Past Features




Black Writing in Canada

Wed. Sep. 23, 2020 12:00 PM
The Department of English is pleased to present a 2020-21 virtual speakers series featuring Black Writing in Canada. All Zoom public presentations... Read More


Peter Melville on Teaching Poetry Online

Thu. Jun. 25, 2020 12:00 PM
What is it like to take English courses online? We asked Professor Peter Melville to comment on his experience teaching this spring, when COVID... Read More

Graduating Class 2020

Mon. Jun. 22, 2020 12:00 PM
The Department of English is excited to announce three gold medalists, 2020. The gold medals are awarded to students with the highest... Read More

Department of English Statement against Police Brutality and Anti-Black Racism

Mon. Jun. 22, 2020 12:00 PM
Members of the Department of English are in solidarity with Black faculty, students, and staff at the University of Winnipeg and in the community... Read More


Launch of the 2020-21 Honours Seminar Schedule

Fri. Apr. 3, 2020 11:00 AM
With campus closed, this year’s Honours Information Session moved online, taking place on March 25th on the Department of... Read More


GMB Chomichuk's Pop-Up Comics Workshop

Fri. Apr. 3, 2020 11:00 AM
On March 2nd and March 3rd, UWinnipeg's 2020 Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence, GMB Chomichuk, ran "Pictures Are Words," a pop-up... Read More



The Editorial Team for juice 20

Thu. Nov. 21, 2019 12:00 AM
We are happy to introduce our editorial team for juice 20. Anne Caprice B. Claros is in her final year here at the University of Winnipeg. She is... Read More

Hinterland Remixed: Media, Memory, and the Canadian 1970s. Read about Andrew Burke's brilliant new book

Thu. Nov. 21, 2019 12:00 AM
Analogue Memories English Department Chair Brandon Christopher interviews faculty member Andrew Burke about his book Hinterland Remixed: Media,... Read More


UW Professor Jenny Heijun Wills launches her memoir, Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related (Penguin Randomhouse Canada) on Tuesday October 8th, 7:00 pm, at McNally Robinson Grant Park.

Tue. Sep. 3, 2019 10:40 AM
Q: How would you describe this book? Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related is a memoir in three parts. It takes as its starting off point Korean... Read More

Catherine Hunter launches a powerful new collection of poetry

Tue. Sep. 3, 2019 9:00 AM
On April 11, 2019, U of W English Professor Catherine Hunter launched her fourth book of poetry, St. Boniface Elegies (Signature Editions), to a... Read More

“African Literature in the World: Travel, Writing, and Other Love Stories”

Tue. Sep. 3, 2019 9:00 AM
A Joint Book Reading and Conversation Featuring Award-winning Writers Ayọ̀bámi... Read More


Jonathan Ball launches a new collection of poetry, The National Gallery (Coach House Books, 2019), on Sept. 17th at McNally Robinson, Grant Park.

Thu. Aug. 29, 2019 12:00 AM
Jonathan Ball holds a Ph.D. in English and teaches literature, film, and writing at the University of Winnipeg. He has written for television and... Read More


Paul DePasquale’s Course on “Indigenous Representations of Land and Water”

Mon. Feb. 25, 2019 10:30 AM
Group photo credit: Adam Collicutt In Fall 2018, Professor Paul DePasquale offered a new iteration of the seminar course English 4717, Topics in... Read More

English Department Welcomes New Faculty Member Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba

Tue. Feb. 19, 2019 11:00 AM
The Department of English is very pleased to welcome new faculty member Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba. We asked Professor Anyaduba a few questions about... Read More



Carla Manfredi Publishes Robert Louis Stevenson’s Pacific Impressions

Fri. Dec. 14, 2018 4:00 PM
Dr. Carla Manfredi recently published a scholarly monograph, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Pacific Impressions: Photography and Travel... Read More

Meet the Editorial Team for Juice 19

Fri. Dec. 14, 2018 2:00 PM
In the photo: Anne Claros, Ryan Haughey, Jase Falk, Hayden Maines, and Rachel Beazley.  (photo credit: Charlemagne... Read More


Di Brandt Launches New Poetry Collection

Fri. Dec. 14, 2018 2:00 PM
Di Brandt launches her new collection of poetry, Glitter & fall: Laozi's Dao De Jing, Transinhalations (Turnstone Press... Read More


BA in Creative Writing Students Pursue Graduate Studies Across Canada

Wed. Sep. 26, 2018 11:30 PM
Every year, some of our Creative Writing graduates go on to pursue graduate studies across the country. Molly Cross-Blanchard, who graduated with... Read More

Maria Campbell Awarded Honorary Degree

Fri. Sep. 21, 2018 10:15 AM
    From July 22 to 25, 2018, a group of about twenty from the University of Winnipeg travelled to Gabriel’s Crossing,... Read More


Kathleen Venema Publishes Memoir

Tue. Jun. 5, 2018 12:00 PM
Professor Kathleen Venema has published a memoir, Bird-Bent Grass: A Memoir, in Pieces as part of the Life Writing series... Read More


Heather Milne Publishes New Book Poetry Matters

Thu. Apr. 26, 2018 2:30 PM
Professor Heather Milne has published the scholarly book Poetry Matters: Neoliberalism, Affect, and the Posthuman in Twenty-First Century... Read More


A Conversation with Métis Poet Marilyn Dumont,

Mon. Mar. 26, 2018 1:00 PM
A Conversation with Métis Poet Marilyn Dumont, During Winnipeg's World Poetry Week, March 2018   by Di Brandt... Read More


My Secret Mentor Workshop

Tue. Feb. 13, 2018 12:15 PM
Invitation to Attend by Méira Cook, UW Writer-in-Residence 2018 The idea for “My Secret Mentor” began (as most things... Read More

English Department Winter Lecture Series

Tue. Feb. 13, 2018 10:30 AM
Everyone is welcome to attend these research presentations by faculty members in the Department of English.   See our past features > Read More


Thu. Feb. 1, 2018 10:45 AM
In Fall 2018, the English department is introducing a simplified set of requirements for the Honours Degree. The changes to the program are as... Read More


Upcoming Events with Méira Cook, Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence

Thu. Jan. 18, 2018 12:30 PM
Méira Cook is the author of five books of poetry, two collections of essays, and three novels. She holds a PhD in Canadian literature from... Read More



Joshua Whitehead Publishes First Book

Mon. Nov. 6, 2017 1:00 PM
English Honours and MA in Cultural Studies alumn Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-Cree/nehiyaw, Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer from Peguis First Nation in... Read More


English Literature Students’ Association (ELSA) Gearing Up for a Busy Year

Mon. Oct. 30, 2017 12:00 AM
In 2016-17, after a hiatus of a couple of years, the English Literature Students’ Association (ELSA) was brought back to life by... Read More

Jenny Heijun Wills Wins Grant to Support Critical Race Network

Wed. Oct. 25, 2017 1:00 PM
Dr. Jenny Heijun Wills is one of the first three inaugural grant recipients of the UW Knowledge Mobilization Community Impact Program. This awards... Read More


Méira Cook will be our Carol Shields Writer in Residence for 2018

Tue. Sep. 26, 2017 3:00 PM
Méira Cook was born in Johannesburg and worked as a journalist in South Africa. Since coming to Canada, she has published five books of... Read More

Get to Know the English Department Contract Faculty!

Fri. Sep. 1, 2017 9:30 AM
The English Department is pleased to profile a number of the contract faculty who are teaching courses in the Fall/Winter 2017-18 academic year. We... Read More


Fall/Winter English Courses With No Wait Lists

Thu. Aug. 24, 2017 10:00 AM
The following English Department courses have open spaces as of August 24, 2017. Students who do not have the requisites to enroll should contact... Read More


Student Editors of juice Magazine Had an Extraordinary Year

Wed. May. 31, 2017 2:00 PM
English students Hannah Green, Rachel Narvey, and Joel Ferguson comprise the editorial team for juice 17, a literary journal put... Read More

Doris Wolf Researching Memoirs of German Immigrants to North America

Mon. May. 1, 2017 2:30 PM
Doris Wolf is currently on a research leave to research memoirs of German immigrants to North America, so we asked her to tell us more about this... Read More


Professor Venema’s ENGL 3180 Organizes “Community Conversation for Peace”

Thu. Apr. 27, 2017 8:30 AM
ENGL-3180 "Making Peace and War in Literature," includes the traditional study of literary and cultural texts; a practicum component... Read More

Heather Milne and Angela Failler (WGS) Receive $22,000 for Museum Queeries Workshop

Thu. Apr. 20, 2017 11:30 AM
Dr. Heather Milne (English) and Dr. Angela Failler (Women’s and Gender Studies) have been awarded over $22,000 to support the... Read More


Katherena Vermette is the 2017 Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence

Mon. Feb. 27, 2017 8:30 AM
The English Department is very happy to host Katherena Vermette as the 2017 Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence for the month of March. A... Read More

WRITING THE LINE A Conference for Writers at The University of Winnipeg

Wed. Feb. 15, 2017 2:00 PM
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Dr. Murray Evans Retires

Thu. Oct. 6, 2016 11:00 AM
Department of English faculty member, Dr. Murray Evans, retired earlier this year after more than three decades at the University of Winnipeg.... Read More

Candida Rifkind Co-Edits Canadian Graphic: Picturing Life Narrative

Thu. Oct. 6, 2016 11:00 AM
Candida Rifkind Co-Edits Canadian Graphic: Picturing Life NarrativeCanadian Graphic: Picturing Life Narratives. Edited by Candida Rifkind and Linda... Read More

Jessica Jacobson-Konefall’s Research on Contemporary Art in Canada

Thu. Oct. 6, 2016 9:00 AM
A Q&A with Dr. Jessica Jacobson-Konefall, UW Alumnus and English Department Contract Faculty Dr. Jessica Jacobson-Konefall has been both a... Read More


Kathleen Venema Teaching Course at Headingley Women’s Correction Centre

Mon. May. 9, 2016 12:30 PM
Professor Kathleen Venema is teaching a Walls to Bridges version of English 3717: Indigenous Literatures and Cultures at the Women’s... Read More


Naomi Hamer’s Research on Children’s Museums

Wed. Feb. 24, 2016 1:30 PM
Dr. Naomi Hamer is Assistant Professor of English and an affiliate of the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures... Read More

New 4 Year BA Specialization in Screen and Cultural Studies

Fri. Feb. 12, 2016 11:00 AM
The English Department is pleased to announce the launch of a new 4 Year BA Specialization in Screen and Cultural Studies. This replaces the 4 Year... Read More

Creative Writing Grad Publishes First Book

Fri. Feb. 12, 2016 10:15 AM
Matthew Tétreault is a graduate of the UW’s BA stream in Creative Writing. He is currently a graduate student in English and... Read More



Introducing the Editorial Team for juice 16

Fri. Dec. 11, 2015 10:00 AM
juice is a literary journal put together, edited, and created by students from the University of Winnipeg. The goal of the journal is to offer... Read More

English Alumns Pursuing Grad Degrees

Fri. Dec. 11, 2015 10:00 AM
Graduates of the University of Winnipeg’s English programs go on to do exciting research in various graduate programs at both the M.A.... Read More

Candida Rifkind Launches Project GraphicBio

Fri. Dec. 11, 2015 10:00 AM
Dr. Candida Rifkind has received a three-year SSHRC Insight Grant to launch a major project on graphic biography. This project focuses on... Read More


CRYTC Welcomes Visiting Australian Researcher

Fri. Sep. 18, 2015 10:00 AM
The Centre for Research in Young People's Texts and Cultures (CRYTC) welcomes Emma Whatman, who will be a Visiting Researcher from September... Read More

Andrew Burke’s “Abandoned Targets of Canada” Receives National Media Attention

Thu. Sep. 17, 2015 10:00 AM
Andrew Burke’s online crowdsourced photography project, “Abandoned Targets of Canada” (ATOC), has been drawing... Read More