Our main calendar of events for the Winter Semester is included below (you can expand the image by right-clicking or option-clicking). You can also scroll down for further details as well as other goings-on in the department.
The UTSC English Department along with the Library, Student Housing & Residence Life and the Centre for Teaching and Learning are pleased to welcome our 2020 Writer-in-Residence, the award-winning writer and multidisciplinary artist Gary Barwin.
UTSC English Department's Visual Storytelling Lab invites students and faculty to a reading of screenplays written by students in Dr. Marlene Goldman's ENGB25: The Canadian Short Story class.
Have an English essay started but don't know how to articulate your ideas? SELF's essay clinics are designed to give you feedback and tips to up your writing game.
Cinema Medica: Adaptations of Aging features a screening of two short films about aging, featuring adaptations of literary texts by Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro.
As part of the department's Visual Storytelling Lab initiative, Prof. Marlene Goldman will be running a screenwriting workshop for her film adaptation of Souvankam Thammavongsa's short story "Mani Pedi".
The Students of English Literature & Film will be offering a Remembrance Day-themed movie night and hope you will join them for a great film, good people, and a much-needed study break!
Join UTSC English alum Dr. Adrian De Leon for a public lecture and accompanying workshop that will consider what it means to lead a fulfilling creative life while surviving the perils of academic life.
The Tamil Worlds Initiative of the UTSC Campus presents a very special event that the English Department is proud to promote: "Contested Boundaries: Reading and Translating Cheran."
On Halloween night, The Students of English Literature & Film are hosting a Scary Stories Night. Come ready to listen and be spooked, prepare a story of your own ghostly encounters, or re-tell a chilling tale you've heard.
The UTSC English Department, in partnership with The Toronto International Festival of Authors, welcomes you to Lit on Tour: In Conversation with Maureen Jennings & Helena Janeczek.
The Department of English will be hosting Canadian filmmaker Brett Story at a screening of her critically acclaimed film, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016, 90 min.).
The Scarborough Studies Collective is an interdisciplinary and intergenerational collective comprised of UTSC alumni, students, and faculty, as well as Scarborough-based artists, community organizers, and residents from various fields and knowledge bac
Participate in SELF's Halloween Scavenger Hunt, running throughout October.
Canadian poet Gary Geddes is visiting UTSC! Join the class of ENGB06 (Canadian Literature I: First Words to 1900) in BV363 on Thursday, October 10 from 2:00-3:00pm. This reading is free and open to the public!
The UTSC English Department and the Jackman Humanities Institute are proud to present An Afternoon With Amitav Ghosh on Monday 7 October, from 2:30-5:00pm in the Ralph Campbell Lounge.
We are proud to announce that Prof. Marlene Goldman is kicking off UTSC's 2019-20 Research Excellence Lecture Series:
Please join us for a panel discussion about what you can do with your English degree after graduation.
Please join the Students of English Literature & Film for their annual Mix & Mingle event, held on Thursday 26 September, from 3-5pm in the Ralph Campbell Lounge.
We invite all UTSC English alumni and graduates of the Class of 2019 to join us for a reunion and celebration on Saturday 1 June. Keynote readings will be given by Prof. Daniel Tysdal and other creative writing students and alumni.
Join us for the UTSC Creative Writing Book Launch of three of our stars: Téa Mutonji, Zarah Tootonsab, and Oubah Osman on April 18th at 6PM in the Ralph Campbell Lounge!
We would like to invite everyone interested in the Humanities at the University of Toronto to participate in a workshop on The University and the Challenge of Indigenous Stories: A Workshop, to be held April 12 2019 at Victoria College (EM108). The workshop is a sequel to the very successful workshop on “Humanities Pedagogy Confronting Colonization” held in October 2018.
On April 4th, Professor Westoll and his ENGD95 (Creative Writing as a Profession) will host a masterclass on "How to Get Published in Canada".
The event will feature a discussion panel and Q&A with four publishing insiders.
Please join the Students of English Literature & Film on Wednesday 3 April, from 6-8pm in MW120, to celebrate the launch of Emerging Voices. This will be the inaugural issue of SELF's own creative writing magazine, and all are welcome!
Please join us to celebrate our creative writing program and our Writer-in-Residence, Carrianne Leung, who will give the annual keynote address "The Creative Life." Carrianne's talk will be followed by a reception to launch this year's issue of Scarbor
On March 20th, Professor Tysdal's ENGC05 Poetry and New Media class teams up with Charlie Petch for an open mic! The event will be hosted from 12pm to 1pm in HL008. All students welcome!
Please join SELF and Prof. Alice Maurice for our next Department Movie Night, when we'll be screening "Sorry to Bother You," directed by Boots Riley.
The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (CRRS) presents the launch of "Early Modern Songscapes"!
Please join Prof. Maurice's ENGD94 class for a screening of student documentary projects, as well as a panel discussion with filmmakers and industry professionals.
The Annual English Undergraduate Conference is upon us!
Join SELF's 'Literature & Lattes' event on January 31st from 2-4pm in HW335. Bring your friends and their mutual friends! There'll be coffee, doughnuts, and good cheer. Can't wait to see you.
Jan 30: Literary Scarborough: David Chariandy, Catherine Hernandez and Carrianne Leung in Conversation
Get excited, UTSC! Join writers David Chariandy, Catherine Hernandez and Carrianne Leung in conversation followed by a Q&A and book signing. The event will take place in MW170 from 6-7:30pm on Wednesday, January 30th.
Join on us January 23rd as we welcome our 2019 Writer in Residence, Carrianne Leung! This two-part event takes place at the Makerspace (in the library) and UTSC Residence Centre.
Give yourself a brain break before exam period and come join us for a screening of Crazy Rich Asians at 5pm on Thursday 6 December. We'll be in MW110, and SELF will be generously providing pizza. All are welcome.
The third annual UTSC Literature & Science Fair is happening this week, on Tuesday the 20th and on Thursday the 22nd.
Join us on Thursday 15 November for a screening of Grigori Kozintsev's film version of King Lear, introduced by Prof. Yulia Ryzhik.
The screening will begin at 5pm in SY110, and all are welcome!
SELF will be holding their next "Literature & Lattes" event on Thursday 8 November, from 2-4pm in the SELF Office (HW335). Lit 'n' Lattes is a great way to meet fellow students as well as chat with faculty members over coffee and snacks.
SELF (Students of English Literature & Film) will be holding their next essay clinic on Wednesday 7 November, from 2-4pm in the SELF office (HW335). Come by for advice and support from your peers!
SELF is hosting their Halloween Movie Night on Wednesday 31 October, starting at 6pm in MW120. They will be screening Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and the film will be introduced by Dr. Sonja Nikkila.
It's that time of year... SELF will be holding an essay clinic on Wednesday 31 October, from 2-4pm in the SELF office (HW335). Come by for advice and support from your peers!
Come help us launch Rouge, the debut volume of poetry by UTSC English alum Adrian De Leon.
SELF will be holding their first "Literature & Lattes" event on Thursday 25 October, from 2-4pm in the SELF Office (HW335). Lit 'n' Lattes is a great way to meet fellow students as well as chat with faculty members over coffee and snacks.
The UTSC English Department, along with the Toronto International Festival of Authors, presents Lit on Tour Scarborough, featuring Ins Choi and Tina Makereti.
Creative Writing professor Daniel Tysdal will be reading at the Toronto International Festival of Authors, as part of the launch of The Best Canadian Poetry 2018. Come celebrate poetry, Toronto, and UTSC!
Curious about what comes after graduation? Please join us for a career paths panel discussion, and hear about various options from faculty, advisors, and UTSC English alumni.
Prof. Marlene Goldman will be a featured speaker at the Memory, Dementia, and the Arts public symposium on October 3.
Her talk will be from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning at 686 Bay St., Toronto M5G 0A4
SELF will be holding their Faculty Mix & Mingle on Tuesday, October 2nd, from 3-5pm in the Ralph Campbell Lounge.
UTSC English alumni are invited to a lecture by Professor Garry Leonard, This is the Water. This is the Well: Puritan Typology and David Lynch’s America, followed by a mix and mingle with fellow alumni and senior students.
SELF's Annual General Meeting (in which candidates for the positions of acting chairs of next year's team will be running) will be taking place on April 3, 2018 from 6-8pm in MW170. All are welcome! Food will be provided!
The second Scarborough Studies Series event will be held Thursday March 29th at 7 PM. In partnership with SELF (Students of English Literature and Film) they will be screening the film ‘Wexford Plaza’ (2016) which will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director/writer, Joyce Wong.
A workshop for undergraduate students interested in getting published will be running on March 22, 2018 from 5-7pm in MW324
Jobs with Words takes place on Wednesday March 21, 2018 from 5PM to 9PM in the East Common Room at Hart House. It is an opportunity for students to connect with professionals working in various fields related to writing, journalism, and communication. More information can be found online here: https://www.facebook.com/events/287043541830158/
Please join us on Wednesday 14 March for "THE CREATIVE LIFE," a keynote address delivered by our Writer-in-Residence, Aisha Sasha John.
SELF's Coffee House is a great way to meet instructors in an informal setting. The next one will be taking place on March 7 from 2-4pm in HW335.
Please join us to commemorate International Women’s Day in collaboration with the Women’s Writing Circle: “Who is this woman?” on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018. 12 noon - 1:00 p.m. AA160.
Enter SELF's first ever Oscars Predictions Contest to win 1 of 2 Cineplex giftcards valued at $25! Deadline to enter is Sunday, March 4 at 8:00pm.
SELF and UTSC English present the next screening in our Department Film Series: Martin Scorsese's TAXI DRIVER
The screening will be held on Monday 26 February at 7pm in MW120. The film will be introduced by Prof. Garry Leonard.
The SELF creative writers' group To Be Named will hold their winter/spring meetings on Mondays from 4-5pm in the SELF office (HW335). Come meet fellow creative writers and discuss aspects of the writing process!
UTSC Reads is a great way to connect with others and build community. Save the date to meet author Catherine Hernandez on February 13 from 4-5pm for a reading and 5-7pm for a Writing Workshop in the Residence Centre.
Come receive help and advice from upper-year students as SELF's critical writing team will be holding their first essay/exam clinics of the semester on February 12th and February 16th, in HW335 from 12-2 PM.
The SELF Coffee House is a great opportunity to get to know some of your instructors in an informal way, a chance to discuss a variety of questions, issues, and topics. Come to HW335 from 2-4 PM next Wednesday February 7th.
This year's conference will be held on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020.
Topic: Myths & Legends
Join us in the UTSC Library Makerspace for a hands-on workshop with UTSC's 2018 Writer-in-Residence, poet Aisha Sasha John on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 12-1 pm in the UTSC Library Makerspace. Drinks and snacks provided.
SELF is holding their Winter Mix & Mingle from 2-4pm on Wednesday 24 January in the Ralph Campbell Lounge.
New Frontiers Seminar Series: Dr. Marlene Goldman will be presenting “Adapting “In Sight of the Lake” into the short film “Piano Lessons”: Creative Research in Medical Humanities” on January 18, 2018 at 12:00pm in IC318. All are welcome.
'UTSC Reads' Launch Party on Tuesday, January 16th from 2-4 pm in the Library Makerspace. Co-sponsored by the Department of English. The Department of English is proud to be a co-sponsor of the 2018 installment of UTSC Reads. Faculty, staff, students, and members of the wider community are all invited to participate in the UTSC Reads initiative, which focuses on Catherine Hernandez’s Scarborough.
The final Fall term screening in our English Department Film Series will be held on Tuesday, December 5th at 6pm in MW160.
The English Department announces the launch of our Anime Discussion Group!
Please join us for informal discussions of the critically acclaimed avant-garde anime series Serial Experiments Lain.
SELF's is hosting a series of Exam and Essay clinics to assist students in writing, studying, or general English assignment tips, curtesy of veteran students in the English program.
The next screening in our English Department Film Series will be held on Tuesday, November 21st at 6pm in MW160. We will be watching Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, directed by David Lynch. The film will be introduced by Prof.
Literary Salon with Professor Andrea Charise on Nov 13, 2017 from 11-12pm in MW264. The topic of the talk is interdisciplinary studies.
Join Dr. Marlene Goldman and Dr. Lora Senechal Carney in celebrating the launch of their new books “Forgotten” and “Canadian Paints in a Modern World, 1925-1955”. Friday 10 November 2017, 6-8pm at Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay Street. RSVP by 20 October 2017
Dr. Sonja Nikkila, in partnership with the Critical Theory Society, will be presenting a talk named "From Derrida to Drag" on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 10-11am in MW264. All are welcome.
Prof. Marlene Goldman's short film, "Piano Lessons," will premiere at Toronto's Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival.
Join the Students of English Literature and Film with faculty for their second 'Coffee House' in the fall semester: Nov 2 from 3-5pm in HW335.
IFOA Scarborough is coming to UTSC on October 25/17 at 7pm in Ralph Cambell Lounge, and will feature authors Rachel Manley and B. Denham Jolly.
The students of ENGC51: Contemporary Arab Women Writers are holding their campus research display on Wednesday, October 25 from 11:30 am - 1:30pm in the MW atrium.
The Center for French and Linguistics and the English Department present: A missed encounter in 1787:Science and Patronage in a cross-channel perspective on October 18, 2017 from 2-3pm in HW305
The second screening in our English Department Film Series will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at 6pm in MW160.
The Department of English downtown invites all undergraduate students to attend their event: "Thinking about Going to Grad School?" on October 11th, 3-5 pm in Room 100, Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street
Join the Students of English Literature and Film and faculty for two 'Coffee Houses' in the Fall semester: October 5 & Nov 2, both from 3-5pm in HW335.
SELF is hosting its first two Exam and Essay clinics on Mon, October 2 from 2-4pm, and Thursday, October 5 from 11am-1pm, both in HW335.
SELF is hosting a series of creative writing group sessions called "To Be Named". Fall sessions to take place on: October 3 & 24, and November 7, 21 & 28; all Tuesdays, all from 4-5pm in HW335.
The Department of English will be screening "Get Out" on Tuesday, September 26/17 at 6pm in MW160
Join UTSC's English Dept for its career panel "What Can You Do with an English Degree" on Monday, 25 September 2017, from 10am - 12pm in MW264. All are welcome and food will be provided!
SELF and the Department of English are hosting their Fall Mix and Mingle on Wednesday 20 September 2017 from 2:30-4:30 in HW305