Prospective Students

Canadian Writers web pages contain biographical information, essays, and links for literary discussions.


For Undergraduate Students

The Centre for Humanities offers a rich variety of Undergraduate English courses. Students can take individual courses, earn a minor or a Bachelor of Arts in English (three– and four–year degrees) or a minor in Canadian Studies.

Courses span a wide range of topics from remedial writing skills to creative writing, from children’s literature, to drama, to theory, to individualized reading and research. The undergraduate English program is particularly strong in Canadian literature.

For Graduate Students

In partnership with Master of Arts - Interdisciplinary Studies, we offer a growing number of graduate-level English courses and related interdisciplinary-study (MAIS) courses as well as individual courses. See Literary Studies.

News & Events

New Book: Nature’s Broken Clocks

AU English faculty member Paul Huebener’s new book, Nature’s Broken Clocks: Reimagining Time in the Face of the Environmental Crisis, is now available. The book has been reviewed in the Literary Review of Canada, featured on The Hub, reviewed on CBC Radio, and featured in a CBC pandemic reading list.

Faculty Member Publishes Debut Poetry Book

AU English faculty member Mark A. McCutcheon’s first book of poems, Shape Your Eyes by Shutting Them, is the latest publication from AU Press’ Mingling Voices literary imprint.

You can buy a print copy or download a free, Open Access digital copy at the link above.

New English Program Requirements

In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, all new students in the English major and concentration will now study Indigenous literature. English 308: Indigenous Literature in Canada fills this requirement and includes works by a variety of Indigenous authors.

Revised course: An introduction to Canadian literature

Love reading and looking for a crash course in CanLit? Then the new version of English 302: An introduction to Canadian literature is the perfect course for you!

Celebration of Athabasca University's Writer in Residence Program

AU Press

AU Press is the centre of scholarly publishing expertise for Athabasca University, Canada’s Open University.


Visit AU’s News and Events page to find out about the upcoming events.

Updated June 08 2020 by Student & Academic Services