PhD SSHRC Workshop

Led by the Graduate Advisor, this workshop is for all PhD students and prospective PhD students who are preparing SSHRC scholarship applications (due October 2nd). Come for help, answers, and guidance on polishing your application. Bring questions and drafts! Snacks provided.

Please read the FGS Doctoral SSHRC Information Slides if you were unable to attend the workshop on Wednesday 4 September.

Friday 20 September 2019

1.30 – 3pm

Clearihue Building, room C344


PhD Job Market Workshop

Led by the Graduate Advisor and at least one other faculty member with knowledge of current job market conditions, this workshop is especially important for advanced PhD students and recent PhDs who are beginning to navigate job markets and preparing job applications (emphasis on academic jobs). All students interested in learning about post-degree job markets are welcome to attend. Snacks provided.

Tuesday 24 September 2019

2.15 – 3.30pm

Clearihue Building, room C344


Candidacy Exam help/question session

Led by the Graduate Advisor, one other member of the Graduate Committee, and at least one post-exam student, this workshop makes space for casual discussion and Q&A about PhD Candidacy Examinations in the Department of English. It is aimed at students currently preparing for Candidacy Examinations, though new PhD students who want to get a sense of the second-year candidacy process are also welcome to attend. Snacks provided.

Tuesday 8 October 2019

2.15 – 3.30pm

Clearihue Building, room C344


Academic Conferences

Led by PhD candidates Denae Dyck and Amy Tang, both experienced presenters at academic conferences, this seminar with discuss the process of applying to and attending academic conferences, with a focus on delivering successful presentations. Snacks provided.

Tuesday 29 October 2019

1.30 – 3pm

Clearihue Building, room C344


MA SSHRC Workshop

Led by the Graduate Advisor, this workshop is for all MA students and prospective MA students who are preparing SSHRC scholarship applications (due December 1st). Come for help, answers, and guidance on polishing your application. Bring questions and drafts! Snacks provided.

Tuesday 5 November 2019

1.30 – 3pm

Clearihue Building, room C344

PhD Candidate Tracey El Hajj has won an inaugural President's Fellowship in Research-Enriched Teaching. As a President's Fellow, Tracey will teach ENGL 395 (Special Topics in Cultural Studies) in Spring 2020 on the topic of "Artificial Intelligence in Everyday Life." 

 More information about the fellowship can be read here.


PhD Candidate Yan Tang had her article, "Atmospheric Violence: Samuel Beckett's Aesthetics of Respiration," featured in journal LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory 30.2 (2019): 103-119. 

The article can be read here.


UVic Libraries' exhibit "Volatile Attractions: Saul Holiff, Johnny Cash, and Managing a Music Legend," curated by recent PhD graduate Dr. Samantha MacFarlane, wins the prestigious 2019 RBMS Leab Exhibition Award. 

Read more about the RBMS Leab Awards here.

The exhibit can be found here


Dr. David Oswald, recent PhD graduate, happy to be featured in The Matter of Disability: Materiality, Biopolitics, Crip Affect (U of Michigan P, 2019).

A blurb from the article can be found here

Graduate Welcome Back Party.

Please join us for our annual Graduate Welcome Back Party. This will provide a chance for current students and faculty to catch up and meet our new cohort.  We will be serving cake, coffee, and tea.

When: Tuesday, 17 September

Time: 2:45-4pm

Location: CLE C344 (meeting room) and C351 (faculty and staff lunchroom)