Welcome to UPEI's English Department. If you are a person who loves to read, you've come to the right place. We have several degree options. Each offers strong preparation for further studies in a wide variety of areas.
The Major in English provides intensive study through reading, writing, and lively conversation. Explore the world through fiction, drama, film, poetry, non-fiction, and memoir. Enhance your ability to think about, understand, and interact with our increasingly complex society. Gain a richly diverse knowledge of how language and literature have been shaping, and continue to shape, human experience and culture.
The Minor in English is designed for those of you who want to enhance another major or wish to clear a space for literature and language studies in your lives. We also welcome anyone who wants to sample a course here and there, staying in touch with familiar writers and discovering new ones.
The Honours degree is for those who want to extend a thorough grounding in English language or literature by developing an area of independent study through a scholarly or creative writing Honours project.
As well as the place for all things literary, the English Department is home to the University Writing and Theatre Studies Programs. You will also find creative writing workshops and linguistics courses here.
Our faculty is creative, dynamic, and student-centred, with a passionate dedication to innovative research and to teaching excellence. In fact, many of us have received national, regional, and local teaching awards that recognize our commitment to our students. Every English major and Honours student, and every English interested minor, is matched with a faculty mentor who will help guide you through your program. The English Department is known for its profs' open doors, and for the mentoring relationships that develop and enrich the student experience. If you'd like to know more about what we do and what we offer, drop by the Department to chat with any one of us. You also can learn more about our courses below, by reading the Department's Calendar Supplement, which is updated annually and available on the right of this page, or by clicking on the link to Department Site on the right.
Studies in English language and literature will help you thrive—in your university experience and in your personal life.
Dr. Greg Doran, Chair