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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
July 23, 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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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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Janice Lee Spoken Word Artist Performance Janice Lee Spoken Word Artist Performance
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Alumni Stories
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MAIN OFFICE:      
3-120 Woods Bldg.
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 - 4:30

Department Chair:Dr. Ute Lischke
ext. 3607, ulischke@wlu.ca


Graduate Officer:Dr. Anne Russell
ext. 3423, arussell@wlu.ca


English Undergraduate Advisor (to July 31, 2014):Dr. Andrea Austin
ext. 3773, aaustin@wlu.ca

English Undergraduate Advisor (as of August 1, 2014):Dr. Maria DiCenzo
ext. 3985, mdicenzo@wlu.ca

Film Undergraduate Advisor:Dr. Russell Kilbourn  
ext. 2380, rkilbourn@wlu.ca


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

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

People at Laurier

Tanis MacDonald, English Tanis MacDonald teaches Canadian literature. Her research interests include feminist poetry and poetics, pathography, and historiographic metanarrative. She has recently published The Daughter's Way: Canadian Women's Paternal Elegies. She once ran 10 km in 62 minutes, 46 seconds. Dr. MacDonald is also a widely-published poet and literary essayist, and her third book of poetry,Rue the Day, was published by Turnstone Press (April 2008).

Tanis MacDonald
Associate Professor,
English