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. Ballet Video Game iGiselle Unveiled

    The iGiselle team is led by Department of English and Film Studies Professor Emerita Nora Stovel and Department of Computing Science professor Vadim Bultiko and supported by the Kule Institute for Advanced Study.

  2. New EFS lecture series honours UAlberta feminist history

    Department of English & Film Studies continues tradition of pushing boundaries in women’s writing, gender and sexuality studies with new biannual lecture series.

  3. CBC Interview with EFS Professor Ted Bishop on The Social Life of Ink

    Host Mark Connolly speaks to local author Ted Bishop about his new book, "The Social Life of Ink: Culture, Wonder and Our Relationship with the Written Word."

  4. Myrna Kostash, Former EFS Sessional and Writer-in-Residence

    Myrna Kostash, who both taught in the Department of English and Film Studies as a sessional and later was the EFS’ Writer-in-Residence, has just been honoured by the City of Edmonton by having a street named after her.

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The University of Alberta offers two postdoctoral fellowships:

Izaak Walton Killam Memorial
Postdoctoral Fellowships and the Grant Notley Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship.

November 17,2014 is the deadline for prospective postdocs to submit all documents to the Chair. All info can be found on the postdoc website.

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