Department of English

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A special lecture organized by Professor Alex Hernandez for his course Austen and Her Contemporaries.
J. A Dance
Forgotten| a new book by Marlene Goldman
M. Goldman Forgotten
Speed runners relaxing after their triumph
CIBC Run for the Cure
The Essential John Reibetanz | a new book by John Reibetanz and Jeffery Donaldson
John's book
The Graduate Students beat the Faculty team.
softball game teams
War is Here: The Vietnam War and Canadian Literature| a new book by Robert McGill
War is here

Inspired by Northrop Frye, Apala travels halfway around world to study English at U of T
Apala Das

Stage and Picture in the English Renaissance | a new book by John Astington
J. Astington (stage & Pic)
A normal Monday lunch for the Department's admin group.
Eng Dep. Team
Prose Fiction in English from the Origins of Print to 1750 | a new book edited by Thomas Keymer
T. K fiction book
Elizabeth Bishop at Work | a new book by Eleanor Cook
Eleanor Cook (Elizabeth)
Indigenous Women's Writing and the Cultural Study of Law | a new book by Cheryl Suzack
Dr. Cheryl Suzack

Reader in Comedy: An Anthology of Theory and Criticism | 
a new book by
Alan Ackerman and Magda Romanska
Arthur Golding’s Morall Fabletalke and Other Renaissance Fable Translations | a new book edited by Liza Blake
Natures in Translation | a new book by Alan Bewell
Devouring Time: Nostalgia in Contemporary Shakespearean Screen Adaptations | a forthcoming book by Philippa Sheppard
Philipa Sheppard (forthcoming book)
Prescription and Tradition in Language: Establishing Standards across Time and Space  a new book co-edited by Carol Percy
The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real: Conventions and Ideology a new book by Audrey Jaffe
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
Civic London_Anne

CIBC Speed Readers Run for the Cure
Speed readers_2014
Jackman Humanities Building: Home of the Department of English
Work in Nineteeth-Century Studies Group (WINCS)
Toronto Eighteenth-Century Group (TECG)
The GEA Website
GEA website


Tom Keymer

Congratulations to Professor Tom Keymer on being elected as a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, for Hilary (Winter) Term in 2018-19.


Congratulations to Professor George Elliot Clarke on being awarded 2017 Dalhousie's Lifetime Achievement Award.


Congratulations to Professor Alan Bewell on being elected the 2017 Distinguished Scholar of the Keats/Shelley Association.

N. Mount

Congratulations to Professor Nick Mount on the publication of his new book Arrival: The Story of CanLit. We are delighted with the attention it is receiving in Canadian National Media.


C. Suzack Photo

Congratulations to Professor Cheryl Suzack on being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, and on being awarded the Fullbright award and the Margaret Storrs Grierson Fellowship.

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Congratulations to Larry Switzky on being awarded UTM's E.A. Robinson Teaching Excellence Award for 2017.

Larry Switzky

Congratulations to Michael Donnelly on winning June Scott Teaching Excellence Award

MA CRW Alumni Bookshelf
New MA in Creative Writing Alumni Bookshelf 

    Julia Mattison

    Congratulations to Julia Mattison on being awarded the RBC Foundation-Bodleian Visiting Fellowship. The Visiting Fellowship enables both early-career researchers and senior academics to do further work on their research projects.

    In the Media:

  • Professor Randy Boyagoda explains the impact of Canadian literary awards. Read more in The Globe and Mail.
  • Professor Andrea Charise discusses dangers of using the term "grey tsunami" for Canada's demographic shift on CBC's Sunday Edition with Michael Enright.
  • Professor Nick Mount explores the rise of our literary canon in the 1960s and argues we’ve moved beyond it to a better place. Read more abut his book Arrival: The Story of CanLit in The Toronto Star.
  • Professor Emerita Rosemary Sullivan discusses her latest book, Stalin's Daughter with the Toronto Star.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017.
"The Drama of the Ineffable: Charles Lamb, Edmund Kean, and Keatsian Hieroglyphics".
Thursday, December 07, 2017.
Telling Canada's Story: CanLit's Arrival, Rise, and Future.
Thursday, January 11, 2018.
Toronto Centre for the Book lecture series - What Was the Cost of Books in Chaucer’s Time?.
Thursday, February 08, 2018.
"The End of the Line for High Epic in the Era of Romanticism".

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