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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. 


Course descriptions for Winter 2015 term now available.

2014-2015 Undergraduate Topics Course descriptions are available online.

Important Information for Prospective English Graduate Students.

The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program is now accepting applications from promising Canadian writers for the position of 2016-17 Canadian Writer-in-Residence at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Arts. All applications received or postmarked by January 31, 2015 will be considered.

Department of English publications by Rebecca Sullivan, Susan Bennett, and more.

Upcoming Events

Date & Time:
February 12, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Dr. Kraal argues that a close reading of Lorenzo Valla’s book, De librero arbitio (1439), makes it clear that he is not only concerned with undermining libertarian free-will, but that his line of reasoning anticipates in remarkable detail the sort of arguments that later emerged in the work of the Reformers of the 16th century and were later endorsed by early modern philosophers such as Hobbes and (arguably) Leibniz.

This event is free and open to the public. Presented by MARCS: The Medieval and Renaissance Cultural Studies Research Group.