University of British Columbia. Dept. of English

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University of British Columbia. Dept. of English

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The UBC Department of English was established in 1915 within the Faculty of Arts, one of the University's first academic departments. Over the years, various Department staff members have been prominent within the University community and nationally and internationally, including Earle Birney, Roy Daniells, Jane Rule, Garnett G. Sedgewick, Frederic Wood, and George Woodcock. Researchers can find a history of the Department and prominent staff members during the 20th century on the Department of English website. The UBC English Department is unique in Canada. It offers two tiers of English Literature, English Language, and Linguistics programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Courses include the following focuses: national, transnational, postcolonial, transpacific, Indigenous literature, language, linguistics, rhetoric, critical theory, and media studies in Medieval, Early Modern, Eighteenth Century, Romantic, Victorian, Modernist, Postmodern, and Contemporary contexts. In addition, English department faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students lead in several multidisciplinary research programs, including First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies, Studies in Race, Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice, Law and Society, Media Studies, Canadian Studies, and Medieval Studies.


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