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Announcing the release of… University of Toronto Quarterly Volume 81, Number 1, Winter 2012, The Future of Northrop Frye: Centennial Perspectives, Guest Editors: Germaine Warkentin and Linda Hutcheon Feb 14 

Andrea Charise responds to Margaret Wente on OAS, Letters to the Editor, Globe and Mail, Feb 3

Cruelty & Laughter: new book by Simon Dickie explores the vicious underside of eighteenth-century culture. Read more about Cruelty & Laughter in FAS News (also posted through the U of T eBulletin under Research News).

Happy Birthday Charles Dickens! 07 February 2012: Enjoy reading an interview with Professor John Baird through the UofT eBulletin:  (or direct link to read the article on-line):  

Prof. Marlene Goldman in UofT eBulletin: "Reframing the Story of Alzheimer's Disease," Dec 1

Paul Stevens, commenting on Milton's "Clotted Gore,"responds to an article by Neil Reynolds, 'The renunciation of theocratic force', Globe and Mail, Nov 15

Prof. Holger Syme on the authorship controversy: "
How Shakespeare could write Shakespeare," in The Montreal Gazzette, Nov 1

Read about Professor Greig Henderson's views on the connection between literature and the law in the November issue of Leaside Life!

Anne Lancashire may be the first member of the Department since Marshall McLuhan to be listed in the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)! Check out her credit in a recently-released Star Wars documentary. You type her name into the search box, and up she pops, just like Harrison Ford or Alec Guinness.

More English Newsmakers
"George Elliot Clarke's modest proposal for a Ministry of Dreams" in NOW magazine.

MA English alumna Avnee Paranjape, now a parliamentary intern, meets the Prime Minister

Read Mandy Pipher on consequences of devaluing a humanities degree in the Toronto Star

"Smartphones and the abdication of parental responsibility" Read Ira Wells in the Globe & Mail

Professor Tom Keymer on 'How to be a great Journal Editor" in the Times Higher.

Professor of English and St. Mike's College Principal Randy Boyagoda takes part in a panel on Canadian Culture in the CBC News: The Current Review (Part 1: Part 2).

English Professor and Poet laureate George E. Clarke 
memorializes the Halifax Explosion.

Ira Wells of English on Jordan Peterson's ideology in The Walrus

Read English PhD Candidate Mandy Pipher on "Louis C.K.'s dangerous and lazy conclusion that men are gross." in The Toronto Star. 

Globe and Mail editors and reviewers list of 100 Best Books of the Year features books by English, faculty, adjunct faculty and graduates. 

Congratulations to English alumna Erin Shields on her adaption of John Milton's Paradise Lost. Her play will premier at 2018 Stratford Festival.

Professor Alex Hernandez invited Karen Millyard, a Toronto choreographer, to teach Jane Austen Dancing for his undergraduate course ENG323H1F - Austen and Her Contemporaries. Check out photo gallery and a short clip of the special lecture on our Facebook.

Professor Randy Boyagoda explains the impact of Canadian literary awards. Read more in The Globe and Mail.

English Professor Nick Mount captures Canada's literature boom in Arrival. Read more at Arts & Science News.

Professor Andrea Charise discusses dangers of using the term "grey tsunami" for Canada's demographic shift on CBC's Sunday Edition with Michael Enright.

Professor George Elliot Clarke is being awarded 2017 Dalhousie's Lifetime Achievement Award

We are delighted with the attention Professor Nick Mount's book Arrival: Story of CanLit is receiving in Canadian national media.

Get tips from English graduate & instructor Elissa Gurman in Maclean's on creating University class schedule that won't destroy your soul.

John Baird's lecture on and reading from Dickens’ Great Expectations at the Park Branch of the Toronto Public Library, has been made available as a terrific podcast. It is available at

Read Dr. Mike Johnstone's short story "For you, Endlessly" in the Compostela (Tesseracts Twenty)

Doyali Islam, UofT graduate and Canadian poet, discusses the poetry of stillness on CBC's Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

Professor Emerita Rosemary Sullivan discusses her latest book, Stalin's Daughter with the Toronto Star. Read her interview here


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