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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. 

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Susan Bennett's work focuses on Shakespeare and early modern English drama

Course descriptions for Fall 2017 term online now.

English Majors and Minors in third year or above are strongly encouraged to enrol in 500-level courses. Please see course descriptions at https://english.ucalgary.ca/topicscourses.

Department of English publications by Clem Martini, Suzette Mayr, Jim Ellis, and more.

UPDATE: Important Information for Prospective English Graduate Students. Full course descriptions now available.

Upcoming Events

Date & Time:
November 24, 2017 - 6:00 pm to November 25, 2017 - 9:00 pm

In light of recent discussions about the relationship between Black and Indigenous peoples on Turtle Island particularly with regards to the expropriation of land on the one hand, and the making-property of human beings on the other, this event recognizes the Western territories of Turtle Island as a zone of exclusion, a site of social death, and as a contact zone. Scholars, critics and writers deeply consider what relationships can and should be, and how to imagine ethical practice in light of that condition that Lisa Lowe has called “the intimacy of four continents”, but with a particular focus of Black and Indigenous concerns and subject positions.