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Discoveries on the Early Modern Stage: Contexts and Conventions | a new book by Leslie Thomson
L. Thomson _ New Book
Thank you, Denise, wishing you much joy and happiness for future.
Denise Cruz
Wild Child: Intensive Parenting and Posthumanist Ethics | a new book by Naomi Morgenstern
Wild Child N. Morgenstern
These Are the Words | a new book by George Elliot Clarke and John B. Lee
These Are the Words
Distillations: Theory, Ethics, Affect | a forthcoming book by Mari Ruti
distillations M. Ruti
REED: Berkshire, ed. Alexandra F. Johnston, Launched!
REED becshire
Bad Logic: Reasoning about Desire in the Victorian Novel | a new book by Daniel Wright
Bad Reasoning
The Digby Play of Mary Magdalene | a new book by Chester N. Scoville
The Digby Play of Mary
Becca Fair and Foul | a new book by Deirdre Baker
Becca Fair & Foul
A special lecture organized by Professor Alex Hernandez for his course Austen and Her Contemporaries.
J. A Dance
Forgotten| a new book by Marlene Goldman
M. Goldman Forgotten
Speed runners relaxing after their triumph
CIBC Run for the Cure
The Essential John Reibetanz | a new book by John Reibetanz and Jeffery Donaldson
John's book
The Graduate Students beat the Faculty team.
softball game teams
War is Here: The Vietnam War and Canadian Literature| a new book by Robert McGill
War is here

Inspired by Northrop Frye, Apala travels halfway around world to study English at U of T
Apala Das

Stage and Picture in the English Renaissance | a new book by John Astington
J. Astington (stage & Pic)
A team building retreat for the Department's admin group.
Team Retreat 2018
Prose Fiction in English from the Origins of Print to 1750 | a new book edited by Thomas Keymer
T. K fiction book
Elizabeth Bishop at Work | a new book by Eleanor Cook
Eleanor Cook (Elizabeth)
Indigenous Women's Writing and the Cultural Study of Law | a new book by Cheryl Suzack
Dr. Cheryl Suzack

Reader in Comedy: An Anthology of Theory and Criticism | 
a new book by
Alan Ackerman and Magda Romanska
Natures in Translation | a new book by Alan Bewell
Devouring Time: Nostalgia in Contemporary Shakespearean Screen Adaptations | a forthcoming book by Philippa Sheppard
Philipa Sheppard (forthcoming book)
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
CIBC Speed Readers Run for the Cure
Speed readers_2014
Jackman Humanities Building: Home of the Department of English
Work in Nineteeth-Century Studies Group (WINCS)
Toronto Eighteenth-Century Group (TECG)
The GEA Website
GEA website


David Galbraith

Congratulations to David Galbraith on his promotion to full professor.

Paul Downes

Congratulations to Paul Downes on his promotion to full professor.

Rijuta Mehta

Congratulations to Rijuta Mehta on being awarded  2017-18 Connaught New Researcher Award.


"Is this Toronto?" Randy Boyagoda authors an op-ed in response to horrific Monday's van attack in the New York Times

Bob McGill

Congratulations to Robert McGill on being awarded Robert Kroetsch Teaching Award by the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs. 

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W. J. Keith
With great sadness we share the news of the passing of Professor Emeritus W. J. Keith.
UTSG 2018 Undergraduate curriculum has been revised. Click here for more information.
English 102H1S: Literature and the Sciences
Do you like science fiction? Ever wonder what science fiction novels, stories and movies tell us about ourselves, future and the trajectory of technology? Then this course is for you.
Congratulations to Ryan Stafford and Illya Nokhrin on being awarded 2018 Outstanding TA Awards.
Computer scientists in Australia teamed up with Adam Hammond to design an algorithm that writes poetry following rules of rhyme and metre. 
Photo of A. Hammond

Photo of Jackman Humanities Building
English has revised its Undergraduate curriculum. Indigenous, postcolonial literature among new requirements. Read more in The Varsity. 

    In the Media:

  • Read "Industry Interview with Robert McGill" on Creative Writing in The Word on the Street.
  • English PhD candidate Mandy Pipher on "Louis C.K.'s dangerous and lazy conclusion that men are gross" in The Toronto Star. 

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Tuesday, September 04, 2018.
Undergraduate Instructors' Meeting.
Friday, September 07, 2018.
Annual Faculty - Graduate Student Softball Game and Potluck Dinner.

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