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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
February 12, 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

Markus Poetzsch, English Markus Poetzsch teaches British Romantic literature in the Department of English and Film Studies. His research interests include eighteenth and nineteenth-century aesthetics, theories of the everyday, ecocriticism and travel writing. He is currently engaged in a book-length study of the art and practice of walking, a project that alleviates at least in part the pangs of academic sedentariness!

Markus Poetzsch
Associate Professor,
English