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Russian Roulette The Life and Times of Graham Greene | a new book by Richard Greene
Russian Roulette
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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Department of English faculty dominate Keats-Shelley Distinguished Scholars
Angela Esterhammer

Congratulations to Angela Esterhammer on being elected the 2020 Distinguished Scholar of the Keats Shelley Association of America.

Alan Bewell

Congratulations to Alan Bewell on being elected the 2019 Distinguished Scholar of the Keats Shelley Association of America.

  Back-to-Back Giller Prizes for Department Alumni
Souvankham Thammavongsa

Congratulations to Souvankham Thammavongsa (BA English, 2003) on winning the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her book, How To Pronounce Knife.

Photo by Sarah Bodri 

Ian Williams

Congratulations to Ian Williams (PhD, 2005) on winning the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel Reproduction.

Photo by The Canadian Press, Chris Young

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

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Linda Munk Scholarship

The scholarship will be awarded based on exceptional academic merit to one full-time graduate student, preferably a Masters Student, in the University of Toronto's Department of English.  The annual value is $20,000.  For more information, click here

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