About the Canada Research Chair in Performance & Culture

Christopher Innes

The Canada Research Chair in Performance and Culture is held at York University by Christopher Innes, Distinguished Research Professor, and past Canada Council Killam Fellow.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and of the Royal Society of Arts (UK), Christopher Innes is the author of more than 12 books on modern drama, and over 200 articles or essays. He is the general editor of the Cambridge "Directors in Perspective" series, as well as a co-editor for the "Lives of the Theatre" series published by Greenwood, and has served as a co-editor for the quarterly journal Modern Drama. He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board and one of the contributors for The Cambridge Guide to Theatre, and is on the Editorial Boards of various other series and international journals: including Theatre in the Americas, Theatre International: East-West Perspectives on Theatre (Calcutta), The Humanities, (Hong Kong), Symbolism: An International Journal of Critical Aesthetics (Würzburg & New York).

In addition to his full-time position at York University in Toronto, Christopher Innes has held Fellowships at Corpus Christi College and St. John's College, Cambridge, and has been Visiting Professor at Ohtani Women's University in Osaka, Japan, University-Professor at the Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, and Visiting Eminent Scholar at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is also the founding Director of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme at York University.

He has lectured widely -- most recently in India, the USA, England, Germany, Japan and Scandinavia -- and is involved with the Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake. He has also served on the Board of the Canadian Stage Company in Toronto, where he lives with his family and other animals.

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