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Nominees announced for the 2023 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards

Nominees announced for the 2023 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards

Jonathan Warren and Alison Halsall's The LGBTQ+ Comics Studies Reader: Critical Openings, Future Directions is named a finalist for the 2023 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards in the Best Academic/Scholarly Work category. The awards, named after the acclaimed comics creator Will Eisner, honour the best publications and creators in comics and graphic novels. Winners will […]

Professor Patricia Keeney celebrates bilingual volume of poetry

Professor Patricia Keeney celebrates bilingual volume of poetry

Patricia Keeney, a long-time professor of creative writing at York University, has had her fourth bilingual volume of poetry published in France. The author of 10 books of poetry in English, this is Keeney’s eighth volume in another language. Keeney has also taught English and humanities at York for some 40 years. Selected and translated by […]

Passings: Professor Elizabeth Sabiston

Passings: Professor Elizabeth Sabiston

Elizabeth “Betty” Sabiston – professor emerita in the Department of English in York’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, former acting master of Stong College and an accomplished author – passed away at 85 on April 29. Sabiston’s career at York began in 1973. Having started as a contract faculty member, she was eventually promoted […]

Professor B.W. Powe publishes book of poetry, essays, rock opera lyrics

Professor B.W. Powe publishes book of poetry, essays, rock opera lyrics

This month poet, essayist, novelist and Department of English and Humanities Associate Professor B.W. Powe released his latest book, Ladders Made of Water. Powe’s new work is a collection featuring poems, mini-essays, stories, parables, meditations on contemporary cinema and unfinished rock opera lyrics. Blending essaying and poetry, Powe says Ladders Made of Water was writing in an impressionistic, […]

Writer-in-Residence Program

Writer-in-Residence Program

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) Writer-in-Residence program is aimed at supplementing existing Creative Writing courses by providing students with access to a working, professional writer for feedback and support. Additionally, the program is dedicated to engaging the broader community by developing partnerships with North York libraries, schools and community organizations to […]

Daniel Whittaker-Van Dusen Prize

Daniel Whittaker-Van Dusen Prize

The Daniel Whittaker-Van Dusen Prize for Emerging Poets is available campus-wide for students whose work explores, provokes, and challenges readers' understanding of the world. The prize was established in memory of Daniel, a philosophy graduate who wrote poetry that explored the absurdities of life in a precise and unafraid voice. Dan’s parents, Sheelagh Whittaker and […]

Richard Teleky Short Fiction Prize

Richard Teleky Short Fiction Prize

The Richard Teleky Short Fiction Prize is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student for a single, original, previously unpublished work of short fiction submitted as part of an annual competition. Jay Singer graduated with a bachelor's degree in English (Creative Writing) from York University in 1996. He also earned an MFA from New York […]

Why Choose English?

Why Choose English?

Explore the ways immigrants have shaped Canadian literary history. Think critically about film adaptations of your favourite novels. Learn about Shakespeare’s contexts and contemporaries. Read and debate the latest in literary experiments. Our curriculum enables you to customize a course of study that will expand your knowledge of familiar works and introduce you to new […]

Creative Writing Courses

Creative Writing Courses

Browse through the database below to explore courses that will fulfill certain degree requirements in the Creative Writing program. When registering for classes on the Course Timetable website, be sure to carefully read through the "Notes/Additional Fees" section of each course you select. Quick Links GPA Calculator Search Course Timetables Academic Advising Peer Support Decisions […]