Associate Professor & Associate Chair Department of English
University of Toronto
Nick Mount is a professor in the University of Toronto’s Department of English. Besides courses in Canadian literature, he teaches the popular first-year course, ENG140 Literature for Our Time. His lectures for this class have been broadcast and podcast on TVO’s Big Ideas and used in other courses across Canada. He regularly gives public talks and interviews on the arts in Canada, with appearances at the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto, the Toronto Public Library, the Drake Hotel, and on CBC Radio’s Sunday Edition. He is also fiction editor for the Walrus, and host of the public authors’ series embedded in his first-year course of the same name.
Professor Mount won the Gabrielle Roy Prize for the best book in Canadian literary criticism in 2005, and a National Magazine Silver Award in 2009. He is a two-time finalist in TVO’s Best Lecturer Competition, a province-wide search for the best lecturer in a post-secondary institution. In 2011, he was awarded a 3M National Teaching Fellowship, the country’s highest teaching award. He is regularly invited to speak with faculty and administrators at other post-secondary institutions about teaching.