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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
April 19, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence
 

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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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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First Year Experience.
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Common Reading Program celebrates the winners of inaugural writing contest Common Reading Program celebrates the winners of inaugural writing contest
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Staebler Award winner Carol Shaben to speak at Laurier Staebler Award winner Carol Shaben to speak at Laurier
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Department Chair: Dr. Ute Lischke
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Graduate Officer: Dr. Mariam Pirbhai

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English Undergraduate Advisor:
Dr. Andrea Austin

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Film Undergraduate Advisor:
Dr. Russell Kilbourn  
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Joanne Buchan
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Administrative Assistant:
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People at Laurier

Mariam Pirbhai, English Mariam Pirbhai teaches courses in Post-colonial literature and theory; post-colonial women's writing; Caribbean literature; South Asian literature; diaspora, multicultural and minority writing was published by University of Toronto Press. Her current research builds on her interest in the history of indentured labour and the stories of the old South Asian diaspora created in the nineteenth century. Dr. Pirbhai would also like to write her own 'diasporic' novel some day, which is presently a desire-in-process rather than a work-in-progress!

Mariam Pirbhai
Associate Professor,
English