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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. 


Madelaine Longman is an undergraduate student at the University of Calgary, where she is completing an Honours degree in English and Creative Writing. Her award-winning poem, “Insomnia”, is part of the Accumulation of Rooms series, which explores how a person’s concept of self may shift in various environments.

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Date & Time:
March 6, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In the course of this presentation, from an interdisciplinary perspective, we will examine poetry by Petrarch, Juan Boscàn, Garcilaso de la Vega, Luigi Tansillo and Bernardo Tasso and their musical settings to reflect how these works illuminate the culture of the poet’s historical contexts.