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Memorial University offers many opportunities for students of English. At the undergraduate level, we offer Major, Minor and Honours programs. Students can opt for a specialization in Theatre and Drama. We also offer Diplomas in Performance and Communications Media and Creative Writing. At the graduate level, we offer MA and PhD programs. Please browse our site, and feel free to contact us with any comments or questions.

Exciting News for Creative Writing Students: award-winning author Lisa Moore joins English Department Faculty






Winter Semester 2015 Course Information

Winter 2015 course offerings

Winter 2015 courses, slots and instructors

Harlow Fall 2014 - Literary London 

The Department of English is pleased to announce that the Literary London program will be offered at the Harlow, UK campus during the Fall 2014 semester with Dr. Don Nichol. For more information, please see the Harlow webpage.  

Gregory J. Power Poetry Competition

Submissions are invited from full-time or part-time students of Memorial University for the 2014- 2015 Gregory J. Power Poetry Competition. Only graduate and undergraduate students of this university are eligible to enter the competition. Awards will be given for original, unpublished poetry.

Each student must supply, on a separate sheet, the following information: home address and student number, telephone number and email address, and a signed declaration that the work submitted is his/her own and has not previously appeared in print. Poems will not be returned. The student’s name must not appear on the poem(s).

Entrants should submit not more than two poems. Poems with Newfoundland content will also be considered for the Jeroboam prize ($50).

Prizes: First Place, up to $300. Place, up to $200.  Place, $100
Honourable Mentions $25 each (up to 3).

The announcement of winners and the presentation of prizes will take place at the Awards Ceremony to be held on Wednesday, April 1, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in A3018.

Everyone is welcome to attend, with a special invitation to those who participate in the competition.

A list of winners and honourable mentions will be posted on the English Department bulletin board and website by mid-April.


For more details, visit

Send entries, together with required information to:

Department of English Language and Literature
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7

Creative Writing

The students of the basic creative writing course in poetry, English 3901, after a successful end-of-term poetry reading and reception. Around eighty people turned out to hear poems on a range of topics, in a range of styles. l-r, front: Travis Smith, Marelle Reid, Meryn Avery, Nick White; back: Samantha Fitzgerald, Lisa McCreary, Sarah Spurrell. Photo by Mary Dalton.