Department of English & Cultural Studies


Welcome to the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University. We have a tradition of outstanding scholarship and teaching in the field of English, and our graduate and undergraduate programs have strong reputations. We combine long-standing commitments to the exploration of British, American, and Canadian literature of all periods with expertise in Postcolonial literature and cultures and in approaches to literary study that emphasize transnational connections. We were among the first English Departments in Canada to develop courses and programs in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory, and we strongly believe that these offerings foster a unique and valuable set of critical, analytical, and communications skills in our students. Please explore our website for information about our undergraduate and graduate programs, our faculty and students, our visiting speakers series, our Mabel Pugh Taylor writer-in-residence program, our annual John Douglas Taylor Conference, and the journals we edit. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.


Wednesday May 14 2014, 3-6 pm
University Club (Great Hall)

Author Panel: “Unlocking the Mysteries: Stories From theJourney Toward a First Book,” featuring
Nadine Attewell, Chandrima Chakraborty and
Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

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Level IV English & CSCT Seminar Ballots for 2014-2015 are now available

Seminar Ballot & Desciptions

Please be sure you attach your degree audit with your seminar ballot. No forms will be accepted by email. The only excpetions that will be made are for P/T students and exchange students.





2014 John Douglas Taylor Conference

Contemporary Orientations in African Cultural Studies
May 30- June 1, 2014


The Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University and the Hamilton Public Library are pleased to welcome


Mabel Pugh Taylor
Writer-in-Residence 2013