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Y-Dan Troeung, Wall Research Scholar
Congratulations to Y-Dang Troeung on being selected as Peter Wall Institute Scholar for 2020-2021. Wall Research Scholars are chosen among leading UBC researchers from all academic disciplines, with the objective of creating a dynamic and diverse intellectual community at the Institute.[Read more]

Thinking While Black
"Thinking While Black" is the theme of the 2020 Phil Lind Initiative dialogue series and course (January - April 2020). Led by Dr. Phanuel Antwi, the seminar series brings lectures, panels, and workshops that explore how Blackness manifests in often unconnected guises that can be tracked through the event of racial violence, and what can be done about it. [Read more...]

"A Queer Century: 1869-1969" Exhibit, Gregory Mackie and Kyle Frackman
"A Queer Century: 1869-1969," an exhibit of rare books, flyers, postcards and pamphlets is now on display at UBC Okanagan. The exhibit's curators are Gregory Mackie (UBC English) and Kyle Frackman (UBC Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies). The exhibit, first shown at UBC Vancouver earlier this year, highlights some of the changing perceptions of gender and sexuality between 1869 to 1969.

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The Department of English Language and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in African / Black Diaspora Studies at the level of assistant professor with anticipated start date of July 1, 2020.  Candidates should demonstrate an active engagement with the theories and methodologies currently informing the field of African / Black Diaspora Studies and the study of African / Black Diaspora literatures and cultures. [Read more...]

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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...]

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 […]

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...]