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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. 


Gender @ Work evolves from concept to company with the help of Innovate Calgary.

We extend a warm welcome to Dr. Anthony Camara and to Dr. Derritt Mason, who joined the Department of English on July 1, 2015.

Applications are now open for the Faculty of Arts/English Department's Writer-in-the-Schools position at Calgary's Queen Elizabeth High School for 2015-2016.

The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program is delighted to announce Nick Thran as 2015-16 Writer-in-Residence.

Course descriptions for Fall 2015 term now available.

2015-2016 Undergraduate Topics Course descriptions are available online.

Important Information for Prospective English Graduate Students.

Department of English publications by Karen Bourrier, Bart Beaty, David Sigler, and more.

Upcoming Events

Date & Time:
September 10, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program presents an event that welcomes poet Nick Thran as the 2015-16 Canadian Writer-in-Residence, and celebrates the completion of Ian Williams' residency.