Dept. of English news
Job Postings: Course Instructors 2015-16 The Department of English currently has the following openings for course instructors in 2015-16: FALL 2015 ENGL 311 Poetics ENGL 331 Literature of the Romantic Period 1 ENGL 320 Postcolonial Literature WINTER 2016 ENGL 315 Shakespeare ENGL 389 Studies in Popular Culture Applications should include a cover letter, sample syllabus, and CV in a single pdf file. Applicants must be ABD or have the PhD in hand.
PLEASE STAY TUNED ON THIS WEBSITE for information about applications to ENGL 364—CREATIVE WRITING, Winter 2016, a workshop taught by our incoming Mordecai Richler Writer-in-Residence, for which students in English programs may receive program credit. This 15-person workshop is by-application only: applicants will be asked to submit portfolios with samples of their creative writing. The new writer in residence will be in place by late May, at which point the Department of English will post further information about how students may apply for this workshop.
A 14-week Writer-in-Residence appointment in the Department of English will be awarded to a creative writer in the Fall 2015 or Winter 2016 term. The writer-in-residence will teach a weekly creative writing workshop and will collaborate with the Richler Writer-in-Residence in the Département de langue et littérature françaises on a small number of workshops and literary events. Writers in all areas (including fiction, poetry, drama, screenwriting) are welcome to apply.
Ambitious novel nets grad a Giller by Daniel McCabe, BA’89 Do a Google image search of author Sean Michaels, BA’04, the winner of the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and you’ll notice something straight away – at least in the photos that don’t feature burly pro wrestler Shawn Michaels. Sean, the Montreal-based author, looks like an unassuming guy who is at his most comfortable rocking a hoodie. Not the sort of fellow who typically turns up at a swanky soirée.
Fall applications to ENGL434: Independent Theatre Project and ENGL495: Individual Reading Course are due on 12 September.
This award provides an opportunity for undergraduate students in the Department of English to attend plays in performance at a Canadian venue as an adjunct to course work at McGill.
As of December 28th, McGill’s license of Virus Barrier X will expire. Replacing it is Trend Micro’s Smart Surfing for Mac. Its features include antivirus, antispyware and web threat protection; additionally, it has built in parental controls, a spam blocker and a two-way firewall.
The Shakespeare and Performance Research Team, Department of English, McGill University, seeks a postdoctoral fellow to join a research program (2012-2016) entitled, “Shakespeare and the Play of Story.”
This May, study Renaissance Literature and Painting in Florence with the course, ENGL 347: Great Writings of Europe 1 - Passions of the Renaissance (taught in English).
Kathleen Winter, author of Annabel, will be the inaugural Mordecai Richler Writer-in-Residence in the Department of English at McGill in the winter semester 2012.
Amy Scott’s PhD dissertation, “Finding Faith between Infidelities: Historiography as Mourning in Shakespeare,” has won the McGill Arts Insights Dissertation Award, presented annually to the PhD dissertation judged the best among all theses written in the Faculty of Arts.