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  • The Arts Building viewed from the southeast ca. 1885 (McGill University Archives

    The Arts Building viewed from the southeast ca. 1885 (McGill University Archives)

  • A snapshot from A Midsummer Night's Dream,a production of the Drama and Theatre program (Photo: Owen Egan)

  • Have you seen the latest display in our vitrines? Have a look at some of the great accomplishments of our faculty

  • A student reads a book

    A novel must be exceptionally good to live as long as the average cat - Hugh MacLennan (Claudio Calligaris)

  • Professor Robert Lecker was recently inducted into the Royal Society of Canada. With Principal Heather Munroe-Blum at a reception for FRSC Fellows. (Owen Egan)

  • Anna Gordon (left), Katie Scharf (right) in Three Penny Opera, the Winter 2014 production of the Department of English

  • Julien Dinerstein as Peter Quince in The Revenger's Tragedy (Photo: Owen Egan)

  • Yale University professor Joe Roach leads a colloquium for faculty and graduate students. Prof. Roach delivered the ninth annual John Jacob Spector Lecture

  • A neon sign points the way to the Arts Lounge

    A neon sign points the way to the Arts Lounge, located in the basement of the Leacock building. (Claudio Calligaris)

  • The cast of Three Penny Opera, the Winter 2014 production of the Department of English

  • The Dept. of English presents "Cloud 9" - Alex Bankier as Harry Bagley, Leo Imbert as Joshua, Clara Nizard as Maud, Daniel Carter as Clive, Harrison Collett as Betty, Vanessa Drusnitzer as Ellen, Mara Lazaris as Edward and Shanti Gonzales as Mrs. Saunders

  • Have you seen the newest addition to the Arts Building? A vitrine featuring some

    Have you seen the newest addition to the Arts Building? A vitrine featuring some of our faculty's latest publications and awards

  • Daniel Carter as Clive and Harrison Collett as Betty in the production of Caryl Churchill "Cloud 9"

  • Costumed cast during a rehearsal for "Pirates of Penzance" in Moyse Hall in 1931

    Costumed cast during a rehearsal for "Pirates of Penzance" in Moyse Hall in 1931 (McGill University Archives)

  • Daniel Carter as Cathy and Alex Bankier as Martin (background Shani Gonzales, Mara Lazaris and Vanessa Drusnitzer) in "Cloud 9" - The current production of the Department of English

  • The Dept. of English presents "Cloud 9" by Caryl Churchill with Shanti Gonzales, Vanessa Drusnitzer as Lin, Mara Lazaris as Betty, Clara Nizard as Victoria, Alex Bankier as Martin

  • As part of our Cultural Studies stream, courses in Film Studies hold regular showings in our newly renovated 57-seat screening room

  • From left to right: J.D. Saylor, Cara Krisman, Daphne Morin, Wilbur Chen in Three Penny Opera, the Winter 2014 production of the Department of English

Department of English

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.