News & Announcements
T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets
Posted: March 2014
T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, performed by John Farrell, with a special guest appearance by the Tortuga Quartet performing the first movement from Schubert’s String Quartet No. 13 in A minor (the Rosamunde Quartet), D. 804, Op. 29.
Sponsored by the Department of English, the Department of Music, and Dr Harley Smyth and Ms. Carolyn McIntire Smyth, with special permission of the T. S. Eliot Estate.
Where: 124 Harrison-LeCaine Hall, School of Music, Queen’s University
When: Monday, 17 March 2014, 2:30 PM
Giller Prize Event: Lynn Coady
Posted: February 2014
The Department of English is pleased to announce that Lynn Coady, winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize for 2013 for her short story collection Hellgoing, will be visiting campus on 7 March 7 2014. This year’s Giller Event will take place at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre from 3:00–5:00. Coady will be the seventh consecutive Giller winner to come to Queen's to share prize-winning creative work with our graduating class and with the wider community.
This event is part of a unique capstone experience for fourth-year English Majors and Medials, who all receive free copies of the prize-winning book. It also features a book-signing and a reception following the talk. Initially funded in its year of inception by the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Giller Event has been sustained by alumni generosity. Please consider making a donation to our Alumni Fund: help us continue our new tradition of bringing together our exceptional students with the best in Canadian writing.
Previous Giller winners hosted by the Department of English include:
- 2012: Will Ferguson, 419
- 2011: Esi Edugyan, Half-Blood Blues
- 2010: Johanna Skibsrud, The Sentimentalist
- 2009: Linden MacIntyre, The Bishop’s Man
- 2008: Joseph Boyden, Through Black Spruce
- 2007: Elizabeth Hay, Late Nights on Air
English Department’s Quasquicentennial
Posted: August 2013
In the Fall Term 2013, the Department of English at Queen's celebrates its 125th anniversary. To commemorate this great occasion, the Department has scheduled many events, both for its current students and its alumni. For full details, consult the quasquicentennial page on this site, the events listing, and the Department’s Facebook page.
Wine and Cheese with Profs and Emeriti
Posted: 30 September 2013
Join the Department in celebrating its 125th anniversary by attending a wine and cheese reception with current and Emeritus Faculty. Admission is free; there is a cash bar. Current students and alumni are welcome.
When: Saturday, 5 October 2013, 5:00–7:00
Where: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University
Battle of the Books
Posted: 30 September 2013
Come celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Department of English at Queen's by helping us pick the potential winner of this year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize. Watch as members from the Queen's community do their best to persuade you in just five minutes that the book they champion is the one to beat! Get involved in a literary spectacle we imagine as a cross between “The Debaters” and “March Madness.” This event is open to all.
Who will be the winner?
When: Saturday, 5 October 2013, 10:30–12:00
Where: Speakers’ Corner, Stauffer Library, Queen's University
Welcome Reception for Tim Wynne-Jones, Writer in Residence Fall 2013
Posted: September 2013
Join the Department in welcoming Tim Wynne-Jones, the Writer in Residence for Fall 2013. Officer of the Order of Canada and two-time winner of the Governor-General’s Award, Tim Wynne-Jones is recognized internationally as one of the leading contemporary writers of complex and challenging fiction for young adults.
There will be a reading and a reception. This event is open to all.
When: Friday, 27 September 2013, 4:00–6:00 pm
Where: Watson Hall 517, 49 Bader Lane, Queen's University