Studying literature enhances our understanding of the complex ways in which words produce meaning, and the equally complex ways in which literature produces meaning – and how we also produce meaning when we read.

Writing and communicating effectively are invaluable assets in a wide variety of fields including: education, publishing, journalism, administration, business, politics, editing, publications research, novel writing, technical writing and law.

Interested in English?

Students interested in studying English at Lakehead University will learn....

  • writing and communicating effectively
  • creative and critical thinking
  • constructing valid arguments, analyzing a wide variety of texts and arguments 
  • to develop distinctive aptitudes and intellectual abilities
  • more about the diverse cultures and contexts in which we live our lives

The English program will include:

  • exposure to different types of literature
  • creative and academic writing
  • studies of literary theory
  • in-depth studies of texts from specific time periods, genres and/or nations.
Where to find or contact us:
Our Administrative Office is on the Thunder Bay Campus:  Ryan Building 3029 
Telephone:  (807) 343-8010 ext. 8292


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Lakehead University researchers receiving more than $1 million from SSHRC

Lakehead University researchers are receiving more than $1 million in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Lakehead University’s Dr. Max Haiven renewed as Canada Research Chair in Radical Imagination

Dr. Haiven is an Associate Professor in English and co-director of Lakehead’s ReImagining Value Action Lab, also known as RiVAL.

English Master's graduate publishes second book

Latasha Schaller, an English Masters graduate, has published her second book, Unburied

Fourth-year English student releases her first book

Fourth-year English student Susie Murray is releasing her first book, Kate and the Dragon, for ages three and up.