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  • Writer-in-Residence Janet Rogers reads from her new book in HPL Event

    Join our Mabel Pugh Taylor Writer-in-Residence, Janet Rogers in a live online reading of her new book Ego of a Nation on June 19th from 2-3pm! Click here to find out information on this exciting author event hosted by Hamilton Public Library!

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  • Dr. Eugenia Zuroski’s public talk on Eliza Haywood now available online!

    Eugenia Zuroski’s inaugural public lecture in the Online Digital Seminar for Eighteenth-Century Studies is now available on YouTube.

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  • Congratulations! Melinda Gough’s Dancing Queen wins the 2020 Bevington Award

    Melinda J. Gough’s book Dancing Queen: Marie de Médicis’ Ballets at the Court of Henri IV (University of Toronto Press, 2019) has won the 2020 Bevington Award for best new book in early drama studies from the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society Awards!

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  • Summer Semester Course Offering

    Summer 2020 Semester Course Offering With the Winter semester wrapping up, many English & Cultural Studies students have enrolled in or inquired about our Spring/Summer 2020 course offerings. We’ve decided to add a Summer course due to the high demand – ENGLISH 3GF3 (Studies in Popular Genres) is now available for enrollment in Mosaic. This…

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  • Introducing Janet Marie Rogers, the 2020/21 Mabel Pugh Taylor Writer-in-Residence

    The Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, McMaster University Library, and Hamilton Public Library welcome Janet Marie Rogers, the Mabel Pugh Taylor Writer-in-Residence for 2020/21.  Read more

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  • One-Year Anniversary of “Engendering the Stage”

    To celebrate the one-year anniversary of “Engedering the Stage,” check out this 5 min video showcasing the amazing artists at our Stratford Festival PaR workshop: For more exciting information about the project, check out

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  • Dr. Chandrima Chakraborty named to Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

    Read the full story at the McMaster Daily News.

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  • Life After Mac: Profile of Graduate Ashley Marshall

    McMaster English and Cultural Studies alumn Ashley Marshall is featured in the McMaster Alumni series Life After Mac. Read her story here! 

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Department of English & Cultural Studies

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