Welcome to the Department of English


Dr. Gavin Paul's new book was completed while he pursued postdoctoral studies in the English Department. 

Shakespeare and the Imprints of Performance


by Gavin Paul



SFU English Department Alumni Sam Wiebe's debut novel Last of the Independents was published by Dundurn Press this fall.

A crime novel set in Vancouver, Last of the Independents won the 2012 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Unpublished First Novel. Sam's short fiction has been published in American and Canadian magazines, including Subterrain and Criminal Element. He's currently at work on his follow-up novel.

Last of the Independents

News & Events

Congratulations to Tiziana La Melia a former SFU Creative Writing Student...

Former SFU creative writing student, Tiziana La Melia has won the prestigious RBC Canadian Painting Competition

New Performance Studies Certificate Information Link: 



Don't miss the article on our wonderful department manager and her marathoning career in the new FASS newsletter:

Maureen Curtin, English, on Running Boston and Breaking Department Records


The Department of English at SFU is thrilled to welcome Mr. Rawi Hage as our Writer in Residence for 2014/2015.

Rawi Hage is an internationally celebrated fiction writer whose work has been translated into 30 languages, and nominated repeatedly for all major Canadian fiction prizes.




Congratulations to all the Terry Fox Walk/Run participants including this athletic group from the SFU English Department.