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The English Department offers a wide range of courses that provide training in the fundamentals of reading and writing about literature and introduce students to various theoretical approaches, literary genres, and national literatures. Our upper-year courses allow students to engage in more specialized studies of theories, literary periods, genres, and individual authors.

Our goal is to equip our students with the tools they need to understand, appreciate, and discuss forms of literary expression across historical and national boundaries, while giving them the freedom and encouragement to pursue their particular interests.

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New course offerings for 2014/2015


  Prof. Priscila Uppal elected to the Royal Society of Canada
  Prof. Darren Gobert

Prof R. Darren Gobert wins prestigious Ann Saddlemeyer Award

for his latest book


Prof. David B. Goldstein wins Shakespeare's Globe Book

Award for his latest book


Pathways Through The Major - Guiding Academic Interest

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