Welcome to the U of T Department of English
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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.
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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.
Heather Murray uncovers Toronto's forgotten neighbourhood: "Greenwich Village". Read more at U of T News
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Congratulations to Thom Dancer on being awarded a Connaught New Researcher Fellowship to continue his work on George Orwell.
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Congratulations to Jeremy Lopez on being appointed editor of Shakespeare Quarterly. He joins other Department members as editors of world-class journals -- Tom Keymer of RES, Ato Quayson of the Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Inquiry, and Colin Hill of UTQ.
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Congratulations to Larry Switzky on being awarded UTM's E.A. Robinson Teaching Excellence Award for 2017.
Congratulations to Claire Battershill, English alumna, on being awarded a Talent Award by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SHHRC). The Talent Award recognizes outstanding research achievements and career potential from a SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship/scholarship holder.
Congratulations to Cooper Albertson-Webb, English Undergraduate student, on winning the Department of English's C.B. Farrar Undergraduate Scholarship, the Winston and Stephanie Ling Award, the Christopher Wallis Undergraduate Scholarship and the Lucy Ingram Gold Medal in English.
Congratulations to Nicole Dufoe, English doctoral student, on being selected this year's runner up for the Hamilton Prize. Hamilton Prize is a graduate student essay competition run by the Victorian review.
In the Media:
- 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.
- Doyali Islam, UofT graduate and Canadian poet, discusses the poetry of stillness on CBC's Sunday Edition with Michael Enright
- 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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- Saturday, September 23, 2017.
- Practice Run - CIBC Run for the Cure.
- Thursday, September 28, 2017.
- Toronto Centre for the Book lecture series.
- Sunday, October 01, 2017.
- CIBC Run for the Cure - "Speed Readers - U of T English".
- Wednesday, October 11, 2017.
- Going to Grad School Workshop.
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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.
- Dr. Deirdre Baker, Professor Nick Mount and Dr. Michael Johnstone are featured in The Varsity Magazine. Read more here!
- "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.
- WINCS has just been featured in the latest edition of SURGE, U of T Mississauga's resource for research-related matters. Read the article featuring Professors Danny Wright and Terry F. Robinson 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.
- Anne Lancashire may be the first member of the Department since Marshall McLuhan to be listed in the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)! Check out her credit in a recently-released Star Wars documentary. You type her name into the search box, and up she pops, just like Harrison Ford or Alec Guinness.
- Read about Professor Greig Henderson's views on the connection between literature and the law in the November issue of Leaside Life!
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