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Endnotes 2017 Conference

Endnotes 2017 Conference

The preliminary schedule for Endnotes 2017: On the Edge, this year’s UBC English graduate conference, is now available. The conference takes place at UBC’s beautiful Green College on May 12 and 13, and registration is still open. […]

Spotlight on: Killam Postdoctoral Research Prize Winner

Spotlight on: Killam Postdoctoral Research Prize Winner

Derek Gladwin, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English was recently awarded the Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research (PDF) Prize. In this interview, Gladwin talks about his research goals, his UBC experience, and what winning the Killam PDF Research Prize means to him.

Killam Graduate Teaching Award

Congratulations to doctoral student Brendan McCormack who was recently awarded the Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award! […]

Sessional Teaching Positions 2017S and 2017W

The Department of English invites applications for Sessional Lecturers to teach in 2017 Summer and/or Winter terms. Deadline for applications: 21 April 2017. […]

The New Edition of the Dictionary of Canadianisms

The New Edition of the Dictionary of Canadianisms

To coincide with Canada’s 150th anniversary, a revised and updated edition of the A Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles (DCHP-2) has just been released. This new edition, which took eleven years of work by a team UBC linguists of English has been receiving a lot of media attention including sources such as the New Yorker and CBC’s The National. Congratulations to Stefan Dollinger and Margery Fee, DCHP-2’s co-editors![…]

Lawrence Hill: What Business Has Fiction in Politics?

Lawrence Hill: What Business Has Fiction in Politics?

Come hear novelist Laurence Hill, the next Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor discuss his work with Professor Laura Moss. “What Business Has Fiction in Politics? Of Literature and Refugees, and How The Illegal Came to Life” 10 April, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Buchanan Tower 599 […]

Summer Registration Starts March 7

Summer Registration Starts March 7

Summer registration starts 7 March, with a dozen upper-level English courses to choose from, online or on-campus, days or evenings […]

English Major and English Honours Program: Information Session

English Major and English Honours Program: Information Session

The English Department will be holding a combined information session for the English Honours and English Major programs on Wednesday, March 29 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Buchanan Tower 599. Pizza will be served. […]

Votes for Women

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 […]

The Word, Winter 2017

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 year’s newsletter, please let us know at english.newsletter@ubc.ca. Enjoy!