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2018

April

Kathleen Venema's Bird-Bent Grass tops the McNally Robinson Bestseller list for April 15-25

Fri. Apr. 27, 2018 11:00 AM
http://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/home/browse/category/693/ Read More


Now Accepting Submissions for English Department Awards

Tue. Apr. 3, 2018 12:00 AM


March

Poetry Readying - Marilyn Dumont

Tue. Mar. 13, 2018 12:00 AM


English Honours Info Session

Tue. Mar. 13, 2018 12:00 AM


Performance/Conversation with English Grad Joshua Whitehead

Thu. Mar. 1, 2018 12:00 AM


February

Kathleen Venema Launching Bird-Bent Grass: A Memoir

Thu. Feb. 15, 2018 12:00 AM
Book Launch | McNally Robinson | Friday Apr 20 2018 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium Bird-Bent Grass chronicles an extraordinary... Read More


Indigenous Comics & Graphic Novels: Creators in Conversation

Thu. Feb. 15, 2018 12:00 AM
March 8, 1:00-2:15pm, Leatherdale Hall Sponsored by the Department of English and the Office of Indigenous Affairs A panel conversation between... Read More


January

Pronouns in the Classroom: Respect is the key to a healthy learning environment

Mon. Jan. 22, 2018 12:00 AM
http://uniter.ca/view/pronouns-in-the-classroom Read More


Patricia Robertson Awarded Honourable Mention in Poetry Award Contest

Thu. Jan. 18, 2018 12:00 AM
Patricia Robertson was awarded an Honourable Mention in the 2017 Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award Contest, judged by George Murray. She was... Read More


Honours Info Session

Wed. Jan. 10, 2018 12:30 AM



2017

November

Heather Milne & Paul DePasqauale Participate in Research to Engage Educationally Marginalized Youth

Mon. Nov. 27, 2017 12:00 AM
UW Community Engagement Initiatives Report Launch From Access to Engagement: Initiatives at The University of Winnipeg in Support of Educationally... Read More


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

Mon. Nov. 6, 2017 12:00 AM
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


October

Launch of The Six Seasons of the Asiniskow Ithiniwak Project

Wed. Oct. 25, 2017 12:00 AM
The Six Seasons of the Asiniskow Ithiniwak collaborative project will celebrate its official launch on Friday, October... Read More


Vancouver Author David Chariandy Reading from New Novel

Mon. Oct. 23, 2017 12:00 AM


Reading and Talk by Ann Eriksson and Gary Geddes

Mon. Oct. 23, 2017 12:00 AM


September

Bruno Cornellier Publishes Article in Discourse

Fri. Sep. 8, 2017 12:00 AM
Bruno Cornellier recently published a new article in the journal Discourse (Vol. 39, no.1). His article, entitled “The Struggle of... Read More


Jenny Heijun Wills Presenting at UW French-Studies Conference

Fri. Sep. 1, 2017 12:00 AM
Jenny Heijun Wills will give a presentation based on her recently published article “Competing Nationalisms in Ru and La Trilogie... Read More


Jenny Heijun Wills Invited to Writing Residency at Banff Centre

Fri. Sep. 1, 2017 12:00 AM
Jenny Heijun Wills is one of 20 participants invited to participate in the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity residency, "Centering... Read More


August

Andrew Burke Publishes Article on New Order Music Video

Tue. Aug. 29, 2017 12:00 AM
Andrew Burke has recently published the following article: “The Perfect Kiss: New Order and the Music Video.” Music Video:... Read More


May

Candida Rifkind Wins Gabrielle Roy Prize for Canadian Graphic

Wed. May. 31, 2017 12:00 AM
Canadian Graphic: Picturing Life Narratives, co-edited by Linda Warley and University of Winnipeg English Department member Candida Rifkind, and... Read More


Andrew Burke presenting at the Screen Studies conference in Glasgow

Wed. May. 31, 2017 12:00 AM
Professor Andrew Burke is presenting at the 27th International Screen Studies conference at the University of Glasgow from June 23rd to 25th. His... Read More


Bruno Cornellier publishes article in The American Indian Culture and Research Journal

Thu. May. 25, 2017 12:00 AM
Bruno Cornellier just published a new article in the American Indian Culture and Research Journal. His article, entitled “Extracting... Read More


Zbigniew Izydorczyk Presenting Research at Four Conferences

Mon. May. 1, 2017 12:00 AM
Professor Zbigniew Izydorczyk is presenting research at four conferences this spring: “The Idea of the Gospel of Nicodemus,”... Read More


April

Three English Faculty Presenting at International Auto/Biography Association – Americas Conference

Tue. Apr. 11, 2017 12:00 AM
Three English Department faculty are presenting at the bi-annual conference of the International Auto/Biography Association – Americas... Read More


Kathryn Ready Presented at McMaster University

Mon. Apr. 10, 2017 12:00 AM
Kathryn Ready presented a conference paper, "'The Nobler Growth these Realms Supply': The Aikin Family's Engagement with... Read More


Kathryn Ready Article Published by the University of Oxford

Mon. Apr. 10, 2017 12:00 AM
Kathryn Ready has an article, "John Aikin, Joseph Addison and Two Eighteenth-Century Eastern Tales of Remembered Metempsychosis,"... Read More


March

Now Accepting Submissions for the R.N. Hallstead Memorial Shakespeare Prize

Mon. Mar. 20, 2017 12:00 AM


Now Accepting Submissions for the Creative Writing Awards

Mon. Mar. 20, 2017 12:00 AM


Carla Manfredi Awarded Huntington Library Fellowship

Wed. Mar. 15, 2017 12:00 AM
Carla Manfredi has been awarded a Fellowship at the Huntington Library for the Fall semester. The Huntington Library is a rare book library and... Read More


Candida Rifkind on “Comics in Academia” Panel at Prairie Comics Fest

Wed. Mar. 15, 2017 12:00 AM
Candida Rifkind will be discussing the role of comics and graphic narratives at the Prairie Comics Fest, a free event open to the public that takes... Read More


English 3120 Practicum Students Organize Events for March

Tue. Mar. 14, 2017 12:00 AM
Professor Naomi Hamer's English 3120 Practicum class is organizing a series of events for March in the University Library. In addition to... Read More


March 31st Deadline for call for designs of the yellow carrels at the library

Fri. Mar. 10, 2017 12:00 AM


Jessica Jacobson-Konefall Awarded SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Wed. Mar. 8, 2017 12:00 AM
Sessional instructor and alumnus Jessica Jacobson-Konefall has won a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship, to be held at University of Toronto, with Dr.... Read More


Thomas Toles Writing and Performing in "The Artist Within" at MTYP

Fri. Feb. 10, 2017 12:00 AM
Thomas Toles is writing and performing in a big multimedia production at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People, "The Artist Within,"... Read More


Peter Melville Presenting at 38th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Thu. Feb. 9, 2017 12:00 AM
Peter Melville will present a paper at "Fantastic Epics: The 38th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts," which... Read More


Guest Speaker on German Comics & Graphic Novels

Wed. Feb. 8, 2017 12:00 AM


February

Carla Manfredi Wins Prestigious Fellowship at University of Edinburgh

Wed. Feb. 8, 2017 12:00 AM
Congratulations to Dr. Carla Manfredi, who has been awarded The American Philosophical Society/Institute for Advanced Studies in the... Read More


January

juice 17 Now Accepting Submissions

Fri. Jan. 13, 2017 12:00 AM


Larissa Wodtke Co-Authors Study of Manic Street Preachers

Wed. Jan. 11, 2017 12:00 AM
Larissa Wodtke, the Research Coordinator at the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures, has contributed an essay to the... Read More



2016

December

Available Courses for Winter 2017

Fri. Dec. 2, 2016 12:00 AM
Language and Culture | ENGL-2804.3-050 | Wednesday | 6:00pm – 9:00pm | K. Malcolm | Cross-listed: ANTH-2406-050 and LING-2101-050 This... Read More


November

Doris Wolf to be Visiting Scholar at University of Hawaii at Manoa

Mon. Nov. 28, 2016 12:00 AM
Doris Wolf will be a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Biographical Research, University of Hawaii at Manoa,  Honolulu, Oahu, from... Read More


English Major Kakeka Thundersky Nominated for National Award

Thu. Nov. 24, 2016 12:00 AM
A first year English major, Kakeka Thundersky, has been nominated for the prestigious 2016 Everyday Political Citizen award from Samara Canada.... Read More


Katherena Vermette to be UW's 2017 Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence

Wed. Nov. 2, 2016 12:00 AM
The Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence Committee is thrilled to announce that award-winning writer and former UW English student Katherena Vermette... Read More


October

UWinnipeg grad a rising literary star

Fri. Oct. 21, 2016 12:00 AM
http://news-centre.uwinnipeg.ca/all-posts/uwinnipeg-grad-a-rising-literary-star/ Read More


Four English Faculty Participating in "Youngsters: On the Cultures of Children and Youth Conference"

Mon. Oct. 3, 2016 12:00 AM
Four UW English Department faculty are participating in the upcoming conference, "Youngsters: On the Cultures of Children and Youth... Read More


September

New Online Winter Course in Indigenous Texts

Wed. Sep. 21, 2016 12:00 AM


Kathleen Venema presenting at DisConnected Forms: Narratives on the Fractured Self

Wed. Sep. 7, 2016 12:00 PM
Thu. Sep. 8 09:00 AM - Fri. Sep. 9 09:00 PM Location: University of Hull Kathleen Venema will be presenting at DisConnected... Read More


Bruno Cornellier Co-Edits Special Issue of Settler Colonial Studies

Wed. Sep. 7, 2016 12:00 AM
A new special issue of the scholarly journal Settler Colonial Studies was recently published under the theme “Globalizing... Read More


Heather Milne and Candida Rifkind Presenting at Banff Centre Conference

Fri. Sep. 2, 2016 12:00 AM
Heather Milne and Candida Rifkind are both presenting papers at a conference being held at the Banff Centre from September 22-25th 2016 on... Read More


Brandon Christopher Presenting at British Shakespeare Association Biennial Conference

Fri. Sep. 2, 2016 12:00 AM
Brandon Christopher will present “‘Why could it not be another way?’: Kill Shakespeare and the Pleasures of... Read More


May

Catherine Hunter at Canadian Creative Writers Conference in Toronto

Mon. May. 9, 2016 12:00 AM
Catherine Hunter will speak about the process of researching and writing her latest novel After Light on the panel "Family Archives, Myths,... Read More


Peter Melville Publishes Two Journal Articles on Fantasy Literature

Tue. May. 3, 2016 12:00 AM
Peter Melville has published an essay on Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy in Studies in the Fantastic.  The essay, entitled... Read More


Peter Melville & Kate Ready in Special Issue of European Romantic Review

Tue. May. 3, 2016 12:00 AM
Peter Melville and Kate Ready have contributed to a Special Issue of European Romantic Review (ERR).  Dr. Melville is the co-editor of the... Read More


April

Candida Rifkind at IABA-World Conference in Cyprus

Fri. Apr. 29, 2016 12:00 AM
Candida Rifkind is presenting a paper titled “Framed Lives: Tings Chak’s Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant... Read More


Bruno Cornellier at Canadian Comparative Literature Association

Fri. Apr. 29, 2016 12:00 AM
Bruno Cornellier is presenting a paper titled “Iroquois Separatists and ‘Nègres blancs’: Paradoxes of... Read More


Zbigniew Izydorczyk at Veronica Conference in Cambridge

Tue. Mar. 1, 2016 10:00 AM
Zbigniew Izydorczyk is presenting a paper, "The Cura Sanitatis Tiberii according to Ernst von Dobschütz," at the Veronica... Read More


March

Kathryn Ready at American Society for 18th Century Studies Conference

Wed. Mar. 16, 2016 12:00 AM
Kathryn Ready is presenting a paper, “‘On the Road from Edinburgh’: John Aikin, Scottish Historiography, and the... Read More


Heather Milne at SUNY Buffalo Poetics Conference

Thu. Mar. 3, 2016 12:00 AM
Heather Milne is presenting a paper at a SUNY Buffalo conference on Poetics:  (The Next) 25 Years, from  April 9-10. Her paper is... Read More


Andrew Burke at Victorian Studies of Western Canada Conference

Thu. Mar. 3, 2016 12:00 AM
Andrew Burke is presenting a paper at this year's Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada (VSAWC) conference that is being held in... Read More


Jenny Wills Guest Lecturing at University of California, Santa Barbara

Tue. Mar. 1, 2016 12:00 AM
Jenny Wills will give a guest lecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara on April 20, 2016. The topic of the presentation will be white... Read More


Brandon Christopher at the Shakesepeare Association of America Conference

Tue. Mar. 1, 2016 12:00 AM
Brandon Christopher will be presenting a paper titled "Shakespeare as Shibboleth: Shakespearean Citation and the Creation of Vertigo... Read More


February

Naomi Hamer to deliver Keynote at UBC Conference

Fri. Feb. 12, 2016 12:00 AM
Dr. Naomi Hamer has been invited to deliver a keynote address at the biennial University of British Columbia Children’s Literature... Read More



2015

December

Jenny Heijun Wills to hold Visiting Scholar Residency Position

Thu. Dec. 10, 2015 12:00 AM
Jenny Wills will spend her half-year sabbatical at Stanford University’s Centre for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity completing... Read More


Jenny Heijun Wills to chair ASAC session at MLA

Thu. Dec. 10, 2015 12:00 AM
On January 9 at 10:15-11:30 Jenny Wills will chair a special session hosted by the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture at the Modern... Read More


Open Winter Term Courses

Thu. Dec. 3, 2015 12:00 AM
The following English courses still have open enrollments. Check on WebAdvisor if you wish to register. ENGL 2803-001 Phonetics &... Read More


November

Brandon Christopher at Appropriation in the Age of Global Shakespeare Conference

Thu. Nov. 5, 2015 12:00 AM
Brandon Christopher is presenting “‘These words are not mine’: Bravura Theatre’s Multicultural,... Read More


Kathryn Ready at the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference

Tue. Nov. 3, 2015 12:00 AM
Kathryn Ready presented a conference paper entitled “Eighteenth-Century British Novel Theory, Romance, and the Pleasures of the Solitary... Read More


October

Jenny Heijun Wills at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting

Thu. Oct. 8, 2015 12:00 AM
Jenny Heijun Wills presented a conference paper entitled “American Scapegoating and Canadian Ethnic Studies” at the American... Read More


Heather Milne at the Literatures of Canada and Quebec Conference

Thu. Oct. 8, 2015 12:00 AM
Heather Milne presented a conference paper entitled “’It is true Canada is not exactly a Utopia, Ltd.’: The... Read More


Joan Baragar Scholarship Submissions Due Oct. 30th

Thu. Sep. 17, 2015 12:00 AM
Submissions for the Joan Baragar Scholarship are due to the English Department by October 30th. More info is available here: Joan Baragar Scholarship Read More


September

Heather Milne Presenting at The Affect Conference

Thu. Sep. 17, 2015 12:00 AM
Heather Milne is presenting a conference paper entitled “‘Thinking as if Trying to Weep’: The Poetics and Politics of... Read More


Juice Seeking Assistant Editor

Wed. Sep. 9, 2015 12:00 AM
juice is seeking an assistant editor for juice 16. Submission deadline is Monday, September 28th, at 12 noon. For more info:... Read More


Jenny Wills Receives SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Fri. Sep. 4, 2015 12:00 AM
Jenny Wills received a two-year SSHRC Insight Development Grant of $20,000 for her research entitled Rethinking Anti-Essentialism: Race, Origins,... Read More


Candida Rifkind Receives SSHRC Insight Grant

Fri. Sep. 4, 2015 12:00 AM
Candida Rifkind received a three-year SSHRC Insight Grant of $84,710 for her research entitled Preoccupied Lives: Graphic Biography and the Subject... Read More



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