Welcome to the Department of English at the University of Toronto!
The Department of English at the University of Toronto has always been a strong, award-winning teaching department, one committed to the symbiotic relationship of teaching, research and the larger concerns of society. The Department structures its academic programs historically, a practice that has readily accommodated changes that reflect the development of English studies as a discipline and the changing mission of the University. Entirely new areas of study such as world literature in English, children's literature, Indigenous literature and the digital text have been added to the curriculum. Even in courses with the most traditional titles such as Shakespeare or the Victorian novel, the selection of texts as well as the way they are taught undergoes regular reassessment and alteration. So too does the Department's effort to improve the quality of the communication skills of the many students it teaches.
Undergraduate English is taught by separate departments on the three campuses of the University of Toronto: St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough. The Graduate department of English at the University of Toronto is a tri-campus department that includes English faculty from all three campuses.