English faculty


the Department of English

Literary studies in the Department of English

The English Department consists of approximately 30 full time faculty members teaching and researching in both traditional and emerging fields, housed in one of the largest and most dynamic Faculty of Arts in the country.

Studying English will offer you a strong centre from which to explore the world within and beyond the university. The English Department demands intellectual curiosity and develops your speech, writing, and critical thinking. 

Creative Writing

Our Creative Writing program attracts national and international acclaim. UCalgary faculty and students actively enhance the local and national arts communities.

Calgary Distinguished Writers Program

The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program strives to advance the careers of Canadian writers, invigorate the Calgary writing community, and enhance the activities of the Faculty of Arts and the Department of English.

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Research clusters

Research in the Department of English spans diverse areas, methods and models. It transcends historical periods, national and geographical boundaries, theoretical methodologies, and forms of media. 

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Recent publications

Our faculty are accomplished writers who, together, offer instruction in the broadest possible range of writing genres, styles and aesthetic concerns.

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