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Welcome to English

The study of English literature is an exploration of the ways in which we express or create worlds through language. By examining works of literature published in English, students in English programs at the University of Saskatchewan not only imagine other worlds and forms of human experience, but also learn how to become better readers, writers, editors, researchers, and critical thinkers.

Located in the Arts Building, the English Department provides undergraduate and graduate education in literatures from a variety of historical time periods and geographical areas; included are courses on Aboriginal and digital literatures and on cultural and film studies. Listings under the Undergraduate and Graduate tabs provide details about our programs and courses. The Department is strongly committed to practicing and fostering research and teaching excellence; see the Research and Department tabs for more information.

Our Department’s vision is to be a place where many peoples come together to engage in mutually respectful relations and dialogues. 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.  

Recent News

Writers Honoured
posted October 5, 2017
Three Saskatchewan writers with connections to the department of English have been recently honoured. Sharon Butala and Lorna Crozier are finalists for the 2017 Governor General’s Literary...

Professor Emeritus Publishes New Book
posted September 6, 2017
Bob Calder, an award-winning writer and long-time professor in the Department of English, has published a new book. Called Hero for the Americas: The Legend of Gonzalo Guerrero, the book tells the...

MFA In Writing Graduate to be Writer in Residence
posted September 5, 2017
Katherine Lawrence, who recently completed our MFA in Writing Program, will be the Saskatoon Public Library’s Writer in Residence from September 2017 to May 2018. Katherine has published three...

Congratulations to Recent Undergraduate Awards Winners
posted June 29, 2017
The Department of English is delighted to announce the results of the Spring 2017 awards competitions. Congratulations to all winners, and heartfelt thanks to our generous...



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