The Department of English at the University of Ottawa has grown in strength over the past two decades to become one of the best English departments in Canada. Part of a historic institution, the oldest bilingual university in Canada, we are also a fresh and vibrant department at the forefront of English studies. Our faculty professors are internationally renowned, consistently producing innovative, award-winning research in a wide range of fields. We work in historical fields spanning from the medieval period to the 20th century, in geographical contexts that include British, Canadian, and American literatures, and across a broad spectrum of methodologies, from the history of the book to the history of science and technology, material cultures to manuscript cultures, gender and sexuality studies to environmental studies. Our faculty members regularly win prestigious grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, publish books that make real impacts within and beyond our fields, and publish articles in top journals across English literary studies.
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