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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.
Summer Office Hours:Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 - 4:00 and Fri. 7:15-12:15
Please note that office hours are subject to minor changes. We advise visitors from out of town to contact the office in advance.
Department Chair:Dr. Robin Waugh
Senior Administrative Assistant:Joanne Buchan
People at Laurier
Eleanor Ty has produced seminal scholarship in two areas in English literature and Film Studies. Currently, she researches on the novels, memoirs, and films by Asians living in the U.S. and Canada. In the past, she published books and articles on 18th century British women writers. Her most recent works include: Unfastened: Globality and Asian North American Narratives (2010) and a co-edited volume, Asian Canadian Writing Beyond Autoethnography (2008).