Department of English


English Language and Literature

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Who We Are and What We Do


Queen’s English is a dynamic intellectual community of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, administrative staff, and alumni.
Our faculty members are renowned for both teaching and research excellence, having won numerous university-wide teaching awards while publishing in a wide variety of fields in scholarly and popular venues.  Find out more about individual professors...
Our graduate students, who are pursuing path-breaking research in a variety of literary and cultural fields, demonstrate considerable success in publishing and in national scholarship competitions.  The Graduate English Society brings students together for numerous professional, scholarly, and social events throughout the year, and nominates student representatives to Department committees.  Find out more about our students...
Our undergraduate students are critical and creative thinkers who prove well prepared for employment within the knowledge economy, as well as for further studies at the graduate level.  Every year social events for students and faculty are organized by the English Department Student Council.
Our administrative staff members are knowledgeable, courteous, and attentive to the needs of our students.


Our Research Fields


The Department of English at Queen’s is known for the innovative diversity of its research and its commitment to geographic and historical breadth. Our studies range across: 

  • cultural studies
  • comics and graphic novels
  • genre fiction
  • war literature
  • social justice and literary activism
  • diaspora and transnational literature
  • visual and sound studies
  • print culture
  • pedagogy and education studies

We have particular concentrations of expertise in Modern Literatures and Cultures, Literatures of the Long Nineteenth Century, and Indigenous Studies.  Below are the general fields of research of our faculty.  Specific interests and expertise may be explored on individual pages (click on names).