York English majors wonder: Why English?

In the wake of university and college English departments nationwide undergoing titular transmutations to become Departments of Literary Studies or English & Cultural Studies or Language & Literature, York’s English Undergraduate Students’ Association (EUSA) is organizing a conference on Saturday, April 26 to address issues and topics associated with this national trend. (There will be a late afternoon reception on April 25 for conference participants.)

Titled “Why English 2008”, the conference, a faculty-student event, will promote discussion on the changing face of the discipline and query pedagogy. There will be semniars on a variety of topics, including: 

  • Language & Literacies
  • Digital Evolutions
  • Foundational Myths
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Creativity in The English Department

This conference is set to take place at York’s Keele campus and is open to all Canadian universities. For more information or to request a registration package, e-mail eusa@yorku.ca.