Congratulations to Professor Morton Weinfeld, who received the Louis Rosenberg Canadian Jewish Studies Distinguished Service Award, recognizing outstanding contributions to Canadian Jewish Scholarship and Culture at annual meeting of the Association for Canadian Jewish Studies, May 29, 2023, in Toronto.

Awards – Association for Canadian Jewish Studies / Association d’études juives canadiennes (

Published on: 12 Jun 2023

Catherine Bradley - Head of Wardrobe, costume designer, researcher, and teacher in the Department of English - was awarded the H. Noel Fieldhouse Award for Distinguished Teaching!

Published on: 31 May 2023

ISID congratulates Marie-Perle Nkosi, president for the 2022/2023 year of the International Development Studies Students Association and one of three Black Grad Valedictorians at McGill this year!  Read the full details and an interview with Marie-Perle in the McGill Reporter:

Published on: 12 May 2023

To mark World Poetry Month, the Arts News team spoke to Professor Miranda Hickman (Department of English) and students Anushree Joshi (MA, English), James Jarrett (U3, English and Music) and recent alum Jana Perkins (MA, English) about the importance of poetry and how research and community initiatives such as Poetry Matters are building spaces for poetic discussions both on and beyond McGill's campus.

Published on: 18 Apr 2023

Cree-Métis scholar Dr. Deanna Reder did not study Indigenous literatures as an undergraduate. At the time such courses did not exist at her university. Propelled by this lack, she began to read outside of the conventional canon, with a keen eye on texts written by Cree or Métis authors. By the time she began her doctoral work in 2001, the field began to shift and a generation of 21st Century Indigenous writers began to be published.

Published on: 15 Mar 2023

Listen to Professor Alexander Manshel, author of the forthcoming book Writing Backwards: Historical Fiction and the Reshaping of the American Canon, in the podcast On the Media. Manshel speaks of the ressurgence of historical novels and their focus on disregarded histories in the segment "How Historical Novels Can Help Us Remember".


Published on: 6 Mar 2023

Come to a Zoom information session about the Honours Program in English

Find out:

Published on: 7 Feb 2023

Professors Fiona Ritchie and Tabitha Sparks have both published new books!

Published on: 14 Dec 2022

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced the five winners of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC) 2022 Impact Awards.

McGill’s Cindy Blackstock, one of Canada’s most important social work scholars and an indefatigable advocate for Indigenous children’s rights and welfare, has won the SSHRC Gold Medal, the federal agency’s highest honour. The Gold Medal is awarded to an individual whose sustained leadership, dedication, and originality of thought have inspired students and colleagues alike.

Classified as: Cindy Blackstock, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Impact Awards, School of Social Work, Faculty of Arts
Published on: 1 Dec 2022

Arte Video Povera and DIY Self-Portraiture: How to tell stories through images without professional equipment

Published on: 26 Nov 2022

Professor Fiona Ritchie has been awarded a short-term Visiting Fellowship at Jesus College, University of Oxford, which she will take up in Winter 2023 during her sabbatic leave. While in Oxford, Professor Ritchie will conduct archival research for her research project on women and regional theatre in Britain in the long eighteenth century.











Published on: 15 Sep 2022

Congratulations to Professor Lecker!

Professor Robert Lecker has been awarded the prestigious Lorne Pierce Medal, a biennial prize recognizing achievement in critical or imaginative literature from the Royal Society of Canada.

The citation reads as follows:

Published on: 14 Sep 2022

The Department of English is proud to recognize the following students who have been selected for the awards and scholarships listed below for the 2021-2022 academic year.

(The writing prizes are determined by committees made up of professors in the Department of English, who review submissions with the authors’ names removed.)

Published on: 12 Sep 2022


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