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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
August 30, 2015
 
 
Canadian Excellence
 

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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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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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A Canadian Literary Evening
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Laurier Celebrates Teaching Awards Winners
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This Can Show You Everything: The End of Absence in the Age of Screen This Can Show You Everything: The End of Absence in the Age of Screen
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Sonnet L'Abbé - Writer in Residence Schedule
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Tracking Shots 2: Winter film series
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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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Laurier names recipients of 2014 Awards for Teaching Excellence
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3-120 Woods Bldg.

Summer Office Hours:

Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 - 4:00 and Fri. 7:15-12:15

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. Robin Waugh
ext. 3712, rwaugh@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

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