Department of English


English Language and Literature

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About the Department of English


Graduates of Queen’s Department of English can be found working in a variety of fields across Canada and around the globe, including politics, teaching, the creative arts, law, academia, and the non-profit sector, as well as myriad other professions.

Alumni of our undergraduate program include Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, and contemporary poet Moez Surani, as well as Globe and Mail Books editor Mark Medley.

Alumni of our Master’s and Doctoral programs include acclaimed writers Michael Ondaatje and George Elliott Clarke, as well as Leah Knight, two-time winner of the British Society for Literature and Science (BSLS) Book Prize.

1888: Year the Department of English Language and Literature was founded at Queen's