English Student Conference - CFP deadline extended.

We invite all undergraduate and graduate students of English on both campuses to participate in the English Student Conference, held on April 16th 2021. All papers will be presented online via Zoom. Students will present 15 minute (7–8 page) papers focused on all aspects of English studies, including: 

·Literary texts from all periods and genres
·Films and television
·Graphic novels and comics
·New media (i.e. webcomics, Instagram, blogs, etc.)
·Visual texts
·Cultural texts (i.e. architecture, fandom, ideas of “nature,” etc.)

Please send a) the title of your proposed paper, plus b) an abstract describing the proposed paper (max 300 words) to rwarburt@lakeheadu.ca  by Friday April 2, 2021.                                     

Please note: resubmissions from last year’s conference, cancelled due to COVID, are welcome! 

The conference will be held via Zoom (details to follow). 

Lunch and refreshments will be imaginary.

New Graduate Specialization program now available

The Department of English announces the COLLABORATIVE GRADUATE PROGRAM WITH SPECIALIZATION IN SOCIAL JUSTICE STUDIES
All students in the specialization will be required to complete English 5770 (Advanced Scholarly Methods) and Social Justice 5030 (Theories of Social Justice) and select one of the following streams:

Coursework; Research Project; or Creative Project

See the Graduate Program, Department of English.

2021 Spring/Summer online courses

Considering taking spring or summer courses? Registration is now open.

Check out our webpage for English course offerings

New HBA English transfer program from Confederation College

The Department of English is happy to announce our new transfer program. Those who have completed the Confederation College Film Production Diploma, and have an overall average of 70% or higher, can be considered for admission to the HBA English program and could complete their HBA English in two years.

Call for Papers

We invite all undergraduate and graduate students of English on both campuses to participate in the English Student Conference, held on April 6th, 2020.  Students will present 7–8 page papers focused on all aspects of English studies, including:

  • Literary texts
  • Films and television
  • Graphic novels and comics
  • New media (i.e. webcomics, instagram, blogs, etc.)
  • Visual texts
  • Cultural texts (i.e. architecture, fandom, ideas of “nature,” etc.)

To participate: please submit applications (which can be based on essays or seminars completed or being written for English classes) that include the following:

  1.  The title of your paper
  2.  An abstract describing your proposed paper (max. 300 words).

 Applications should be sent to dhayes@lakeheadu.ca by Monday, March 2nd, 2020.

The conference will be held in the telepresence rooms on both the Orillia and Thunder Bay campuses.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Papers of 15 minutes will be delivered in panels of three or four, with question periods to follow.

 

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