Monday, June 26, 2017 — 8:30 AM to Tuesday, June 27, 2017 — 4:29 PM EDT

Master the techniques of writing superior winning proposals

Sponsored by: The Grant Training Center

This intensive two-day grant proposal workshop is geared towards those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills, as well as beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing and writing winning proposals to various funding agencies. The focus will be on how to effectively write proposals in times of keen competition and limited resources.

Friday, June 23, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Affecting up to three-quarters of Britons in the eighteenth century, poverty was both a constitutive feature of the body politic and, for many, a disruptive, unpredictable force that, many feared, threatened to undo the fabric of civil society. This fear, I argue, was not of the poor in and of themselves, but what the poor represented: an anxious reminder of the unruliness of eighteenth-century bodies and spaces.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 (all day) to Saturday, June 24, 2017 (all day)
William Shakespeare
The conference is a joint venture of the University of Waterloo and the Stratford Festival, and will bring together scholars and practitioners to talk about how performance infl
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 — 11:00 AM EDT

Immediately following the 10:00 a.m. convocation ceremony, our new English undergraduate and graduate alumni and their families are invited to a post-convocation celebration in the SLC Great Hall. Enter the hall and look for the English Language and Literature sign.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 — 9:00 AM to Wednesday, June 28, 2017 — 4:00 PM EDT

Learn to speak about your research with confidence!

Whether you are giving a conference presentation, a job talk, or defending your dissertation, as a graduate student you need to be able to speak with authority and knowledge about your research area, respond to questions, and engage in scholarly debate.

Speak like a Scholar is designed to help doctoral students develop their voices as independent scholars and give effective academic presentations with confidence.

Friday, June 2, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

This dissertation deploys the resources of cognitive linguistics and ecocriticism to gain insight into the role of metonymy in the Victorian novel’s representation of an increasingly complex and interconnected urban world. I examine Charles Dickens’s novels Bleak House (1852-53) and Our Mutual Friend (1864-65), and George Gissing’s novel The Nether World (1889), as well as Gissing’s nonfiction criticism of Dickens, in order to argue that both authors use metonymy to reframe the reader’s understanding of the Victorian city.

Saturday, May 27, 2017 (all day) to Friday, June 2, 2017 (all day)
Banner for the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

UWaterloo English faculty and students will be presenting a wide variety of papers at the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Ryerson University. For a complete listing of presenters, times, and locations, see our Congress Participants page.

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