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Congratulations to Danny Wright on winning the 2016 John Charles Polanyi Prize for Literature. This prestigious prize is awarded by the Government of Ontario for outstanding researchers in the early stages of their careers. Danny joins a remarkable group from Toronto English. Over the last decade or so five other members of the Department have won the prize -- Andrea Most, Katie Larson, Amelia DeFalco, David Taylor, and most recently Andrea Charise.
The Department is delighted to congratulate Melissa Gniadek on the success of her essay, "Mary Howard's Mark: Children's Literature and the Scales of Reading the Pacific," the co-winner of the Richard Beale Davis Prize for best essay published in the journal Early American Literature in 2015.
||Congratulations to Linda Hutcheon, University Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature, who will receive the 2016 Lorne Pierce Medal for achievements in critical literature. Professor Hutcheon has achieved broad recognition as a literary theorist, as an early and major critical voice on Canadian writing and culture, and as an interdisciplinary collaborative scholar.
The Department of English is proud
to congratulate Professor Smaro Kamboureli on her election to the Royal Society of Canada
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Katie Larson Appointed Chair of English at UTSC | July 2017
Congratulations to Katie Larson on being appointed the new Chair of English at the University of Toronto at Scarborough (UTSC). She succeeds Christine Bolus-Reichert as the second Chair of English in the UTSC department’s history. Outstanding news.
In the Media:
- 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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- Thursday, January 19, 2017.
- Pre-Modern Research Symposium.
- Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
- WINCS | Matthew Rowlinson, TBA.
- Thursday, January 26, 2017.
- Avie Bennett Chair in Canadian Literature: Literature Matters.
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- Monday, February 06, 2017.
- TECG Event | “John Locke’s Transmigration of Consciousness”.
- 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.
- Erin Webster -- who was supervised by Mary Nyquist with the help of Lynne Magnusson, Elizabeth Harvey, and Paul Stevens, defended in 2014, and now holds a tenure-track position at the College of William & Mary -- has just won the Milton Society of America's 2016 James Holly Hanford Award for the most distinguished essay on Milton. “Milton’s Pandaemonium and the Infinitesimal Calculus” appeared in English Literary Renaissance 45.3 (2015). Many congratulations, Erin.
- Read about Professor Greig Henderson's views on the connection between literature and the law in the November issue of Leaside Life!
- Dr. Andrea Charise was profiled by Faces of Health Care. Read more about her and the value of literature in health care here.
- Ira Wells recently spoke to the Globe and Mail about Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize for literature. Read more here!
- Congratulations to Adam Zachary on winning the 2016 E.J. Pratt Medal in Poetry. Adam was presented the award on September 26th, 2016 by Professor and Chair Paul Stevens and Professor George Elliott Clarke.
- Professor George Elliott Clarke has been nominated for a Premier's Award for Artistic Excellence. The award celebrates the outstanding achievements of Ontario's arts community and its contributions to a strong, vibrant culture sector.
Read the Accolades page for news regarding our faculty.