The Department of English at UBC has been ranked 26th among the top 100 departments of English language and literature in the world by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.

The UBC Library recently acquired two outstanding medieval manuscripts, a “student Bible”–a rare 13th-century bible–and a private devotional book called a Book of Hours which dates back to the 15th Century.

Mary Ann Saunders was interviewed on CBC Radio’s North by Northwest with Sheryl McKay recently. The conversation touched on the presentation Mary Ann will be giving, called “The (Transgender) Tempest: Shakespeare as Trans Archive” at the Moving Trans History Forward 2016 conference (University of Victoria). A podcast of the program will be posted on CBC […]

Congratulations to Mike Borkent (PhD 2015), whose application for a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship on “Multimodal Cognition and Canadian Comics and Graphic Novels in English,” tenable at the University of Calgary under the supervision of Professor Bart Beaty, was successful.

John Wilson Foster
Professor Emeritus John Wilson Foster has launched his new website, Prof. Foster is currently Honorary Research Professor at Queen’s University Belfast.

The Department of English is pleased to announce Daniel Heath Justice has been awarded a 2015 UBC Killam Research Prize. As well as Professor of English, Daniel is Chair of the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program, and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture. Read More>>

Congratulations to Alix (Alexandra Bunyan) Hawley (BA Hon. '97) whose novel All True Not a Lie in It (Penguin) has won the 2015 First Novel Award, Read More>>