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Pilot Initiative: Indigenous Critical and Creative Studies

Pilot Initiative: Indigenous Critical and Creative Studies

Graduate students interested in the study of Indigenous literary and oral traditions are invited to consider Indigenous Critical and Creative Studies (ICCS), a new transdisciplinary initiative organized in partnership with faculty from a range of disciplines and academic units, including English and the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies. […]

Welcome/Welcome Back to English 2017!

Welcome/Welcome Back to English 2017!

English Majors, Honours, and wannabe’s are all invited to attend this Department of English event on Wed. Sept 20th, 4pm in the MASS Lounge Buch D-block. Pizza!
Graffiti-Jam, featuring doors from the demolished dept office and Sharpies (yes, really)!

2017 Royal Society Fellow

2017 Royal Society Fellow

Professor Margery Fee has been named to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences in Canada. […]

An Unmatched Devotion: A 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Colbeck Collection

An Unmatched Devotion: A 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Colbeck Collection

The Colbeck Collection is one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of Victorian and Edwardian English and Anglo-Irish literature. Its catalogue remains a vital work of reference for scholars, collectors, and members of the book trade. The UBC Library, in conjunction with the Department of English, has planned a major exhibition from October 23-December 20, 2017 and a one-day symposium on October 25 […]

Sessional Teaching for Term 2 of 2017-2018 Academic Year

Sessional Teaching for Term 2 of 2017-2018 Academic Year

The Department of English is requesting applications for a Sessional Lecturer for Term 2 of the academic year 2017-2018 to teach one 3-credit section of ENGL 330 “The Structure of Modern English: Sounds and Words,” an introduction to phonology, morphology, and lexical semantics. […]

UBC to host the American Women Writers Reading Group

UBC to host the American Women Writers Reading Group

UBC will be hosting the Society for the Study of American Women Writers on 21 October. This workshop will be devoted to a discussion of the work of Ella Rhoads Higginson (1862-1940), guided by invited scholar Dr. Laura Laffrado (Western Washington University). Higginson was the first prominent literary author from the Pacific Northwest. Readers across the continent were introduced to the remote Pacific Northwest […]

Visiting Speaker: Richard Godden

Visiting Speaker: Richard Godden

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.
“What Price a ‘cheap idea’: Money, Sanctuary and its Intertexts”
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 4:00 p.m
UBC, Buchanan Tower 599
Free and open to all.

Imagine UBC 2017

Imagine UBC 2017

On the first day of classes, campus is transformed and over 9000 new-to-UBC students and over 1000 faculty, student, and staff volunteers come together to welcome you to your new academic community and celebrate the start of the school year.
ALL undergraduate classes on the first day of Winter Term 1 will be replaced by Imagine UBC (with the exception of those classes that begin at, or after 5pm and meet only once per week).

The Department of English will have a booth in the Buchanan Courtyard (10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.). Drop by and meet some of your profs, come by with your questions about our First-Year, Majors and Honours Programs. See you you on Imagine Day!

Apply for Arts Co-op

Apply for Arts Co-op

UBC Arts students are invited to join Arts Co-op. Explore career options, while building your skills and discovering your interests. Attend one of the information sessions being offered to learn more about the program. Applications are being accepted now for the 2017 intake until September 25. […]

Assistant Professor (tenure track)

Assistant Professor (tenure track)

The Department of English at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Transnational Asian Literatures.