W.O. Mitchell exhibit at UCalgary

Department of English

Why study English?

English is for students who want more than textbook learning. It develops speech and writing, and rewards curiosity and healthy skepticism.

English courses improve critical thinking and teach thoughtful and effective reading and writing. These skills are an excellent foundation for civic and business life. You will discover unfamiliar worlds and exciting new ways of thinking. Challenge yourself through discussion, debate, and stimulating readings and assignments.

Marlon James for Calgary Distinguished Writers Program

Calgary Distinguished Writers Program

The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program strives to advance the careers of Canadian writers. As a part of the Calgary writing community, it engages the community with the Faculty of Arts and the Department of English.

The current Canadian Writer-in-Residence is Leah Horlick.

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News and announcements

Lights, camera, action: Celebrate Calgary International Film Festival with UCalgary

2 faculty members set to premiere works during CIFF

Gertrude Stein Shenanigans — A night of classic fusion and contemporary ingenuity

Faculty and Friends Concert Series presents stirring blend of the historical and contemporary

For better and for worse: Feminist scholars weigh in on Barbie’s legacy

In advance of the hit movie, UCalgary experts explore whether iconic doll’s impact on culture has been positive or negative

Explore the origin and history of the Calgary Stampede Pancake Wagon

We celebrate 100 years of Stampede pancake breakfasts in 2023

List of LRC Initiatives for 2023 - 2024 & How to Apply

UCalgary English prof hopes to spread awareness about migrant challenges through poetry

Inspired by news reports, Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike's book reflects the experience of leaving one’s home for another

In the media

In the News Rebecca Sullivan, English, in CTV News

TELUS Spark Science Centre embraces Barbie fever with new exhibit

In the News Rebecca Sullivan, English, in Global News

Barbie’s journey from the doll box to the box office

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How the Art of Hand-Press Bookmaking is Promoting Sustainability and Fostering Community

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The Art of Hand-Press Bookmaking

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What’s Your Jam? Comic Books with Jamie Michaels

In the News Suzette Mayr, English, in St. Albert Gazette

Suzette Mayr explores the soul of Canada through Black history


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