All of this activity is part of an effort to keep in closer touch with that large community of people who in all sorts of ways are interested in knowing what is happening in English at the University of Toronto. At the core of all our activities is our educational mission to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the rich history and geographical diversity of the English language and the cultures that have developed from it. English is as diverse as the people who speak it. Communication will help us to strengthen this very diverse community and to allow you to become more actively involved in the excitement and creativity of this community.
The success of English studies at the U of T has always been fundamentally bound up with the success of our students. In the future we want build upon that relationship to further our educational mission and to strengthen the ways in which English can continue to play a valuable role in the lives of our past students.
Our faculty and students have participated in a variety of events too numerous to list here. While exemplifying the meaning of diversity, all of these experiences enrich our knowledge of English language and literature. From the study of Paradise Lost to the latest book launch by one of our grad students, the many metamorphic changes of English are traced, explored, analysed and celebrated in our department. We invite you to participate, get involved, be entertained, be challenged, and be stimulated! Visit our events page and calendar of our website regularly, come out, and get involved!