The Department of English and Film Studies was recently ranked 22nd in English Language & Literature by the QS World University Rankings - the highest ranking department at the University in this survey. From the U of A Subject Rankings page, it also appears that we are now the top-ranked subject area at the U of A.

This department is dedicated to teaching and learning, research, and service in three core areas more >>


  1. Story Telling And Visual Media

    Arts alumna Maggie McCaw identifies the perfect visuals to tell the stories of historical figures and famous people.

  2. Video Game Rewrites Tragic Demise Of Ballet Heroine

    A new partnership between Professor Nora Stovel and computing scientist Vadim Bulitko may well be the first to apply the technology to the world of ballet. In “iGiselle,” players can choose to make the doomed heroine master of her own fate.

  3. Bringing Truth and Reconciliation to the Classroom

    As a teacher and researcher, Keavy Martin wants people to engage emotionally with the lasting impact of residential schools.

  4. Studying The Silver Screen

    When Bill Beard was a student in London in the early 1970s, he spent “an awful lot of time” watching movies at the National Film Theatre – 300 or 400 shows a year by his estimate.

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Award:  The James Patrick Follinsbee Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing
Bursaries: Catherine and Louise Ford Award, The Lesley Heathcote Librarianship Bursary and The Vanessa Hughes Memorial Award.

Information: Awards and Prizes

Note: the bursaries require an application form or can be picked up from the Chair's Office (3-13 HC). The application deadline is April 30, 2014.

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