Department of English

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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 forthcoming 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
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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


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.


Heather Murray uncovers Toronto's forgotten neighbourhood: "Greenwich Village". Read more at U of T News

Thom Dancer

Congratulations to Thom Dancer on being awarded a Connaught New Researcher Fellowship to continue his work on George Orwell.

Lopez Profile

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.

Larry Switzky

MA CRW Alumni Bookshelf
New MA in Creative Writing Alumni Bookshelf 


    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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