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Judith Paltin Cambridge University Press 2020 This book argues that modernists such as James Joyce and Virginia Woolf engaged creatively with modernity’s expanding forms of collective experience and performative identities. Judith Paltin compares patterns of crowds in modernist Anglophone literature to historical arrangements and theories of democratic assembly to argue that an abstract construction of […]
Experience the fantastic literature of the late Middle Ages, learn about the connections forged by travel and translation in the Global South, or dive deep into Canadian environmental writing with one or two of these courses. […]
Thinking about/in the process of applying for your Masters? This is the event for you! The UBC Department of English Language and Literatures and the UBC English Students’ Association present “Applying to Graduate School: A Series of discussions, information, and workshops.” […]
Tiffany Potter, Editor Broadview Press 2020 The best-known work by Aphra Behn, Oroonoko is an important contribution to the development of the novel in English. Though it predates the British abolition movement by more than a century, it is also an early depiction of the dehumanizing racial violence of slavery; Oroonoko tells of a noble […]
Tiffany Potter, Editor Modern Language Association 2020 During her long and varied career, Eliza Haywood acted onstage, worked as a publisher and bookseller, and wrote prolifically in many genres, from novels of seduction to essays in periodicals. Her works illuminate the private emotional lives of people in eighteenth-century England, invite readers to consider how women […]
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Dr. Kavita Philip will be joining us at the UBC Department of English Language and Literatures as Professor of English and President’s Excellence Chair in Network Cultures. […]