Department of English Language and Literature
Welcome to Queen’s English! Whether you are passionate about literary classics like Shakespeare’s plays and Jane Austen’s novels, or you prefer exploring contemporary popular fiction and the cultural place of comics, the Department of English offers courses that will pique your interest and stretch your mind.
Our undergraduate programs begin with an intensive foundation in the essentials of this discipline through core courses in genre and literary history. We then offer flexible upper-year requirements that let you shape your degree to reflect your own interests.
As a Major or Medial, each year you will have access to a seminar experience that promotes discussion and debate, giving you a voice in your own learning.
At the heart of our program in English is a commitment to helping you develop exceptional skills in analytical thinking and proficiency in written and spoken expression. These are the hallmarks of our graduates, preparing them for a wide range of careers including law, teaching, library and information science, marketing, and human resources.
Queen’s University is situated on traditional Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.