"Literature is not exhaustible, for the sufficient and simple reason that a single book is not."
-Jorge Luis Borges
REFLECTING the exciting expansion of Literary and Cultural Studies in recent years, the Dalhousie English Department offers courses devoted to a wide range of topics, from Jane Austen to Paul Auster, Dylan Thomas to Bob Dylan, King Lear to King Kong. We invite you to investigate our class descriptions, linked to this website. Click Here
WHERE will an English degree take you? Students sometimes imagine that a Humanities degree is a disadvantage on the job market. In fact, the opposite is true – in the rapidly changing contemporary economy, the intellectual flexibility and communication skills developed by Humanities students are particularly attractive to employers. According to Matthew Barrett, former CEO of the Bank of Montreal, "It is far more important that a student graduate from university having read Dante, or the great historians of yesterday and today, than understanding the practice of double-entry accounting." A recent review sponsored by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada concluded that “unemployment, occupation, and income data shows that university graduates in education, the humanities, and the social sciences are highly employable". For some real-life stories about recent Dalhousie English graduates, Click Here.