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:  807-343-8292


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2020 Spring/Summer online courses
Call for Papers
The Department of English will be holding the 4th Annual English Student Conference.
Dr. Max Haiven hosting various lectures at the Brodie St. Library
Dr. Max Haiven, Lakehead University's Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice, will deliver three free public lectures at the... full story
Zoe Dhillon ready to represent peers as Lakehead Orillia's Voice from the Class
Zoe Dhillon will be the Voice from the Class at Lakehead University’s convocation ceremony on Saturday, June 8 at Rotary Place in Orillia.