Department of English

University of Toronto

The Professor Linda Munk Graduate Futures Scholarship


The Department of English at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Professor Linda Munk Graduate Futures Scholarship. The Scholarship is awarded based on exceptional academic merit to one full-time graduate student, preferably a Masters (MA) student, in the University of Toronto's Department of English. The Scholarship is open to all areas of interest in English Literature, but where all other indicators of excellence are equal, priority will be given to a candidate whose stated area of interest is American literature. The first scholarship has been awarded to Karine Hack, a University of Victoria graduate with interests in trauma theory, postcolonial studies and non-traditional narrative forms, who begins her MA at the University of Toronto in the 2021-2022 academic year. No special application is required to be considered for this award - all applications to the MA program will automatically be considered.

• The annual value of the Scholarship is $20,000
• It may be held in combination with external awards
• MA applications open on October 1, 2021 and close on December 13, 2021

This endowed scholarship honours the late Linda Munk, Professor of English Literature at the University of Toronto. Professor Munk was widely recognized for her passion for literature, especially American poetry of the 18th and 19th centuries, for her teaching and her outstanding research. She was a Senior Fellow of Massey College and a Member of the Society of Fellows at the University of Durham in England. Among her many publications she was internationally known for The Devil's Mousetrap: Redemption and Colonial American Literature (Oxford 1997) and The Trivial Sublime: Theology and American Poetics (Macmillan 1992). In her later career she became an authority on the works of Northrop Frye.

Students interested in applying to the MA who have any questions about this award or the application process should contact:

Marguerite Perry, Graduate Assistant at

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