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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
December 21, 2014

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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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Over Eleven Hundred Signatures Gathered on a Petition to Save Wilfrid Laurier University Press!
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Laurier Department mandates territorial acknowledgment for all future course syllabi
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New Senior Seminar: Advanced Creative Writing New Senior Seminar: Advanced Creative Writing
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Edna Staebler Writer-in-Residence Edna Staebler Writer-in-Residence
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Laurier names recipients of 2014 Awards for Teaching Excellence
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For all English students: announcing the end-of-term CanLit Conclave!
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A 40 Year Conversation from 1902 to 1942 A 40 Year Conversation from 1902 to 1942
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Arts in Action Arts in Action
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Spoken word poet El Jones is coming to Laurier!
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The Department of English and Film Studies Celebration of Authors
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Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 - 4:30

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

Department Chair:Dr. Ute Lischke
ext. 3607,

Graduate Officer:Dr. Anne Russell
ext. 3423,

English Undergraduate Advisor:Dr. Maria DiCenzo
ext. 3985,

Film Undergraduate Advisor:
Dr. Russell Kilbourn
ext. 2380,

Senior Administrative Assistant:Joanne Buchan
ext. 3257,

Administrative Assistant:Donna Evers
ext. 3247,
(Aug. 18, 2014 - May 31, 2015)

People at Laurier

Tamas Dobozy, English Tamas Dobozy is a scholar of 20th c. American literature and culture, focussing on the intersection of music, literature, and utopianism. As a creative writer, he has written award-winning short stories on immigration, history, and memory.

Tamas Dobozy
Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies,