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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. 


Global Entrepreneurship Week: Q&A with Gender@Work founder Rebecca Sullivan.

Acclaimed Sri Lankan-Canadian author one of two Distinguished Visiting Writers for 2014-15 season.

Rare books from the University of Calgary's Special Collections were featured in a workshop presented by Maria Zytaruk, associate professor of English.

Support the United Way with the Department of English Build-A-Poem fundraiser. 2014-2015 CDWP Writer-in-Residence, Ian Williams, has begun a communal poem that will wend its way through our department halls throughout the month of November.

Course descriptions for Fall 2014 term now available.

2014-2015 Undergraduate Topics Course descriptions are available online.

Important Information for Prospective English Graduate Students.

Upcoming Events

Date & Time:
December 2, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Having worked for a year in the first French settlement on Canada's East Coast at Port-Royal, the Parisian lawyer Marc Lescarbot wrote this extensive poem detailing the resources of the country at a time when the settlers had to abandon Port-Royal due to financial difficulties.

Employing a range of arguments, voices and genres aimed at various audiences, the poem is a last-ditch appeal for support of what is envisioned as an agricultural community far from the problems of the home country.

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

Date & Time:
December 3, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

We warmly invite you to register for Eighteenth-Century Matters' next workshop, co-sponsored by the Arctic Institute of North America.  The workshop, "Furs and Furbearing Animals in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination of the North," will be led by Dr George Colpitts (Dept. of History) on Wednesday 3 December, from 3-4:30 in TFDL 520D.  Fur specimens and rare books from the AINA collection will be on display. Please email to reserve a space.  We look forward to welcoming you to this event.