Study literature and open your mind to a world of provocative ideas and new perspectives. Our students are readers, writers and critical thinkers who engage with culture, history and language.

We offer a range of traditional and innovative courses led by award-winning faculty with a passion for teaching. Engage with writers and genres from across time and cultures; explore the classics or the very latest contemporary works; study creative writers or creative writing. Our courses offer you the opportunity to reflect deeply and think freely about the world and your own experiences within and beyond the boundaries of academic discourse.

Alum wins national prize
Congratulations to alum Jessica Johns, winner of the Writers' Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. "This is really big news," says Jacqueline Baker, associate professor in English, who inspired Jessica to pursue a career in writing.
Jessica Johns Full Story
Our focus on teaching allows us to get to know our students and work with them to become better readers, writers and thinkers.
Not just for children
Many of us hold a soft spot for favourite childhood stories. In Dr. Bill Thompson's Topics in Children's Literature class, students learn to look at those stories more deeply, gaining fresh insights and new appreciations.
Dr. Bill Thompson Bill's Story
Dig a little deeper

We offer senior-level courses that allow you to explore specialized content or emerging issues in greater depth. The topics change each year and reflect the particular expertise of our faculty members.

Special Topics Courses