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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
August 29, 2016
Canadian Excellence


Graduate Programs

The Department of English and Film Studies offers two graduate programs. We accept approximately 15 MA students and about 3-4 PhD students into our programs annually.  All students are funded with a combination of Teaching Assistantships and competitive scholarships. A high percentage of our PhD students (64%) hold or have held external funding (OGS, SSHRC) in their years of study. 

PhD students' research projects are diverse, including topics such as Asian American Adoptee Literature; Arab North American Fiction; Masculinity and Post-9/11 American Fiction; Cognitive Linguistics and Medieval Literature; 'Middlebrow' Contemporary Women's Fiction; Transnational Art Cinema; Geological Storytelling in Victorian Non-Fiction; the Canadian Lesbian Long Poem; John Donne's Religious Writings; Subversive Adaptations; 'Girls' in Eighteenth Century Children's Literature; Technology and Sound in Canadian Cinema; Post-Apartheid South African Drama. 

Please click on the menu to the left for information about:

  • Master of Arts program in English
  • PhD in English and Film

Information common to both programs:

  • Course Offerings

IMPORTANT:  Deadline for Applications

Applications for MA and PhD Programs are due by January 15 each year in order to be considered for scholarships and teaching assistantships.

Click here to find out how you can receive funding to pursue your research-based masters studies

Contact Information

Graduate Program Co-ordinator

Dr. Lynn Shakinovsky

Sr. Admin. Assistant

Ms. Joanne Buchan

Graduate Studies Committee, 2015-16

Dr. Jenny Kerber

Dr. Mariam Pirbhai

Dr. Lynn Shakinovsky

Dr. Katherine Spring

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