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Our English Program

A great Scottish writer, Thomas Carlyle, conceived of learning as “thought kindling itself at the fire of living thought.” Our students are illuminated and enriched by studying language and literature. Kindle your own fire by joining us.

Our four-year Bachelor of Arts in English program offers courses in all genres – drama, fiction, poetry, and prose – including writers and thinkers from around the world and from the medieval period to the present. Our faculty have expertise across a range of Canadian, British, American, and postcolonial literatures, and a long-standing commitment to the study of the writers who reflect and shape the cultural histories of the people of the English-speaking world.

Our program is highly personalized, since students are given the opportunity to pursue topics of interest on assignments, presentations, and various writings. We invite and expect students to participate in seminar discussions and lectures by asking questions and sharing ideas. Students discover modes of thought and methods of investigation that not only enrich the reading and understanding of language and literature, but are applicable to various disciplines. They become critical in their reading and thinking and clear in their writing and speaking. They develop a passion for reading, writing, and reflecting on the use of language wherever it is written or spoken.

An undergraduate degree in English will provide you with a solid basis for a wide range of careers. While many majors in English become teachers after they graduate, many others become artists, actors, songwriters, broadcasters, journalists, technical writers, essayists, novelists, playwrights, screenwriters, directors, editors, publishers, librarians, archivists, entertainers, public relations specialists, advertising copywriters, marketing experts, researchers, lawyers, doctors, social workers, politicians, and top and mid-level managers, executives, and administrators.

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Hands-on learning, a close-knit campus community, and caring faculty.

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3-5 July 2019, Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

This International Contemporary Women’s Writing Association Conference will examine how contemporary women writers have engaged with places and spaces in all the complexities suggested by Algoma University’s location. The conference will explore women writers from the 1960s to the present day.

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