The Department of English at UTSC is proud of the accomplishments of its faculty, students, and alumni, and the work we do on our campus and in our larger community.
Congratulations to Prof. Katherine Larson on her new book, The Matter of Song in Early Modern England, published with Oxford University Press!
Congratulations to Prof. Andrew DuBois, whose poetry collection All the People are Pregnant is forthcoming with Goose Lane/ice house!
Congratulations to Prof. Yulia Ryzhik on publishing her essay collection, Spenser and Donne: Thinking Poets, with Manchester University Press!
Congratulations to Prof. Daniel Tysdal, whose short film Humanity's Wing (inspired by our very own H-wing) premieres this week at the Oaxaca Film Festival!
Congratulations to UTSC grad Téa Mutonji, whose debut short story collection Shut Up You're Pretty is a finalist for the 2019 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize!
This year, in partnership with the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, The Asian Canadian Living Archive will be piloting the Youth Critics Initiative.
Congratulations to our newest Creative Writing professor, SJ Sindu, whose second novel, Blue-Skinned Gods, will be coming out with Soho Press (distributed by Penguin Random House and Penguin Random House Canada) in 2021.
Prof. Marlene Goldman was recently interviewed by CTV News for her expert reaction to the excitement about Margaret Atwood's The Testaments, the newly published sequel to The Handmaid's Tale.
Please join us in welcoming our newest faculty to UTSC English!
Prof. Vernon's research and her forthcoming book on Black writing in the Canadian prairies are featured in UofT Magazine.
We are delighted to celebrate the accomplishments of our faculty whom won multiple awards on June 25th.
FEEL WAYS is an upcoming anthology led by our own alums (Adrian de Leon, Téa Mutonji, and Natasha Ramoutar) that showcases writing from Scarborough writers on Scarborough.
Congratulations to Daniel Tysdal, whose collection of short stories, The Entertainment Room, has been accepted at Wolsack and Wynn. We can't wait to get our hands on your collection!
Congratulations to Maria Assif, whose book, Beyond Five Paragraphs: a Beginner's Guide to Writing Academic Essays, will be published by Oxford University Press. We are so proud of you!
Congratulations to doctoral candidate Amy Coté, who received an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the tri-campus Department of English for her contributions to ENGB28 and ENGA01.
Three students from UTSC were selected to participate in the 2019 convention for Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. This year's convention was held from 27-30 March in St.
A huge congratulations goes to Dr. Gaston whose book, Reading Chaucer in Time: Literary Formation in England and Italy, has been accepted at Oxford University Press and will be published later this year! Be sure to look out for its release.
Congratulations to Sarah Hilton, Ryanne Kap, and Kit Hornby whom took second place at the LitJam competition at the Harbourfront Centre on March 6th!
Congratulations to the winners of the 11th UTSC Undergraduate English Conference!
Critical Essay Winners
Aishah Cader, "Always the Nice Guy: Unpacking Why American Literature Trivializes Canada"
Congratulations to Dr. Karina Vernon who's research on Black Prairie literature is currently being featured on the main UTSC home page in honour of Black History Month.
Congratulations to Professor Andrew Westoll and our new Writer in Residence, Carrianne Leung, for making the 2019 Canada Reads longlist!
Niyosha Keyzad, a UTSC English graduate who is currently teaching in our department, was interviewed by CBC Radio regarding her fledgling "Scarborough Studies" initiative.
Professor Katherine Larson, our Department Chair, has been named to the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists.
Congratulations to our creative writing program supervisor, Daniel Tysdal, whose story "Humanity's Wing" was runner-up in the 2018 Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award competition organized by the Canadian literary journal The New Quarterly.
Karen Ho, an alumna of the UTSC English Department and currently a journalism student at Columbia University, wrote the August 15 Time magazine feature on the hit movie Crazy Rich Asians.
Our department's Business Officer, Ashfak Khan, has been selected to participate in UTSC's 2018-19 Leadership, Education, and Development (LEAD) program. Congratulations, Ashfak!
Prof. Marlene Goldman has received the Barbara Tuck-MacPhee Award from the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
Congratulations to Sonja Nikkila and Amy Coté, who each won a 2018 UTSC Teaching Award!
Congratulations to Marylin Kwan, a UTSC employee in human resources, who has been working toward her degree in English for a decade.
UTSC's Writer-in-Residence program brings students into dialogue with select accomplished writers.
Congratulations to the UTSC English students who are participating in the annual Sigma Tau Delta conference, held this year in Cincinnati from March 21-26, 2018.
Ashfak Khan, the Business Officer for the English, CFL, and Philosophy departments, was invited to talk about his knowledge and practices in Research Administration at the UofT Annual STAR Conference on 22 February, 2018.
The creative writing club at the University of Toronto Scarborough – also known as COW – is a gem for more than just English students. utsc.utoronto.ca/news-events/our-community/you-dont-have-be-english-student-be-writer
Scarborough Studies was created and hosted by two alumni, Niyosha Keyzad, a course instructor at the English Department, and Felix Chu, working in public policy. https://utsc.utoronto.ca/news-events/our-community/academics-community-m...
Dr. Sonja Nikkila is considering the feasibility of proposing a course on video games as narrative and literary experiences, and she is looking for a team of students to explore the problems and practical concerns of such an endeavor, as well as help develop a set of learning goals for such a course. Deadline to apply is Nov 30.
Students in the Department of English are invited to consider joining a working group run by Professor Marlene Goldman in conjunction with her new film project, “Torching the Dusties.”
As a researcher and aspiring educator, Aakriti Kapoor has focused on education tools to help students navigate the digital world and won an award for it. http://ose.utsc.utoronto.ca/ose/story.php?id=9431
Andrea Charise is looking to help others understand the aging process in new ways. Her latest project will highlight the experiences of aging among Scarborough residents using a “digital storytelling” format, which has netted a new fellowship. http://ose.utsc.utoronto.ca/ose/story.php?id=9604§id=1
Three talented creative writing students from U of T are winners of the International Festival of Authors’ inaugural Lit Jam – a timed, improvisational contest that matches storytelling teams against each other. https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-creative-writing-team-wins-improv-compe...
Joint Statement from the Department of English at UTSC in Response to the U.S. Executive Order on Immigration
This statement is motivated by the recent executive order on immigration issued by the United States government.
As writer in residence Whittall will be available throughout the winter term to visit classes, run workshops, hold office hours, and provide one-on-one manuscript consultations with student writers. https://www.utoronto.ca/news/new-writers-residence-eager-mentor-aspiring...
Six U of T Scarborough facultym including UTSC English's Professor Sara Saljoughi, are recipients of New Researcher Awards from U of T’s Connaught Fund, which supports some of the most promising researchers and projects across U of T. https://utsc.utoronto.ca/news-events/archived/six-u-t-scarborough-facult...
The Film Studies section of the English Department welcomes new faculty member, Professor Sara Saljoughi.
You are cordially invited to the UTSC launch of The Writing Moment by Daniel Scott Tysdal.
Thursday, March 20th, 2014, 12-1pm, Doris McCarthy Gallery
World Film Locations: Toronto, edited by Tom Ue, demonstrates the role that Toronto has played in a number of hit films, including X-Men, Spotlight, and Room. https://utsc.utoronto.ca/news-events/archived/toronto-through-camera-lens
The English Department welcomes two new faculty members: Kara Gaston and Andrew Westoll.
UTSC English student Diana Demian recently won the prestigious Jackman Humanities Institute Undergraduate Fellowship for 2013-2014. Six of these $1,000 fellowships are offered every year and provide U of T outstanding undergraduate recipients with the opportunity to produce and present a research paper under the supervision of a faculty research fellow. https://utsc.utoronto.ca/news-events/archived/utsc-jackman-winner-captiv...
Congratulations to our students at the English Department who won 2013 Department awards!
Award-winning Canadian novelist Miriam Toews is eager to mentor the next generation of writers as the University of Toronto Scarborough’s inaugural writer-in-residence. https://utsc.utoronto.ca/news-events/archived/acclaimed-canadian-author-...
Seventeen UTSC faculty won New Researcher Awards from the university’s Connaught Fund, including the English Dept's Professor Katherine Larson. The awards are given to assistant professors within the first five years of their appointment at the university, helping them establish a strong research program. https://utsc.utoronto.ca/news-events/archived/utsc-researchers-win-conna...
The Anthology of Rap, edited by Adam Bradley and UTSC English Professor Andrew DuBois published to critical praise and headlines in 2015. https://utsc.utoronto.ca/news-events/archived/rap-anthology-utsc-profess...