Department of English

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

A one-day nonfiction filmmaking masterclass with Reynolds Atelier Visiting Artist, Alan Handel.

Deadline for submissions is THURSDAY JANUARY 4 2018.

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The Cradle Will Rock

See corruption and corporate greed laid bare in our Drama & Theatre program's production of The Cradle Will Rock.

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Writer-in-Residence

The Department of English welcomes Nyla Matuk as this year's Mordecai Richler Writer-in-Residence.

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PhD Student receives Quebec Merit Scholarship

The Department of English wishes to congratulate Felix Fuchs, recipient of the 2017-2018 Programme de bourses d'excellence pour étudiants étrangers (PBEEE).
The scholarship is open to international students at the doctoral and postdoctoral level; for more information contact the Director of Graduate Studies.

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Harf wins SSMU publication award

Presented by the Students' Society of McGill University, the award is granted to a journal demonstrating outstanding quality of editorial content and presentation.

Harf – A Journal of South Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary journal published by students of the Department of English. 

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New publications by our faculty

A City Girl:
A Realistic Story (1887)

Tabitha Sparks, ed.

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Sovereign Acts: 
Performing Race, Space, and Belonging in Panama and the Canal Zone

Katherine Zien

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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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Welcome to McGill's Department of English!

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

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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Montréal one of the world’s best cities for students

Moving up to 8th place, Montréal is ranked among the top student cities by QS Best Cities 2015.

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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)

Find out more about our productions

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 Team,?Novelists on the Novel,?Cuizine, the?Digital Costume Project, and the?Burney Centre, are housed in the deparment?as well.


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