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“The Rise of the Professional Woman Writer”
Although many women wrote before the eighteenth century, this age marked the first time that women openly and sometimes profitably wrote for the burgeoning literary marketplace. In this class we will explore the first great movement of women into public life, along with literary reactions to this revolution by women and men.
The Department of English Language and Literatures is seeking to recruit an outstanding researcher to fill the role of President’s Excellence Chair in Network Cultures. Network Cultures is an interdisciplinary field that examines data-driven knowledge environments and the cultural and political processes they produce. This interdisciplinary area of research focuses on information systems, rather than individual texts, and how they interface with other such environments. [Read more…]
The Vancouver Writers Festival is on: October 21 – 27. Among the many writers featured are two award-winning authors and faculty from UBC English Language and Literatures: Dallas Hunt, Assistant Professor of Indigenous Literature and Daniel Heath Justice, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture. In the festival event “Voices for […]
We need the humanities now more than ever, says Paul Yachnin, Tomlinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies at McGill. Join us on Oct 24 for his talk on how humanities scholars can move the humanities into public space and public action.
NEW COURSE: ‘Principles of Literary Studies’Collaboratively taught by teams of award-winning professors, English 200 mixes lively seminars with shared weekly lectures, introducing students to important developments and practices in the study of literature.
“Contemporary Indigenous Writing in Canada”
This course takes themes of transformation as its focus. We’ll discuss examples of writing by contemporary Indigenous writers who engage transformation in the context of the impacts of settler colonialism on Indigenous peoples and lands.
“Thinking and Feeling Out Loud: Sidney, Montaigne, and Shakespeare”
The opening line of King Lear—when Kent tells Gloucester and Edmund, “I thought the king had more affected the Duke of Albany than Cornwall”—sets the terms for this course and for all psychology, sociology and political science. How do we know what others think and feel? Why do we believe them? Why should they believe us? How do shared thought and feeling influence the actions of people in the world?
The Department of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) invites applications for the President’s Excellence Chair in Network Cultures, a full-time, tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Professor. [Read more…]
“Mediatic Shakespeare” Shakespeare was professionally immersed in the three major media of his time: orality, script, and print. This course studies Shakespeare’s dramatization of the interrelationships of these media in a number of major works.