Welcome to the U of T Department of English
The Department of English is delighted to congratulate Professor Will Robins who will be the 13th President of Victoria University.
The Department of English is delighted to congratulate Professor Brian Corman who has won the 2015 Faculty Award.
The Department of English is delighted to congratulate Professor Thomas Keymer who has been appointed University Professor, the highest honour that the University accords to its faculty.
News & Sessional Dates:
- Tuesday, December 08, 2015.
- classes end in F and Y courses; term work in F courses must be submitted unless an earlier date has been stipulated.
- Wednesday, December 09, 2015.
- last day to request June 2016 graduation.
- Thursday, December 10, 2015.
- Study Break.
- Friday, December 11, 2015.
- examination period: final examinations in F courses; term tests in Y courses.
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- Wednesday, December 23, 2015.
- winter holidays for students; University closed December 23 to January 3.
In Memoriam Professor Chelva Kanaganayakam
To Make a Difference: A Memorial Tribute to Chelva Kanaganayakam
University of Toronto Quarterly - Volume 84, Issue 4, Fall 2015
This special issue, edited by Prasad Bidaye and Victor Li, is a Gedenkschrift, a memorial issue in honour of the late Chelva Kanaganayakam, a professor in the Department of English at the University of Toronto and an influential scholar and teacher of postcolonial and South Asian literatures, with contributions by his colleagues, students, and friends.
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.
- Congratulations to Prof. Cannon Schmitt on winning this year's Donald Gray Prize for his essay, "Technical Maturity in Robert Louis Stevenson, which appeared in Denotatively, Technically, Literally, a special issue of Representations.
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- Monday, February 08, 2016.
- Toronto 18th-Century Group Schedule - Alex Hernandez.
- Tuesday, February 23, 2016.
- WINCS Event | "Wordsworth's Scattered Minds".
- Thursday, March 10, 2016.
- WINCS Event | "Hating Books".
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- Monday, March 21, 2016.
- Creative Writing Gala.
Elissa Gurman's PhD research was selected to be made into an episode of CBC Radio's Ideas, as part of a regular feature on the program called "Ideas from the Trenches.” The hour-long podcast will feature interviews with Elissa and other experts in the field as they discuss the relationship between nineteenth-century love stories and problems of consent. Stay tuned for the date and time of the broadcast!
Congratulations to Halyna Chumak, who graduated with a Specialist in English in 2015, for receiving the Angelica Garnett Prize for the best undergraduate essay on Virginia Woolf, awarded by the International Virginia Woolf Society. Her essay, “Some Fragment of What Privately She Called Reality”: Reality, Words, and Alternative Modes of Communication in Virginia Woolf’s Night and Day," was developed from an Individual Studies course supervised by Melba Cuddy-Keane, and will be published in the Virginia Woolf Miscellany.
Professor Mark Knight will be co-directing "Postsecular Studies and the Rise of the English Novel, 1719-1897", a seminar that will be taking place between July 11-August 5, 2016 at the University Iowa for the 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities.
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