Lesley Choyce shortlisted for Governer General's Award

Young adult novel Jeremy Stone (2013) selected as one of five finalists in the Children's Literature category

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It's that time of year again!

Submit your spooky writings to the English Department by October 23.

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Congratulations to our grad student Brittany Kraus!

She won the Budge Wilson Short Story Prize in the 2014 Atlantic Writing Competition

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Welcome, First Year Students!

Need help choosing 1000-level English courses?

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For what it's worth

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

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English Department News

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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.

Fathom now accepting submissions

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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.