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Canadian Excellence

English and Film Studies (PhD)

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Dr. Anne Russell, Program Coordinator
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The PhD in English and Film Studies provides graduate course offerings and faculty expertise in Literary and Film Studies. The PhD in English and Film Studies allows students to pursue specialized research in the major periods, movements and theoretical approaches to British, American, or world literatures in english, to pursue specialized research in film studies, or to take advantage of the rich intellectual and theoretical confluences between literary and film studies. The major fields of specialization represented by current faculty research interests include gender and genre Studies, post-colonial and diaspora studies, textuality, media, and print studies.

Program Details

Duration of Program
48 months
gender and genre; nation, diaspora, culture; textuality, media and print studies
For more information on the program requirements

Entrance Requirements

Minimum Standing

MA in English


MA in Film Studies
or equivalent graduate degree


Application Deadline

Start Date
Application Due
September January 15 for first consideration; applications will be accepted until the program is full.


Eligible students admitted to study on a full-time basis for each year of study are given a competitive funding package.

Guaranteed minimum financial support: $19,000

Such support may be made up of:

  • teaching assistantships,
  • internal and/or external scholarship awards,
  • research assistantships,
  • studentships.

Consult the academic program for further details.


Tuition is charged each term. Miscellaneous fees may be charged where applicable.


Prospective applicants are strongly advised to familiarize themselves with faculty expertise and research interests as well as program requirements (available on the graduate program website of the Department of English and Film Studies), and to contact a prospective advisor prior to submitting an application.