
2009. Member, Transformative Learning Discussion Group; Community Based Teaching and Learning Discussion Group; Engaging in Education Research Discussion Group. University of Guelph, Teaching Support Services.
2008. Member, School of English and Theatre Studies Guest Speakers Committee, University of Guelph.
2008. Co-Chair, Teaching Assistant Advisory Council, University of Guelph, Teaching Support Services.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/OUTREACH

2016. “Pre-Season Insights: Macbeth.” Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Guelph, ON.
2015. “Pre-Season Insights: Taming of the Shrew.” Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Guelph, ON. 5 March 2015.
2015. Member of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Guelph Male Recruitment Committee, 2015.
2014. “Pre-Season Insights: King John.” Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Guelph, ON. 13 March 2014.
2013. “Pre-Season Insights: Othello.” Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Guelph, ON. 14 March 2013.

MEDIA COVERAGE

2013. Vowles, Andrew. From the Second Story. CFRU Guelph. 2 December 2013.
2013. Vowles, Andrew. “Faces of Our Ancestors a Reflection of Ourselves.” Guelph Mercury. 5 December 2013.
2013. Seto, Chris. “Guelph Professors Troubled Over Shakespeare Debate.” Guelph Mercury. 19 October 2013.
2013. Quan, Douglas. “Student Leaders and Educators on Canadian Campuses Wrestle with Pervasive ‘Rape Culture’” Postmedia News Outlets. Canada.com. 10 September 2013.
2012. Finoro, Sara. “Raising the Bar to Build a Safer City.” Guelph Mercury. 16 October 2012.
2012. Editorial Staff. “Guelph Bars Urged to Act to Address Sexual Assault and Harrassment.” Guelph Mercury. 16 October 2012.
2012. Beedham, Tom. “Raising Bars.” The Ontarion. 10 October 2012.
2012. Noble, Shireen. “Rethinking Rape Culture.” The Ontarion. 12 March 2012.

RELATED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS & DEVELOPMENT

2015. “Drawing the Line on Workplace Sexual Harassment: Webinar” Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children. learningtoendabuse.ca and drawtheline.ca.
2015. “Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence: Online Training” Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children. learningtoednabuse.ca.
2014. “Online Training Initiative to Address Human Trafficking.” MCIS Language Services & the Province of Ontario.
2010. “Geographical Information Systems in the Digital Humanities.” DHSI 2010. Instructor, Ian Gregory.
2009. “Inclusive Teaching Practices.” Graduate Student Winter Teaching Workshop 2009. Instructor, Natasha Kenny.
2009. “Digital Tools for Literary History.” DHSI 2009. Instructors, Stan Reucker and Susan Brown.

LANGUAGES

English (Native)
Latin (Can read with dictionary)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE/SAPES)
Shakespeare Association of America
Renaissance Society of America
Radio Studies Network