Welcome to the U of T Department of English
Congratulations to David Galbraith on his promotion to full professor.
Congratulations to Paul Downes on his promotion to full professor.
Congratulations to Rijuta Mehta on being awarded 2017-18 Connaught New Researcher Award.
"Is this Toronto?" Randy Boyagoda authors an op-ed in response to horrific Monday's van attack in the New York Times.
Toronto Star features Professor Karina Vernon's work in "In Praise of Black Voices"
News & Sessional Dates:
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UTSG 2018 Undergraduate curriculum has been revised. Click here for more information.
Looking for ways to get involved in Toronto's literary communities? The students in Professor Robert McGill's Literary Citizenship course have created a website profiling organizations in the city: http://literarycitizenshiptoronto.com/
Congratulations to Daniel Scott Tysdal! His poem is selected for inclusion in Best Canadian Poetry 2018
. Read his poem in Poetry
, one of the top English language poetry journals in the world.
Congratulations to Julia Mattison on being awarded the Medium Aevum Essay Prize on her essay on Chaucer's line fillers.
English has revised its Undergraduate curriculum.
Indigenous, postcolonial literature among new requirements. Read more in The Varsity.
In the Media:
- English PhD candidate Mandy Pipher on "Louis C.K.'s dangerous and lazy conclusion that men are gross" in The Toronto Star.
- Professor Randy Boyagoda explains the impact of Canadian literary awards. Read more in The Globe and Mail.
- 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.
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Read more about English Newsmakers
- Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
- Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXIII.
- Saturday, June 02, 2018.
- 2018 Alumni Reunion.
- Sunday, June 03, 2018.
- A Memorial Celebration for Professor Fred Flahiff (1933-2017).
- Saturday, June 16, 2018.
- Creative Writing Program: Celebrating 15 years.
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Read Adam Hammond on "Why running a marathon is a terrible reason to travel" in The Globe and Mail.
"Even in Toronto, my daughters are growing up being assessed according to the colour of their skin" Randy Boyagoda's Op-Ed in The Globe and Mail.
"How a library card launched George Elliott Clarke's literary career" in CBC Atlantic.
"Smartphones and the abdication of parental responsibility" Read Ira Wells in the Globe & Mail.
Read English Professor Tom Keymer on 'How to be a great Journal Editor" in the Times Higher.
MA English alumna Avnee Paranjape, now a parliamentary intern, meets the Prime Minister.
"George Elliot Clarke's modest proposal for a Ministry of Dreams" in NOW magazine.
Read Mandy Pipher on consequences of devaluing a humanities degree in the Toronto Star.
Professor of English and St. Mike's College Principal Randy Boyagoda on Canadian Cultural intangibles in the CBC News: The Current Review.
Ira Wells of English discusses the ideology of Jordan Peterson in The Walrus.
English Professor Nick Mount captures Canada's literature boom in Arrival. Read more at Arts & Science News.
Get tips from English graduate & instructor Elissa Gurman in Maclean's on creating University class schedule that won't destroy your soul.
Read Dr. Mike Johnstone's first fiction publication "For you, endlessly" in the Compostela (Tesseracts Twenty)
- MA CRW Alumna Jesse Ruddock's debut novel Shot-Blue was reviewed by The New York Times.
- Doyali Islam, UofT graduate and Canadian poet, discusses the poetry of stillness on CBC's Sunday Edition with Michael Enright
- "The humanities, especially the literature of the Asian diaspora in North America, would have lost a major champion if Denise Cruz had followed her initial plan to attend medical school." Read more about Professor Cruz here.
- Two fascinating stories in the Globe and Mail about distinguished Department members -- George Elliott Clarke on his role as Poet Laureate to the House of Commons and Randy Boyagoda on the challenges he faces in running a Catholic college in a secular university.
Read the Accolades page for news regarding our faculty.