Monday, December 14, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST
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IDEAS and PRESENTERS

Thursday, November 26, 2015 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST
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English Student Society presents

MIXER @ BOMBER

Join us as we kick off the English Student Society for 2015-2016.

Thursday, November 26, 2015 — 2:00 PM EST
Linda Warley

Linda Warley (English Language and Literature) is pleased to present her paper: "Digging up the Doll: Inherited Memories of the Removal of German Nationals From Eastern Europe"

Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in ML 245.

In this paper Prof. Warley considers her mother’s experiences as a child refugee in 1945.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
Images of Germanic education

Isis was the veiled goddess of nature who inspired German writers from Schiller to Novalis. Jean Paul Richter, too, fantasized about Isis: once one tried to lift the veil on nature, he said, the veil would continually extend itself.

How, then can one come to know and learn about nature? What tropes and language are used to make nature become visible? How does one communicate and disseminate this knowledge? How, in short, is nature re-mediated around 1800?

Friday, November 20, 2015 — 11:30 AM EST
The Devil you Know book cover

Elisabeth de Mariaffi is the Giller Prize-nominated author of one book of short stories, How To Get Along With Women (Invisible Publishing, 2012) and the new novel, The Devil You Know (HarperCollins, Canada; Simon & Schuster, USA 2015).

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 — 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
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Monday, November 9, 2015 — 4:00 PM EST
Professor Mary Chapman

The English Language and Literature Speaker series is pleased to present a talk by Professor Mary Chapman (UBC) titled "Gwine Back to Dixie": Slave Girls, Tragic Mulattas, and Underground Railways in the Life and Work of Edith Eaton (Sui Sin Far)

Friday, October 30, 2015 — 3:00 PM EDT
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Her Excellency Mrs. Sharon Johnston returns to UWaterloo to read excerpts from her first work of fiction Matrons and Madams, followed by a discussion moderated by Professor Shelley Hulan from the Department of English Language and Literature.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 — 12:00 PM EDT
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Arts Advancement, the Registrar’s Office and the Central Alumni Relations team are hosting a send-off reception at noon in the Student Life Centre, following the Convocation Ceremony on October 24.

Friday, October 23, 2015 — 1:00 PM EDT
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As an alternate history genre, steampunk literature builds its worlds by answering the “what if?” question of science fiction and fantasy with a re-imagining of nineteenth-century history and literature and engaging with cultural discourses of the day.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Poster
Thursday, October 15, 2015 — 10:30 AM EDT
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Essential information for ALL English majors about changes to your English plan.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 — 1:00 PM EDT
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Essential information for ALL English majors about changes to your English plan.

Friday, October 2, 2015 — 1:30 PM EDT

The Department of English Language and Literature is pleased to invite you to “Mediated Bodies,” the first event in our Faculty Research Series. Come hear English authors Beth Coleman and Jay Dolmage speak about their recent books, and stay for discussion and refreshments.

Friday, September 25, 2015 — 4:00 PM EDT
Professor Jayne Lewis

Milton's Hair:  A (Long) Eighteenth Century Entanglement

Jayne Lewis is Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine and the author, most recently, of Air’s Appearance: Literary Atmosphere in British Fiction (Chicago, 2012).

Friday, September 11, 2015 — 5:30 PM EDT
Image of old book bindings.

The English Language and Literature Department will be hosting a celebration of the Twenty-Fifth anniversary of the founding of its PhD program. 

Sunday, August 9, 2015 — 9:00 PM EDT

Behemoth is Matthew Schwager's final project for the Experimental Digital Media MA in the University of Waterloo English Department. Produced in collaboration with the Critical Media Lab, it is an interactive digital media project open to the public. Participate and watch as your image is projected live onto City Hall.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 — 12:00 PM EDT

Don't miss Emma Vossen's talk at the Games Institute (EC1) this Thursday, July 30th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm!

Thursday, June 18, 2015 (all day) to Saturday, June 20, 2015 (all day)

2015 Shakespearean Theatre Conference:
“Language in Text and Performance”

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 — 4:00 PM EDT

The Department of English Language and Literature is pleased to invite you to “Mediated Bodies,” the first event in our Faculty Research Series. Come hear English authors Beth Coleman and Jay Dolmage speak about their recent books, and stay for discussion and refreshments.

About our authors:
 

Monday, May 11, 2015 (all day)

You are invited to attend the 2015 Asian Research Working Group Conference on "Asia and Globalization."

From the rise of Asian economies to the spread of Bollywood films and Japanese anime, Asia has emerged as a major player in debates around globalization. This conference seeks to examine economic, political, social, cultural, and historical dimensions of globalization in Asia and the globalizing of Asian cultures in the rest of the world.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Please join us for the last Critical Media Lab Salon of the semester, featuring presentations by Prof. Dan Vogel, Cheriton School of Computer Science, and Lauren Burr, PhD candidate, Department of English.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Monday, April 13, 2015 — 1:00 PM EDT

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