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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.
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
Senior Administrative Assistant:Joanne Buchan
People at Laurier
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!