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English Studies at Laurier...
"Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised some people prefer books. Books make sense of life.
--Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot
"Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect."
-- Samuel Johnson, The Rambler
"For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov" Research shows that reading something by Chekhov or Alice Munro will help you navigate new social territory.
Office Hours:Mon.-Fri. 8:00 - 4:00
Please note that office hours are subject to minor changes. We advise visitors from out of town to contact the office in advance.
Acting Department Chair:Dr. Tanis MacDonald
Senior Administrative Assistant:Joanne Buchan
People at Laurier
Mariam Pirbhai teaches courses in Post-colonial literature and theory; post-colonial women's writing; Caribbean literature; South Asian literature; diaspora, multicultural and minority writing was published by University of Toronto Press. Her current research builds on her interest in the history of indentured labour and the stories of the old South Asian diaspora created in the nineteenth century. Dr. Pirbhai would also like to write her own 'diasporic' novel some day, which is presently a desire-in-process rather than a work-in-progress!