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Plan your 2020–21 courses

From comics to classics, the Bible to Madame Bovary, podcasts to Irish poetry: next year’s course offerings will excite and inspire you! 

Our courses
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Hone your skills

Studying English increases your ability to analyze texts and to write effectively, all while delving further into the literature you love.

Undergraduate studies
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A vibrant community of graduate students

Our programs let you explore different topics and build your own skill sets. Graduate student Alana Sayers’ research is focused on Indigenous literature and its importance.

Graduate studies
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Vibrant research

Our students and faculty participate in a number of fascinating research projects, like the Map of Early Modern London project: a digital, interactive version of the Civitas Londinum.

Our research
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Professional communication

UVic's unique Professional Communication program lets you develop highly employable skills while you complete your undergraduate degree.

Professional communication program

Read on. Write now.

Our faculty and staff have a message for our new and returning students!
Our faculty and staff would like to welcome our new and returning students.

Literature captures us and urges us to reflect on our relationship to the world, to our culture and to ourselves. In stories, poems and plays; in film, graphic novels and even video games, we represent who we are through imagination and language.

We offer a wide range of both traditional and innovative courses that tackle literature from a variety of perspectives. Let us feed your imagination and challenge your intellect.


This Year Only: Check out these special courses that will be offered in the 2020-21 academic year:

  • ENGL 230: Contemporary Media & Fiction (Jentery Sayers)
  • ENGL 230: Sexting Through the Ages (Stephen Ross)
  • ENGL 330: Why Comics? Contemporary Graphic Narrative (Sheila Rabillard)
  • ENGL 330: Law and Literature (Nancy Wright)
  • ENGL 360: Shakespeare on Screen (Erin Ellerbeck)
  • ENGL 391: The Literature of Mountains & Mountaineering (Nicholas Bradley)
  • ENGL 391: Adultery in the Modern Novel (Michael Nowlin)
  • ENGL 392: Herman Melville (Nicholas Bradley)
  • ENGL 425: Comics & Contemporary America (Jentery Sayers)
  • ENGL 449: Surviving Dystopia (Corinne Bancroft)

 For all other course offerings click here.

Find your edge in UVic’s Department of English

We acknowledge and respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.