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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. 


By Karen Bourrier. Posted in Time Magazine, the article was originally published at History Today.

Course descriptions for Winter 2018 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

Department of English publications by Michael T. Clarke, Clem Martini, Suzette Mayr, and more.

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

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Date & Time:
April 25, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

What does medieval literature have to do with environmental sustainability? How does reading a medieval manuscript inform sustainable interior manufacturing? How does a partnership between university and community promote socioecological welfare? How does architecture and interior design impact our learning environment?

Join Dr. Kenna L. Olsen, Associate Professor of medieval literature at Mount Royal University, and Elias Fahssi of Calgary's DIRTT Environmental Solutions, to find out how this new collaborative project between an industry-based company and an historical literary project identifies new practices for conceiving and constructing sustainable human spaces.

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April 27, 2018 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Postcolonial Studies Research Group invites you to submit papers to the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Students can submit full papers they wrote for 300-level or 400-level or 500-level courses and that are on a topic related to either Postcolonial or Indigenous Studies. Those chosen will be asked to edit their papers for a 10 minute presentation.