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Literary Studies in the Department of English, Faculty of Arts

Studying the language in which we live—and its uses, from poetry to politics to the hidden metaphors of everyday life—offers a strong centre from which to explore the world within and beyond the university. Students in this program have opportunities for creativity and intellectual challenge, through broad and intensive reading, through writing, and through discussion with professors and fellow students. This is a program for students who cannot be satisfied by textbook learning: it demands, develops, and rewards intellectual curiosity, articulate speech and writing, and critical thinking. 


The Department of  English invites applications for tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, effective 1 July 2015. Seeking experts in Children's Literature and/or Young Adult Literature and Speculative Fiction and/or Science Fiction. 

A public celebration of Dr. Victor Ramraj's life, scholarship, and teaching career will be held on Monday, October 27 at the Husky Oil Great Hall, in the Rosza Centre, University of Calgary. Reception runs from 2:00-5:00pm. Tributes and readings begin at 2:30pm. All are welcome.

Course descriptions for Fall 2014 term now available.

2014-2015 Undergraduate Topics Course descriptions are available online.

Important Information for Prospective English Graduate Students.

Main and downtown campuses host festival starting Oct. 14.

Department of English publications by Susan Bennett, Faye Halpern, and more.

Upcoming Events

Date & Time:
November 13, 2014 - 5:00 am - 6:30 am
Book Forensics: A hands-on session, led by Dr. Maria Zytaruk, in the rare book holding of Special Collections (TFDL 520D).  Workshop participants will examine books for signs of ownership, reading, and physical use.  Spaces are limited and registration is required.  Contact for details and to register.