Lesley Choyce shortlisted for Governer General's Award

Join him for his book launch at the Company House on November 20th at 6pm


Congratulations to This Year's Varma winners!

The 2014 Varma Prizes in Gothic literature were presented on October 31st.


For what it's worth

I'm not worried: my liberal arts degree is going to prove its value


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About the Department of English

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Reflecting the exciting expansion of Literary and Cultural Studies in recent years, the Dalhousie English Department offers courses devoted to a wide range of topics, from Jane Austen to Paul Auster, Dylan Thomas to Bob Dylan, King Lear to King Kong. Learn more about the department.

Faculty & Research

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Our faculty are outstanding teachers and active researchers.  Learn with them as they engage in research spanning medieval manuscripts to narrative in video games. Search our faculty by name or research topic.

Verso now accepting submissions

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The Dalhousie Undergraduate English Society's journal of literary criticism, Verso, is a student-run publication showcasing the academic work of English students at Dal and King's. They are now accepting academic English essays for the 2015 edition of the journal. The submission deadline is January 9th, and submissions can be sent to verso.english0@gmail.com.

Please see poster for submission guidelines.

Fathom now accepting submissions


Dalhousie's literary journal Fathom is a student-run publication showcasing the work of undergraduate students at Dal or King's. They are accepting short fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction for this year's edition of the journal. Please send your work to fathom.dal@gmail.com. The submission deadline is December 5. Click here to see the full-sized poster.