Research in the English Department
Our Department is one of the largest on campus, with thirty-six research faculty. We have strengths in all areas of British, Canadian and American literature, from the Medieval period to the present, including Theory, and the Postcolonial. The Department's research clusters (see sidebar) represent particular areas in which it invites graduate applications.
In terms of research publications, UVic English is one of the most productive departments among comprehensive universities in Canada.
The Department is currently the home of various publications:
Apart from publications, the Department measures the strength of its research culture in the quality of its graduates; the collegiality of faculty and students; regular events, such as the Forum for Your Ideas (fyi) and visiting speakers; and frequent conferences, including an annual conference for graduate students. The Department aims to provide the most competitive graduate funding in Canada.