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- Russian Roulette The Life and Times of Graham Greene | a new book by Richard Greene
- Lords of Empire: Emperor Hulking | a new graphic novel by Tony Oliveira, recent PhD
- Modernist Life Histories | a new book by Daniel Newman
- The Black Prairie Archives: An Anthology | a forthcoming book edited by Karina Vernon
- The Aesthetics of Senescence: Ageing, Population, and the Nineteenth-Century British Novel | a new book by Andrea Charise
- Singing in a Foreign Land: Anglo-Jewish Poetry, 1812-1847 | a new book by Karen A. Weisman
- The Matter of Song in Early Modern England | a forthcoming book by Katherine Larson
- Reproduction| a new novel by Ian Williams; winner of 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize
- The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Language | a forthcoming book edited by Lynne Magnusson (with David Schalkwyk)
- Poetics of the Pillory: English Literature and Seditious Libel 1660-1820 | a forthcoming book by Thomas Keymer
- Indigenous Women's Writing and the Cultural Study of Law | a new book by Cheryl Suzack
- Jane Austen: Writing, Society, Politics | a new book by Tom Keymer
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Department of English faculty dominate Keats-Shelley Distinguished Scholars
Congratulations to Angela Esterhammer on being elected the 2020 Distinguished Scholar of the Keats Shelley Association of America.
Congratulations to Alan Bewell on being elected the 2019 Distinguished Scholar of the Keats Shelley Association of America.
Back-to-Back Giller Prizes for Department Alumni
Congratulations to Souvankham Thammavongsa (BA English, 2003) on winning the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her book, How To Pronounce Knife.
Photo by Sarah Bodri
Congratulations to Ian Williams (PhD, 2005) on winning the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel Reproduction.
Photo by The Canadian Press, Chris Young
News & Notices:
The English Online Learning Committee has created video tutorials for Bb Collaborate, Zoom & Snagit for online teaching purposes.
In the News:
- The New Linda Munk Scholarship for Incoming MAs.
The scholarship will be awarded based on exceptional academic merit to one full-time graduate student, preferably a Masters Student, in the University of Toronto's Department of English. The annual value is $20,000. For more information, click here.
- Colin Asuncion, English alumnus, and The Great Canadian Baking Show finalist shares his journey with Arts and Science News
- Cody Caetano, recent MA CRW graduate, an Indigenous Award Winner gets featured by Arts and Science News.
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Read the Accolades page for news regarding our faculty and students.
Read more events
Have a look at John Rogers interview with Arts & Science News
on joining UofT and his experience so far.
Alex Hernandez's recent interview about his new book "The Making of British Bourgeois Tragedy: Modernity and the Art of Ordinary Suffering"
for R18 Collective. Click here to watch the full interview
is the acclaimed debut novel by Zalika Reid-Benta, who graduated from U of T with a BA Hons in English and Cinema Studies. Read more about Zalika, who was listed in CBC's "6 Canadian Writers to Watch in 2019," here: https://www.zalikareidbenta.com/
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Listen to Professor Nick Mount's take on the humanities evolving instead of declining. More on CBC Radio
Read more about English Newsmakers