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Admission Requirements

Hone Your Writing Skills Across Genres

 Take Workshops From Nationally Acclaimed Writers 

Discover your ability to write creatively in workshops led by some of Canada’s most acclaimed writers, including Lawrence Hill and Dionne Brand.

 Engage in a Multidisciplinary Writing Experience

Hone your skills in thinking analytically about literature, media and film through clear and effective writing across genres and media to better understand each other and the world we live in.

 Focus On Your Interests 

Explore english literature in greater depth and detail as you progress through your degree and examine: Canadian Literature, Sexuality and Gender Studies, Environmental Writing and more.

Explore Our Greatest Literary Works

How does our literary history relate to current culture and beyond? What lessons can we learn from literature, film, and media to better understand each other and the world around us?

The skills you acquire throughout the program will empower you with the writing and critical analysis skills to understand English literature, hone your communication skills, and open opportunities for your career – all while exploring contemporary poetry, popular literature, and literatures from around the world.

Students in the English (ENGL) major at the University of Guelph might also be interested in studying History, a degree in Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, or other majors.

What You Will Learn

  • Effective Writing
  • Reading the Contemporary World
  • Medicine and Literature
  • Major Writers

  • Latina/Latino Literature and Cultural Production
  • Queer Literatures and Cultures
  • Children’s Literature
  • Seminar: Literature and Social Change
  • Vampires, Ghosts, and Mummies: Literature and the Supernatural

  • Editorial Experience
  • Intermediate Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
  • Reading 2.0, Electronic Lit, Games, and Digital Narrative Forms
  • Studies in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Medieval and Early Modern Literatures

  • Women’s Writings

  • Creative Writing: Prose/Poetry

  • Modern & Contemporary Literatures


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