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Natures in Translation | a new book by Alan Bewell
Lucretius and Modernity: Epicurean Encounters Across Time and Disciplines a new book edited by Liza Blake
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
Richard John Neuhaus: A Life in the Public Square a new book by Randy Boyagoda
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Primal Testament a new book by Ian Lancashire
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Canticles 1 a new book by George Elliott Clarke
Civic London to 1558 (3 volume set) a new book edited by Anne Lancashire
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Hobbes, Sovereignty, and Early American Literature a new book by Paul Downes
Creating Legal Worlds a new book by Greig Henderson
Four Last Songs a new book by Linda and Michael Hutcheon
CIBC Speed Readers Run for the Cure
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Stalin's Daughter a new book by Rosemary Sullivan
Those Who Write for Immortality a new book by Heather Jackson
Re-Reading Mary Wroth a new book co-edited by Katie Larson
Doppelganger Dilemmas, a new book by Marjorie Rubright
Pierre-Esprit Radisson: The Collected Writings, Volume 2 a new book by Germaine Warkentin
Lord Strange's Men and Their Plays, a new book by Sally-Beth MacLean
The Graduate Students beat the Faculty by a small but significant margain
Jackman Humanities Building: Home of the Department of English
Work in Nineteeth-Century Studies Group (WINCS)
Toronto Eighteenth-Century Group (TECG)
The GEA Website
Memory Serves A new book edited, with an Afterword, by Smaro Kamboureli

For your planning purposes, please note that the Department of English administrative offices will be closing early today, Friday, December 9, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. We apologise for any inconvenience.


Melissa Gniadek




The Department is delighted to congratulate Melissa Gniadek on the success of her essay, "Mary Howard's Mark: Children's Literature and the Scales of Reading the Pacific," the co-winner of the Richard Beale Davis Prize for best essay published in the journal Early American Literature in 2015.








 Congratulations to Linda Hutcheon, University Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature, who will receive the 2016 Lorne Pierce Medal for achievements in critical literature. Professor Hutcheon has achieved broad recognition as a literary theorist, as an early and major critical voice on Canadian writing and culture, and as an interdisciplinary collaborative scholar.









The Department of English is
proud to congratulate Professor 
Smaro Kamboureli on her election to the Royal Society of Canada.








The Department of English is
proud to congratulate Professor 
Anne Lancashire on her election to the Royal Society of Canada.







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Danny Wright | 2016 John Charles Polanyi Prize for Literature

Congratulations to Danny Wright on winning the 2016 John Charles Polanyi Prize for Literature. This prestigious prize is awarded by the Government of Ontario for outstanding researchers in the early stages of their careers. Danny joins a remarkable group from Toronto English. Over the last decade or so five other members of the Department have won the prize -- Andrea Most, Katie Larson, Amelia DeFalco, David Taylor, and most recently Andrea Charise.

In the Media:

  • Congratulations to Professor Quayson, who is the co-winner of the Urban History Association’s top award in the international category for books published in 2013-2014.
  • Professor Emerita Rosemary Sullivan discusses her latest book, Stalin's Daughter with the Toronto Star.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
WINCS | Matthew Rowlinson, TBA.
Monday, February 06, 2017.
TECG Event | “John Locke’s Transmigration of Consciousness”.
Monday, February 13, 2017.
WINCS | Caroline Levine, David and Kathleen Ryan, TBA.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017.
TECG Event | “Rococophilia: The Eighteenth Century and British Modernism”.
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