English professor visits Taiwan

Dr. Cheryl Lousley with host Prof. Robin Tsai, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Tamkang University, Taiwan, before giving talk “Migrant Asias, Northern Tropicality and Climate Change in Contemporary Canadian Speculative Fiction” on October 12th.

Dr. Cheryl Lousley, Orillia Campus Lakehead University , with host Prof. Robin Tsai, Tamkang University, Taiwan


Entry Deadline: January 31 2017, 4:30pm

Prose:  Each entry should be a short story/piece of fiction consisting of one manuscript not less that 1500 words and double spaced. Creative non-fiction is acceptable. Academic papers and other non-fiction prose will not be considered. Entries will not be returned.

Poetry:  Each entry may consist of one long poem or several shorter poems, but submissions must consist of not less that 100 lines of poetry. Entries will not be returned.

Eligibility:  Open to all full-time undergraduate students registered at Lakehead University.  Only one submission per student per category will be accepted. Submissions must be previously unpublished.

Entry forms may be picked up from the Department of English or online. https://www.lakeheadu.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/50/Munro-family-mem...









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English 2017 Winter Newsletter

Check out the link to our English 2017 Winter Newsletter.

Learn about English Events and News; our up-coming Graduate/Undergraduate Conference in April 2017;  up-coming Pizza party for each campus.  Also find news about "The Post" and "ESA", Spring/summer course offerings; our featured faculty member and much more.





Seeking Contract Lecturer for Barrie Campus

Date of Posting:      July 20, 2017

Starting Date and Duration:  Fall Term – September 5 – December 4, 2017                    Tuesday / Thursday 2:30 to 4:00pm**                 

Title of Position:   Contract Lecturer

Applications are requested to teach the following course:

ENGL1015 FAB:  Introduction to Academic Writing ** must be willing to teach course as scheduled

Location:              on campus – Georgian College - Barrie

Qualifications Preferred:  Ph. D. (English); experience teaching writing at the university level. Candidates lacking the specific degree qualification, but who possess an appropriate combination of experience and other academic qualifications are also encouraged to apply.

Send Applications to:     Dr. Anna Guttman, Chair, Department of English, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7B 5E1

email:     aguttman@lakeheadu.ca

 Applications should include:   A covering letter outlining qualifications, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching performance and any other relevant information.  If this material is already on file and you decide not to update it, all you need to do is send a letter indicating your interest and course preferences.

 Date Applications Due:       July 24, 2017 by 4:30pm

English Masters' student publishes a journal article

Katharine Beaulieu, a recent graduate (2017) from the English Masters program, has published a Referreed journal article.

Katharine Beaulieu, "Her Body is the Temple of the Holy Ghost: Why Margery Kempe is a Better 'Virgin'", Magistra 23.1 (2017): 90-96. Refereed.
Quite an accomplishment, congratulations Kate!

Unboxing the Marvel Comics controversy - Episode 1

Professors Monica Flegel and Judith Leggatt and 4th year English student McKenna Boeckner launch YouTube video series discussing issues raised such as the audiences for comics and the relationship between quality and diversity in the All-New, All Different line-up.


Special thanks to the Office of the Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities at Lakehead University. McKenna's work was funded by an undergraduate summer research internship program.
Thanks also to Dr. Max Haiven, Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice, and the ReImagining Value Action Lab. Check out the great work being done.



Pathways: A "Life Writing" course

The Department of English, Dr. Scott Pound, and in cooperation with Hospice Northwest, offered a "Life Writing" course for 3rd/4th year students.  This course provided students a unique opportunity to connect with Seniors in the community.  Seniors would tell their life story and students would put those words into written form.  At the end of the course, students gave the Senior the copy of the written work.  Of course students were graded on the work, but for most, the greatest reward was connecting with and learning from the Senior.  For more on this story including interviews from some students visit: http://pathways.lakeheadu.ca/#scott.