Department of English

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The Department of English is pleased to congratulate George Elliott Clarke who has been appointed by the Speaker of the House of Commons and the Speaker of the Senate as the 7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017.



The Department of English is delighted to congratulate President Will Robins who is the 13th President of Victoria University.

President Robins is featured in the Autumn 2015 Vic Report. (Photo credit to Horst Herget)



Rosemary Sullivan, U of T professor emerita of English has received the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction.

 Brian Corman

The Department of English is delighted to congratulate Professor Brian Corman who has won the 2015  Faculty Award.



News & Sessional Dates:

Friday, February 12, 2016.
April examination timetable posted.
Monday, February 15, 2016.
Last day to cancel Y courses without academic penalty.
Monday, February 15, 2016.
Family day-University closed.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016.
Reading Week- no classes.
Sunday, March 13, 2016.
Last day to cancel S courses without academic penalty.
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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.

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Monday, February 08, 2016.
Toronto 18th-Century Group Schedule - Alex Hernandez.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016.
b2B: English Careers Night.
Thursday, February 25, 2016.
Brown Bag Lunch: Denise Cruz.
Thursday, February 25, 2016.
Event | Lecture by Professor Len Findlay.
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