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Welcome to English

The Department of English is one of nine departments in the Division of Humanities & Fine Arts in the College of Arts and Science. Located in the Arts Building, the department has about 30 permanent and 20 limited-term faculty. The Department of English is strongly committed to teaching excellence at both graduate and undergraduate levels. All tenured and tenurable faculty teach first-year courses, with most faculty teaching at least one first-year course annually.

The department provides undergraduate and graduate education in a variety of subject areas, including Medieval, Renaissance, Restoration and Eighteenth Century, Nineteenth Century, Modern and Post-Modern, Aboriginal, Canadian, Decolonizing, and Digital Literatures, as well as Theory, Film, and Cultural and Media Studies.

We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is Treaty Six territory and traditional Metis homeland, and we acknowledge the diverse Indigenous peoples whose footsteps have marked this territory for centuries. Our Department’s vision is to be a place where many peoples come together to engage in mutually respectful relations and dialogues. 

Recent News

Chasing Chaucer
posted April 13, 2015
By Lesley Porter There is an aura of mystery surrounding The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer’s collection of poetry from the 14th century. The original manuscript is long lost, and the...

Graduate student wins international travel awards
posted April 10, 2015
Congratulations to English PhD student Robert Imes, who has won one of two research travel awards sponsored by The Literary Encyclopedia. Robert’s proposal for these first-ever awards was...

English Undergraduate Awards Reception
posted April 8, 2015
The first annual English Undergraduate Awards Reception was held March 24 in Louis Loft. We celebrated the following 2014-15 English department awards, or awards to English students: The J. B....

Awakening The Canterbury Tales
posted April 8, 2015
"The Wife of Bath meets Brian's Mum" is the theme of a performance event featuring Chaucer and Terry Jones on April 9. ...

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