Department of English


Welcome to the Department of English

We offer students the opportunity to study the properties and powers of language—the fundamental means by which we communicate our values, our ideals and vision.

English is not just about the rhetorical and creative aspects of literature. It’s about examining history, culture, psychology, sociology, philosophy and the human condition to determine what a text means in the context of when and where it was written, and how it relates to us today. Courses in the fundamentals of the three main literary genres, poetry, prose and drama, prepare students for the close study of major works and periods of literature from the British, American, Canadian and Post-Colonial traditions. In addition, the Department offers a variety of special courses in Rhetoric, the history of language, literary theory, gender, children’s literature and creative writing. At the senior level, there are more intensive courses concentrating on specific topics such as particular authors. These are conducted in small seminar classes which stimulate open and intensive discussion between students and instructor.

Department Highlights

The Department of English would like to congratulate our Creative Writing students (ENGL3800A - Spring 2024).  Your course work presentations on April 3rd were amazing.  Job well done!

Check out the courses that the department has to offer.

On April 16th, Dr. Elizabeth Galway presented an invited lecture at the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, in conjunction with their new exhibit - The Little War - which focuses on the experiences of children during the conflict.

Her talk, Farmer, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: The Child Figure in WWI Children's Literature," explored the ways in which children, childhood and war were depicted for British, American and Canadian child readers from 1914-1919.

Shining Student Neal Smith

By embracing the English program at the University of Lethbridge, Neal Smith found his true academic home, guided by professors who encouraged him in writing and storytelling.

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Honouring the life and work of Chava Rosenfarb, a prominent Canadian Yiddish writer

Professor Emerita of English Goldie Morgentaler attended events in Lodz, Poland as part of the celebrations for her mother during The Year of Chava Rosenfarb (LLD '06).

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Dr. Chava Rosenfarb to be honoured for literary achievements in her hometown in Poland

Dr. Chava Rosenfarb will be honoured posthumously in her native Poland for a lifetime of literary achievements. Attending on behalf of the late Rosenfarb, an Honorary Degree Recipient, will be her daughter, Dr. …

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