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Russian Roulette The Life and Times of Graham Greene | a new book by Richard Greene
Katherine Larson
Lords of Empire: Emperor Hulking | a new graphic novel by Tony Oliveira, recent PhD
lords of empire
Modernist Life Histories | a new book by Daniel Newman
Daniel Newman
The Black Prairie Archives: An Anthology | a forthcoming book edited by Karina Vernon
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
Karen Weisman 2
The Matter of Song in Early Modern England | a forthcoming book by Katherine Larson
Greene- Russian Roulette
Reproduction| a new novel by Ian Williams; winner of 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize
Ian Williams
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
Audrey Jaffe
Indigenous Women's Writing and the Cultural Study of Law | a new book by Cheryl Suzack
Cheyrl Suzack
Jane Austen: Writing, Society, Politics | a new book by Tom Keymer
Tom Keymer- Jane Austen 2020
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 Dana Seitler

Congratulations to Dana Seitler on winning The Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize.

Julie Mattison- Schallek Fellowship 2020- Final2

Congratulations to Julie Mattison on winning the Medieval Academy of America's Schallek Fellowship.

Ian Williams2

Congratulations to Ian Williams (PhD, 2005) on winning this years Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel Reproduction.

Photo by The Canadian Press, Chris Young

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The English Online Learning Committee has created video tutorials for Bb Collaborate, Zoom & Snagit for online teaching purposes.

Congratulations to Maxwell Koyama for winning the 2019-20 Adam Penn Gilders Scholarship in Creative Writing. Click here for more information.

UTSG 2018 Undergraduate curriculum has been revised. Click here for more information.

Carol shields- prize 2020Christopher Morris/Corbis, via Getty Images
New Carol Shields' Prize for fiction by women writers worth $150,000. Read more in The Globe and Mail and The New York Times.

Bob McGill has just launched a free online anthology of Canadian poems, short stories, and essays about the Vietnam War; available here.
It's related to his outstanding 2017 book, War Is Here: The Vietnam War and Canadian Literature.

Photo of Jackman Humanities Building English has revised its Undergraduate curriculum.
Indigenous, postcolonial literature among new requirements.
Read more in The Varsity.

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