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D Bentley Professor D.M.R. Bentley

wins presitigious 2015 Killam Prize in recognition of his exceptional career achievements.

A Conway Professor A. Conway

is Western's latest Faculty Scholar, recognizing significant achievement in teaching or research.

P Wakeham Professor P. Wakeham

has been named a 2015 Graham and Gale Wright Distinguished Scholar, for her prominent contributions in her field.


Submissions now being accepted for the Lillian Kroll Prize in Creative Writing
Established in memory of the late Lillian Kroll, a $250 prize is awarded to an undergraduate student in any faculty or program on Main Campus and Affiliate Colleges who exhibits a developing talent for creative writing. Hard copy submissions accepted until Monday, February 22, 2016. See contest rules .pdf  

For more award opportunities from the Department of English & Writing Studies, visit Awards & Scholarships.

munroWanted: Creative, inspiring mentor

Read more about the Alice Munro Chair in Creativity.

Summer ShakespeareApply to be a part of Summer Shakespeare 2016!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 positions of Director and Stage Manager.
Click here for application and deadline details.

Emberley BookFresh off the presses!

Professor Julia Emberley's study of The Testimonial Uncanny: Indigenous Storytelling, Knowledge, and Reparative Practices has just been published. This book, which is her fourth, explores Indigenous literary and artistic practices from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, with a focus on the ways Indigenous storytelling discloses and repairs the traumatic impact of social violence in settler colonial nations.

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