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Scholar Strike

Scholar Strike

 In keeping with our statement of solidarity against anti-black violence, the Department of English Language and Literatures expresses its full support of the goals of the Scholar Strike taking place on 9 & 10 September, 2020. […]

Congratulations to Angela Kaija for winning a UBC President’s Staff Award!

Congratulations to Angela Kaija for winning a UBC President’s Staff Award!

Angela Kaija has won a 2020 President’s Staff Award for “Enhancing the UBC Experience”! Kaija, the Manager of the Department of English Language and Literatures, has enjoyed a 20-year career at UBC. She says the most rewarding part of her career has been the chance to connect with others. “It’s the opportunity to meet so […]

Our Honours Program

Our Honours Program

English Honours offers a small cohort, seminar-style classes, and more grounding in the discipline!

ENGL 372 -001

ENGL 372 -001

Writing the Remedy: Illness and Healing in Contemporary Canadian Fiction

The course will also provide an introduction to theories of ‘biopolitics’: a set of ideas that describe how modern state power controls people at the level of their biological existence. Critical accounts of biopolitics will orient our approach to theorizing biomedical citizenship, the immunological body and the entanglements of sex, race and kinship.

Online Teaching Survey

Online Teaching Survey

Care to share your thoughts and experiences about online English classes? Take the survey between now and July 24.

Welcoming Four New Faculty

Welcoming Four New Faculty

We are thrilled to be welcoming four new faculty to the Department of English Language and Literatures: Sarika Bose, Ayasha Guerin, Christine Kim and Derek Woods.