Get ahead, get caught up, study something brilliant!

Here’s the list of courses offered by the Department of English this summer.

Term 1: May-June

ENGL 220 – English Literature: Medieval to 1700 (evening)
ENGL 224 – World Literature (afternoon)
ENGL 348 – Shakespeare and the Renaissance (afternoon)
ENGL 472 – American Literature: Bob Dylan (evening)

Term 2: July-August

ENGL 220 – English Literature: Medieval to 1700 (afternoon)
ENGL 406 – Prose Fiction: African Women Writers (afternoon)
ENGL 470 – Canadian Literature: Ghosts, Hauntings and Forgettings—Multiculturalism in the Contact Zone (evening)

Online Courses

ENGL 222 – Introduction to Canadian Literature
ENGL 301 – Technical and Business Writing
ENGL 321 – English Grammar and Usage (Language Theory)
ENGL 364 – 19th-Century: Monsters, Murders, and Secrets in Victorian Novels
ENGL 468 – Children’s Literature

For full course schedules, visit SSC; for course descriptions, click here.

 Summer is the perfect time to read and think about literature—see you in class!

  • We are currently working on our events schedule. Please check back with us soon!

See Brown-bag Series: Careers for a full list of events during the 2016-2017 academic year

Votes for Women

Residents of Green College are staging Elizabeth Robins’ popular pro-suffrage play VOTES FOR WOMEN (1907)–a play Robins wrote with significant input from Henry James!– from 16-18 March, directed by MA student HILARY BALL and featuring SSHRC English Postdoctoral Fellow, XINE YAO! Admission is by donation.

Green College Great Hall
16 – 18 March
8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

The Word, Winter 2017

We are delighted to announce that our department newsletter, The Word (Winter 2017) is now out!

Our special thanks to editor/designer Dr. Lucia Lorenzi and to everyone who contributed stories and news this year! If we’ve missed anything we could feature in next newsletter, please let us know at Enjoy!

English Undergraduate students Karol Pasciano, Kathryn Ney, and Karen Ng have curated a Jane Austen exhibit at the UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections.  Ever Austen: Literary Timelessness in the Regency Period honours the legacy of Jane Austen, an author who has left an ever-lasting literary legacy that continually influences popular culture across time. Be sure to check out this exhibit and, while you are at it, drop in for a special panel discussion on Thursday, 2 March from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  (with UBC Department of English’s TIFFANY POTTER and SCOTT MACKENZIE, and Professor MICHELE LEVY and PHD student Kandice Sharren from SFU)!


Read “Student Curators, Karol, Karen, and Kathryn

Endnotes 2017, the UBC English graduate conference, wants your proposals! The theme this year is “On the Edge: Borders, Boundaries, and Thresholds in an Age of Unease,” the dates are May 12-13, and the keynote speakers will be department alum Sonnet L’Abbé and new UBC English faculty member Mo Pareles. The conference aims to promote interdisciplinary dialogue and innovative approaches; to that end, proposed presentations may be academic or creative in nature, and students from other departments are equally encouraged to apply. Visit to view the Call for Papers, and submit proposals by January 31.