You’re Invited: IDIOM Volume 7 Launch


You are invited to join us in celebrating the publication of the seventh volume of IDIOM, the undergraduate academic journal for the Department of English.

This year, we are pleased to announce that the annual guest lecture will be delivered by Lynne Missen, a publishing director at Penguin Canada.

Presented in conjunction with the Hart House Library & Literary Committee and the English Students’ Union.

Lecture from 6:00-7:00PM, with reception to follow.

Lynne Missen joined Penguin Canada as Publishing Director, Young Readers Group, in 2011. She has been editing books for over twenty years, children’s books in particular for the past fifteen. She has worked with bestselling and critically acclaimed authors from Canada and around the world, such as Kenneth Oppel, Kit Pearson, Helen Dunmore, John Marsden, and Lemony Snicket, and she has recently acquired works from Giller Prize–winning authors Joseph Boyden and Johanna Skibsrud, as well as internationally bestselling author Sandra Gulland. Authors on her list have won numerous awards, including the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Fiction and the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, among others, and many children’s choice awards. Lynne has been nominated for the CBA Libris Awards Editor of the Year Award four times in the past six years, most recently in May 2012.

IDIOM Editorial Board 2012-2013

Hello all,

IDIOM is pleased to announce the composition of the 2012-2013 editorial board.

Simon Bredin 


Camille Viva 

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Jingwei Chen 

Managing Editor

Rida Ali 


Emma Best 


Halyna Chumak 


Sarah Iaconis 


Daisy Qin


Nick Reynolds 


Ivana Tanzini 


Thank you to all applicants. We hope you will continue to stay involved with IDIOM by by submitting a paper for consideration or reading the issue.

2012-2013 Call for Editors

IDIOM is currently seeking new members to join the 2012-2013 Editorial Board. If you are interested in getting involved with the English Department’s undergraduate academic journal this year, please visit the “Apply” section at to download the application form and view the list of available positions.

The deadline for applications is Friday, October 12, 2012.

Please address any questions to editor-in-chief Simon Bredin at