Valentine's Day Sonnet Contest

Congratulations to our 2015 Sonnet Competition Winners!


Check out our summer courses

Use Halifax's beautiful summer months to get ahead!


Friday Speaker Series

Join us for thought provoking presentations and discussion


English Department News

Check out our most recent newsletter [PDF - 1.1MB]


Have a story to tell?

Enter it in the Dennis or Fooshee writing competitions.


Courses We Think You'll Love: Victorian Sensations

This summer, take a look at reconceptualizations of the body in the face of emerging technologies of the Victorian period


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.

Watch for Verso this Spring

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Verso, the Dalhousie Undergraduate English Society's journal of literary criticism, is a student-run publication showcasing the academic work of English students at Dal and King's. The 2015 edition of the journal will be released this spring. For more information, get in touch with the Verso team at

Watch for Fathom this Spring


Dalhousie's literary journal Fathom is a student-run publication showcasing the creative work of undergraduate students at Dal or King's. This year's edition will be available in the spring of 2015.