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For your planning purposes, please note that the Department of English administrative offices will be closing early today, Friday, December 9, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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.
Congratulations to Linda Hutcheon, University Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature, who will receive the 2016 Lorne Pierce Medal for achievements in critical literature. Professor Hutcheon has achieved broad recognition as a literary theorist, as an early and major critical voice on Canadian writing and culture, and as an interdisciplinary collaborative scholar.
The Department of English is
proud to congratulate Professor Smaro Kamboureli on her election to the Royal Society of Canada.
The Department of English is
proud to congratulate Professor Anne Lancashire on her election to the Royal Society of Canada.
News & Sessional Dates:
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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.
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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Read more about English Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
- WINCS | Matthew Rowlinson, TBA.
- Monday, February 06, 2017.
- TECG Event | “John Locke’s Transmigration of Consciousness”.
- Monday, February 13, 2017.
- WINCS | Caroline Levine, David and Kathleen Ryan, TBA.
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- Tuesday, March 07, 2017.
- TECG Event | “Rococophilia: The Eighteenth Century and British Modernism”.
- Erin Webster -- who was supervised by Mary Nyquist with the help of Lynne Magnusson, Elizabeth Harvey, and Paul Stevens, defended in 2014, and now holds a tenure-track position at the College of William & Mary -- has just won the Milton Society of America's 2016 James Holly Hanford Award for the most distinguished essay on Milton. “Milton’s Pandaemonium and the Infinitesimal Calculus” appeared in English Literary Renaissance 45.3 (2015). Many congratulations, Erin.
- Read about Professor Greig Henderson's views on the connection between literature and the law in the November issue of Leaside Life!
- Dr. Andrea Charise was profiled by Faces of Health Care. Read more about her and the value of literature in health care here.
- Ira Wells recently spoke to the Globe and Mail about Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize for literature. Read more here!
- Congratulations to Adam Zachary on winning the 2016 E.J. Pratt Medal in Poetry. Adam was presented the award on September 26th, 2016 by Professor and Chair Paul Stevens and Professor George Elliott Clarke.
- Professor George Elliott Clarke has been nominated for a Premier's Award for Artistic Excellence. The award celebrates the outstanding achievements of Ontario's arts community and its contributions to a strong, vibrant culture sector.
Recent MA CRW graduate Andrew Battershill made the longlist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. The Giller Prize shortlist will be announced Sept. 26, and the award ceremony and broadcast will take place Nov. 7. Congratulations Andrew!
Read the Accolades page for news regarding our faculty.