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Queen's University

English Language and Literature

The Department of English at Queen’s offers wide historical coverage of literary traditions from Old English to contemporary writing. While emphasizing British literature, our curriculum also includes courses on Canadian, American and Post Colonial writing.


Courses on topics such as Women’s Writing, Children’s Literature, Fantasy, and the History of the English Language cut across national and historical divisions.

Career Possibilities:

  • Acting;
  • administration;
  • advertising;
  • archives;
  • publishing;
  • merchandising;
  • communications;
  • copywriting;
  • curriculum planning;
  • diplomatic service;
  • teaching;
  • foreign service;
  • journalism;
  • publicity;
  • speech pathology;
  • and translation.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000