English Professor wins Distinguished Instructor Award

Dr. Scott Pound wins the 2015 Distinguished Instructor Award.

This is a peer-reviewed award that recognizes an outstanding individual who has made a significant contribution to teaching excellence and educational innovation and leadership at Lakehead University over a number of years.

The Department of English invites you to join us in celebrating and congratulating Dr. Pound at his 2015 Distinguished Instructor Award address

Monday, February 29th, 4pm in the Faculty Lounge.


The Artery is still accepting submissions until Friday, March 4 at midnight. Send your submissions to luartery@lakeheadu.ca now! Poetry maximum is 150 lines and 1500 words for prose. Text files go into a .docx or .pdf format and pictures and artwork can be submitted in .jpeg or .pdf file format. Send questions or comments to the above email or follow us on Facebook @ The Artery.

Department of English Inaugural e-Newsletter

The Department of English is pleased to present our first e-newsletter.



Dr. Rick Holmes named Professor Emeritus of English

Congratulations to Dr. Rick Holmes on being named Professor Emeritus. In nearly three decades at Lakehead, Dr. Holmes made significant contributions to the Department of English and Lakehead University as a teacher, researcher, and administrator. The recipient of the Distinguished Instructor Award in 2000, Dr. Holmes is an exemplary teacher, lauded by many students for being an inspiring lecturer. The author of two books, including most recently Julian Barnes (2009), and numerous peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Holmes’s research is focused on 20th and 21st century British literature, and he is an internationally recognized expert on contemporary British fiction. He was the recipient of a Contribution to Research Award in 1998. Dr. Holmes also served terms as both Graduate Coordinator and Department Chair, and contributed to many other committees in the Department and across the university. The Department thanks Dr. Holmes for all his contributions, and wishes him well in his future endeavours.

English MA Student wins Poulin Award

Kate Beaulieu is this year's recipient of the Poulin Award for student citizenship. Kate is currently one of our MA students and was the driving force behind the creation of The Post, the recently launched undergraduate research journal.

Congratulations Kate! - from the Department of English and all of your colleagues.


MacDonald Prize Winner

Congratulations to Austin Campbell, this year's winner of the Bill MacDonald Prize for Creative Writing.


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Graduate Student awarded SSHRC grant

Sarah Jacques awarded SSHRC funding for her research project on "Re-visioning popular youth fiction: A feminist parody".

Congratulations Sarah.

Graduate Student presenting at International Congress on Medieval Studies

Kate Beaulieu's paper, "Her Body is the Temple of the Holy Ghost: Why Margery Kempe is a Better 'Virgin'" has been accepted and she will be presenting at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University this coming May.

Congratulations Kate on being accepted to this important conference!

Latasha Schaller, Graduate of the English MA program, publishes first novel

The Department of English congratulates Latasha Schaller on the publication of her novel, Trapped,  published with Iguana Press and available on June 15th.

Trapped presents "the story of a woman on the brink of a life-altering event, struggling to manage her anxiety in a situation that is becoming increasingly impossible." Through this work, Schaller helps raise awareness of the experience of living with anxiety and depression. Her novel was successfully crowd-funded to cover publication costs and will be available at laschaller.com.