Image: Wanda Koop, Sightline – Blue Line, 2001, acrylic on canvas, 49” x 97”. Collection of The University of Winnipeg. Gift of the artist.


UPDATE: The timetable for Spring courses is now online. Remote delivery of courses is divided up into three major types:

LIVE: Scheduled class times will take place using an online platform. Students must be available during the posted lecture times for live streaming and/or group interactions.
NEXUS: ONLINE: Course material is delivered asynchronously through
NEXUS+: Online + live components. Students must be available during the posted lecture times for live streaming and/or group interactions. Section material is accessed via

Students with questions, or who need permission forms signed, should consult with the English Department Chair.

The physical UW Library facility is closed and all in-person library services have been moved to alternate delivery. Access to digital resources remains unaffected, and staff are working remotely to deliver most services online. For more info:

Further updates and FAQs about UW's response to COVID-19 are available here:

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Welcome to the Department of English at the University of Winnipeg, located in Treaty 1 territory. We offer a wide range of courses and a number of different undergraduate degree programs that offer students the opportunity to specialize in English Literature, Creative Writing, Young People's Texts and Cultures, and Screen Studies, and an M.A. in Cultural Studies. Our faculty is composed of highly qualified professors who are committed to their students, to diverse research interests, and to the importance of literature, language, and culture as forms of knowledge. The English Department is an active, continually evolving place. We house the student-run literary journal Juice and the Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence Program. We are also affiliated with the Centre for Research into Young People's Texts and Cultures (CRYTC) and the scholarly journal Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures.

The Department of English is pleased to announce the Carol Shields Writer in Residence for 2021: Souvankham Thammavongsa