English Department Events

Oct 4: Career Paths Panel

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.

Oct 3: Goldman at Memory & Dementia Symposium

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

Sept 25: Leonard at Literary Nites

On September 25th, Professor Garry Leonard will be giving a lecture entitled "Navigating Our Sea of Troubles by the Intermittent Flicker of Great Literature," as a part of the

Jun 2: English Dept Alumni Reunion

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.

Apr 3: SELF's Annual General Meeting

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!

self coffee house

Mar 7: SELF Coffee House

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. 

utsc english dept at choosing your program fair: pictures of faulty and students at display booth

Mar 7: Choosing Your Program Fair

Students got their program related questions answered and talked to faculty and student representatives from the English Department on the March 7 Fair.

Mar 6: International Women's Day event

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.

Taxi Driver Film Screening 26 Feb

Feb 26: Taxi Driver Screening

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.

SELF To be named CW group

SELF Creative Writers' Group Spring 2018

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!

Feb 12 & 16: Essay & Exam Clinics

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.

Feb 7: SELF Coffee House

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.

SELF Mix & Mingle 24 Jan 2018

Jan 24: SELF Mix & Mingle

SELF is holding their Winter Mix & Mingle from 2-4pm on Wednesday 24 January in the Ralph Campbell Lounge.


Jan 16: 'UTSC Reads' Launch Party

'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

Nov: Anime Discussion Group

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.


Nov 20 & 22: SELF's Essay & Exam Clinics

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.

Nov 21: Film Screening: Twin Peaks

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.

Please 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”.  Date: Friday 10 November 2017, 6-8pm  Location: Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay Street. Parking is available at the Bay Adelaide Centre, accessible from Richmond or Adelaide. A short walk from Queen Station and the Queen streetcar line.  RSVP by 20 October 2017 at: carney@utsc.utoronto.ca. poster includes images of their book covers

Nov 10: Dr. Marlene Goldman's Book Launch for "Forgotten"

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

critical theory society presentation | dr nikkila| from derrida to drag | november 6 2017 from 10-11am in mw264

Nov 6: Dr.Sonja Nikkila's "From Derrida to Drag"

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.

woman holding plants in her hands

Oct 25: ENGC51 Research Display

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.

Oct 11:Thinking about Going to Grad School?

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

SELF presents: coffee houses (with faculty). Events on October 5, 2017 from 3-5 pm in HW335, and November 2, 2017 from 3-5pm in HW335

Oct 5, 2017: SELF's First Coffee House

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 hosting Creative writers group called To Be Named, where writers can meet fellow creative writers and discuss aspects of the writing process. Exact dates: oct 3 & 24th, and november 7, 21, and 28. All sessions are on tuesdays from 4-5pm in HW335

Oct - Nov, 2017: SELF's Creative Writing Group

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.