English

The prerequisite for upper-level courses in English is 3 term-courses of English at the lower level, or unless special permission is obtained from the instructor.

NOTE: See the beginning of Section F for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.

English program description.

ENGL1001Introduction to the Study of Literature3 ch (3C)

An introduction to the principles of literary analysis. 

ENGL2001Introduction to Poetry3 ch (3C)

An introduction to poetic forms, language and theme within an historical context. Students will be encouraged to participate in the critical analysis of the poems in the course. There will be a special emphasis on written assignments.

ENGL2002Introduction to Drama3 ch (3C)

Introduces dramatic genres, language, theoretical approaches and staging within an historical context. Note: this is a course in reading drama and not in acting. There will be a special emphasis on written assignments.

ENGL2003Introduction to Prose3 ch (3C)

An introduction to the critical analysis of prose - short stories, novellas, novels – within an historical context. There will be a special emphasis on written assignments. 

ENGL2101Literature in English I3 ch (3C)

A survey of literature to the end of the 18th Century. Exclusion ENGL 1200 . 

ENGL2102Literature in English II3 ch (3C)

A survey of literature in English from 1800 to the present. Exclusion ENGL 1200 . 

ENGL3004Malory's Morte D'Arthur3 ch (3C) [W]

A study of the Arthuriad of Sir Thomas Malory and some of Malory’s source material.

 

ENGL3007Chaucer and his Contemporaries3 ch (3C) [W]

A study of the major themes and literary forms of the English Middle Ages, with particular emphasis on the lyric, the Breton Lay, the Romance, and the dream vision.

 

ENGL3008Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales3 ch (3C)

A study of Chaucer’s major literary achievement and its relevance to the concerns of the 21st century.

ENGL3104Shakespeare and Pedagogy3 ch
This course will study various pedagological approaches for up to three Shakespeare plays frequently taught at the high school level. NOTE: The prerequisite for upper-level courses in English is 3 term-courses of English at the lower level, or unless special permission is obtained from the instructor.
ENGL3105Shakespeare's Earlier Plays3 ch [W]

This course is a study of a selection of Shakespeare's earlier plays (pre-1600) in context. This course will also examine early theatres, genre, and possible dramatizations.

ENGL3106Shakespeare's Later Plays3 ch [W]

This course is a study of a selection of Shakespeare's later plays (post-1600) in context. This course will also examine early theatres, genre, and possible dramatizations. 

ENGL3107Renaissance Drama (Non-Shakesperaian)3 ch [W]

This course is an introduction of Elizabethan and Jacobean plays in context. This course will also examine early theatres, genre, and possible dramatizations.

ENGL3108Studies in Early Renaissance Literature3 ch [W]

This course is an introduction to prose and poetry of the early Renaissance (1510-1640), studied in the context of the period’s wide-ranging literary, political, religious and social changes.

ENGL3109Studies in Later Renaissance Literature3 ch [W]

This course is an introduction to prose and poetry of the later Renaissance (1590-1670), studied in the context of the period’s wide-ranging literary, political, religious and social changes.

ENGL3203Restoration and 18th Century Drama3 ch (3C) [W]

Traces British Drama from its bawdy rebirth in 1660, through the sentimental domesticity of the early eighteenth century, to the “laughing comedy” at the century’s end. Also considers the history of the London theatre.

ENGL320418th Century Prose and Poetry3 ch [W]

Examines the literature of the 18th century, excluding the drama.

ENGL3205Prose Narrative Before 18003 ch (3S/C) [W]

Examines genres of prose narrative through to 1800 with emphasis on the novel.

ENGL3301Romantic Poetry3 ch (3C) [W]

Studies the major poets of the British Romantic period.

ENGL3302Romantic Novel3 ch (3C) [W]

A study of the development of the novel in Romantic Britain. Topics studied may include the novel of sensibility, the Gothic novel, the English Jacobin novel, the historical novel, and the national tale.

ENGL3303Romantic and Victoria Drama3 ch [W]

Explores both the literary and theatrical dimensions of the nineteenth century. Studies closet drama, melodrama, comedy, farce, pantomime, burlesque, extravaganza, and spectacular entertainment.

ENGL3304Studies in the Romantic Age3 ch (3C) [W]

This course will study a selection of texts from the period 1789 to 1832.

ENGL3311Victorian Poetry3 ch (3C) [W]

Studies the major poets of Victorian Britain.

ENGL3312Victorian Novel3 ch (3C)

A study of a selection of Victorian novels from the period 1832 to the end of the nineteenth century.

ENGL3313The Earlier Victorian Age3 ch (3C) [W]

This course will study a selection of texts from the period 1832 to 1870.

ENGL3314The Later Victorian Age3 ch (3C) [W]

This course will study a selection of texts from the period 1870 to 1901.

ENGL3401Modern British Poetry3 ch [W]

A study of selected modern poetry.

ENGL3402Modern British Novel3 ch [W]

A study of selected novels. 

ENGL3403Modern English and Irish Drama3 ch [W]

Deals with the major dramatic developments of this century, beginning with the pioneering efforts of such figures as Galsworthy, Shaw and Yeats, and concluding with the trends of the present day.

ENGL3404Irish Literature3 ch [W]

A study of the literature of Ireland, excluding drama.

ENGL3405Studies in Modern British Literature3 ch [W]

A study of selected British short fiction, poetry, essays, and novels of the 20th century.

ENGL3501Canadian Poetry3 ch [W]

A study of Canadian Poetry. 

ENGL3502Canadian Novel3 ch [W]

A study of selected novels. 

ENGL3504Canadian Short Fiction3 ch [W]

A study of selected short fiction.

ENGL3505Maritime Poetry3 ch [W]

A study of Maritime poetry from its beginnings, with an emphasis on 20th century developments.

ENGL3506Maritime Fiction3 ch (3C) [W]

An overview of the variety of genres in Maritime fiction.

ENGL3508Canadian Literature WWII3 ch [W]

A study of Canadian poetry, short fiction, criticism, and novels written before the Second World War.

ENGL3509Canadian Literature after WWII3 ch [W]

A study of Canadian short fiction, poetry, novels, and criticism written after World War II.

ENGL3511American Poetry3 ch (3C) [W]

An overview of modern American poetry.

ENGL3512American Short Fiction3 ch (3S) [W]

A study of 19th and 20th Century American short fiction.

ENGL3513American Drama3 ch (3S) [W]

A study of the work of major American playwrights of the 20th Century.

ENGL3514The 19th Century American Novel3 ch (3C) [W]

A study of the 19th Century American novel.

ENGL351520th Century American Novel3 ch (3C) [W]

A study of 20th Century American novels.

ENGL3601Introduction to Literary Theory3 ch (3C) [W]

A historical survey of literary theory.

ENGL3621Writing by Women I3 ch (3C) [W]

A study of texts by women in a variety of genres to the mid-eighteenth century.

ENGL3622Writing by Women II3 ch (3C) [W]

A study of texts by women in a variety of genres since the mid-eighteenth century.

ENGL3631Studies in Gender and Genre3 ch [W]

Examines the development of masculinities and/or femininities in the context of a particular or several literary genre(s).

ENGL3705Literature of the West Indies, Africa and India3 ch (3C) [W]

A study of selected literature written in English in the West Indies , Africa and India. 

ENGL3706Experimental Modern Theory3 ch (3C) [W]

A study of the development of modern and postmodern drama as a series of reactions against realism.

ENGL3709Children's Literature3 ch (3C) [W]

An overview of children's literature.

ENGL3713Special Topics3 ch [W]

This course focuses on specialized areas of interest.

Prerequisites: Three term-courses of lower level English.

ENGL3721Literature of the Fantastic Before the 20th Century3 ch (3S/C) [W]

This course examines the development of fantastic literature from the early modern period to the beginning of the 20th Century.

ENGL3722Topics in Speculative Fiction3 ch (3S) [W]

This course examines specific themes, movements, and/or authors of science fiction and/or fantasy from the early 20th century. 

ENGL3801From Script to Performance3 ch (3C) [W]

This course integrates the study of drama as literature with the practical elements of theatrical production.

ENGL3802Reading Film3 ch [W]

This course will explore various ways of analyzing a variety of films.

ENGL3803American Film3 ch [W]

A study of major trends in American film.

ENGL3812Postmodern Literature3 ch [W]

Postmodern Literature is a study of the theory behind, and the practice of, postmodern literature. Works from several genres including poetry, prose, drama, and film will be studied.

ENGL3902Drama Production3 ch

This course runs in cooperation with a local professional theatre company. It will offer students practical experience in a number of “backstage” elements of theatre production, such as set design and construction, costumes, publicity and program design. Enrollment is limited. 

Prerequisites: Three lower level term-courses in English and permission of the instructor.

ENGL3903The Development of Western Drama3 ch [W]

Studies a range of plays to illustrate the development of the dramatic tradition in the western world.

ENGL3922Special Topics in Creative Writing3 ch

A workshop seminar in which a variety of genres, styles, and forms are studied and practiced through weekly assignments. Students who have completed ENGL 3913 – Writing Poetry I or ENGL 3914 – Writing Poetry II are eligible to register for this course.

ENGL4801Honours Essay: Reading and Research3 ch [W]

This course is devoted to the research portion of the honours project.

ENGL4802Honours Essay3 ch [W]

An honours essay to be attempted upon completion of ENGL 4801.

Prerequisite: ENGL 4801.

ENGL4803Advanced Seminar I3 ch

A senior seminar in selected topics. 

ENGL4804Advanced Seminar II3 ch

A senior seminar in selected topics.

ENGL4000Joint Honours Thesis6 ch [W]

Honours thesis for Joint Honours Program in English and History.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Joint Honours Program in English and History.