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  • Welcome/ Back to English!

    When: 20th Sep 2017 4:00:pm
    Meekison Arts Student Society Lounge (Buch D 140)

    English Majors, Honours, and wannabe’s are all invited to this Department of English event. Wednesday, Sept 20th, 4pm in the MASS Lounge (Buch D).

    What to expect: Pizza!  Career Advice from Arts Co-op & Mentoring programs! Graffiti-Jam, featuring doors from the demolished dept office and Sharpies (yes, really)! We hope to see you there!!!

  • Visiting Speaker: Richard Godden

    When: 4th Oct 2017 4:00:pm
    Buchanan Tower 599

    British Marxist, Professor Richard Godden (UC Irvine) will be in Vancouver to give two talks sponsored by the English Departments at SFU and UBC, and SFU's Institute for the Humanities. Free and open to all. "What Price a 'cheap idea': Money, Sanctuary and its Intertexts" Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 4:00 p.m UBC, Buchanan Tower 599   There will also be a talk at Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre "Labor without Value, Language at a Price:  A Narrative Poetics for the Financial Turn" Thursday, October 5, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre Room 2200 515 West Hastings Street For abstracts:  Jon Smith ( or Michael Zeitlin ( Publications by Richard Godden include

    • William Faulkner: An Economy of Complex Words. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007 (Winner of the British Association of American Studies prize for the best book of 2007)
    • Fictions of Labor: William Faulkner and the South’s Long Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997
    • Fictions of Capital: The American Novel from James to Mailer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990

  • SSAWW Pacific Northwest Workshop

    When: 21st Oct 2017
    Green College

    UBC is honoured to be hosting the Pacific Northwest chapter of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers’ Fall 2017 meeting on Saturday October 21 (2017). This workshop, organized by Dr. Mary Chapman (Department of English, University of British Columbia) will be attended by graduate students and professors from UBC and other universities in the Pacific Northwest. See SSAWW Pacific Northwest Reading Group

  • The Colbeck Collection: Symposium

    When: 25th Oct 2017 10:00:am
    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

    University of British Columbia Library and the Department of English invites you to attend a symposium on October 25, 2017 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Library’s acquisition of the Norman Colbeck Collection of Nineteenth Century and Edwardian Poetry and Belles Lettres. The Colbeck Collection, which comprises some 13,000 rare and often unique volumes – in addition to literary manuscripts and letters – is one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of Victorian and Edwardian English and Anglo-Irish literature. Its catalogue, issued by UBC Press in 1987, remains a vital work of reference for scholars, collectors, and members of the book trade. To celebrate this indispensable research and teaching asset, the Library, in conjunction with the Department of English, has planned a major exhibition in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre from October 23-December 20, 2017. The exhibition will be complemented by a one-day symposium devoted to Colbeck-related scholarship and research on October 25 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The symposium will include a complimentary lunch and a post-event reception. Speakers for this event include: Mark Samuels Lasner, University of Delaware Library; Florence Boos, University of Iowa; Kristin Mahoney, Michigan State University; and Yuri Cowan, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. If you are interested in attending the symposium, please register by October 13, 2017 at