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Our latest Rhodes Scholar
2017-December-08
Congratulations to Fatima Zehra Naqvi on being named one of Canada's Rhodes Scholars for 2018. Zehra graduated in 2017 with a BA Honours in English Literature and Creative Writing. [...]

Congratulations to Dr Fenn Stewart, this year's recipient of the Ian Fairclough Teaching Prize. Fenn Stewart (PhD York; MA UBC) has been a member of our department since 2014, with excellent teaching evaluations almost right from the start. She teaches both traditional classes and online courses in courses ranging from ENGL 112 (Strategies for University Writing) to ENGL 348 (Shakespeare). [...]

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Jerry Wasserman who was inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame  (for Theatre, TV and Film. Next time you are on Granville Street, check out his star! [...]

PhD student Benjamin Hertwig's first book of poems, Slow War, is a finalist for a Governor General's Literary Award! 

Graduate students interested in the study of Indigenous literary and oral traditions are invited to consider Indigenous Critical and Creative Studies (ICCS), a new transdisciplinary initiative organized in partnership with faculty from a range of disciplines and academic units, including English and the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies. [...]

Professor Margery Fee has been named to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences in Canada. [...]

The Colbeck Collection is one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of Victorian and Edwardian English and Anglo-Irish literature. Its catalogue remains a vital work of reference for scholars, collectors, and members of the book trade. The UBC Library, in conjunction with the Department of English, has planned a major exhibition from October 23-December 20, 2017 and a one-day symposium on October 25 [...]

UBC will be hosting the Society for the Study of American Women Writers on 21 October. This workshop will be devoted to a discussion of the work of Ella Rhoads Higginson (1862-1940), guided by invited scholar Dr. Laura Laffrado (Western Washington University). Higginson was the first prominent literary author from the Pacific Northwest. Readers across the continent were introduced to the remote Pacific Northwest [...]