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Department of English presents: TOM BISHOP - November 7th and 8th - ALL ARE WELCOME

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 South Ross, 801 8:30am-11:30am This talk will examine passages in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale where fiction-making comes under scrutiny. Both explicit instances, such as art objects and story-telling, and implicit ones, where figurative language does complicated emotional work, will be examined. The goal will be to see if Shakespeare’s play contains […]

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 […]

David Goldstein launches new poetry collection

Starting from the notion that every act of speaking is a translation between worlds, writer, scholar and critic Goldstein’s Lost Originals comprises a collection of elegies for a series of “lost originals” – objects, images and experiences whose ghostly traces can only be evoked through language. Click here for the complete story on yFile.