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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. 


Course descriptions for Spring 2015 term now available.

2015-2016 Undergraduate Topics Course descriptions are available online.

Important Information for Prospective English Graduate Students.

ARIEL 45.4 is hot off the press, with articles on articles on failed state fiction, human rights discourses, multilingual novels, and more. 

Department of English publications by Bart Beaty, David Sigler, Larissa Lai, and more.

Upcoming Events

Date & Time:
April 8, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join comics maker Nick Sousanis and writer Ian Williams for a public dialogue on representation and collaboration in the arts.

Date & Time:
April 9, 2015 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Nick Sousanis will share extensive visuals from Unflattening, now a book from Harvard University Press, to illuminate a discussion on the work’s themes, the unique ways comics represent thought, his experience and the challenges of making comics as scholarship, and the broader implications that this and other alternative forms of scholarship raise for academia.

Date & Time:
April 9, 2015 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This paper reports on the results of multispectral imaging of the illustration pages of British Library MS Cotton Nero A.x (art. 3), the unique manuscript of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (and other poems). The paper describes the process and equipment, but also interesting results of the analysis of the images.