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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

Tasha Hubbard's Feature Film to Premiere at Hot Docs Film Festival
posted April 20, 2017
Congratulations to Tasha Hubbard, whose film Birth of a Family, documenting the sixty’s scoop, is premiering at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto on May 2. The film is also being featured...

Yin Liu Wins College of Arts and Science Teaching Excellence Award
posted April 3, 2017
Congratulations to Yin Liu, this year’s recipient of the College of Arts and Science Teaching Excellence Award in the Humanities. Professor Liu is not only the Director of the interdisciplinary...

Rita Matlock Wins Sylvia Wallace Sessional Teaching Award
posted April 3, 2017
Rita Matlock of the Department of English has won the 2016-17 Sylvia Wallace Sessional Teaching Award. The award recognizes her extraordinary commitment as an instructor who has worked with students...

Award for Academic Achievement
posted March 9, 2017
Gladys Sinclair, a member of George Gordon First Nation, is a mature student who graduated in 2016 with a degree English, and she has continued to take honours seminars in preparation for graduate...

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