Yates Thompson MS 26, fol. 21r
British Library, Yates Thompson MS 26, fol. 21r.

I regularly supervise undergraduate Honours students on their Honours theses, and employ undergraduate and graduate level Research Assistants on my various research projects.

In the Winter of 2018 I was awarded the inaugural Mount Royal University Undergraduate Research Supervision Award, in recognition of outstanding contributions to research and scholarship at Mount Royal University.

Here’s a list of my current and recent supervisory commitments:

SUPERVISION, THESES (UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE):

  • BA Honours Thesis Supervisor.  Michael Lazar.  Textual Spatiality: Exploring Narrative Space.”  Mount Royal University, 2018.
  • BA Honours Thesis Supervisor.  Chelsea Fritz.  “Medieval Heroines and Sexual Manipulation.” Mount Royal University, 2018.
  • BA Honours Thesis Supervisor.  Tess Brilling. “The Sustainability of Performative Identity: connecting eco-criticism to sexuality and gender in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.”  Mount Royal University, 2018.
  • MFA Thesis External Examiner.  Gibbings, Colin.  “Performing Pearl:  Drama, Middle English Text, and Performance Based Research in Medieval Studies. University of Calgary. Spring 2018.
  • BA Honours Thesis Supervisor.  Blunt, Jeremy.  “Poetics of Possibilities:  Exploring the Literary Seascapes of the Anglo-Saxon Weltanschauung.” Mount Royal University, 2017.
  • BA Honours Thesis Supervisor.  Pollon, Logan.  “’He kan wel in myn eye seen a stalke’:  the Homosocial ‘quytting’ game in Fragment I of The Canterbury Tales.” Mount Royal University, 2016.
  • BA Honours Thesis Supervisor.  Howatt, Kayla.  “Participation of Secular Women in Middle English Literary Culture.” Mount Royal University, 2013.
  • BA Honours Thesis Supervisor.  Triebwasser, Holly.  “Women of Words:  Female Involvement    in the Middle English Letter Writing Genre.” Mount Royal University, 2012.
  • BA Honours Thesis Supervisor.  Hallman, Jillian.  “Female Identification and the Body in  Select Chaucerian Fabliaux.” Mount Royal University, 2012.
  • BA Honours Thesis Supervisor.  Fahssi, Elias.  “A facing page, diplomatic and critical edition of the Middle English poem Patience.” Mount Royal University, 2011.

SUPERVISION, RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE):

Quote: Supervising students means engaging individual learners and researchers with my own teaching and scholarship. Student supervision is at the core of what I do. Supervision allows new knowledge to emerge for both student and supervisor.

  • Supervisor. Research Assistant, Logan Pollon. Emerging Medievalisms. Provost’s Teaching and Learning Enhancement Grant. September 2017-June 2018.
  • Supervisor. Research Assistant, Jeremy Blunt. Emerging Medievalisms. Provost’s Teaching and Learning Enhancement Grant. September 2017-June 2018.
  • Supervisor. Research Assistant, Elizabeth Dizon. Building matters:  a case study in partnerships for environmental sustainability. March 2018-June 2018.
  • Supervisor. Research Assistant, Chelsea Fritz. Emergence as Method and Theme for SoTL. Co-investigators:  Kenna Olsen and Ada Jaarsma. March 2018-June 2018.
  • Supervisor.  Research Assistant, Jeremy Blunt. Emergence as Method and Theme for SoTL.  Co-investigators:  Kenna Olsen and Ada Jaarsma. September 2017– December 2017.
  • Supervisor. Research Assistant, Jeremy Blunt. Material Medieval Memory Project.  Principal Investigator:  Kenna Olsen.  January 2018 – August 2018.
  • Supervisor.  Research Assistant, Jaclyn Carter (MA). Emerging Medievalisms:  Method, Media, Manuscript. Principal Investigator: Kenna Olsen. September 2017-December 2017.
  • Supervisor. Research Assistant, Kayla Howatt.  Material Girls:  Middle English Secular Female Scribes and their Cultural Agents. Principal Investigator:             Kenna Olsen.  April 2015-May 2015.
  • Supervisor. Research Assistant, Elias Fahssi (MPhil). Material Girls:  Middle English Secular Female Scribes and their Cultural Agents.  Principal Investigator: Kenna Olsen.  March 2014-July 2015.
  • Supervisor. Research Assistant, Kayla Howatt.  Material Girls:  Middle English Secular Female Scribes and their Cultural Agents. Principal Investigator:             Kenna Olsen. September 2013- June 2014.
  • Supervisor. Research Assistant, Jaclyn Carter (MA).  Material Girls: Middle English Secular Female Scribes and their Cultural Agents. Principal Investigator: Kenna Olsen. May 2013-August 2013.
  • Supervisor. Research Assistant (MA), Jaclyn Carter. Cotton Nero A.x. Project. Direct
  • Supervisor, Murray McGillivray.  Principal Investigators:  McGillivray, Murray and Kenna Olsen. Fall 2012-Winter 2013.
  • Supervisor. Research Assistant (MA), Kelsey Moskal.  Cotton Nero A.x. Project. Direct
  • Supervisor, Murray McGillivray.  Principal Investigators:  McGillivray, Murray and Kenna Olsen. Fall 2012-Winter 2013.
  • Supervisor. Undergraduate Research Assistant, Kimberley Munchrath.  Material Girls:  Middle English Secular Female Scribes and their Cultural Agents.  Principal Investigator: Kenna Olsen.  January 2013-March 2013.
  • Supervisor.  Undergraduate Research Assistant, Holly Triebwasser.  Material Girls:  Middle English Secular Female Scribes and their Cultural Agents.  Principal Investigator: Kenna Olsen.  December 2012-May 2013.
  • Supervisor. Undergraduate Research Assistant, Kelsey Moskal. Material Girls:  Middle English Secular Female Scribes and their Cultural Agents. Principal Investigator: Kenna Olsen.  January 2012-September 2012.
  • Supervisor.  Graduate Research Assistant (PhD), Kirsten Inglis. Cotton Nero A.x. Project. Direct Supervisor, Kenna Olsen.  Principal Investigators: McGillivray, Murray and Kenna Olsen.  Spring 2011-present.
  • Supervisor. Undergraduate Research Assistant, Elias Fahssi. Cotton Nero A.x. Project. Direct Supervisor, Kenna Olsen.  Principal Investigators: McGillivray, Murray and Kenna Olsen.  Spring 2011-present.
  • Supervisor. Graduate Research Assistant (MA), Lars Hedlund. Cotton Nero A.x. Project. Direct Supervisor, Kenna Olsen.  Principal Investigators: McGillivray, Murray and Kenna Olsen. Winter 2011-present.
  • Supervisor.  Undergraduate Research Assistant, Jaclyn Carter. Women Scribes of Middle English Literature.  Principal Investigator:  Kenna Olsen. Winter 2011.
  • Supervisor. Undergraduate Research Assistant, Alexandra Coates. Women Scribes of Middle English Literature.  Principal Investigator:  Kenna Olsen.  Winter 2010.
  • Supervisor. Undergraduate Research Assistant, Lars Hedlund.  Women Scribes of Middle English Literature.  Principal Investigator:  Kenna Olsen.  Spring 2009.