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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
February 14, 2016

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English Studies at Laurier...

"Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised some people prefer books. Books make sense of life.

--Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot

"Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect."

-- Samuel Johnson, The Rambler

"For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov" Research shows that reading something by Chekhov or Alice Munro will help you navigate new social territory.

--New York Times


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Early Hollywood: A Myth in the Making Early Hollywood: A Myth in the Making
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Free Film Series: Scoring the Screen Free Film Series: Scoring the Screen
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Edna Staebler Writer-in-Residence Edna Staebler Writer-in-Residence
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"Poetics of the Biological": Two Great Events, One Afternoon
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3-120 Woods Bldg.

Office Hours:

Mon.-Fri. 8:00 - 4:00

Please note that office hours are subject to minor changes. We advise visitors from out of town to contact the office in advance.

Acting Department Chair:Dr. Tanis MacDonald
ext. 2931, tmacdonald@wlu.ca


Graduate Officer:Dr. Lynn Shakinovsky
ext. 3227, lshakinovsky@wlu.ca

English Undergraduate Advisor:Dr. Maria DiCenzo
ext. 3985, mdicenzo@wlu.ca
Appointments: englishadvising@wlu.ca


Film Program Co-ordinator:
Dr. Philippa Gates
ext. 2476, pgates@wlu.ca
Appointments: filmadvising@wlu.ca


Senior Administrative Assistant:Joanne Buchan
ext. 3257, jbuchan@wlu.ca

People at Laurier

Ada Sharpe, English Ada Sharpe is a SSHRC-funded doctoral candidate who is examining the practice and representation of decorative arts, such as drawing, painting, and embroidery in the works of British women writers of the Romantic period. Ada has done research at the Royal College of Art in the UK and has been awarded a position as a Visiting Scholar at the Yale Centre for British Art in 2013.

Ada Sharpe
PhD Candidate,
English