The English Department at Carleton is a warm and vibrant community of students and faculty with interests that range from literary classics to contemporary writing, popular culture, and digital media. While pursuing their studies, our students will get to experience a departmental culture that prioritizes intellectual debate about literature and is dedicated to connection-building between students and between students and faculty. The links below are windows into some of the best student experiences in English on offer anywhere in Canada.

Awards, Scholarships, & Writing Competitions

A number of awards for poetry and essay-writing are awarded annually to English students.

Annual Events and News

Faculty and students from the English Department are involved in many special events throughout the year, from receptions and colloquia to public lectures.

Creative Writing Hub

Learn about our annual writing competitions!

Life in English Blogs

Take a look at what our bloggers have to say. Here you will find The Co-op Experience Blog, the English Department Blog, “Life in English” Student Bloggers, and more!

Student Groups

Explore our student-run groups that aim to connect Carleton students with literary interests to each other and to the greater community through various events on and off campus.

Graduate Life in English

The Department of English offers graduate degrees at both the Masters and the Doctoral level. Find out more about what it is like to do graduate work in the department and to learn about our vibrant departmental community.