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Reader in Comedy: An Anthology of Theory and Criticism | a new book by
Alan Ackerman and Magda Romanska
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Arthur Golding’s Morall Fabletalke and Other Renaissance Fable Translations | a new book edited by Liza Blake
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Natures in Translation | a new book by Alan Bewell
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Prescription and Tradition in Language: Establishing Standards across Time and Space  a new book co-edited by Carol Percy
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The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real: Conventions and Ideology a new book by Audrey Jaffe
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Richard John Neuhaus: A Life in the Public Square a new book by Randy Boyagoda
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Primal Testament a new book by Ian Lancashire
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Canticles 1 a new book by George Elliott Clarke
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Civic London to 1558 (3 volume set) a new book edited by Anne Lancashire
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Hobbes, Sovereignty, and Early American Literature a new book by Paul Downes
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Creating Legal Worlds a new book by Greig Henderson
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Lucretius and Modernity: Epicurean Encounters Across Time and Disciplines a new book edited by Liza Blake
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CIBC Speed Readers Run for the Cure
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Stalin's Daughter a new book by Rosemary Sullivan
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Those Who Write for Immortality a new book by Heather Jackson
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Re-Reading Mary Wroth a new book co-edited by Katie Larson
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Doppelganger Dilemmas, a new book by Marjorie Rubright
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The Graduate Students beat the Faculty by a small but significant margain
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Jackman Humanities Building: Home of the Department of English
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Work in Nineteeth-Century Studies Group (WINCS)
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Toronto Eighteenth-Century Group (TECG)
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The GEA Website
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Memory Serves A new book edited, with an Afterword, by Smaro Kamboureli
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Congratulations to Terry Robinson on winning both the Annibel Jenkins Prize for the Best Article in Performance and Theatre Studies and the Percy G. Adams Prize for the Best Article on an Eighteenth-Century Subject for her article "Becoming Somebody: Refashioning the Body Politic in Mary Robinson's Nobody," Studies in Romanticism 55 (Summer 2016): 143-184.
                     




      Katie Larson    

Congratulations to Katie Larson on being appointed the new Chair of English at the University of Toronto at Scarborough (UTSC) effective July 2017. She succeeds Christine Bolus-Reichert as the second Chair of English in the UTSC department’s history. Outstanding news.




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Congratulations to Danny Wright on winning the 2016 John Charles Polanyi Prize for Literature. This prestigious prize is awarded by the Government of Ontario for outstanding researchers in the early stages of their careers. Danny joins a remarkable group from Toronto English. Over the last decade or so five other members of the Department have won the prize -- Andrea Most, Katie Larson, Amelia DeFalco, David Taylor, and most recently Andrea Charise.




Melissa Gniadek

The Department is delighted to congratulate Melissa Gniadek on the success of her essay, "Mary Howard's Mark: Children's Literature and the Scales of Reading the Pacific," the co-winner of the Richard Beale Davis Prize for best essay published in the journal Early American Literature in 2015.



News & Sessional Dates:

Wednesday, April 05, 2017.
Classes end in S and Y courses.
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Professor Denise Cruz | Faculty of Arts & Science Outstanding Teaching Award

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Congratulations to Professor Denise Cruz on winning a Faculty of Arts & Science Outstanding Teaching Award. This intensely competitive award recognizes excellence in undergraduate education with a focus on classroom instruction, course design, and curriculum development.

Associate Professor Daniel Scott Tysdal’s film Film Frame will be screening at the Toronto Short Film Festival on Monday, March 13, at 6:15 at the Carlton Cinema

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A cinematic response to John Barth's mobius-like short story "Frame-Tale," Film Frame is a playful experimental exploration of the variety and endlessness of the frames that frame films. As each opening scene introduces a new opening scene, the viewer journeys through a range of cinematic worlds (from The Wizard of Oz to Apocalypse Now), styles (from Eisenstein to Fellini) genres (from the western to the noir), and ways of relating the movie going experience (from a professorial proclamation to an in the street ASL exchange.

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    Congratulations to Noa Reich on winning the North American Victorian Studies Association award for the Best Graduate Student Paper presented at the annual conference in 2016 for the essay, “Speculation, Mortmain, and the Subjects of Middlemarch.” “Congratulations also to her supervisor, Audrey Jaffe.

      In the Media:

    • Congratulations to Professor Quayson, who is the co-winner of the Urban History Association’s top award in the international category for books published in 2013-2014.
    • Professor Emerita Rosemary Sullivan discusses her latest book, Stalin's Daughter with the Toronto Star.

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    Events:

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
    Creative Writing Gala.
    Tuesday, April 04, 2017.
    2017 Vincent A. De Luca Lecture in Nineteenth-Century Studies.
    Thursday, April 27, 2017.
    2017 Graduate English Conference - Endings.

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