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Euclid, Geometry (London, 1570)

Memes, Pop-up Books, and Racial Capitalism: 2021/2022 courses you should know about

The UBC Department of English Language and Literatures (EL&L) offers a wide range of courses on literary texts from diverse perspectives, genres, and time periods.  We spoke with instructors from the department to learn about the courses they’re teaching, why they’re excited to teach these courses, and what students can expect from the course work. […]

Introducing the newest faculty of the Department of English Language and Literatures

Introducing the newest faculty of the Department of English Language and Literatures

  The Department of English Language and Literatures is pleased to welcome four new faculty members to the University of British Columbia who specialize in historical literatures with a focus on Critical Race Studies and Studies of Empire and Colonialism.

Town Hall for Prospective Students

Town Hall for Prospective Students

Are you considering majoring or minoring in English Literature or Language? Have you heard about our combined program in Language & Literature or our honours programs? Are you excited about the prospect of engaging in intense conversations about current events, social justice, the history of literary cultures or language, rhetoric, and media? Do you want to hone your critical thinking, writing, and communication skills to prepare for a career in business, education, or the arts? […]

7th Annual ESA Colloquium

7th Annual ESA Colloquium

This conference features presentations from English undergraduate students and faculty members. The Colloquium offers students the opportunity to showcase their work and discuss ideas with other students and faculty members in the department. […]

The Tragedy of Irene – Virtual Performance

The Tragedy of Irene – Virtual Performance

The plague has closed theatres. Queen Elizabeth is on the throne. Blank verse drama is wildly popular. Is it the 16th century? No, it’s 2021! The Tragedy of Irene is a new verse play by UBC English Honours student and playwright Kyara Hunter. […]

A Fireside Chat with Margaret Price

A Fireside Chat with Margaret Price

Rationality, productivity, presence & independence are values that go largely unchallenged in academic life. Join Dr, Margaret Price and Dr. Judy Segal in conversation about mentally-ableist assumptions and expectations. March 2, 4-5:30 pm PST. Register […]

Beyond the Degree: An Interview with Jianna Faner (BA Honours ’18)

Jianna Faner (BA Honours 2018) sat down with the current ESA President to chat about her experiences as a UBC English student and the impact these have had on her career development. Jianna highlights the benefits of her Arts education and shares advice valuable to students curious about where their English degree may take them, from the job market to law school.