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Kym Bird

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Department of Humanities

Associate Professor

Office: Winters College, 105
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 77462
Email: kbird@yorku.ca


Bird, who teaches courses in English, Theatre and Women's Studies, is the recipient of the Parents' Association University-Wide Teaching Award, the Graduate Studies Dissertation Prize, Division of Humanities, “Excellence in Teaching” Award, all awarded in 1997. That same year, her dissertation was nominated for the Canada-wide dissertation prize and the Governor General’s Gold medal.

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Bird, who teaches courses in English, Theatre and Women's Studies, is the recipient of the Parents' Association University-Wide Teaching Award, the Graduate Studies Dissertation Prize, Division of Humanities, “Excellence in Teaching” Award, all awarded in 1997. That same year, her dissertation was nominated for the Canada-wide dissertation prize and the Governor General’s Gold medal. The Association of Canadian Theatre Research presented the 2004 Ann Saddlemyer Award to Professor Bird for her book, Redressing the Past: The Politics of Early, English-Canadian Women's Drama, 1880-1920, published in 2004 by McGill-Queen's University Press.

Degrees

PhD, York University
MA English, York University
BA, York University

Research Interests

, History, Canadian, English, feminism, theatre particularly women's theatre, English

Current Research Projects


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Books

Publication
Year

Bird, K. Redressing the Past: The Politics of Early English-Canadian Women's Theatre: 1876-1927. Montreal: McGill-Queen's U.P., 2004.

2004

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Bird, K. “Shakespeare’s Good Girls: Pageantry, Morality, and the Catholic plays of Sister Mary Agnes.” Shakespeare in Canada, University of Rome, (Forthcoming, 2008).

2008

Bird, K. "Popular Feminist Theatre In Canada: The Company Of Sirens.” Feminist Theatre and Performance. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2006: 28-31.

2006

Bird, K. “Suiting the Occasion: Cross-dressing for Power in the Nineteenth-Century.” Travestimenti e metamorfosi: Percorsi dell' identità di genere attraverso epoche e culture. Ed. Laura Guidi and Annamaria Lamarra. Naples: Filema, 2003.

2003

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Bird, K. “In the Habit of Independence: Cross-border politics and Feminism in Two World War I plays by Sister Mary Agnes." Theatre Research in Canada. In press. Vol 27.2 (Spring 2008): 193-226

2008

Bird, K. “In the Beauty of Holiness, From the Womb of the Morning: Allegory, Morality, and Politics in Mary Kinley Ingraham’s Acadia.” Theatre Research in Canada. Vol. 26 1-2 (Fall 2005): 26-55.

2005

Bird, K. “Gazing into the Abyss: Feminism in English-Canadian Women’s Theatre History.” Rivista di Studi Canadesi. Ed. Katarina Richardi. 9 (1996): 23-29.

1996

Bird, K. “Leaping into the Breeches: Liberal Feminist Drag in Sarah Ann Curzon's ‘The Sweet Girl Graduate.’” Journal of Australasian Studies. Ed. Joanne Tompkins. (Oct 1996) : 168-79.

1996

Bird, K. “A Woman's Parliament: Nineteenth-Century Suffrage Theatre in Canada.” Rivista di Studi Canadesi 5 (1992): 33-41.

1992

Bird, K. “Performing Politics: Propaganda, Parody and a Woman's Parliament.” Theatre Research in Canada 13 (Spring/Fall 1992): 168-193.

1992

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Bird, K. Money, Matricide, and a “Boston Marriage”: a contextual interpretation of Amy Redpath Roddick’s Italian closet drama An Old Bologna Tale. Congress of the Humanities 2008, Association for Canadian Theatre Research, University of British Columbia.

2008

Bird, K. ‘Miss Canada to wed Jack Canuck at the tender age of fifty:’ Nation-Building and a New Educational Curriculum in the First World War Dramas of Edith Lelean Groves. Learned Societies, Association for Canadian Theatre Research, 2007, ACQL Conference / Congrès de l’ARTC 2007, University of Saskatchewan, May 2007.

2007

Bird, K. “I want riches and position and standing among the other nations of the world:@ Edith Lelean Groves The Wooing of Miss Canada and the Creation of Imperial Subjects in Children’s Drama of First World War Toronto.” Hawaii International Conference on Education, December 2007

2007

Bird, K. “Yes, Virginia, Canadian Women Did Write Plays: Themes and Theory in Early Canadian Women’s Theatre, 1880-1920.” Learned Societies, Association for Canadian Theatre Research, 2006, ACQL Conference / Congrès de l’ARTC 2006, York University, Toronto, May 2006.

2006

Bird, K. “Bad Habits: Sister Mary Agnes, Jingoism, and the Question of Literary Citizenship in A Patriot’s Daughter and Other Plays.” Learned Societies, Association for Canadian Theatre Research, 2005 ACTR Conference / Congrès de l’ARTC 2005. University of Western, London, Ontario, May 2005.

2005

Bird, K. “In the Beauty of Holiness, From the Womb of the Morning: Allegory, Morality, and Politics in Mary Kinley Ingraham’s Acadia.” Shifting Tides: East Coast Theatre in Canada. University of Toronto, March 2004. Learned Societies, Association for Canadian Theatre Research, 2005 ACTR Conference / Congrès de l’ARTC 2005. University of Western, London, Ontario, May 2004.

2004

Bird, K. “Just Like Clear, Fresh Water From the Pump: Class, Christianity, and Comedy in the Life and Playwriting of Clara Rothwell Anderson.” Learned Societies, Association for Canadian Theatre Research, 2003 ACTR onference / Congrès de l’ARTC 2003, Dalhousie, May 2003.

2003

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

Bird, K. “I want riches and position and standing among the other nations of the world:@ Edith Lelean Groves The Wooing of Miss Canada and the Creation of Imperial Subjects in Children’s Drama of First World War Toronto.” Proceedings: Hawaii International Conference on Education, December 2007.

2007

Public Lectures

Publication
Year

Bird, K. “How History Matters: Feminist Theatre Across the Centuries.” Festival of Original Theatre, Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto. March 2008.

2008

Bird, K. “Women In the Mandate: Early Canadian Women’s Drama at the Time of Bernard Shaw.” Shaw Festival. August, 2006.

2006


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1200 9.0 A Contexts of Canadian Culture LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1200 9.0 A Contexts of Canadian Culture TUTR
Fall 2020 GS/INST5000 3.0 A Theory/Practice LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1200 9.0 A Contexts of Canadian Culture LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1200 9.0 A Contexts of Canadian Culture TUTR


Bird, who teaches courses in English, Theatre and Women's Studies, is the recipient of the Parents' Association University-Wide Teaching Award, the Graduate Studies Dissertation Prize, Division of Humanities, “Excellence in Teaching” Award, all awarded in 1997. That same year, her dissertation was nominated for the Canada-wide dissertation prize and the Governor General’s Gold medal.

Bird, who teaches courses in English, Theatre and Women's Studies, is the recipient of the Parents' Association University-Wide Teaching Award, the Graduate Studies Dissertation Prize, Division of Humanities, “Excellence in Teaching” Award, all awarded in 1997. That same year, her dissertation was nominated for the Canada-wide dissertation prize and the Governor General’s Gold medal. The Association of Canadian Theatre Research presented the 2004 Ann Saddlemyer Award to Professor Bird for her book, Redressing the Past: The Politics of Early, English-Canadian Women's Drama, 1880-1920, published in 2004 by McGill-Queen's University Press.

Degrees

PhD, York University
MA English, York University
BA, York University

Research Interests

, History, Canadian, English, feminism, theatre particularly women's theatre, English

Current Research Projects


    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    Minor Research Grant

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    Specific Research Grant (Non Leave) (York University)

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    Specific Research Grant(Non Leave)

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    Minor Research Grant (York University)

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    Specific Research Grant(Non Leave) (York University)

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    Minor Research Grant (York University)

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Bird, K. “Shakespeare’s Good Girls: Pageantry, Morality, and the Catholic plays of Sister Mary Agnes.” Shakespeare in Canada, University of Rome, (Forthcoming, 2008).

2008

Bird, K. "Popular Feminist Theatre In Canada: The Company Of Sirens.” Feminist Theatre and Performance. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2006: 28-31.

2006

Bird, K. “Suiting the Occasion: Cross-dressing for Power in the Nineteenth-Century.” Travestimenti e metamorfosi: Percorsi dell' identità di genere attraverso epoche e culture. Ed. Laura Guidi and Annamaria Lamarra. Naples: Filema, 2003.

2003

Books

Publication
Year

Bird, K. Redressing the Past: The Politics of Early English-Canadian Women's Theatre: 1876-1927. Montreal: McGill-Queen's U.P., 2004.

2004

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Bird, K. “In the Habit of Independence: Cross-border politics and Feminism in Two World War I plays by Sister Mary Agnes." Theatre Research in Canada. In press. Vol 27.2 (Spring 2008): 193-226

2008

Bird, K. “In the Beauty of Holiness, From the Womb of the Morning: Allegory, Morality, and Politics in Mary Kinley Ingraham’s Acadia.” Theatre Research in Canada. Vol. 26 1-2 (Fall 2005): 26-55.

2005

Bird, K. “Gazing into the Abyss: Feminism in English-Canadian Women’s Theatre History.” Rivista di Studi Canadesi. Ed. Katarina Richardi. 9 (1996): 23-29.

1996

Bird, K. “Leaping into the Breeches: Liberal Feminist Drag in Sarah Ann Curzon's ‘The Sweet Girl Graduate.’” Journal of Australasian Studies. Ed. Joanne Tompkins. (Oct 1996) : 168-79.

1996

Bird, K. “A Woman's Parliament: Nineteenth-Century Suffrage Theatre in Canada.” Rivista di Studi Canadesi 5 (1992): 33-41.

1992

Bird, K. “Performing Politics: Propaganda, Parody and a Woman's Parliament.” Theatre Research in Canada 13 (Spring/Fall 1992): 168-193.

1992

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Bird, K. Money, Matricide, and a “Boston Marriage”: a contextual interpretation of Amy Redpath Roddick’s Italian closet drama An Old Bologna Tale. Congress of the Humanities 2008, Association for Canadian Theatre Research, University of British Columbia.

2008

Bird, K. ‘Miss Canada to wed Jack Canuck at the tender age of fifty:’ Nation-Building and a New Educational Curriculum in the First World War Dramas of Edith Lelean Groves. Learned Societies, Association for Canadian Theatre Research, 2007, ACQL Conference / Congrès de l’ARTC 2007, University of Saskatchewan, May 2007.

2007

Bird, K. “I want riches and position and standing among the other nations of the world:@ Edith Lelean Groves The Wooing of Miss Canada and the Creation of Imperial Subjects in Children’s Drama of First World War Toronto.” Hawaii International Conference on Education, December 2007

2007

Bird, K. “Yes, Virginia, Canadian Women Did Write Plays: Themes and Theory in Early Canadian Women’s Theatre, 1880-1920.” Learned Societies, Association for Canadian Theatre Research, 2006, ACQL Conference / Congrès de l’ARTC 2006, York University, Toronto, May 2006.

2006

Bird, K. “Bad Habits: Sister Mary Agnes, Jingoism, and the Question of Literary Citizenship in A Patriot’s Daughter and Other Plays.” Learned Societies, Association for Canadian Theatre Research, 2005 ACTR Conference / Congrès de l’ARTC 2005. University of Western, London, Ontario, May 2005.

2005

Bird, K. “In the Beauty of Holiness, From the Womb of the Morning: Allegory, Morality, and Politics in Mary Kinley Ingraham’s Acadia.” Shifting Tides: East Coast Theatre in Canada. University of Toronto, March 2004. Learned Societies, Association for Canadian Theatre Research, 2005 ACTR Conference / Congrès de l’ARTC 2005. University of Western, London, Ontario, May 2004.

2004

Bird, K. “Just Like Clear, Fresh Water From the Pump: Class, Christianity, and Comedy in the Life and Playwriting of Clara Rothwell Anderson.” Learned Societies, Association for Canadian Theatre Research, 2003 ACTR onference / Congrès de l’ARTC 2003, Dalhousie, May 2003.

2003

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

Bird, K. “I want riches and position and standing among the other nations of the world:@ Edith Lelean Groves The Wooing of Miss Canada and the Creation of Imperial Subjects in Children’s Drama of First World War Toronto.” Proceedings: Hawaii International Conference on Education, December 2007.

2007

Public Lectures

Publication
Year

Bird, K. “How History Matters: Feminist Theatre Across the Centuries.” Festival of Original Theatre, Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto. March 2008.

2008

Bird, K. “Women In the Mandate: Early Canadian Women’s Drama at the Time of Bernard Shaw.” Shaw Festival. August, 2006.

2006


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1200 9.0 A Contexts of Canadian Culture LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1200 9.0 A Contexts of Canadian Culture TUTR
Fall 2020 GS/INST5000 3.0 A Theory/Practice LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1200 9.0 A Contexts of Canadian Culture LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1200 9.0 A Contexts of Canadian Culture TUTR