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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
October 23, 2014
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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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
(Headline - Jun 27)
Laurier names recipients of 2014 Awards for Teaching Excellence
(Headline - Apr 30)
For all English students: announcing the end-of-term CanLit Conclave!
(Headline - Mar 20)
A 40 Year Conversation from 1902 to 1942 A 40 Year Conversation from 1902 to 1942
(Headline - Mar 13)
Arts in Action Arts in Action
(Headline - Feb 28)
Spoken word poet El Jones is coming to Laurier!
(Headline - Feb 26)
The Department of English and Film Studies Celebration of Authors
(Headline - Jan 17)
Janice Lee Spoken Word Artist Performance Janice Lee Spoken Word Artist Performance
(Headline - Jan 17)
Alumni Stories
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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

Ada Sharpe, English Ada Sharpe is a SSHRC-funded doctoral candidate who is examining the practice and representation of decorative arts, such as drawing, painting, and embroidery in the works of British women writers of the Romantic period. Ada has done research at the Royal College of Art in the UK and has been awarded a position as a Visiting Scholar at the Yale Centre for British Art in 2013.

Ada Sharpe
PhD Candidate,