Master of Arts
Consistently ranked among the top English departments in the world, ours is one of the largest, most diverse, and most vibrant departments at the University of British Columbia. The department is unique in Canada by offering two tiers of programs in English Literature and English Language and Linguistics at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We teach courses in all of the literary historical periods (Medieval, Early Modern, Eighteenth Century, Romantic, Victorian, Modernist, Postmodern, and Contemporary), national, transnational, postcolonial, transpacific, and Indigenous literatures in English, as well as language, linguistics, rhetoric, critical theory, media studies, and a range of interdisciplinary topics.
|Al-Kassim, Dina||Artistic and Literary Theories, Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, Arts and Cultural Traditions, Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles, Identity and Transnationality, Sexuality, Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, Gender Relationship, postcolonial , anti-colonial, feminist, queer theory, psychoanalysis, subjectivity, comparative literature: Arabic, English, French|
|Anger, Suzy||Victorian Literature, Literature and Philosophy, Victorian Literature and Psychology, Victorian Literature and Science, Hermeneutics|
|Antwi, Phanuel||critical black studies; settler colonial studies; black Atlantic and diaspora studies; Canadian literature and culture since 1830; critical race, gender, and sexuality studies; and material cultures;|
|Arnovick, Leslie Katherine||Oral tradition, business and technical writing, history and structure of the English language, linguistics|
|Badir, Patricia||Early Modern Drama, Shakespeare, Medieval Drama, Early Modern Literature and Religion, Shakespeare in Canada, Canadian Modernism|
|Briggs, Marlene||war and conflict; cultural transmission and reception of the First World War (1914-1918) in modern and contemporary British literature|
|Brinton, Laurel||Modern English Grammar, History of the English Language, English Usage, English Dictionaries, Pragmatics of English, Discourse Markers, Language Change, Computers and Language Study, History of English|
|Burgess, Miranda||Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, British and Irish Romanticism, riparian and oceanic studies, poetics, history of media and mediation, history of feeling (affect, emotion, sensation), history of literary form|
|Cavell, Richard Anthony||Media and Society, Media Influence on Behavior, Media Types (Radio, Television, Written Press, etc.), media studies, media theory|
|Chapman, Mary Ann||Arts and Cultural Traditions, Arts and Literary Policies, Arts and Technologies, Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, Social Determinants of Arts and Letters, Artistic and Literary Marginality, Artistic and Cultural Heritage, Artist or Author Social Identity, Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles, Artistic and Literary Theories, Literary or Artistic Work Analysis, Literary or Artistic Work Dissemination or Reception Contexts, Literary or Artistic Works Analysis, Writing and Literary Experimentation, Poetry, Novel and Short Story, Essays, Gender Relationship, Audiences and Mass Media, Media and Democratization, Media and Society, Media Influence on Behavior, Civil and Social Responsibilities of Media, Stereotypes, Electoral System, Printing Art, Persuasion Strategies, Social Movements, Social Networks, American Literature, Asian American Literature, Asian Canadian Literature, Suffrage|
|Dalziel, Pamela||Victorian-literature, Victorian-culture, visual-representation, illustration, gender-studies, religion, interdisciplinary-studies, textual-criticism, scholarly-editing, Thomas-Hardy, Charles-Dickens, George-Eliot|
|Dancygier, Barbara||Linguistics, grammar|
|De Villiers, Jessica||Linguistics|
|Deer, Glenn||discourse studies, the rhetoric of power in narrative fiction, and postmodernism and Canadian Literature|
|Dick, Alexander||Literary or Artistic Work Analysis, Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, Artistic and Literary Theories, Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, British Romanticism, Scottish Enlightenment, Literature and Economics, Literature and the Environment, Literature and Science, Scottish Literature|
|Dollinger, Stefan||Language Contact and Linguistic Changes, Linguistic Variation and Society, Lexicography and Dictionaries, Language Interactions, Language Rights and Policies, Bilingualism and Multilingualism|
|Earle, Bo||British Romanticism, Critical Theory, Philosophy and Literature|
|Echard, Sian||Literary or Artistic Work Analysis, Literary or Artistic Work Dissemination or Reception Contexts, Modes and Strategies of Dissemination, Poetry, Media Types (Radio, Television, Written Press, etc.), History of the book, Medieval literature, Arthurian literature, Anglo-Latin literature, Manuscript studies, John Gower|
|Frank, Adam||Nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, media, and poetics, science and technology studies, theories and histories of affect and feeling, rhetoric of science|
|Guy-Bray, Stephen||Renaissance poetry|
|Hill, Ian||rhetoric, persuasion, argumentation, technology, weapons, interrogation, political economy, war rhetoric, conflict rhetoric, dissent, mass movements|
|Hodgson, Elizabeth||English Renaissance|
|Hudson, Nicholas James||Literary or Artistic Work Analysis, social class, studies of race, studies of language, literature and history|
|Justice, Daniel||Aboriginal, First Nations, Metis, Indigenous, Aboriginal literature, Aboriginal cultures, Aboriginal history, Aboriginal Studies, First Nations Studies, badgers, animal studies, cultural studies, GLBT issues, Queer Studies, sexuality, First Nations Studies Program, Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture|
|Kesler, Roland Lincoln||First nations|
|Kreisel, Deanna||Victorian literature, 19th-century British literature, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Charlotte BrontÃƒÂ«, Emily BrontÃƒÂ«, feminist theory, Victorian literature and culture|
|Kroller, Eva-Marie||Canadian literature, comparative literature, travel writing, cultural semiotics (for example, the new Canadian embassy in Berlin)|
|Lee, Christopher||Asian North American literatures and cultures, Asian diaspora studies, American Studies, race and ethnicity, aesthetic philosophy, critical theory|
|MacKenzie, Scott||Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, Artistic and Cultural Heritage, Artistic and Literary Analysis Models, Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles, Artistic and Literary Theories, Literary or Artistic Work Analysis, Eighteenth Century British Literature, British Romantic Literature, Prose Fiction, Poetry, Scotland, Jane Austen, Walter Scott, James Hogg, Laurence Sterne, Henry Fielding, Ann Radcliffe, Gothic, Picturesque, Aesthetics, Home/Domesticity, Poverty, Scarcity, Ecologies, Political Economy, Edmund Burke, Animal Studies, Literary Theory|
|Mackie, Gregory||Victorian Literature, drama, and book history|
|McNeilly, Kevin||Literary theory, music history|
|Moss, Laura||Public poetry, public policy, strategic nationalism|
|Mota, Miguel||Post-1945 British literature, print culture|
|Nadel, Ira Bruce||Biography, the Victorians and such Modernists as Joyce, Pound and Beckett|
|Nardizzi, Vincent||Renaissance literature , ecotheory, queer and disability studies|
|Paltin, Judith||Literary or Artistic Work Analysis, Artistic and Literary Theories, Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles, Modernist Studies, Cultural Theory, Gender and Sexuality Studies|
|Partridge, Stephen||Middle Ages|
|Rouse, Robert||medieval, crusades, Chaucer, middle ages, monsters, medieval islam, medieval maps, medieval sexuality, spatial theory, historical racism, medieval law, arthurian literature, , Medieval romance, English national identity|
|Rymhs, Deena||First Nations and Indigenous (Aboriginal) literature, First Nations issues, gender and First Nations cultures, violence against Aboriginal women, prison writing in Canada., Indigenous writing and art, Canadian literature and criticism, spatial theory, mobility and gender|
|Segal, Judy||Public discourse and personal experience(health and illness)|
|Severs, Jeffrey||postmodern and contemporary U.S. fiction; Thomas Pynchon, David Foster Wallace, and John Edgar Wideman;|
|Stickles, Elise Michelle|
|Tomc, Sandra||Nineteenth-century US literature, twentieth- century US entertainment and film, gothic literature and film, screenwriting, affect and psychoanalytic theory, fear and horror, film and image theory|
|Vessey, Mark||classical/Christian literary culture in late antiquity; European Renaissance; church fathers (i.e. Augustine, Jerome); Erasmus; bible and book history, Biblical and classical traditions, very early Latin middle ages, intellectual history, 16th century English literature, history of books|
|Weir, Lorraine||Indegenous studies|
|Zeitlin, Michael||American literature, twentieth century and contemporary, Faulkner, Psychoanalysis, Vietnam, the Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan|
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The Department of English Language and Literatures invites applications for part-time Sessional Lecturers for the academic year 2019-2020. The Department of English Language and Literatures invites applications for part-time Sessional Lecturers for the academic year 2019-2020.
Are you ready for Congress 2019? Between June 1 – 7 UBC will host the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Science, the largest academic conference in Canada. Visit Congress 2019 to learn about the events and opportunities. Are you ready for Congress 2019? Between June 1 – 7 UBC will...
As Canada's biggest annual interdisciplinary gathering Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences — hosted at UBC from June 1-7 — is just around the corner, we catch up with Academic Convenor Laura Moss. As Canada's biggest annual interdisciplinary gathering Congress of the Humanities...
The annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences — hosted at UBC from June 1-7 — is just around the corner. We catch up with Academic Convenor Laura Moss to find out what’s in store. Canada’s biggest interdisciplinary gathering gets underway at UBC next month and is expected to draw...
Congratulations to our May 2019 graduating cohort from the Department of English Language & Literatures. To celebrate the graduates, we held a small reception for them and their guests (family and friends) where they were joined by a number of departmental faculty and staff. Photo highlights...