English

General Notes on Courses

Courses whose numbers begin with the digits 3 and 4 are normally open only to students in their third and fourth years. Courses whose numbers begin with the digit 5 are normally open only to students in Honours.

There is a prerequisite of 6 credit hours in English at the introductory or intermediate level for all advanced-level courses in English, unless special permission is obtained from the instructor of the advanced-level course.

Each spring the Department compiles a Handbook with detailed descriptions of courses to be offered in the following academic year. For information about instructors, texts, methods of instruction, assignments and examinations required etc., you should consult this Handbook, available from the Department office. For further information, consult the instructors.

Other Literatures: Consult the course listings for Classics, French, Greek, and Latin, and for Comparative Cultural Studies.

English as a Second Language: Consult the course listings for AESL (Academic ESL).

Drama program: Consult the course listings for DRAM.

Film program: Consult the course listings for FILM.

Note: See end of Section 14 for abbreviations, course numbers, and coding.

ENGL1000Introduction to Modern Literature in English6 ch (3C) [W]

This course introduces students to a diverse range of literary works written in English, primarily from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including short stories, poems, plays, and novels. These works demonstrate how literature can open up new understandings about societies and histories both within and beyond our local experience. The selection of texts varies from section to section, but all sections devote one-third of class time to developing writing skills, and the course places considerable emphasis on critical reading. ENGL 1000 welcomes all students with an interest in English, and it is normally required for English Majors and Honours.

ENGL1103Fundamentals of Clear Writing3 ch (3C) [W]

A study of the basic principles of clear prose writing, focusing on essay structure and organization, paragraph structure, sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and word choice, as well as revising and proofreading. Students will submit numerous written assignments.

ENGL1104Fundamentals of Effective Writing3 ch (3C) [W]

A further examination of the basic principles of prose writing, with special attention to larger patterns of organization and development used in prose exposition and argument. 

Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in ENGL 1103 , or equivalent. 

ENGL1144Reading and Writing Non-Fiction Prose3 ch (2C 1T) [W]

By studying non-fiction prose models and by writing essays, students will work to improve their writing, explore techniques to craft effective essays, and develop critical and analytical skills applicable to a wide range of disciplines. Tutorials use exercises and discussions to assist this development.

ENGL1145An Introduction to Prose Fiction3 ch (2C 1T) [W]

Two weekly lectures examine a variety of short stories (and perhaps one or two novels) from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Weekly small tutorials teach critical and writing skills (such as grammar, punctuation, organization, and argumentation) applied to the course readings

ENGL1146An Introduction to the Novel (O)3 ch (2C 1T) [W]

Examines a brief range of novels from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 

ENGL1173Introduction to Acting and Performance (Cross-Listed: DRAM 1173)3 ch (3C plus practical work)

An introduction to acting suitable for students at all skill levels, from beginners to experienced performers. Instruction will cover the basics of voice, movement, improvisation, script analysis, and monologue and scene work, culminating in a final performance project.

ENGL2173Acting: Body and Text (Cross-Listed: DRAM 2173)3 ch (3 hours/wk plus practical work)
A course suitable for both beginner and experienced actors, with a focus on voice, movement, and script analysis, culminating in the presentation of a scene study or one-act play. Rehearsal and performance time additional to regular class hours required.

Note: Students cannot obtain credit for both ENGL/DRAM 2170 and ENGL/DRAM 2173.

ENGL2174Technical Production and Design for the Theatre (Cross-Listed: DRAM 2174)3 ch (3 hours/wk plus practical work)
An introduction to set construction, lighting, sound, and stage management for the theatre, with instruction in basic principles of set, sound, and lighting design. As part of their work for the course, students will assist with carpentry and design work for one or more Theatre UNB mainstage productions and act as a crew members for productions. Workshop and performance time additional to regular class hours required.

Note: Students cannot obtain credit for both ENGL/DRAM 2170 and ENGL/DRAM 2174.

ENGL2175Mainstage Production I (Cross-Listed: DRAM 2175)3 ch (3 hours/wk plus practical work)
Participants in this course form a theatre company and produce, rehearse, and perform a mainstage production for the Theatre UNB season, under the direction of the instructor. Rehearsal and performance time additional to regular class hours required.

Prerequisite: Students must have either completed or be concurrently enrolled in ENGL/DRAM 1173 or ENGL /DRAM 2173.

Note: Students cannot obtain credit for both ENGL/DRAM 2170 and ENGL/DRAM 2175.

ENGL2195Creative Writing: Poetry and Drama3 ch (3C/WS) [W] (LE)

Introduction to the writing of poetry and drama, with a focus on basic technique, style, and form. Combines writing exercises and lectures on the elements of writing, but also introduces the workshop method, by which students provide critiques of each other’s work and develop editorial skills. May include assigned readings.

ENGL2196Creative Writing: Fiction and Screenwriting3 ch (3C/WS) [W] (LE)

Introduction to the writing of fiction and to screenwriting, with a focus on basic narrative technique, style, and form. Combines writing exercises and lectures on the elements of writing, but also introduces the workshop method, by which students provide critiques of each other’s work and develop editorial skills. May include assigned readings. 

ENGL2263Shakespeare and Film (O)3 ch (3C) [W]

Film directors have transformed Shakespeare into one of today's hottest cultural properties, rekindling a profitable relationship with the world's greatest playwright that dates back to the first days of late-nineteenth-century cinema. The screen has now overtaken both the written text and the stage as the medium in which most people discover and appreciate Shakespeare. In this course we shall study some examples of this flourishing exchange between Shakespeare and film in terms of artistic expression and social practice. Required readings will include single-volume editions of the plays; a film studies handbook; and screenings of the films (at least two versions of each play).

ENGL2603Literature of Atlantic Canada (O)3 ch (3C) [W]

An exploration of poetry, fiction, and drama written, in English, by Atlantic Canadians that emphasizes the prevalent themes explored by Maritime and Newfoundland authors, such as the search for personal and regional identity, human relations to landscape and the natural world, and the meaning of “home place.” Authors may include Alden Nowlan, Milton Acorn, Rita Joe, David Adams Richards, John Steffler, Mary Dalton, Anne Compton, Wayne Johnston, Lisa Moore, Anne Simpson, George Elliott Clarke, Sue Goyette, Michael Crummey, and Tammy Armstrong.

ENGL2608Introduction to Contemporary Canadian Literature (O)3 ch (3C) [W]

A survey of English-Canadian fiction, non-fiction prose, poetry, drama, and film that explores major themes in contemporary Canadian literature, such as the shaping of Canadian identity, regionalism and the global perspective, class divides, ecocritical views, and other current issues. Authors may include Dionne Brand, Tomson Highway, Lynn Coady, Don McKay, Eden Robinson, Ken Babstock, and Lori Lansens.

ENGL2703Introduction to Modern American Literature (O)3 ch (3C) [W]

An exploration of selected topics in American literature and culture. The theme of the course changes each year. In each course, students read selected works of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and/or drama and may also explore the relationship between U.S. literature and other media such as film and television. Possible themes include the American West, multi-ethnic literature, U.S. presidential elections, the Beat Generation, and Hollywood fictions. Please see the Department of English Handbook or website for the current description.

ENGL2901A Survey of English Literature to 1660 3 ch (3C) [W]

This course provides an overview of English literature from the early Middle Ages to the end of the Renaissance, including selected works by authors such as Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, and John Milton, in addition to selections from the work of other writers active during the earlier periods of the English literary tradition. The chronological organization of the course provides insight into the development of some of the central traditions and conventions of English literature as well as the relationship of each work to its cultural, intellectual, and historical context. The course usually includes poetry, drama, and prose. This course is required for the English Major and Honours programs.

Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in ENGL 1000 or equivalent. 

ENGL2902Survey of English Literature 1660-19003 ch (3C) [W]

This course examines a wide range of English literature written between 1660 (the Restoration of the Stuart monarchy) and 1900 (just before the death of Queen Victoria). Looking at English literary works in their historical contexts offers fascinating insights into both the texts and their times. Much of the literature studied is in the form of poetry and essays, but the course may also include prose fiction and drama. The course provides a survey of English literary traditions crucial to potential Honours and Major students, but it is also likely to be of interest to all students curious about literary forms and/or socio-historical change.

Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in ENGL 1000 or equivalent. 

ENGL2903Literature of the Abyss (O)3 ch (3C) [W]

An examination of literary texts that address one or more of the following: fear, suspense, and/or horror; monsters and the grotesque; criminality and detection; violence and war; love gone wrong; estrangement and alienation. The specific focus and the selection of texts will vary from year to year. 

ENGL2909International Film History (Cross-Listed: FILM 2909)3 ch (3C) [W]

This course introduces students to major stages in the development of film as an international art. Topics include: Silent Cinema, German Expressionism, Soviet Montage, Classical Hollywood, Italian Neorealism and Modernism, French New Wave, Japanese New Wave, British New Wave, Australian New Wave, Experimental Cinema, Cinema Novo, New German Cinema, Postcolonial Cinema, Bollywood, the New Hollywood, American Independent Cinema, Dogme 95, and others. Note: Students who already have credit for ENGL 3194 cannot obtain credit for ENGL 2909 or FILM 2909

ENGL3003Old English I (O)3 ch (3C) [W]

Introduces the language, literature, and culture of the Anglo-Saxons. Emphasis is on working towards a reading proficiency.

ENGL3004Old English II (O)3 ch (3C) [W]

Continues the study of the Anglo-Saxon period begun in Old English I. Considers a greater number of texts, and demands a more sophisticated level of literary and linguistic analysis.

ENGL3010History of the English Language (O) (Cross-Listed: LING 3010)6 ch (3C) [W]

After a brief consideration of the nature of human language, introduces students to phonetics and the International Phonetic Alphabet. Then traces the history of the English language from its Indo-European origins to its present state. Focuses on the various kinds of linguistic change: those affecting sounds, forms, and vocabulary.

ENGL3040Chaucer & Co. (A)6 ch (6C) [W]

Examines a wide variety of medieval literature, ranging from courtly romance to bawdy fabliau to dream-vision, alliterative heroic verse, lyrical poetry, verse satire, and drama. Also explores the historical and intellectual context of the individual works: the politics and shifting social structures of this period, the way people lived and thought, their culture and customs, and many other aspects of the Middle Ages. Precise course content varies from year to year, but usually includes selections from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

ENGL3083Literary Theory and Critical Practice 3 ch (3C) [W]

A study of the development of literary theory and criticism, with some attention to critical practice. The course covers major approaches to literary interpretation, such as deconstruction, gender studies, Marxism, new historicism, postcolonial studies, and psychoanalysis. Readings will include excerpts from theorists such as Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Julia Kristeva, Judith Butler, and Homi Bhabha. Note: Students cannot obtain credit for both ENGL 3083 and ENGL 5083.

ENGL3103Creative Writing: Studio Course (O)3 ch (3WS) [W]

A studio course offers students the opportunity to work on an independent creative writing project supervised by a faculty member of the English Department or by a person approved by the Director of Creative Writing and the Chair of the Department. Students wishing to take a studio course must find a faculty member willing to supervise the project. The project may explore a single genre in depth or may be a multi-genre work. Readings will typically be assigned in addition to the writing done for the course. Students will meet regularly with the supervisor in editorial sessions to discuss the writing in detail and to discuss assigned readings. The course must not include writing done for another course or workshop.

ENGL3113Advanced Expository Writing and Rhetoric (O)3 ch (3C) [W]

A workshop course in expository prose, intended for those who expect writing to be an important element in their careers. There will be frequent reading and writing assignments, and discussion of student work in the class. 

ENGL3123Creative Writing: Poetry3 ch (3WS) [W]

A creative writing course aimed at developing skills in the writing of poetry. It involves prescribed readings, exercises, workshops, and discussions.

ENGL3143Creative Writing: Short Fiction3 ch (3WS) [W]

A creative writing course aimed at developing skills in the writing of short fiction. It involves prescribed readings, exercises, workshops, and discussions.

ENGL3153Creative Writing: Non-Fiction (O)3 ch (3C) [W]

A creative writing course aimed at developing skills in the writing of non-fiction. It involves prescribed readings, exercises, workshops, and discussions.

ENGL3163Creative Writing: Drama (O)3 ch (3WS) [W]

A creative writing course aimed at developing skills in the writing of drama. It involves prescribed readings, exercises, workshops, and discussions.

ENGL3170Advanced Drama Production (Cross-Listed: DRAM 3170)6 ch (3 hours/wk plus practical work)

A project-based course that builds on ENGL/DRAM 2173 and ENGL/DRAM 2174 by offering advanced training in acting, directing, and design for the theatre. Instruction centres on 1-2 full-scale theatre productions mounted by the class for Theatre UNB. Rehearsal, workshop, and performance time additional to regular class hours required.

Prerequisite: ENGL/DRAM 2170 or both ENGL/DRAM 2173 and ENGL/DRAM 2174, or equivalent.

ENGL3175Mainstage Production II (Cross-Listed DRAM 3175)3 ch (3 hours/wk plus practical work)

Building on the skills developed in ENGL/DRAM 2175, participants in this course form a theatre company and produce, rehearse, and perform a mainstage production for the Theatre UNB season, under the direction of the instructor. Rehearsal and performance time additional to regular class hours required. Permission of the instructor is required.

Prerequisite: ENGL/DRAM 2170 or ENGL/DRAM 2175.

ENGL3183Creative Writing: Screenwriting for Short Formats (Cross-Listed: FILM 3183)3 ch (LE)

This course guides writers through the basics of short format screenplay structures and introduces them to basic story, character, and dialogue principles.  Students will be exposed to a wide range of short films in a variety of genres and forms so that they can explore the limits and possibilities of briefer forms of cinematic storytelling.

ENGL3186Creative Writing: Feature Screenplay (Cross-Listed: FILM 3186)3 ch (LE)

This intensive course guides writers through the basics of feature screenplay structure, character principles, archetypal storytelling, writing and rewriting strategies, and ‘the biz.’ Classes are a combination of lectures, discussion, and workshops.

Prerequisite: ENGL/FILM 3183 or equivalent writing experience with permission of the instructor.
ENGL3260Shakespeare6 ch (3C) [W]

A study of selected plays. 

ENGL3263Shakespeare's Predecessors and Contemporaries (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

A study of English medieval and Renaissance drama, excluding Shakespeare. 

ENGL3283Early Renaissance Poetry and Prose (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

Examines a wide variety of sixteenth-century poetry and prose, including sonnets and other lyric poetry, allegorical epic, early prose fiction, statements on literary theory, and contemporaneous commentary on political events, as well as early translations of a few major works of the European Renaissance. Also explores the historical and intellectual contexts of the works, and the politics and social structures of this age of exploration and experimentation.

ENGL3284Poetry and Prose of the Later Renaissance (including Milton) (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

Examines a wide variety of non-dramatic poetry and prose from the end of the reign of Elizabeth I to just after the Restoration (1660). The course explores the poetry of Donne and the Metaphysical poets, Jonson and the Cavalier poets, Marvell, and the gradually more numerous women writers; it also examines the new forms of prose and includes a selection of Milton's works.

ENGL3343The British Novel I (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

A study of the early development of the novel, from the beginnings to the early nineteenth century, including such novelists as Defoe, Richardson, Sterne, Burney, Henry and Sarah Fielding, and Austen. Some attention will be paid to the social contexts of the emerging genre, and to its roots in such forms as the letter, the newspaper, and broadsheet criminal biography.

ENGL3385Restoration and 18th-Century Literature (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

A study of selected works of eighteenth-century literature. The emphasis in the course (whether it focuses on drama, poetry, or prose) will depend upon the instructor.

ENGL3400The Romantic Period (A)6 ch (3C) [W]

A study of English literature written between 1789 and 1832 in the context of intellectual, social, political, and religious forces. The course will focus on the Romantic poets but will include a selection of prose texts from the period. Note: Students cannot obtain credit for both ENGL 3400 and ENGL 3406.

ENGL3406The Romantic Period (O)3 ch (3C) [W]

A study of English literature written between 1789 and 1832 in the context of intellectual, social, political, and religious forces . The course will focus on the Romantic poets but may include a brief selection of prose texts from the period. Note: Students cannot obtain credit for both ENGL 3406 and ENGL 3400

ENGL3410Victorian Literature (A)6 ch (3C) [W]

This course studies selected British Victorian authors, such as Thomas Carlyle, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Brontë, Alfred Tennyson, George Eliot, Charles Dickens, D.G. Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, Matthew Arnold, and John Ruskin. Although the course may include some fiction, its main focus is on poetry and essays. The literature will be studied in its historical context, with substantial attention paid to the rich historical and cultural developments of this eventful era. Note: Students cannot obtain credit for both ENGL 3416 and ENGL 3410.

ENGL3416Victorian Literature (O)3 ch (3C) [W]

Studies selected British Victorian authors, such as Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the Brontës, Tennyson, Eliot, Dickens, and Ruskin. Although the course may include some fiction, its main focus is on poetry and/or essays. Note: Students cannot obtain credit for both ENGL 3410 and ENGL 3416. 

ENGL3443The British Novel II (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

A study of major novels from the mid nineteenth century to the early twentieth century.

ENGL3535Modern British Poetry (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

This course explores a variety of British poems from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including examples of traditional artistic concerns, technical innovations, war protest, social criticism, whimsy, emotional turmoil, and political commentary. The primary focus is on the detailed examination of a small number of selected works.

ENGL3540The Modern British Novel (A)6 ch (3C) [W]

This exploration of ten British novels from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries reveals the period’s wide range of both social concerns and literary techniques. The varied selection of the course offers intriguing stories that display the complexities of human relationships and social conventions as well as the possibilities of technical experimentation. A sense of the overall development of the modern novel is provided by the inclusion of both early representatives and novels published within the last few years.

ENGL3608Canadian Literature to 1900 (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

A survey of Canadian non-fiction prose, poetry, fiction, and drama from early narratives of encounter to 1900, examining key cultural and historical moments in the development of Canada as a nation. Authors may include Jacques Cartier, Samuel de Champlain, Joseph Brant, Oliver Goldsmith, Susanna Moodie, Anna Brownell Jameson, Catherine Parr Traill, George Copway, Mary Ann Shadd, Louis Riel, E. Pauline Johnson, Charles G.D. Roberts, Sara Jeannette Duncan, Bliss Carman, and Archibald Lampman. Note: Students cannot obtain credit for both ENGL 3608 and 3610 or for both ENGL 3608 and 3640.

ENGL3610Canadian Prose and Poetry (O)6 ch (3C) [W]

A study of the development of Canadian writing, with emphasis on poetry and shorter prose works. Note: Students can obtain credit for only one course in each of the following pairs: ENGL 3610/3608, ENGL 3610/3684, ENGL 3610/3688, ENGL 3610/3698.

ENGL3640Canadian Novel (O)6 ch (3C) [W]

A study of selected Canadian novels. Note: Students can obtain credit for only one course in each of the following pairs: ENGL 3640/3608, ENGL 3640/3684, ENGL 3640/3688, ENGL 3640/3698

ENGL3688Canadian Literature from 1900 to 1970 (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

A survey of English-Canadian non-fiction prose, poetry, fiction, and drama from the turn of the century to 1970, with a focus on the development of Realism and Modernism in Canada. Authors may include Jessie Sime, Stephen Leacock, L.M. Montgomery, Robert Service, Frederick Philip Grove, E.J. Pratt, F.R. Scott, A.M. Klein, Dorothy Livesay, P.K. Page, Sinclair Ross, Sheila Watson, Elizabeth Smart, Al Purdy, and Chief Dan George.  Note: Students can obtain credit for only one course in each of the following pairs: ENGL 3610/3688, ENGL 3640/3688, ENGL 3684/3688.

ENGL3698Canadian Literature from 1970 to the Present (A) 3 ch (3C) [W]

A survey of English-Canadian fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fiction prose from 1970 to the present. Authors may include Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Northrop Frye, Margaret Laurence, Robert Kroetsch, Alice Munro, Leonard Cohen, Rudy Wiebe, Maria Campbell, Rohinton Mistry, M. Nourbese Philip, Thomas King, Miriam Toews, and Joseph Boyden.  Note: Students can obtain credit for only one course in each of the following pairs: ENGL 3610/3684, ENGL 3610/3698, ENGL 3640/3698, ENGL 3684/3698.

ENGL3707American Literature before 1820 (A)6 ch (3C) [W]

A survey of American poetry and prose from colonial times to the early nineteenth century, examining key cultural and historical moments in the development of the United States as a nation. Texts will include contact narratives, Puritan poetry and memoirs, revolutionary-era fiction and plays, and the earliest published work by Native- and African-American writers.  Note: Students cannot obtain credit for both ENGL 3703 and ENGL 3707 

ENGL3708American Literature from 1820 to 1900 (A) 3 ch (3C) [W]

A survey of nineteenth-century American fiction, poetry, and non-fiction prose ranging from the American Renaissance to the Realist and Naturalist period. Authors may include Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Rebecca Harding Davis, Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, and others. Note: Students cannot obtain credit for both ENGL 3743 and ENGL 3708. 

ENGL3788American Modernism (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

A close study of selected works of American modernism published in the first half of the twentieth century, including poetry and fiction. This course will start with the high modernism of writers such as Gertrude Stein, Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Ernest Hemingway, H.D., William Carlos Williams, and Wallace Stevens before considering other varieties of modernism such as the Harlem Renaissance, Proletarian Literature of the 1930s, and late modernism.

ENGL3798American Literature since 1945 (A)3 ch (3C) [W]
A close study of selected works of American literature published from World War II to the present. The course touches on a wide variety of literary movements such as postmodernism, confessional literature, multi-racial and ethnic literature, eco-critical literature, and language poetry. Authors discussed may include Ralph Ellison, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath, Adrienne Rich, Thomas Pynchon, Toni Morrison, Maxine Hong Kingston, John Ashbury, Don DeLillo, Louise Erdrich, and many others.
ENGL3813Literatures of Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia (A)3 ch (3C) [W]
A survey of twentieth- and twenty-first-century writing in English from Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia, with an emphasis on fiction. Literature studied exemplifies themes characteristic of former colonies of invasion (e.g., the history and legacy of colonization; racial consciousness and conflict; language, identity, and difference; place, displacement, and diaspora; nationalism and globalization). Texts are discussed in their historical, cultural, and sociopolitical contexts, and students are introduced to some relevant theoretical concepts.
ENGL3814Literatures of Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa (A)3 ch (3C) [W]
A survey of twentieth- and twenty-first-century writing in English from Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, with an emphasis on fiction. Literature studied exemplifies themes characteristic of former invader-settler colonies (e.g., land and landscape; home and belonging; relations between settler populations and indigenous peoples; pluralism and multiculturalism; national identity and globalization). Texts are discussed in their historical, cultural, and sociopolitical contexts, and students are introduced to some relevant theoretical concepts.
ENGL3877Modern Drama (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

A survey of major developments in twentieth-century theatre. Plays will be studied with attention to their often controversial engagements with social and political issues, moral debates, and theatrical conventions, as well as their connections to movements such as realism, modernism, expressionism, and absurdism.

ENGL3883Women's Writing in English (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

A study of women's writing in English from a range of historical periods. Texts will vary from year to year, but will include poetry, drama, fiction, and/or non-fiction written primarily by British, American, and Canadian women. Attention will also be paid to relationships between women's writing and history, contemporary feminist and gender theory, and social issues such as identity, sexuality, class, and race. 

ENGL3903Film Theory (Cross-Listed: FILM 3903)3 ch (3C) [W]

This course introduces students to the major debates in the field of film theory, including (but not limited to) Early Silent Film Theory, the Soviet Montage-Theorists, Russian Formalism and the Bakhtin School, the Historical Avant-gardes, French Auteur Theory and its Americanization, Third World Film and Theory, Genre and Authorship, Marxist film theory, Spectatorship, Feminist Film Theory, Cognitive and Analytic Theory, Postcolonial Film Theory, Race and Ethnicity in Cinema. Note: Students who already have credit for ENGL 3193 cannot obtain credit for ENGL 3903 or FILM 3903

ENGL3905The City in Cinema (O)3 ch (3C) [W]

This course explores the relationship between the screen and cityscape within the context of a range of films, genres, historical periods, and urban locales in order to show that cinema owes much of its nature to the historical development of urban space and that cinema has shaped our view of the city. Grounding our discussion of the ‘cinematic city’ in film theory and urban theory (Benjamin, Kracauer, Baudrillard, Foucault, Deleuze, Lacan, Lefebvre, and others), we will examine the cinematic forms most significantly related to the city, including early cinema, documentary film, film noir, science fiction, the New Wave, migrant and diasporic cinema, and postmodern cinema. Possible films to be screened: Metropolis, Things to Come, The Man with the Movie Camera, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City, The Maltese Falcon, The Blue Dahlia, Dark Passage, Manhattan, Annie Hall, Street of Crocodiles, Taxi Driver, Boyz N the Hood, Three Colors: Red, Crash, Collateral, Berlin Alexanderplatz, Dekalog, Blade Runner, Dark City, Menace II Society, Safe, SubUrbia, Sin City, Paris je t’aime, and others.

ENGL3906-9Film Genre (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

Each course in the Film Genre series explores the history, iconography, and socio-cultural significance of one particular genre through a number of case studies. Possible genres include Science Fiction, Film Noir, Westerns, Gangster Films, Horror Films, Screwball Comedies, etc. Note: Students who already have credit for ENGL 3973 cannot obtain credit for ENGL 3906 “Film Genre: Science Fiction.” 

ENGL3916-9National Cinemas (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

Each course in the National Cinemas series explores significant historical periods, movements, styles, film theories, directors, and topics in the development of particular national and/or transnational cinemas. Possible topics include Classical Hollywood Cinema, American Cinema of the 1960s and 70s, post-1989 European cinema, the French New Wave, Canadian Auteurs, Contemporary American Cinema, post-World War II Italian Cinema, Race and Gender in American Cinema, Contemporary French Cinema, and others. Note: Students who already have credit for ENGL 3966 cannot obtain credit for ENGL 3916 “National Cinemas: Canadian Film.” 

ENGL4170Thesis Production and Independent Project (Cross-Listed: DRAM 4170)6 ch (practical work)

Open to students completing the final year of a Double Major or Minor in Drama. Working in groups, students produce a full-scale production for Theatre UNB. The second requirement for the course is to complete an independent project designed to further students’ knowledge of a theatre discipline of their choice. Both halves of the course are completed under the supervision of the Director of Drama.

Prerequisite: ENGL/DRAM 2170 and/or ENGL/DRAM 3170 and permission of the Director of Drama. Note: Students can take no more than 6ch of ENGL/DRAM 4170 , 4173 , and 4174 for credit. 

ENGL4173Thesis Production (Cross-Listed: DRAM 4173)3 ch (practical work)

Open to students completing the final year of a Double Major or Minor in Drama. Working in groups, students produce a full-scale production for Theatre UNB, under the supervision of the Director of Drama. 

Prerequisite: ENGL/DRAM 2170 and/or ENGL/DRAM 3170 and permission of the Director of Drama. Note: Students cannot obtain credit for both ENGL/DRAM 4173 and ENGL/DRAM4170

ENGL4174Independent Drama Project (Cross-Listed: DRAM 4174)3 ch (practical work)

Open to students completing the final year of a Double Major or Minor in Drama. Under the supervision of the Director of Drama, students complete an independent project designed to further their knowledge of a theatre discipline of their choice.

Prerequisite: ENGL/DRAM 2170 and/or ENGL/DRAM 3170 and permission of the Director of Drama. Note: Students cannot obtain credit for both ENGL/DRAM 4174 and ENGL/DRAM 4170

ENGL5000Honours Report in English Language6 ch [W]

By arrangement with the ELLE Program Director. Students will select a topic, compile a reading list, and produce a 40-60 page report based on this program of reading.

ENGL5004Old English II (O)3 ch (3C) [W]

Continues the study of the Anglo-Saxon Period begun in Old English I. Considers a greater number of texts, and demands a more sophisticated level of literary and linguistic analysis. In addition to the regular course work for ENGL 3004 , a seminar presentation and a paper based on it will be required. Note: Students cannot obtain credit for both ENGL 3004 and ENGL 5004.

Prerequisite: ENGL 3003

ENGL5005Directed Reading in English Language and Linguistics3 ch [W]

A reading course at the Honours level for ELLE students only. Students will develop a program of reading and assignments in one of the following areas: composition, rhetoric, semantics, generative linguistics, historical linguistics.

ENGL5083Literary Theory and Critical Practice3 ch (3C) [W]
A study of development of literary theory and criticism, with some attention to critical practice. Required for the Single and Joint Honours programs.

Note: Students cannot obtain credit for both ENGL 3083 and ENGL 5083.