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NEW COURSE: ENGL 364—Creative Writing, taught by the Mordecai Richler Writer-in Residence

PLEASE STAY TUNED ON THIS WEBSITE for information about applications to ENGL 364—CREATIVE WRITING, Fall 2015, 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.

Published: 22Apr2015

Uncivil Rights: Academic Freedom in the Corporate University

Redpath Hall 3461 rue McTavish (McTavish Gates), Montreal, QC, H3A 2K6, CA

A talk by Professor Steven Salaita

The Drama & Theatre Program presents BLUE PLANET

Arts Building Moyse Hall, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G5, CA

April 2nd, 9th, 10th, 11th @ 7:30 pm, April 4th @ 1:00pm

“What can I do with a BA in English?”

Arts Building ROOM 160, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G5, CA

Join us for a follow-up to last winter’s discussions on the value of a Humanities degree, with five McGill graduates who will talk about how their education helped them in their careers:

Job Talk by Dr. Benjamin Lempert: " Sounds to Break Bodies Apart: Ed Roberson, Miles Davis, and the form(s) of American Poetry"

Arts Building Room 160, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G5, CA


Thomson House 3650 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA

An Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by the McGill University English Department.

February 20-22, 2015. 

Thompson House, McGill University. 3650 Rue McTavish, Montréal.

SCARLETT BARON, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON: “James Joyce and the Rhythms of the Alphabet”

Arts Building room 160, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G5, CA

James Joyce and the Rhythms of the Alphabet
A talk by Scarlett Baron (University College London)

“HOW SHOULD WE READ LEONARD COHEN?” A talk by Dr. Francis Mus, February 18

Arts Building room 260, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G5, CA

Dr. Francis Mus, from the University of Leuven, Belgium, will be giving a talk entitled “How Should We Read Leonard Cohen?” Dr.


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.

Published: 15Dec2014