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

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Julien Dinerstein as Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Winter 2013 Production of the Department of English (Photo: Owen Egan)

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

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

  • Stevie Pemberton as Puck and Harrison Collett as Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Winter 2013 Production of the Department of English (Photo: Owen Egan)

  • 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

  • Glenn (Steven Koutsomitopoulos) and Julia (Cara Krisman) in "How Exile Melts" - The Fall 2014 production of the Department of English (Owen Egan)

  • University of California, Berkeley professor Linda Williams delivered the 2014 John Jacob Spector Lecture

  • 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

  • A student reads a book

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

  • 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

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

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

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

  • Julia (Cara Krisman) and Anna (Hannah Siden) in "How Exile Melts" - The Fall 2014 production of the Department of English (Owen Egan)

  • 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

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

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.