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  1. Linda Munk Scholarship for incoming MA Candidates

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.

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

Linda Munk Scholarship

2. The English Online Learning Committee has created video tutorials for Bb Collaborate, Zoom & Snagit for online teaching purposes.

    More English Newsmakers
    • Books for kids to read for fun this summer. Deirdre Baker gives her top recommendations in Toronto Star.
    • Convocation is an emotional day, says Victoria College president William Robins. Listen on CBC Radio.
    • Randy Boyagoda writes about Sri Lanka and keeping multiple international crises top-of-mind. Read more in Globe and Mail.
    • Robert McGill’s darkly comic dystopian tale explores empathy and survival in a world where people are treated like IKEA furniture. Read more in A&S News.
    • Ian Lancashire uses AI to study vocabulary in Agatha Christie novels. Read more in Times of India.
    • Claire Battershill’s new monograph Women and Letterpress Printing 1920-2020: Gendered Impressions is profiled in A&S News.
    • Congratulations to A&S English Major Freya Abbas and A&S English Specialist Amory Zhao on winning prestigious 2022-23 JHI Undergraduate Fellowships.
    • Congratulations to Kat Williams, whose “brilliant and timely” Unfixable Forms won Honorable Mention in the 2022 Bevington Award (Medieval & Renaissance Drama Society).
    • Congratulations to Urvashi Chakravarty on Honorable Mention for her essay “What Is the History of Actors of Color Performing in Shakespeare?” in the 2022 Palmer Award (MRDS).
    • Adam Hammond receives Northrop Frye Faculty Award. Read More in A&S News.
    • Andrea Most receives Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize. Read more in A&SNews.
    • George Elliott Clarke writes about the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Read more in the Beach Metro Community News.
    • Congratulations to Rick Greene on being shortlisted by the Mystery Writers of America for the 2022 Edgar Allan Poe Award in the Best Critical/Biographical category.
    • Game on: Adam Hammond’s new book captures the art behind video game creation. Read more in A&S News.
    • Paul Stevens adds to U of T's legacy of Milton Scholars. Read more in A&S News.
    • Adam Hammond in the Globe & Mail on "why video games are the most fascinating art form to observe today."
    • ‘Bloody, clever and a touch blackhearted,’ a debut fiction collection from Edmonton’s Daniel Scott Tysdal grips like a pit bull. Read more in Toronto Star.
    • One man’s personal purgatory in an Indiana theme park — Randy Boyagoda’s new book ‘Dante’s Indiana’. Read more in A&S News.
    • Never-ending assessment, processing and recovery: Ian Williams explores the burden of being Black in new essay collection. Read more in A&S News.
    • Congratulations to Marlene Goldman on her election as Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Read more in the UTSC News.
    • Congratulations to Smaro Kamboureli on the 20th anniversary forum on her book Scandalous Bodies: Diasporic Literature in English Canada published in Canadian Literature.
    • Katherine Williams examines Shakespeare's portrayal of disability.
    • "Show Me Your Dantes" - An excerpt from a new novel by Randy Boyagoda.
    • Bob McGill talks about his new short story "Something Something Alice Munro". Read more in The Atlantic.
    • Alex Hernandez's recent interview about his new book "The Making of British Bourgeois Tragedy: Modernity and the Art of Ordinary Suffering" for R18 Collective. Click here to watch the full interview.
    • Bob McGill has just launched a free online anthology of Canadian poems, short stories, and essays about the Vietnam War; available here. It's related to his outstanding 2017 book, War Is Here: The Vietnam War and Canadian Literature.
    • Frying Plantain is the acclaimed debut novel by Zalika Reid-Benta, who graduated from U of T with a BA Hons in English and Cinema Studies. Read more about Zalika, who was listed in CBC's "6 Canadian Writers to Watch in 2019," here:
    • Congratulations to Maxwell Koyama for winning the 2019-20 Adam Penn Gilders Scholarship in Creative Writing. Click here for more information.
    • Professor Katherine William's seminar on disability at Innis College creates a sense of community. More in UofT News.
    • André Babyn, English PhD student, releases his new novel "Evie of the Deepthorn". More information here
    • Colin Asuncion, English alumnus, and The Great Canadian Baking Show finalist shares his journey with A&S News.
    • Cody Caetano, recent MA CRW graduate, an Indigenous Award Winner gets featured by A&S News.

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