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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
September 2, 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

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, ulischke@wlu.ca


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

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


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

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