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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
Exciting new review of REED in the TLS
unbroken REED
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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Canticles 1 a new book by George Elliott Clarke
Civic London to 1558 (3 volume set) a new book edited by Anne Lancashire
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Hobbes, Sovereignty, and Early American Literature a new book by Paul Downes
Creating Legal Worlds a new book by Greig Henderson
Lucretius and Modernity: Epicurean Encounters Across Time and Disciplines a new book edited by Liza Blake
CIBC Speed Readers Run for the Cure
Speed readers_2014
Stalin's Daughter a new book by Rosemary Sullivan
Those Who Write for Immortality a new book by Heather Jackson
Re-Reading Mary Wroth a new book co-edited by Katie Larson
The Graduate Students beat the Faculty by a small but significant margain
Jackman Humanities Building: Home of the Department of English
Work in Nineteeth-Century Studies Group (WINCS)
Toronto Eighteenth-Century Group (TECG)
The GEA Website
Memory Serves A new book edited, with an Afterword, by Smaro Kamboureli



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.         


Cruz D.

Congratulations to Professor Denise Cruz on winning a Faculty of Arts & Science Outstanding Teaching Award. This intensely competitive award recognizes excellence in undergraduate education with a focus on classroom instruction, course design, and curriculum development.


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Noor Naga, MA in Creative Writing graduate, wins 2017 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award
Naga N.
Congratulations to Noor Naga, MA in Creative Writing graduate, on wining the prestigious RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. The $10,000 Canadian Literary award is presented annually to a writer under 35 who has not yet published their first book. Noor won the award for collection of her poems “The Mistress and the Ping.”.

MA CRW Alumni Bookshelf
New MA in Creative Writing Alumni Bookshelf 

    Charise. A

    Congratulations to Andrea Charise on being awarded  a Connaught New Researcher Fellowship, and the first University of Toronto Scarborough and Jackman Humanities Institute Digital Humanities Fellowship, 2017-18, for her project, "The Resemblage Project: Remixing Scarborough's Stories of Aging."

    In the Media:

  • 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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Friday, September 08, 2017.
Faculty-Grad Student Softball Game.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017.
Elizabeth Anker talk: South African Constitutionalism and the Architecture of the Nation.
Thursday, September 28, 2017.
Toronto Centre for the Book lecture series.
Thursday, November 02, 2017.
Toronto Centre for the Book lecture series - The Late Medieval Book of Hours and the Idea of the Literary.

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