The Word on the Street Toronto

The Word on the Street Toronto #FallFeature!

The Department of English Language and Literature was featured in the WOTS #FallFeauture hosted by Sienna Tristen. English Department Chair, Dr. James Allard, Brock University English Student, Claire Gittins, and Student Advisor, Mike Pratas spoke at this interview about Brock’s English program, the value of the written word in modern society, and the different opportunities students have to get involved both on and off campus.

This conversation is pre-recorded. To find out more about Brock University’s English program, go to If you have any questions regarding the English program and admissions, send Mike an email to

Dr. James Allard is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of English Language and Literature at Brock University. He teaches courses in British Romantic Literature and Culture, Gothic, and Speculative Fiction, and he currently serves as President of the Canadian Association of Chairs of English. Claire Gittins holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Brock University. She is a published poet and is currently pursuing a post-graduate certificate. Mike Pratas is a Recruitment Officer for undergraduate programs at Brock University and has held previous positions in Admissions. He is available to assist with program, admission, scholarship & fee related questions.

Watch the recorded interview here:

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