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A crime novel set in Vancouver, Last of the Independents won the 2012 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Unpublished First Novel.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: 


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.

Please join us for the second SFU/UBC Digital Salon of the year (and the first to be held at SFU).

The Digital Salon will meet on Thursday, October 23, 4-6 pm, Room 1425 in Harbour Centre.