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Please note that the Department of English will be closed today, as of 2 PM, and will reopen at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21.



Congratulations to Terry Robinson on winning both the Annibel Jenkins Prize for the Best Article in Performance and Theatre Studies and the Percy G. Adams Prize for the Best Article on an Eighteenth-Century Subject for her article "Becoming Somebody: Refashioning the Body Politic in Mary Robinson's Nobody," Studies in Romanticism 55 (Summer 2016): 143-184.

      Katie Larson    

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.


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.

News & Sessional Dates:

Monday, February 20, 2017.
Family Day; University closed.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
Last day to drop Y courses from academic record and GPA.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
Reading Week: February 21st to 24th.
Monday, March 13, 2017.
Last day to drop S courses from academic record and GPA.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017.
Classes end in S and Y courses.
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Denise Cruz: “a scholar of gender and sexuality in national and transnational cultures.”

"The humanities, especially the literature of the Asian diaspora in North America, would have lost a major champion if Denise Cruz had followed her initial plan to attend medical school." Read more about Professor Cruz here. Photo credit: Diana Tyszko.


    Congratulations to Noa Reich on winning the North American Victorian Studies Association award for the Best Graduate Student Paper presented at the annual conference in 2016 for the essay, “Speculation, Mortmain, and the Subjects of Middlemarch.” “Congratulations also to her supervisor, Audrey Jaffe.

      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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    Friday, March 03, 2017.
    COOK THE BOOKS Potluck and Live Auction.
    Tuesday, March 07, 2017.
    TECG Event | “Rococophilia: The Eighteenth Century and British Modernism”.
    Thursday, March 16, 2017.
    WINCS | Aaron Matz, TBA.
    Thursday, April 27, 2017.
    2017 Graduate English Conference - Endings.

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