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. EFS Distinguished University Professor, Patricia Demers Comments on National Archive Study

    An article in Maclean’s raises concerns about the accessibility of Canada’s national archives and libraries. The article recounts what is described by Patricia Demers, a University of Alberta professor and head of the Royal Society of Canada, as a “decade-long decline in all the services,” including the National Portrait Gallery and Library and Archives Canada (LAC).

  2. Film Studies alumnus Ben Owens

    Locating the scene, Film Studies Alumnus Ben Owens

    Film Studies alumnus Ben Owens searches the province for the perfect filming locations for TV shows and movies.

  3. Ann Chen, a visiting research fellow in the English and Film Studies department

    EFS Fulbright Scholar mapping Northern Gateway Pipeline

    Ann Chen, a visiting research scholar in the English and Film Studies department at the U of A, held an informal workshop on Saturday to help people map the city.

  4. EFS Professor, Ted Bishop

    Permanent Marker Why ink still matters (The Walrus)

    Under Review: The Social Life of Ink: Culture, Wonder, and Our Relationship with the Written Word with EFS Professor Ted Bishop

  5. »more


English and Film Studies is on Facebook and Twitter ()!