The 2014/2015 edition of The Channel (Vol. 8) is here! You can pick up a copy in the DESA office (Arts 305).

Covering a remarkable swath of literary and cultural history, the eight essays featured in this volume engage with their objects of study in creatively critical ways. We are proud to put forward this selection, in the belief that it encompasses some of the most imaginative, dedicated work being done in our department this year. Ranging from literary analysis to cultural commentary to performance studies, the essays collected here are representative of the sheer breadth of study of undergraduate students in English here at McGill.

We thank the brilliant writers, editors, and various helpers that brought The Channel to life this year for its eighth volume. Special thanks to Jenna Moore for her tireless support and acquisition of funding, which made this volume possible.


Authors published in The Channel's 2014/2015 issue.

Since its inception in 2008, The Channel Undergraduate Review has striven to integrate into one intellectual forum the Department of English's three streams: Literature, Cultural Studies, and Drama and Theatre. Our archives reflect the academic achievement of McGill's English students.


The Channel's 2014/2015 editorial board.

The Channel's editorial board is selected from undergraduate students in McGill's Department of English. Editors collectively read, discuss, and select essays for publication. This year, the editorial board is composed of five members.

Clara Nizard


Clara is a U3 Honours Drama & Theatre Student with a minor in Anthropology. Her fields of choice are queer/feminist performance and critical dance theory. This is her second year working on The Channel.

Emily Martin


Emily is a U3 English Literature major with a minor in Environment. She studies book history and the development of the novel. Her interests include classical and medieval literature, illustration, typography, and natural history.

Jacob Wald


Jacob is a U2 student in Honours Literature with a minor in Philosophy. His interests include identity formation and problems of artistic representation, with a preference for postcolonial, queer, and narrative theories.

Katherine Brenders


Katherine is a U3 Literature major with a minor in Organismal Biology. Her research has examined 20th century Canadian literature and publishing. She is currently the Design & Production editor for the McGill Daily.

Penelope Kerr


Penelope is a U3 English Literature major with minors in French Literature and Anthropology. This is her third year editing for The Channel. She is also a Co-Managing Editor for the literary journal Scrivener Creative Review and a writer for the online magazine Leacock's.

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