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Department of English announces FW17/18 Essay Prize Winners

The Department of English is proud to announce the winners of the essay prizes for the Fall/Winter 2017/2018 academic session. Best 1000-level Essay Prize Jessica Pasia Best 2000-level Essay Prize Justine Bonczek Best 3000-level Essay Prize Zain Akthar Best 4000-level Essay Prize Zachary Tesolin Honourable Mention:   4000-level Essay Prize Jane Fox Avie Bennett Prize in […]

Professor Christopher Innes remembered as one of York's stars

  Christopher Innes arrived at York in 1969, and was the longest-serving active member in the Department of English. He made a profound and lasting difference during his time at the University. Innes died due to complications with ALS on June 19. Innes was a Distinguished Research Professor, held a senior Canada Research Chair, and at […]

New documentary digs deep into the ancestry industry

The family history business is booming. English Professor Julia Creet explores the bigger picture behind the ancestry industry in her new documentary, Data Mining the Deceased: Ancestry and the Business of Family. Filmed in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Iceland, the documentary takes a look at people’s motivations behind the business of […]