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

UCalgary’s 2023-2024 Canadian Writer-in-Residence set to make a big impact

Francine Cunningham will run Indigenous writing circles, manuscript consultations and youth programming

Calgary’s Gideon Keys: Petrifying prose or ghoulish guide?

UCalgary expert breaks down one of Calgary’s creepiest urban legends

2023 Faculty of Arts Killam Award winners

Congratulations to the Killam Award winners from the Faculty of Arts

Call for submissions: First Annual Faculty of Arts holiday card

All undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit their artwork by Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

2023 Killam Awards winners shape the future through high-impact scholarship

34 UCalgary students and faculty members celebrated for academia and leadership

In the media

In the News Suzette Mayr, English, in YouTube

What REALLY haunts us?

In the News Vivek Shraya, English, in CBC News

6 books that inspired musician, artist and writer Vivek Shraya

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

In the News Arch Magazine

The Art of Hand-Press Bookmaking


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