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Rosemary Sullivan, U of T professor emerita, is the winner of the British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction  for her biography Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva.


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)

 Brian Corman

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

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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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Thursday, September 29, 2016.
The Fifth Annual J. R. de J. Jackson Lecture: James Raven.
Thursday, November 03, 2016.
Robert Spoo (University of Tulsa College of Law), “International Authors’ Rights and the Uncoordinated Public Domain.
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