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Faculty List

University Professors Emeriti 
J.E. Chamberlin, Ph D, FRSC (N) 
R. Frank, MA, Ph D, FRSC (U) 
L.A. Hutcheon, MA, Ph D, FRSC (N) 
M. Millgate, MA, Ph D, FRSC 

Professors Emeriti 
T.H. Adamowski, MA, Ph D 
P.R. Allen, MA, Ph D (I) 
F.J. Asals, MA, Ph D (N) 
J.H. Astington, MA, Ph D 
J.D. Baird, MA, Ph D (V) 
G.E. Bentley, B Litt, D Phil, FRSC (U) (obiit)
C.R. Blake, MA, Ph D (U) 
W.F. Blissett, MA, Ph D, FRSC (U) 
R.M. Brown, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
P.L. Brückmann, MA, Ph D (T) 
E. Cameron, MA, Ph D (U) 
D.D.C. Chambers, MA, Ph D (T) 
E. Cook, MA, Ph D, FRSC (V) 
B. Corman, AM, Ph D (T) 
M. Cuddy-Keane, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
A.H. de Quehen, Ph D (U) 
E.W. Domville, Ph D (T) 
J.D. Duffy, MA, Ph D (I) (V) 
J. Dutka, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississaga)
M. Garson, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga)
W.H. Halewood, MA, Ph D (U) 
G.A. Hamel, MA, Ph D (N) 
E.R. Harvey, M Phil, Ph D 
B.S. Hayne, AM, Ph D (SM) 
A. diP. Healey, MA, Ph D (U)
H.J. Jackson, MA, Ph D 
A.F. Johnston, MA, Ph D, LL D, FRSC (V) 
W.J. Keith, MA, Ph D, FRSC (U) 
M.C. Kirkham, M Phil (U) 
D.N. Klausner, Ph D (U) 
J.C. Kuhn, MA, Ph D (SM) 
A.C. Lancashire, AM, Ph D, FRSC (U) 
D.I. Lancashire, MA, Ph D, FRSC (N) 
A.M. Leggatt, MA, Ph D, FRSC (U) 
J.L. Levenson, MA, Ph D, FRSC (T) 
N.R. Lindheim, MA, Ph D 
J.F. Lynen, MA, Ph D (U) (obiit)
F.J. Marker, MA, DFA (U) 
G. Matteo, MA, Ph D (SM) 
J.L. Matus, MA, Ph D, FRSC (U) 
R.R. McLeod, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
J. Millgate, MA, Ph D, FRSC (V) 
S. Neuman, Ph D, FRSC 
R.B. Parker, MA, Ph D (T) 
A.D. Pritchard, Ph D (U) 
M. Redekop, MA, Ph D (V) 
J.H. Reibetanz, AM, Ph D (V) 
J.M. Reibetanz, MA, Ph D (T)
A.G. Rigg, MA, D Phil (T) 
A. Saddlemyer, MA, Ph D, D Litt, LL D, FRSC (V) 
P.D. Seary, MA, D Phil (N) 
W.D. Shaw, AM, Ph D, FRSC (V) 
M.J. Sidnell, MA, Ph D (T) 
S.Z. Solecki, MA, Ph D (U) 
R. Sullivan, MA, Ph D, FRSC 
L. Thomson, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
C. Visser, B Litt, Ph D (U) 
G.T. Warkentin, MA, Ph D (V) (FRSC) 
F.W. Watt, MA, B Litt, Ph D (U) 

Associate Professors Emeriti 
H.B. de Groot, MA, Ph D (U) 
G. Fenwick, MA, Ph D (T) 
J.M. Heath, MA, Ph D (V) 
M.J. Levene, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
V. Li, MA, Ph D 
J.J. O'Connor, MA, Ph D (SM)
J.W.O. Patrick, MA, Ph D (V) 
E.P. Vicari, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto at Scarborough) 

Professor and Chair of the Department 
P.A. Stevens, MA, Ph D, FRSC (T)

Professor and Associate Chair 
J. Lopez, MA, Ph D 

University Professors
T. Keymer, MA, Ph D, FRSC 
A. Quayson, Ph D, FRSC

Professors 
A. Ackerman, MA, Ph D (U) 
S.C. Akbari, MA, Ph D (U), Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies 
A.J. Bewell, MA, Ph D, FRSC (U) 
R. Boyagoda, MA, Ph D (SM), Principal and Vice-President of St. Michael's College
G.E. Clarke, MA, Ph D (U) 
M. Cobb, MA, Ph D (U) 
D.L. Esch, MA, Ph D (V) 
A. Esterhammer, PhD, FRSC (V), Principal of Victoria College 
A. Gillespie, MA, D Phil (Chair of the Department of English and Drama, University of Toronto Mississauga)
M. Goldman, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
R. Greene, D Phil (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
E.D. Harvey, MA, Ph D (U) 
A. Jaffe, Ph D 
S. Kamboureli, MA, Ph D, FRSC (U)
N. ten Kortenaar, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough)
G.M. Leonard, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough)
L. Magnusson, MA, Ph D, FRSC (V), Director of Graduate Studies 
H. Momma, MA, Ph D 
A. Most, MA, Ph D 
H. Murray, MA, Ph D (V) 
M. Nyquist, MA, Ph D (N) 
C.E. Percy, MA, D Phil (N)
M. Ruti, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
S. Salih, MA, D Phil 
C. Schmitt, MA, Ph D
D. Townsend, MA, Ph D (U) 
C. Warley, MA, Ph D 
D.E. White, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 

Associate Professors 
C. Bolus-Reichert, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
D. Cruz, MA, Ph D
S.E. Dickie, MA, Ph D 
N. Dolan, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
P.B. Downes, MA, Ph D (T) 
A. DuBois, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
U. Esonwanne, Ph D 
D.I. Galbraith, MA, Ph D (V)
G. Henderson, MA, Ph D 
C. Hill, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
S. Lamb, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
K.R. Larson, M Phil, Ph D (Chair of the Department of English, University of Toronto Scarborough)
H. Li, Ph D 
A. Maurice, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
R. McGill, M Phil, Ph D 
N. Morgenstern, MA, Ph D 
N. Mount, MA, Ph D (T)
S. Radović, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
W. Robins, MA, Ph D (V) President of Victoria College
M. Rubright, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough
D. Seitler, MA, Ph D
S. Stern, JD, Ph D (U)
C. Suzack, MA, Ph D 
H.S. Syme, AM, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
K. Vernon, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
K. Weisman, MA, Ph D 
S. Wilson, MA, Ph D 
M. Woodland, MA, Ph D 
M. Xie, Ph D 

Associate Professors, Teaching Stream 
P. Grav, MA, Ph D

Assistant Professors 
T. Aguila-Way, MA, Ph D 
D.F. Baker, MA, Ph D 
C. Balot, MA, Ph D 
L. Blake, M Phil, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga)
A. Charise, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough)
T. Dancer, MA, Ph D 
K. Gaston, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
M. Gniadek, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
A. Hammond, MA, Ph D 
A.E. Hernandez, MA, Ph D 
R. Mehta, MA, Ph D 
F.L. Michelet, M Phil, Ph D
T.F. Robinson, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
M. Sergi, Ph D 
A. Slater, M Phil, Ph D (University of Toronto at Mississauga)
L. Switzky, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
A. Walton, MTS, Ph D 
D. Wright, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga)

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream 
S. Rayter, MA, PhD (U)

 

Introduction

To study literature is to engage, through the medium of the written word, with some of history’s most creative and articulate minds as they contemplate fundamental and persistent questions: What does it mean to be an individual in society? What is the purpose of art? What is the significance of human endeavor, and what are the limits of human experience? As a student in the English program you will be introduced to the literary tradition in English, a fascinating conversation spanning over a thousand years and connecting nations and peoples all across the globe. In addition, you will be trained in methods of critical reading and writing which will help you not only to comprehend, but also to grapple with, the complexity of texts and of the authors and societies that produce them. The skills acquired by students of English are directly applicable to any career that requires critical thinking and analysis—from education to government, law to engineering, business to medicine, and beyond. Perhaps just as valuably, the study of English will provide you with models and tools for discovering and articulating your own complex perspective on art, history, society, and your relation to all three.

The Department of English offers courses in British, Canadian, and American literature; Indigenous literatures of North America; postcolonial, transnational, and diasporic English literatures of Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia; and in the critical and theoretical literature through which literary critics and philosophers have developed vocabulary and methods for describing the forms, histories, and ideologies of literary art.

English courses are arranged in four series. Courses in our 100 series introduce students, in large lectures, to the study of English literature through sweeping surveys: of the literary tradition from Homer through the 19th century; of literature written in direct response to the events of recent decades; or of narrative forms in many genres and historical periods. Most 100-series courses include small-group tutorials, where students are introduced to critical reading and writing skills; essays at the 100 level typically do not require research or secondary sources. Courses in the 200 series provide historically, geographically, generically, or theoretically grounded introductions to the study of English literature. These include the four "gateway" courses required of all Specialists and Majors—introductions to the major national-historical fields (British, Canadian, and American) that comprise literatures in English—as well as a wide range of courses that will prepare students for further study. 300-series courses focus on particular literary periods, on diasporic literatures, and on special topics within a literature or literary genre. Courses at this level introduce students to research skills and typically require essays that incorporate secondary sources. Courses in the 400 series are both advanced and focused—unique courses created by Department faculty which often relate to their own research. Active student particpation, including oral presentations, is an important part of these courses. These courses require a substantial research essay. Beginning in the summer of 2019, English 400-series courses are open to students who have obtained standing in at least 9.0 FCE, including 4.0 ENG FCE, and who have completed ENG202H1, ENG203H1, ENG250H1, and ENG252H1.

The Department of English offers several Programs of Study. The Specialist is the most intensive and comprehensive, requiring a minimum of ten full-course equivalents (FCE) in a 20-FCE degree. The Major is the Department’s most popular program. It provides both depth and breadth to students who wish to focus on English studies but also wish to leave room in their degrees to pursue other interests. The Minor is the Department’s second-most popular program, and can be combined with Majors or Specialists in a wide variety of other fields. On the presumption that the Minor is a curiosity-driven program, Minors are exempt from the required courses and distribution requirements of the Specialist and Major.

Students with questions about English Programs should consult the Office of the Associate Chair or the Undergraduate Counsellor. Students interested in graduate school in English should seek advice on course selection from their professors, academic counsellors, and the Office of the Director of Graduate Studies. Students considering a teaching career in Ontario should consult the admission counsellors at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/UT.

The Department of English publishes detailed course descriptions and reading lists online, usually at the beginning of May. Students are urged to consult these course descriptions at www.english.utoronto.ca before enrolment begins.

Associate Chair: Professor J. Lopez, Room 608, 170 St. George Street

Undergraduate Counsellor: Ms V. Holmes, Room 609, 170 St. George Street (416-978-5026)

General Enquiries: Room 610, 170 St. George Street (416-978-3190)

 

Regarding English Programs

Students are responsible for completing all the requirements of an English program from the Calendar of the year in which they enrolled in the program. Completion of a first-year ENG course is not a requirement for any of our programs. Please note that we do not accept ENG100H1, ENG102H1, or any CR/NCR courses toward any of our programs. Enrolment in the English Specialist program requires a final grade of at least 73% in ENG110Y1, ENG140Y1, or ENG150Y1; or a final grade of at least 73% in 2.0 ENG 200-series FCE.