University of Calgary

Department of English

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. 

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Upcoming Events

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    The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program presents Hello/Goodbye, an event that welcomes poet and fiction writer Ian Williams as the 2014-15 Canadian Writer-in-Residence, and celebrates the completion of Sara Tilley's residency, through a public reading by both authors at the Arrata Opera Centre (1315 7 St SW) on September 11 at 7:30 p.m. 

    This free public reading will be followed by a reception. We welcome the entire community. For the Facebook event, click here.

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 19:30 - 22:00