Language, Literature and the Computer

  • Keith Smillie


When the University of Alberta was founded in 1908 the president, Dr Henry Marshall Tory, decided that the first Faculty would be Arts and Science and appointed professors in English, Classics and Modern Languages and an assistant professor in Mathematics who was also a lecturer in Engineering. Of his appointment as professor of English, E. K. Broadus, who had recently received his doctorate at Harvard, said that ‘the president of a university not yet in being, in a province which I had never heard of, in a country which I had never visited, came to Harvard and offered me a professorship of English’. Despite such an inauspicious introduction Broadus accepted the position and served the university for twenty-eight years until his death in 1936. He set standards of scholarship in English that have been maintained ever since. The Department of English, with a present academic staff of about sixty, is recognized for its teaching, scholarly publications, editing of journals and organization of national and international conferences.


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