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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.

           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.

Linda_hutch 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.

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Katie Larson Appointed Chair of English at UTSC | July 2017

Congratulations to Katie Larson on being appointed the new Chair of English at the University of Toronto at Scarborough (UTSC). She succeeds Christine Bolus-Reichert as the second Chair of English in the UTSC department’s history. Outstanding news.
Katie Larson

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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Thursday, January 19, 2017.
Pre-Modern Research Symposium.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
WINCS | Matthew Rowlinson, TBA.
Thursday, January 26, 2017.
Avie Bennett Chair in Canadian Literature: Literature Matters.
Monday, February 06, 2017.
TECG Event | “John Locke’s Transmigration of Consciousness”.
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