Meet our graduate students
Our department is home to an active graduate student community, with about 90 students enrolled in either the MA or the PhD program. Some of our graduate students are profiled below. Our graduate students' association , the English Graduate Students' Association, organizes events and activities such as a work-in-progress colloquium and an annual graduate student conference. Feel free to contact EGSA President Kirsten Bussière for a student's eye view of the program, and check out the EGSA's Facebook group page, Instagram, and Twitter for information on upcoming events.
Our faculty supervise PhD and MA thesis students across the historical spectrum, and are particularly well equipped to support graduate research in the following areas:
- History of the book/print culture/manuscript studies (from the medieval period to the 20th century)
- Literature and science (including biomedical science, vitalism, environmental studies, the history of science and technology)
- Literature and the material environment (including material cultures, architecture, pastoral/georgic, ecocriticism, popular cultures)
- Literatures of the long 19th century (including British, Canadian and American literatures, from the mid-18th to the mid-20th century; spanning such topics as the history of the novel, popular cultures, mediatization and the history of information, political writing, literature and history writing, gender, sexuality and identity, nationalism, religion, and secularism)
- Canadian literature (from the late 18th century to the late 20th century)