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Associate/ Full Professor – Canadian Literature

Associate/ Full Professor – Canadian Literature

The Department of English Language and Literatures invites applications for a senior appointment in Canadian Literature at the level of Associate or Full Professor. [Read more…]

ENGL 351-002

ENGL 351-002

“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.

President’s Excellence Chair in Network Cultures

President’s Excellence Chair in Network Cultures

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…]

At the Vancouver Writer’s Festival

At the Vancouver Writer’s Festival

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 […]

Why Humanity Needs the Humanities Now

Why Humanity Needs the Humanities Now

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.

ENGL 200 - New this Fall 2019!

ENGL 200

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.

ENGL 231-001

ENGL 231-001

“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. 

President’s Excellence Chair in Network Cultures

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…]

ENGL 348-002

ENGL 348-002

“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.