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Locating Home | a new book by George Elliot Clarke
Locating Homes
Bad Logic: Reasoning about Desire in the Victorian Novel | a new book by Daniel Wright
Bad Reasoning
The Digby Play of Mary Magdalene | a new book by Chester N. Scoville
The Digby Play of Mary
Becca Fair and Foul | a new book by Deirdre Baker
Becca Fair & Foul
A special lecture organized by Professor Alex Hernandez for his course Austen and Her Contemporaries.
J. A Dance
Forgotten| a new book by Marlene Goldman
M. Goldman Forgotten
Speed runners relaxing after their triumph
CIBC Run for the Cure
The Essential John Reibetanz | a new book by John Reibetanz and Jeffery Donaldson
John's book
The Graduate Students beat the Faculty team.
softball game teams
War is Here: The Vietnam War and Canadian Literature| a new book by Robert McGill
War is here

Inspired by Northrop Frye, Apala travels halfway around world to study English at U of T
Apala Das

Stage and Picture in the English Renaissance | a new book by John Astington
J. Astington (stage & Pic)
A normal Monday lunch for the Department's admin group.
Eng Dep. Team
Prose Fiction in English from the Origins of Print to 1750 | a new book edited by Thomas Keymer
T. K fiction book
Elizabeth Bishop at Work | a new book by Eleanor Cook
Eleanor Cook (Elizabeth)
Indigenous Women's Writing and the Cultural Study of Law | a new book by Cheryl Suzack
Dr. Cheryl Suzack

Reader in Comedy: An Anthology of Theory and Criticism | 
a new book by
Alan Ackerman and Magda Romanska
Natures in Translation | a new book by Alan Bewell
Devouring Time: Nostalgia in Contemporary Shakespearean Screen Adaptations | a forthcoming book by Philippa Sheppard
Philipa Sheppard (forthcoming book)
Prescription and Tradition in Language: Establishing Standards across Time and Space  a new book co-edited by Carol Percy
The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real: Conventions and Ideology a new book by Audrey Jaffe
CIBC Speed Readers Run for the Cure
Speed readers_2014
Jackman Humanities Building: Home of the Department of English
Work in Nineteeth-Century Studies Group (WINCS)
Toronto Eighteenth-Century Group (TECG)
The GEA Website
GEA website


H. Murray (croped)

Congratulations to Heather Murray on being awarded 2018-19 Jackman Humanities Institute (Six-Month) Faculty Research Fellowship.

Tom Keymer

Congratulations to Professor Tom Keymer on being elected as a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, for Hilary (Winter) Term in 2018-19.


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.

Larry Switzky

Congratulations to Larry Switzky on being awarded UTM's E.A. Robinson Teaching Excellence Award for 2017.

Erin Shields

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.

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UTSG 2018 Undergraduate curriculum has been revised. Click here for more information.
Congratulations to Liza Blake on being awarded a Folger long-term fellowship 2018-19. For podcast on her project click here

Liza Blake

Karina Vernon
Toronto Star features Professor Karina Vernon's work in "In Praise of Black Voices".

JHB -English
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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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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