Department of English presents:

Event Date: 
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm EST
Event Location: 
AT 5036
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Douglas Ivison
Event Contact Phone: 
346-7825
Event Contact E-mail: 

This is your Brain on Shakespeare?                                                                 Diagnosing the Recent Trend in English Studies

by Mark Keathler, University of Guelph

Everyone welcome

light refreshments

 

Masters Program Info Session

Event Date: 
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm EST
Event Location: 
AT3004 and OA 2005
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Chris Parkes
Event Contact Phone: 
343-8375
Event Contact E-mail: 

The English Department offers 5 programs of study at the Graduate level:

  • the thesis program
  • the research-project program
  • the creative-project program
  • the course-work program
  • the collaborative Women's Studies program

 We encourage all interested undergraduate students or anyone contemplating Graduate Studies to attend this session.

For more details on the programs contact:

Dr. Chris Parkes 343-8375, Graduate Coordinator, Department of English

Master Class with Acclaimed Canadian Writer Michel Winter

Event Date: 
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST
Event Location: 
BB 2006
Event Contact Name: 
Douglas Ivison
Event Contact Phone: 
346-7825
Event Contact E-mail: 

 

As part of this year's International Festival of Authors Lit on Tour stop in Thunder Bay, the Department of English is very pleased to host a Master Class by Michael Winter on Friday, Nov. 7 at 10 am in Braun Building 2006. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Michael Winter has been nominated for and received numerous awards for his short stories and novels, many of which are set on the island of Newfoundland, on which he grew up. His 2007 novel, The Architects are Here, was shortlisted for the Giller Prize, and his 2010 documentary fiction, The Death of Donna Whalen, was shortlisted for the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

His latest book, Into the Blizzard: Walking the Fields of the Newfoundland Dead, follows Winter as he traces the steps of the Newfoundland soldiers who fought and died at Beaumont-Hamel during the Battle of the Somme in 1916, when the Newfoundland Regiment was decimated.

For more information, please contact Dr. Douglas Ivison at 346-7825 or douglas.ivison@lakeheadu.ca.

The Great English Book Sale Fundraiser

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Agora
Event Contact Name: 
Cindy Haggerty
Event Contact Phone: 
343-8292
Event Contact E-mail: 

The Department of English is holding a book sale on Wednesday, April 2nd, from 9:00-3:00 in the Agora of the University Centre. 
Books will range from $1.00-$3.00 and include a wide variety of like-new or very gently used books -- literature, history, popular fiction, cookbooks, children's, etc.

Proceeds from the sale go towards rebuilding our funds for our annual Ishak Book Prize, awarded to graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence in our department.   

Please come out and support this worthy cause, and benefit from the many years of book collecting by English scholars and book enthusiasts

Guest Speaker - Dr. Laura Robinson (RMC)

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 1:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
AT 2006 & OA 2006
Event Contact Name: 
Cindy Haggerty
Event Contact Phone: 
343-8292
Event Contact E-mail: 

Dr. Laura Robinson is head of the Department of English at Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario.

The title of Dr. Laura Robinson's paper is "L. M. Montgomery's Great War: Home and the Masculine Ideal in Rilla of Ingleside."

Wednesday, April 2 at 1 pm in AT2006

This talk will be video conferenced with Orillia Campus in OA2006.

English Program Pizza Party

Event Date: 
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 12:15pm to 2:45pm EDT
Event Location: 
AT 5036
Event Contact Name: 
End of Term Pizza Party
Event Contact Phone: 
343-8292
Event Contact E-mail: 

The Department of English is hosting an End of Term Pizza Party for students enrolled in the English Program.

This is a great opportunity to socialize with your fellow students and English Faculty.

Pizza and other refreshments will be available

 

International Festival of Authors - Master Class

Event Date: 
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Ryan Building 1047
Event Contact Name: 
Scott Pound
Event Contact Phone: 
343-8298
Event Contact E-mail: 

IFOA Master Class

In collaboration with The International Festival of Authors and the Thunder Bay Public Library, the Department of English will host a Master Class with acclaimed Canadian writer Robert J Sawyer on Monday November 4 at 10am in (Ryan building) RB1047. His recent book Red Planet Blues will be available for purchase and signing.  Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

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