Department of English

DEPARTMENT OF

English Language and Literature

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Department of English Language and Literature

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Welcome to Queen’s English! Whether you are passionate about literary classics like Shakespeare’s plays and Jane Austen’s novels, or you prefer exploring contemporary popular fiction and the cultural place of comics, the Department of English offers courses that will pique your interest and stretch your mind.

Our undergraduate programs begin with an intensive foundation in the essentials of this discipline through core courses in genre and literary history. We then offer flexible upper-year requirements that let you shape your degree to reflect your own interests.

As a Major or Medial, each year you will have access to a seminar experience that promotes discussion and debate, giving you a voice in your own learning.

At the heart of our program in English is a commitment to helping you develop exceptional skills in analytical thinking and proficiency in written and spoken expression. These are the hallmarks of our graduates, preparing them for a wide range of careers including law, teaching, library and information science, marketing, and human resources.

Queen’s University is situated on traditional Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

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  • Watson Hall front entrance in winter

    Watson Hall, front entrance in winter, home of the Department of English Language and Literature. Courtesy of S. King.

  • Watson Hall, November street view

    Watson Hall, November street view, home of the Department of English Language and Literature. Courtesy of C. Collins.

  • Red Ivy on Watson Hall

    Red Ivy on Watson Hall, home of the Department of English Language and Literature.?Courtesy of S. King.

  • Jeffery Hall steps from Watson Hall

    Jeffery Hall steps and garden, as viewed from Watson Hall, home of the Department of English Language and Literature.?Courtesy of S. King.

  • Watson Hall, east entrance with bicycles

    Bicycles at the east entrance of Watson Hall, home of the Department of English Language and Literature.?Courtesy S. King.

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