Quick Links

Department of English

New publications by our faculty

The Johnson Family Treasury
A Collection of Household Recipes & Remedies

Nathalie Cooke, Kathryn Harvey, eds.

Read more

The Cambridge Companion to ‘Emma'
Peter Sabor, ed.

Read more

New publications by our faculty

The Medieval Manuscript Book: Cultural Approaches
Michael Johnston, Michael Van Dussen, eds.

Read more

Anthologizing Canadian Literature:
Theoretical and Cultural Perspectives
Robert Lecker, editor

Read more

Picturesque: Voices From Beaver Hall

Prof. Erin Hurley directs a segment of Picturesque: Voices From Beaver Hall — Fourteen Dramatic Works Celebrating the Painters of Beaver Hall featuring DESA President Clara Nizard and Psychology Major Sophia Metcalf.

Read more

Welcome to McGill's Department of English!

Read about our unique department below, and learn more about our undergraduate and graduate programs.

We welcome Giller Prize-winner Sean Michaels as the 2015-2016 Richler Writer-In-Residence

As part of his residency Michaels will be teaching ENGL 364 Creative Writing 2 (Fiction) in the Winter Term.

Read more about our Writer-In-Residence program

Find out more about Michaels' work

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Julien Dinerstein as Peter Quince in our winter 2013 theatre production.
(Photo: Owen Egan)

Find out more about our productions

 

Blue Planet

Directed by Prof. Myrna Wyatt Selkirk, Blue Planet is our winter 2015 theatre production.
(Photo: Owen Egan / Joni Dufour)

Find out more about our productions

Montréal one of the world’s best cities for students

Moving up to 8th place, Montréal is ranked among the top student cities by QS Best Cities 2015.

Read more

Blue Planet

Directed by Prof. Myrna Wyatt Selkirk, Blue Planet is our winter 2015 theatre production.
(Photo: Owen Egan / Joni Dufour)

Find out more about our productions

Blue Planet

Directed by Prof. Myrna Wyatt Selkirk, Blue Planet is our winter 2015 theatre production.
(Photo: Owen Egan / Joni Dufour)

Find out more about our productions

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 TeamNovelists on the NovelCuizine, the Digital Costume Project, and the Burney Centre, are housed in the deparment as well.