Reading groups are an important part of the research-friendly environment fostered by the Theory Centre. Often founded by graduate students, reading groups are one of the means by which Masters and Doctoral students are fully integrated into the research culture of the program. Reading groups focus on the dissemination of new research through meetings and discussion groups, and include:
The Graduate Creative Writing Workshop group is currently run as a joint effort of students from English and the Centre for Theory and Criticism, but graduate students from any discipline are welcome. The group's goal is to give students otherwise embroiled in academic coursework a chance to write creatively and have their work read and discussed by some of their colleagues. So far in the 2013-2014 academic year we have workshopped everything from lyric poetry to experimental forms to short fiction. Contact John Nyman at firstname.lastname@example.org. The group has also produced a limited-run chapbook showcasing work from the 2013-2014 year; free copies are available from Melanie Caldwell at the Centre for Theory and Criticism for anyone interested.