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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. 


Special event features readings by writers who have consulted with CDWP writers.

This course combines classroom and community-based learning in partnership with the Calgary Public Library’s “Creative Writing Club.” Students explore practical ways that knowledge gained in the study of English might serve the community. 

Learn more about new English courses for non-majors, ENGL 251 (Literature and Society) and ENGL 253 (Studies in Genre). 

The Department of English is currently seeking applications for sessional instructor position for Fall/Winter 2019/2020 sessions.

English Majors and Minors in third year or above are strongly encouraged to enrol in 500-level courses. Please see course descriptions at

Department of English publications by Derritt Mason, Vivek Shraya, Larissa Lai, and more.

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

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