English Professor a Giller Prize Finalist
English Department professor Randy Boyagoda's Governor of the Northern Province has been named as one of 15 finalists for this year's Giller Prize. The Giller prize is dedicated to celebrating the best in Canadian fiction each year. Past winners include Margaret Atwood, Austin Clarke, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje and M.G. Vassanji.
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English Essay Prize 2006
The Department of English is pleased to announce the joint winners of the W.C. Chau Essay Prize for 2005-2006: Pierre Saint-Cyr, for "Archetypal Bricolage" and Michael Dick (pictured right), for "Examining the Role of the Bible in Jeanette Winterson's Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit."
This award recognizes an outstanding essay written by an undergraduate student registered in an ENG-designated course. The winning essay is selected by a committee of English faculty members who adjudicate the award based on excellence in research, analysis, rhetoric and writing.
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The Innocent Children of Nightwood and Hayford Hall
David Copeland's article, "The Innocent Children of Nightwood and Hayford Hall", was published in Hayford Hall: Hangovers, Erotics, and Modernist Aesthetics, ed. by Elizabeth Podnieks and Sandra Chait (Southern Illinois University Press, 2006). Dr. Copeland's research interests include Popular Literature, Modern British Fiction, Children's Literature and Postmodern American Fiction