The SFU Department of English Blog
The SFU Department of English blog is here!
This is a space for SFU English students, faculty, staff, and alumni to share experiences, projects, ideas, images, habits, pedagogical questions, reading lists, and more.
January 01, 2015
To Blog or Not to Blog: Social Media as Academic Practice
January 01, 2015
On Teaching Gender, Sexuality, and Literature
July 29, 2015
A Recipe for an English Honours Project
September 24, 2015
Adventures in Research Opus 4
October 01, 2015
In Defense of my Year at SFU
October 21, 2015
Geoff Ryman’s "The Child Garden" - A Review
November 02, 2015
Close Encounters of the Imaginative Kind
November 10, 2015
Filling in the Gaps
November 17, 2015
"Write what you know"
December 01, 2015
After Graduation from SFU
Virginia Li Lai-hing
January 21, 2016
Haida Antolick, Mariner Janes, Dr. Anna Miegon, Dr. Jennifer Scott, and Sam Wiebe
January 25, 2016
The “Grad School Thing” in Medieval Studies
March 21, 2016
Multiculturalism: the new new
May 16, 2016
May 27, 2016
Interview with Hannah Celinski
September 27, 2016
Banned Books Week!
Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (DHIL)
February 22, 2017
What I do now: Using my English background to communicate with purpose.
April 07, 2017
Spring English Network Career Panel
James Siddall, Yaa-Hemaa Obiri-Yeboah, Simone Abt, Christina Low, Penny Freno, & Chris Hilliard
May 24, 2017
Haida Antolick, Mariner James, Heather Ritzer, and Sam Wiebe
June 08, 2018
Recovering a life-story: Unpublished manuscript pages in Maria Campbell’s Halfbreed
September 14, 2018
When One Dream Fails: letter to first years
October 24, 2019
Isabella Wang: student, writer, and literary community volunteer
Isabella Wang spends so much time studying at Simon Fraser University (SFU) that the cleaners have started bringing her samosas.
November 25, 2019
SFU’s Stephen Collis wins the 2019 Latner Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize
Professor Stephen Collis, author of six poetry collections and five books of prose, has won the 2019 Latner Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize.
December 11, 2019
In Memoriam: Joseph Gallagher, Retired English Professor, March 26, 1938-October 17, 2019
April 22, 2020
Remembering Mary-Ann Stouck (1941-2020)
The English Department remembers retired Professor Mary-Ann Stouck, who passed away April 4, 2020.
May 11, 2020
MATE 2018–2020 Virtual Symposium
Virtual Symposium on Shakespeare & Indigenous Literatures
June 30, 2020
Black Lives Matter: Reading List
American and Canadian publications
August 07, 2020
SFU English department launches creative writing minor
You can now minor in creative writing for the first time. Read all about it in SFU News.
August 14, 2020
In Memoriam: Chinmoy Banerjee, professor emeritus
It is with great sadness that the SFU Department of English notes the passing of professor emeritus Chinmoy Banerjee on July 29, 2020.
September 08, 2020
Paul Budra collaborates with UBC colleagues and Bard on the Beach on a virtual presentation of “Rac(e)ing Othello”
Professor Paul Budra and two UBC English professors have collaborated with Bard on the Beach to bring audiences “Rac(e)ing Othello”. Discover how you can attend online for free!
August 24, 2020
David Chariandy: one of "USA Today's" Black novelists you should read
"USA Today" names professor David Chariandy as one of its 100 Black novelists and fiction writers you should read.
September 11, 2020
SFU English grad student Alyssa Bridgman wins the David and Mary Macaree Graduate Fellowship
Alyssa Bridgman discusses her project on Simon Fraser, which won her a graduate fellowship.
November 05, 2020
"The Plague" by Kevin Chong
Attend our upcoming online event with Kevin Chong and learn more about his prescient novel, "The Plague".
November 25, 2020
Explore your fears in this pandemic literature course next spring
SFU English offers pandemic literature course for spring
November 27, 2020
English professor emeritus Sandra Djwa named to the Order of Canada
Sandra Djwa, professor emeritus and former chair of English, has been named to the Order of Canada for her contributions to the fields of Canadian literature and Canadian literary criticism.
November 30, 2020
Congratulations to Ethan Gibson and Natasha Tar!
The Department of English celebrates the achievements of undergraduate students Ethan Gibson and Natasha Tar.
December 15, 2020
Remembering Dr. Ronald J. Baker OC
We remember Dr. Ronald J. Baker OC, who was the first head of the SFU Department of English (1964-1968) and the Director of Academic Planning for Simon Fraser University.
January 22, 2021
English Department alumnus Alix Shield earns more kudos
Alix Shield, a 2020 SFU English PhD alumnus, has won an Emerging Open Scholarship Award from the Canadian Social Knowledge Institute. Read more here.
January 26, 2021
Otoniya Okot Bitek bears witness in Shadbolt Fellowship
Learn more about Otoniya Okot Bitek, who is one of four Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellows in the Humanities for 2020-2021.
March 31, 2021
Meet SFU English’s New Graduate Program Assistant
SFU’s Department of English welcomes Kelli McKenna as its new graduate program assistant.
April 28, 2021
Celebrating our 2021-2022 CGSM recipients
Congratulations to our five MA students who have won the 2021-2022 Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master's competition.
May 13, 2021
Congratulations to SFU English SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship Winners!
The Department of English congratulates Rawia Inaim, Linara Kolosov, and Scott Russell on their SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships.
May 14, 2021
Tina Do Awarded 2021 Teaching Assistant Teaching Award
SFU English congratulates Tina Do who has received the 2021 Teaching Assistant Teaching Award.
June 08, 2021
A List of Children's Books About Residential Schools and Their Survivors
Nicky Didicher offers a (noncurated) list of children’s books about residential schools and their survivors.
June 10, 2021
“Queens, Workers, and Little Yellow Men: Racialized Inclusion/Exclusion in Stories about Computer Games”
Nicky Didicher's presentation at the 48th Children’s Literature Association Conference
June 21, 2021
English Student Union experience prepares SFU grad for future career
Sun Woo Baik graduates this week with his BA. Read about his SFU journey and future plans.
June 24, 2021
Chloë Falez receives the Dean’s Convocation Medal for Undergraduate Studies
Chloë Falez graduates this month with a Dean’s Convocation Medal for Undergraduate Studies. We asked her about her SFU journey, and her major in English and minor in sociology.
July 02, 2021
In Memoriam: Jerry Zaslove, professor emeritus
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jerry Zaslove, professor emeritus in the SFU Departments of English and Humanities, and the founding Director of the Institute for the Humanities.
July 08, 2021
SFU English congratulates its summer 2021 undergraduate award winners
The Department of English celebrates the achievements of its undergraduate students who have won awards this summer.
July 29, 2021
SFU English welcomes Alys D. Avalos-Rivera as its new continuing lecturer
The Department of English welcomed continuing lecturer Alys D. Avalos-Rivera to its faculty on July 15th, 2021.
October 06, 2021
Professor Betty Schellenberg awarded Royal Society of Canada Fellowship
Distinguished SFU Professor Betty Schellenberg is one of 11 Simon Fraser University researchers who have been named to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) this year.
October 25, 2021
Professor Matthew Hussey wins 2021-2022 Cormack Teaching Award
Professor Matthew Hussey presented at the 10th annual Cormack Awards where he was one of seven instructors honoured for excellence in teaching.