Dept. of English
UBC expert on the re-invention of the Royal Family
Royal fans are in a frenzy ahead of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s arrival in Victoria on Saturday. Will and Kate will be joined by their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte for an eight-day tour of B.C. and the Yukon.
Sep 23, 2016
TV turns 75
The first television was introduced 75 years ago. UBC’s Tiffany Potter looks at how it changed us, and how it will change in the future.
Apr 16, 2014
How Martin Luther King Jr. ‘let freedom ring’
Ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the U.S., UBC English Prof. Ian Hill reflects on MLK Jr.’s historic “I Have A Dream” speech.
Jan 16, 2014
The Hobbit goes Hollywood
UBC English Professor Siân Echard talks all things Tolkien as The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is set to hit theatres Dec. 13.
Dec 10, 2013
Sarika Bose on the royal birth
UBC English professor and royal watcher Sarika Bose is in London as the birth of the future monarch of Britain nears.
Jul 5, 2013
The rise of the rant
Prof. Dina Al-Kassim explores the evolution of a complaint culture. From lukewarm lattes to political manifestos, she looks at what people complain about – and what public griping can tell us about society.
Jun 12, 2013 - by Basil Waugh
Meet Mary Chapman, literary sleuth
UBC prof. uncovers lost works by Asian-American author, Edith Eaton
Feb 6, 2013 - by Basil Waugh
UBC experts available to comment on Dickens’ 200th birthday
One of the giants of English literature, Charles Dickens, was born 200 years ago on February 7, 1812. The author of such beloved works as David Copperfield and Tale of Two Cities, Dickens remains a potent literary touchstone and still speaks to audiences today. Marked by his own experience of child labour, Dickens was a tireless social campaigner. His books exposed the glaring inequalities of the Victorian age while capturing its hurly burly creative force.
Feb 6, 2012