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Alexa, Compose Me a Song

So far, machines are not very good at creating original art, such as pop tunes and short stories. Could it be they’re missing something uniquely human?

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Ready Student One

English class gets an update with a new kind of “text”

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Allies in Her Corner

U of T faculty and staff had this alum’s back, which enabled her to thrive

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The Beauty of Language

Reading Canadian fiction and poetry helps us understand our own experience and that of others

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The English of a Millennium Ago

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Phyllis Grosskurth was one of Canada’s best biographers, and one of University College’s first female English professors

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The Enduring Relevance of the Humanities

They open our minds to the world – and the possibilities – around us

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Toronto’s Beating Heart

With the Toronto Poetry Map, a U of T English professor and Toronto Public Library unveil a whole new way to view the city

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Before Science, There Was… Literature?

Not so long ago, theories about the natural world were often put forth in poems and plays

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Canada’s Next Top Author

How a creative-writing program that admits just seven students a year is cultivating the country’s next generation of literary giants

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Looking for Bears in High Park

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Claire Battershill’s new short story collection, Circus, explores the extraordinary

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The Play’s the Thing

A PhD student hopes video will spice up Shakespeare for high school readers

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In Memoriam: Ernest Sirluck

Renowned Milton scholar spearheaded plan to build Robarts Library

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Of Mules and Men

Laura Clarke’s poetry wins her the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award

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Katherine Larson infuses her study of English with a passion for music to find new meaning in literature

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The Darkness Didn’t Take You

Melody Playford uses poetry as an outlet for sharing memories

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Family History Sleuth

As a genealogical researcher, Kristina Bedford’s work runs the gamut from interpreting 11th-century documents to locating family gravestones

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A Fall Day

Cáitrióna Giles writes about past wounds – and liberation from them

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The Single Life

Is ‘one’ really the loneliest number?

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Jeff Dupuis writes a poetic commentary on Aboriginal Affairs

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Words, by the Numbers

What can a computer reveal about a work of fiction? Plenty, it seems

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Literature Junkie

From street art to hip hop, Nick Mount connects English lit to pop culture

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At a Loss for Words

Did Alzheimer’s kill crime novelist Agatha Christie?

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Poetic Justice

A.F. Moritz takes home the Griffin Prize for The Sentinel

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An Animated History

Read about the creators of Superman, Betty Boop, Popeye and other animated characters at rarebit.org

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The Memory Keeper

Mingjin Lu is finding connections between early Chinese and Western thought

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Life Before Shakespeare

Records of Early English Drama marks milestone at U of T

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Making Literary Noise

Award-winning author Rosemary Sullivan to head up master’s program in creative writing

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A Hero in Her Own Right

Jamaican-born nurse tended to wounded soldiers during the Crimean War

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New York Stories

Many early Canadian writers migrated to the U.S.

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Analyzing Freud and African Literature

Applying key concepts of Western psychoanalysis to the prose and journalism of Africa

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Dramatic Findings

Theatre historians are gathering new information about early British entertainment

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Alexa, Compose Me a Song

So far, machines are not very good at creating original art, such as pop tunes and short stories. Could it be they’re missing something uniquely human?

recent post image

Ready Student One

English class gets an update with a new kind of “text”

recent post image

Family History Sleuth

As a genealogical researcher, Kristina Bedford’s work runs the gamut from interpreting 11th-century documents to locating family gravestones

recent post image

At a Loss for Words

Did Alzheimer’s kill crime novelist Agatha Christie?

recent post image

The Single Life

Is ‘one’ really the loneliest number?

recent post image

Analyzing Freud and African Literature

Applying key concepts of Western psychoanalysis to the prose and journalism of Africa

recent post image

Literature Junkie

From street art to hip hop, Nick Mount connects English lit to pop culture

recent post image

Poetic Justice

A.F. Moritz takes home the Griffin Prize for The Sentinel

recent post image

An Animated History

Read about the creators of Superman, Betty Boop, Popeye and other animated characters at rarebit.org

recent post image

Life Before Shakespeare

Records of Early English Drama marks milestone at U of T

recent post image

Making Literary Noise

Award-winning author Rosemary Sullivan to head up master’s program in creative writing

recent post image

A Hero in Her Own Right

Jamaican-born nurse tended to wounded soldiers during the Crimean War

recent post image

New York Stories

Many early Canadian writers migrated to the U.S.

recent post image

Words, by the Numbers

What can a computer reveal about a work of fiction? Plenty, it seems

recent post image

Dramatic Findings

Theatre historians are gathering new information about early British entertainment

recent post image

Canada’s Next Top Author

How a creative-writing program that admits just seven students a year is cultivating the country’s next generation of literary giants

recent post image

The Memory Keeper

Mingjin Lu is finding connections between early Chinese and Western thought

recent post image

Of Mules and Men

Laura Clarke’s poetry wins her the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award

recent post image

Toronto’s Beating Heart

With the Toronto Poetry Map, a U of T English professor and Toronto Public Library unveil a whole new way to view the city

recent post image

Status: Indian

Jeff Dupuis writes a poetic commentary on Aboriginal Affairs

recent post image

The Darkness Didn’t Take You

Melody Playford uses poetry as an outlet for sharing memories

recent post image

The Enduring Relevance of the Humanities

They open our minds to the world – and the possibilities – around us

recent post image

Literary Songbird

Katherine Larson infuses her study of English with a passion for music to find new meaning in literature

recent post image

The Play’s the Thing

A PhD student hopes video will spice up Shakespeare for high school readers

recent post image

Looking for Bears in High Park

In her new novel, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer reimagines a strange episode from Ontario’s past

recent post image

Spectacular

Claire Battershill’s new short story collection, Circus, explores the extraordinary

recent post image

In Memoriam: Ernest Sirluck

Renowned Milton scholar spearheaded plan to build Robarts Library

recent post image

A Fall Day

Cáitrióna Giles writes about past wounds – and liberation from them

recent post image

Before Science, There Was… Literature?

Not so long ago, theories about the natural world were often put forth in poems and plays

recent post image

Literary Detective

Phyllis Grosskurth was one of Canada’s best biographers, and one of University College’s first female English professors

recent post image

The English of a Millennium Ago

Now at “H,” the Dictionary of Old English aims to define every word from the language’s earliest days

recent post image

The Beauty of Language

Reading Canadian fiction and poetry helps us understand our own experience and that of others

recent post image

Allies in Her Corner

U of T faculty and staff had this alum’s back, which enabled her to thrive

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