Welcome to the 2020 - 2021 year in the English Department
 

The Department of English is pleased to welcome a new permanent professor to the Department, Dr. Amatoritsero Ede. Dr. Ede is a specialist in African and African diaspora literature, and comes to us from the University of the Bahamas. His special interest is literature and politics, especially Afropolitanism. Dr. Ede is also a poet and creative writer, and publishes an online poetry journal. We are thrilled that he brings these skills and interests to Mount Allison!

 

Dr. Ede will be teaching 4 courses this year. In the Fall he will be teaching English 2991: Home and Exile, and English 3991: Literature as Virus. In the Winter he will be teaching English 1201D: Introduction to the Principles of Literary Analysis, and English 3771: Caribbean Literature. If you have questions about these courses please contact Dr. Ede at aede@mta.ca.
 
Faculty Teaching this year includes Dr. Karen Bamford, Dr. Andrea Beverley, Dr. Amatoritsero Ede, Dr. Robert Lapp, and Dr. Janine Rogers, and Dr. Geordie Miller will be teaching 3 courses in the Fall term and 2 courses in the Winter 2020 term.  
 
 English Courses Fall 2020

 

 

ENGL-1201-A 

Intro to Prin of Lit Analysis

 Robert Lapp

NON-TIMETABLED

  Online with campus-based tutorials as
  students desire,to be scheduled later

ENGL-1201-B 

Intro to Prin of Lit Analysis

 Karen Bamford

NON-TIMETABLED

  Online with campus-based tutorials as
  students desire, to be scheduled later

ENGL-1991-A

Crisis Lit

 Geordie Miller

NON-TIMETABLED

  Online

ENGL-1501-A 

Introduction to Poetry

 Geordie Miller

NON-TIMETABLED

  Online

ENGL-2201-A 

Literary Periods to 1800

 Janine Rogers

TIMETABLED

  Campus: Online support for students
  who can't come to campus

ENGL-2211-A 

Introduction to Shakespeare

 Karen Bamford

NON-TIMETABLED

  Online with campus-based tutorials as
  students desire, to be scheduled later

ENGL-2801-A 

Intro to Canadian Literature

 Andrea Beverley

TIMETABLED

  Campus: Online support for students
  who can't come to campus

ENGL-2991-A 

Home and Exile

 Amatoritsero Ede

TIMETABLED

 Campus: Online support for students
  who can't come to campus

ENGL-3451-A 

Lit in the Age of Romanticism

 Robert Lapp

NON-TIMETABLED

  Online with campus-based tutorials as
  students desire, to be scheduled later

ENGL-3661-A 

Lit by Women in the 20th Cent

 Karen Bamford

NON-TIMETABLED

  Online with campus-based tutorials as
  students desire, to be scheduled later

ENGL 3821-A

The Canadian Postmodern

 Andrea Beverley

TIMETABLED

  Campus: Online support for students
  who can't come to campus

ENGL 3871-A

Contemporary Lit Theory I

 Geordie Miller

NON-TIMETABLED

  Online: we will move together week-
  by-week,with set deadlines etc.

ENGL-3951-A 

Lit and the Natural World

Janine Rogers

TIMETABLED

  Campus: online support for students
  who can't come to campus

ENGL-3991-A 

Literature As Virus

Amatoritsero Ede

TIMETABLED

  Campus: online support for students
  who can't come to campus

 

 



Winter 2020  
ENGL 4231: Ecopoetics

 

 

 Ecopoetics
 Dr. Robert Lapp
Winter 2020, M 2:30-5:20

 ENGL 4231A Ecopoetics is the theory and practice of creating literary art that responds to an endangered environment. This course briefly examines the roots of ecopoetics in 18thcentury Romanticism and 19thcentury Nature-Writing before focusing on its rapid proliferation in the present moment under the pressure of unfolding ecological disaster. Selected theoretical perspectives (including Romantic Ecology, Ecofeminism, and Ecological Justice), along with a provisional taxonomy of ecopoetical genres, will help navigate a range of examples, many of which will be selected and introduced by members of the class. An important aim of the course will be to develop potentially publishable interventions in public discourse---whether as essays or original ecopoetry---in order to directly apply the values of responsible research and informed creativity to the crisis at hand. If you have questions about the course or would like to enroll, contact Dr. Robert Lapp at rlapp@mta.ca  


 

   Department of English Literatures: Summary of Scholarships and Prizes for April 2019:


The McKiel Scholarship
(Awarded annually to a 3rd-year student completing a Major or HONS in ENGL in his/her fourth year and who demonstrates high academic achievement)
2018-2019 winner: Kenedy Longaphie

The Allison Watson Beveridge Prize
· Awarded to the Honours ENGL student with highest achievement in completing an ENGL program)
2019 winner: Tyler Haché

The Jennie Robinson Quinn Scholarship
· Awarded to the female student with highest standing in ENGL in the university
2019 winner: Ainslie Campbell

The Grace Tomkinson Memorial Prize
· Awarded to the third year ENGL student with highest achievement
2019 winner: Maia Herriot

The Edwin Ernest Graham Prize
· A book prize (or cash equivalent) awarded to a second-year student for excellence in 2000-level ENGL course
2019 winner: Kie Gates

Bryce McKiel Essay Prize
· Awarded annually to a student who has delivered the most impressive essay on a subject related to the analysis of literature in English, and high achievement in the discipline of good writing and clear thought and has completed two ENGL courses
2019 winner: Samuelle Saindon

 The Roger Calkins Prize in Shakespeare Studies
· This prize, established by the English faculty in honour of Dr. Roger Calkins, is awarded to the student with the highest achievement in Shakespeare studies each year.
2019 winner: Hanna Wilson

The Carrie MacMillan Prize in Canadian Literature
· This prize, established by the English faculty in honour of Dr. Carrie MacMillan, is awarded each year to the student with the highest achievement in the study of Canadian Literature.
2019 winner: Mirelle Naud

MASU Departmental Prize
· Awarded by MASU each year to the Department’s choice for their most deserving student.
2019 winner: Tyler Haché
  
Hazel Steeves Creative Writing Prize
· Awarded by Department to the Department’s choice for their most deserving student.
2019 winner: Tyler Haché
 
Dr. Will R. Bird Memorial Scholarship Prize
· Awarded by Department to a second-year student with excellent writing skills and interests.
2019 winner: Maggie Washington
 

 
 ENGL 1121A  (Literature, Science & Technology:  Science Fiction)
Winter 2017 Course Magazine
  

  This magazine was curated by 2 members of the class and includes creative
  work inspired by the themes and concepts of the course.

Please click image below

  The Realms of Possibility 

   ENGL 3991A Winter 2017
 Ecopoetics

 An Ecopoetic Anthology:  creative writing by members of the class inspired
 by the themes and authors of the course.

Please click image below