Welcome

Welcome to the Department of English and Drama. We offer three Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window English programs that are the same as those on the St. George campus and three Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window Drama programs unique to U of T Mississauga. Faculty expertise includes all literary forms; their historical, social and material contexts; literary and performance theory; theatre history; and creative writing. English and Drama is also the home of Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window Canadian Studies at UTM.

Choose a major in our department and you’ll be taught by internationally renowned critics, creative writers, theatre specialists, and scholars. Our degrees help you to develop exceptional skills as a writer, performer, researcher, critical thinker and communicator - opening up a wide range of careers. Many English and Drama graduates end up as lawyers, professional writers, actors, and teachers, but they also become fashion entrepreneurs, investment advisors, lab technicians, and even... Prime Minister (Justin Trudeau? He’s a BA in Literature). Our students are especially well-positioned for admission to advanced degrees in the Humanities, Law, Medicine, and Business, and by combining a major in a Science or Social Science with one in English or Drama you’ll give yourself an edge in any field.

CWIC

English and Drama

CWIC, Creative Writing in Community

Writing prompts and Workshops every Friday from 1:30-2:30 during Fall semester being held in Maanjiwe nendamowinan (MN rooms 4107 or 6128)

To participate and get specific room locations email Professor Geoff Bouvier at geoff.bouvier@utoronto.ca

 

Creative Writing NEW Creative Writing Minor

The Department of English and Drama now offers a Minor in Creative Writing, check out the creative writing courses which include: Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window ENG289H5S, Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window ENG291H5F,Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window ENG373H5S, Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window ENG374H5F, Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window ENG376H5S, Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window ENG377H5F and Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window ENG377H5S, Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window ENG489Y5Y.

If you have questions about the minor, please get in touch with Megan Janssen, Undergraduate Advisor, edadvisor.utm@utoronto.ca.

Video Games Professor Lawrence Switzky's ENG279, Video Games course, yes an English course, developed text-based video games during the course for the Blackwood Gallery's TakeCare exhibition. Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window See a selection of these games.

Professor Siobhan O'Flynn taught ENG279, Video Games in summer of 2017 Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window See a selection of these games.

The Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window Video Games course will be offered this Fall 2019

Introductions

English and Drama has several new faculty members who will be joining the department this coming Fall.
Professor Anna Thomas Professor Anna Thomas comes to us from Brown University. Professor Thomas' research and teaching interests include African American Studies and the Black Atlantic, Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Literary and Cultural Theory, Race and Slavery, Race and Ethnicity, Romantic and Victorian Studies, and Transatlantic Studies. Professor Thomas will be teaching Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window ENG251H5F, Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window ENG275H5S, Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window ENG316H5F this coming Fall/Winter. You will find Professor Thomas in RM 5236 MN.
Professor Anjuli Raza Kolb Professor Anjuli Raza Kolb comes to us from Williams College. Professor Kolb's research and teaching interests include colonial and postcolonial literature and theory, comparative literature, cultural criticism, Asian studies, the history and philosophy of science, and women's, gender, and sexuality studies. Professor Kolb will be teaching, Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window ENG105H5F, Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window ENG371H5S, Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window ENG377H5S this coming Fall/Winter. You will find Professor Raza Kolb in RM 5294 MN.
Professor Geoff Bouvier Professor Geoff Bouvier comes to us from Florida State University.  Professor Bouvier's first book, Living Room, was selected by Heather McHugh as the winner of the 2005 APR/Honickman Prize. His second book, Glass Harmonica, was published in 2011 by Quale Press. Professor Bouvier will be teaching some of the new courses in creative writing, Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window ENG376H5F, Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window ENG377H5F this coming Fall/Winter. You will find Professor Bouvier in Rm 5296 MN.
Professor Maria Hupfield Professor Maria Hupfield is a Canadian artist of Anishinaabe (Ojibway) heritage and a member of the Wasauksing First Nation in Ontario. Professor Hupfield works in a variety of media, including video and performance. Her performance practice references Anishinaabeg oral history and feminist performance history. Professor Hupfield’s office is in Visual Studies, but she will be around the department for events etc.
English and Drama Undergraduate Advisor, Waffa Saleem. 
Undergraduate Advisor Waffa Saleem will be our Undergraduate Advisor this coming year, please direct any academic student queries and issues to Waffa. Waffa graduated from UTM in 2014 with an HBA in Sociology and Professional Writing and Communication. Since graduating, she's been working at the Office of the Registrar in different roles within the Student Success and Records & Registration units. Waffa will be in the Undergraduate Office, MN 5250, edadvisor.utm@utoronto.ca, 905-828-5201.

Recent Successes!

Congratulations to Maryam Al-Juboori for being the recipient of the The Harold Sonny Ladoo Book Prize for Creative Writing for her short story entitled Fireworks.
Special Mention to Magdalena Partyka for her submission of Poems for the The Harold Sonny Ladoo Book Prize for Creative Writing.
Commendations for The Harold Sonny Ladoo Book Prize for Creative Writing submissions from Mariam Hanna for her collections of poems entitled Snapshots or Nostalgia and Syeda Muhaddisah Batool for the short story entitled A Convincing December.
Poems and Fancies Congratulations to Professor Liza Blake for her digital scholarly edition of Cavendish's "Poems and Fancies" for full details: Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/vp-research/news/17th-century-poet-and-21st-century-scholar-inspire-new-ways-thinking.
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