Welcome to the U of T Department of English
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Congratulations to Professor Tom Keymer on being elected as a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, for Hilary (Winter) Term in 2018-19.
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Congratulations to Professor George Elliot Clarke on being awarded the Federation of Black Canadians & Michaelle Jean Foundations's Trailblazers award, and the 2017 Dalhousie's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Congratulations to Larry Switzky on being awarded UTM's E.A. Robinson Teaching Excellence Award for 2017.
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Congratulations to English alumna Erin Shields on her adaption of John Milton's Paradise Lost for 2018 Stratford Festival. Read more in U of T News.
News & Sessional Dates:
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UTSG 2018 Undergraduate curriculum has been revised. Click here for more information.
features Professor Karina Vernon's work in "In Praise of Black Voices".
English has revised its Undergraduate curriculum.
Indigenous, postcolonial literature among new requirements. Read more in The Varsity.
In the Media:
- English Professor and Poet laureate George E. Clarke memorializes the Halifax Explosion. Read more in The Chronicle Herald.
- English PhD candidate Mandy Pipher on "Louis C.K.'s dangerous and lazy conclusion that men are gross" in The Toronto Star.
- Professor Randy Boyagoda explains the impact of Canadian literary awards. Read more in The Globe and Mail.
- Professor Andrea Charise discusses dangers of using the term "grey tsunami" for Canada's demographic shift on CBC's Sunday Edition with Michael Enright.
- Professor Nick Mount explores the rise of our literary canon in the 1960s and argues we’ve moved beyond it to a better place. Read more abut his book Arrival: The Story of CanLit in The Toronto Star.
- Professor Emerita Rosemary Sullivan discusses her latest book, Stalin's Daughter with the Toronto Star.
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Read more about English Newsmakers
- Tuesday, March 27, 2018.
- The 2018 Vincent A. De Luca Lecture in Nineteenth-Century Studies.
- Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
- Creative Writing Gala.
- Friday, April 27, 2018.
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"George Elliot Clarke's modest proposal for a Ministry of Dreams" in NOW magazine.
- "Smartphones and the abdication of parental responsibility" Read Ira Wells in the Globe & Mail.
Read English Professor Tom Keymer on 'How to be a great Journal Editor" in the Times Higher.
MA English alumna Avnee Paranjape, now a parliamentary intern, meets the Prime Minister.
Read Mandy Pipher on consequences of devaluing a humanities degree in the Toronto Star.
Professor of English and St. Mike's College Principal Randy Boyagoda on Canadian Cultural intangibles in the CBC News: The Current Review.
Ira Wells of English discusses the ideology of Jordan Peterson in The Walrus.
English Professor Nick Mount captures Canada's literature boom in Arrival. Read more at Arts & Science News.
Get tips from English graduate & instructor Elissa Gurman in Maclean's on creating University class schedule that won't destroy your soul.
Read Dr. Mike Johnstone's first fiction publication "For you, endlessly" in the Compostela (Tesseracts Twenty)
- MA CRW Alumna Jesse Ruddock's debut novel Shot-Blue was reviewed by The New York Times.
- Doyali Islam, UofT graduate and Canadian poet, discusses the poetry of stillness on CBC's Sunday Edition with Michael Enright
- "The humanities, especially the literature of the Asian diaspora in North America, would have lost a major champion if Denise Cruz had followed her initial plan to attend medical school." Read more about Professor Cruz here.
- 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.
Read the Accolades page for news regarding our faculty.