Department of English

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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 normal Monday lunch for the Department's admin group.
Eng Dep. Team
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
Please note that the Department administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 20th, and will reopen on Thursday, June 21st at 8:45 am.We apologize for the inconvenience.


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

Karina Vernon

Toronto Star features Professor Karina Vernon's work in "In Praise of Black Voices"

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UTSG 2018 Undergraduate curriculum has been revised. Click here for more information.
Looking for ways to get involved in Toronto's literary communities? The students in Professor Robert McGill's Literary Citizenship course have created a website profiling organizations in the city:
Daniel Scott Tsydal
Congratulations to Daniel Scott Tysdal! His poem is selected for inclusion in Best Canadian Poetry 2018Read his poem in Poetry, one of the top English language poetry journals in the world.  

Julia Mattison
Congratulations to Julia Mattison on being awarded the Medium Aevum Essay Prize on her essay on Chaucer's line fillers.

JHB -English
English has revised its Undergraduate curriculum. Indigenous, postcolonial literature among new requirements. Read more in The Varsity. 

    In the Media:

  • English PhD candidate Mandy Pipher on "Louis C.K.'s dangerous and lazy conclusion that men are gross" in The Toronto Star. 
  • Professor Randy Boyagoda explains the impact of Canadian literary awards. Read more in The Globe and Mail.
  • Professor Nick Mount explores the rise of our literary canon in the 1960s and argues we’ve moved beyond it to a better place. Read more abut his book Arrival: The Story of CanLit in The Toronto Star.

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