BA (Hons), MA, PhD

Instructor
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English

604.986.1911 ext. 2011
Fir Building, room FR404
davidweston@capilanou.ca

Education

PhD, English Literature, Simon Fraser University, 2018.

MA, English Language and Literature, Queens University, 2012.

BA (Honours), English Literature, Simon Fraser University, 2011.

Bio

Dr. David Weston (PhD, Simon Fraser, 2018) is an instructor at Capilano University in beautiful North Vancouver. His expertise is in 17th and 18th century literature and drama, gender and sexuality, queer theory and performance studies. He is a member of The Institute for Performance Studies, held a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship and has done archival research at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

When not teaching, Weston is the president of Beach House Theatre, a non-profit theatre company that stages outdoor theatre in Crescent Beach, Surrey.

Theatre and performance studies have inspired my pedagogy, as I have found students responsive to the situating of literature and drama in theoretical and historical contexts. I have organized seminars in writing-intensive courses, medieval literature, early modern literature, 18th century literature, performance studies and 20th century drama.

2016: Queerly Conservative: Male Love, Politics, and Patriarchy in Thomas Otways Venice Preservd (1682), Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Kingston, ON.

2014: Conducting Communities: Public Readings and Theatrical Productions of Dickenss A Christmas Carol, Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada Banff, AB, October 25.