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Beyond the Bard
2019-May-10
How can an obscure play written in the late 1500s make a meaningful contribution to the cultural and artistic dialogue of present-day Vancouver? A recent partnership between Bard on the Beach and researchers from UBC’s Faculty of Arts holds the answer.

Congratulations to Rebecca Sheppard, PhD candidate in English Language & Literatures on winning the Killam Graduate Teaching Award!

Congratulations to William H. New, OC who will be conferred a UBC Honourary Degree, Doctor of Science at this year's Spring Graduation Ceremony, May 29!

In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March, students in Professor Mary Chapman’s ENGL 490 hosted a Feminist Parade. Students and faculty participated in the march with some donning costumes of prominent feminist figures like “Emma Gonzalez,” “Mabel Pinghua Lee,” “Ruth Bader Ginsburg” among others. The march was accompanied by the Thunderbirds Marching Band. […]

The Department of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor Without Review, for a period of 2 years, in nineteenth-century studies. Ability to teach Romantic and/or eighteenth-century literature will be an asset. [...]

The End of the LPI
2019-March-06
The Department of English Language and Literatures is happy to announce that UBC Senate has just approved our request to eliminate the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) Requirement. Starting in 2019S, there will no longer be any pre-requisite to 100-level English courses. Registration for all summer courses begins March 4.

Sandra Norris, Advisor and Administrator of the First-Year English Program, has been awarded the Faculty of Arts Dean's Award for Staff Excellence. [...]

The UBC English Students' Association invites submissions from all UBC English graduate and undergraduate students for their fifth annual conference, The Colloquium. [...]