Department of English

Yvette Nolan

The Department of English welcomes
Yvette Nolan as the Fall 2018
Writer-in-Residence.

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Nolan's adaptation of Aristophanes’ comedy The Birds will be performed at Moyse Hall on November 21-23 and November 28-30, 2018 at 7:30 PM

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New publication by Professor Ken Borris

Visionary Spenser and the Poetics of Early Modern Platonism

"All in all, Visionary Spenser is a learned book on a fascinating topic." --B. E. Brandt, CHOICE

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Welcome to McGill's Department of English!

Read about our unique department below, and learn more about our undergraduate and graduate programs.

Congratulations

Prof. Katherine

Zien

Sovereign Acts: Performing Race, Space, and Belonging in Panama and the Canal Zone is winner of the first annual Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Annual Book Prize.

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New publications by our faculty

A City Girl:
A Realistic Story (1887)

Tabitha Sparks, ed.

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The Additional Journals and Letters of Frances Burney
Peter Sabor, ed.

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Fulbright Visiting Research Chair

The Department of English invites applications to fill the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in African-American Literature for a four-month residency in 2019-2020 with a possible extension for the full academic year.  

 

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English Department alumna wins a Tony award for Best Director

Rebecca Taichman BA'92 recalls her experience in Prof. Myrna Selkirk's directing class and says, “.. I loved it, and was surprised to learn that it came naturally and was very exciting.”

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New publications by our faculty

The Johnson Family Treasury
A Collection of Household Recipes & Remedies

Nathalie Cooke, Kathryn Harvey, eds.

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The Cambridge Companion to ‘Emma'
Peter Sabor, ed.

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New publications by our faculty

The Medieval Manuscript Book: Cultural Approaches
Michael Johnston, Michael Van Dussen, eds.

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Anthologizing Canadian Literature:
Theoretical and Cultural Perspectives
Robert Lecker, editor

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The Rover

The Fall 2016 Production of the Department of English
(Photo: Owen Egan)

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The Rover

The Fall 2016 Production of the Department of English
(Photo: Owen Egan)

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Blue Planet

Directed by Prof. Myrna Wyatt Selkirk, Blue Planet is our winter 2015 theatre production.
(Photo: Owen Egan / Joni Dufour)

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Blue Planet

Directed by Prof. Myrna Wyatt Selkirk, Blue Planet is our winter 2015 theatre production.
(Photo: Owen Egan / Joni Dufour)

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THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

The Department of English at McGill is unique in that its undergraduate program brings together three different but related areas of study: Literature, Drama and Theatre, and Cultural Studies. Undergraduate students follow one of the three options in their program of study and also take courses in the other streams. On average, there are 1000 students in major, minor, and Honours programs at any given time. Graduate students, key participants in all areas of Department life, have the opportunity to explore aspects of Literature, Cultural Studies, Performance, and Theatre History in their seminar work and research. On average, there are 80 graduate students enrolled in the MA and PhD programs.

Moyse Hall Theater operates through the Department of English; the theatre hosts various productions throughout the year. A number of major, collaborative research projects and research groups, including the McGill Medievalists, the Shakespeare TeamNovelists on the NovelCuizine, the Digital Costume Project, and the Burney Centre, are housed in the deparment as well.