Advanced Level Courses

ENGL3040Medieval Literature (O)6 ch (3C) (W)

Examines a wide variety of medieval literature from the British Isles, including courtly romances and dream visions, bawdy fabliaux, alliterative heroic verse, lyric poetry, verse satire, and drama. Also explores the historical context of the individual works: the politics and shifting social structures of this period, the intellectual and cultural environment, and the ways in which the works respond to the international political, religious, and military conflicts of the age and to contact with non-European cultures. 

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) (EL)

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.

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

A creative writing course aimed at developing skills in the writing of poetry. Students will participate in workshops and discussions and will complete assigned readings and exercises as they explore the poetic possibilities of language.

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

A creative writing course aimed at developing skills in the writing of short fiction. Students will participate in workshops and discussions and will complete assigned readings and exercises as they delve into the craft of storytelling.

ENGL3153Creative Writing: Non-Fiction (O)3 ch (3WS) (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)

Taught in a workshop format, this course is designed to advance students' skills in the writing of stage plays. Students will learn through readings, presentations, and exercises, and submit work regularly for class discussion. 

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

A project-based course that builds on ENGL 2173/DRAM 2173 and ENGL 2174/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.

NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 3170 and DRAM 3170.

Prerequisites: ENGL 2173 (or DRAM 2173and ENGL 2174 (or 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 2175/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.

NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 3175 and DRAM 3175.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2175 (or DRAM 2175) or both ENGL 2173 (or DRAM 2173) and ENGL 2174 (or DRAM 2174).

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

NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 3183 and FILM 3183.

ENGL3186Creative Writing: Feature Screenplay (Cross-Listed: FILM 3186)3 ch (3WS) (W) (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. NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 3186 and FILM 3186.

Prerequisite: ENGL 3183 or 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. 

ENGL3269Shakespeare Now (O)3 ch (3C) (W)
After we read Facebook and Twitter to find out what's happening, we turn to Shakespeare to make sense of it. This course looks at urgent twenty-first-century issues interpreted through Shakespeare's plays and related contemporary criticism and performances. Such issues might include political tyranny, war, trauma, race, sexual harassment, gender, queerness, disability, body-type discrimination, colonialism, environmentalism, and animal-human relations. NOTE: Students cannot obtain credit for both ENGL 3260 and ENGL 3269.
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)

Among the major events of the long eighteenth century was the invention of the English novel. This course tracks the early development of the novel, from the beginnings to the early nineteenth century, and may include such authors as Behn, Defoe, Richardson, Burney, Henry and Sarah Fielding, Walpole, Godwin, Wollstonecraft, 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.

ENGL3385The Long Eighteenth Century (A)3 ch (3C) (W)

Focuses on poetry and prose from the long eighteenth century (c.1660-1790). Considers how British literature develops during this time in relation to its rapidly changing socio-political, economic, and technological environments. Authors may include Dryden, Equiano, Finch, Gray, Johnson, Leapor, Milton, Lady Wortley Montagu, Pope, and Swift. May take an eco-critical approach or investigate literature's investments in colonial and anti-colonial perspectives. 

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

Examines the major works of British literature in the Romantic period (c.1789-1832). Focuses on the poetry and prose of Barbauld, Wollstonecraft, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Mary and Percy Shelley, and Keats. Considers the context of the tremendous social, economic, political, scientific, and cultural events of the period, including the American and French revolutions, the industrial revolution, educational reform, and the rising tides of early feminism, abolitionism, and animal rights. NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 3400 and ENGL 3406.

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

Examines brief selections of the major works of British literature in the Romantic period (c.1789-1832), with special emphasis on the poetry and prose of Barbaud, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, the Shelleys, and Keats. Considers the context of the tremendous social, economic, political, scientific, and cultural events of the period, including the American and French revolutions, the industrial revolution, educational reform, and the rising tides of early feminism, abolitionism, and animal rights.  NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 3406 and ENGL 3400

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

Examines British literature from the Victorian Age (c.1830-1901). This was a time of great transition. Many writers, starting in the 1830s, felt a new sense of modernity, a new historical self-consciousness, and pressing moral purpose. Includes poetry, non-fiction prose (essays, scientific texts), and fiction by major and minor writers from Arnold to Wilde. Key topics include changing landscapes, visions of time, sexuality, and the co-evolution of literature and science. NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 3416 and ENGL 3410.

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

Examines British literature from the Victorian Age (c.1830-1901). This was a time of great transition. Many writers, starting in the 1830s, felt a new sense of modernity, a new historical self-consciousness, and pressing moral purpose. Features a brief selection of poems, essays, scientific texts, and short fiction by major writers such as Arnold, Barrett Browning, Browning, Dickens, Darwin, Dante Gabriel and Christina Rossetti, Ruskin, Tennyson, and Wilde. NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 3410 and ENGL 3416. 

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

Examines the meteoric rise of the novel throughout the long nineteenth century with a focus on major Victorian novelists (such as the Brontë sisters, Dickens, Eliot, and Hardy). Key ideas here include serialization, realism, increased literacy rates, the rising middle class, the "New Woman," and the Gothic.

ENGL3485The Victorian Gothic3 ch (W)
The Gothic has been an influential and popular genre since its development in the eighteenth century. Unearth the Gothic aesthetics that permeate Victorian literature. Gothic phenomena — such as beleaguered heroines, animated corpses, and blood-thirsty vampires — give voice to the darker anxieties of the Victorian period, creating an acutely contemporary mode. Course texts engage with key Gothic concepts, such as the phantasmagoria, the Female Gothic, and Freud’s uncanny.  NOTE: Open-entry course taught online.
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.

ENGL3605Indigenous Literatures of Turtle Island: A Historical Survey to the Present3 ch (3C) (W)
A survey of Indigenous literatures across Turtle Island from before colonization to the present day, with an emphasis on historical contexts and literary developments in a variety of genres (including objects such as wampum belts and pictographs). Topics to be explored include colonial relations in pre-Confederation Canada and the US, the Trail of Tears, residential schooling, Indigenous migration and urbanization, the Sixties Scoop, the Occupation of Alcatraz, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The course considers how Indigenous literatures have raised and addressed these issues over the past five hundred years. Authors may include Joseph Brant (Mohawk), E. Pauline Johnson (Mohawk), George Copway (Mississauga Ojibwe), Basil Johnston (Ojibwe Anishnaabe), Maria Campbell (Métis), Lee Maracle (Métis/Salish), Handsome Lake (Seneca), Samson Occom (Mohegan), John Ross (Cherokee), William Apess (Pequot), Alexander Lawrence Posey (Creek), Sarah Winnemucca (Paiute), Zitkála-Šá (Sioux), Mourning Dove (Okanogan), N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa), Joy Harjo (Muscogee), Louise Erdrich (Anishnaabe), and Alicia Elliott (Tuscarora).
ENGL3606Indigenous Literatures since 19703 ch (3C) (W)
This course explores key thematic and formal developments in the Indigenous literatures of Turtle Island from 1970 to the present, with a focus on texts that probe the impact of key political and cultural events on Indigenous peoples and their communities on both sides of the Canada-US border including the Oka Crisis, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Idle No More, the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry, the founding of the American Indian Movement, the Occupation of Wounded Knee, the first Two-Spirit Gathering in Minneapolis, the Native American Apology Resolution, and the Dakota Pipeline Access protests. Authors may include Louise Halfe (Cree), Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna Pueblo), Armand Garnet Ruffo (Ojibwe Anishnaabe), Gregory Scofield (Métis), Marie Clements (Métis), Diane Glancy (Cherokee), Chrystos (Menominee), Eden Robinson (Haisla/Heiltsuk), Katherena Vermette (Métis), Tanya Tagaq (Inuit), Harold Cardinal (Cree), Gerald Vizenor (White Earth Ojibwe), James Welch (Blackfeet Gros-Ventre), Simon Ortiz (Acoma Pueblo), Thomas King (Cherokee), Liz Howard (Ojibwe Anishnaabe), Jordan Abel (Nisga'a), Tommy Orange (Cheyenne/Arapaho), and Billy-Ray Belcourt (Cree).
ENGL3608Canadian Literature to 1900 (A)3 ch (3C) (W)

A survey of Canadian non-fiction prose, poetry, fiction, drama, and/or film 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. 

ENGL3688Canadian Literature 1900-1970 (A)3 ch (3C) (W)

A survey of English-Canadian prose, poetry, drama, and/or film 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. 

ENGL3698Canadian Literature since 1970 (A) 3 ch (3C) (W)

A survey of English-Canadian poetry, prose, drama, and/or film from 1970 to the present. Authors may include Michael Ondaatje, Robert Kroetsch, Alice Munro, Maria Campbell, Rohinton Mistry, M. NourbeSe Philip, Thomas King, Miriam Toews, Kai Cheng Thom, and Liz Howard. 

ENGL3707American Literature before 1820 (A)3 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. 

ENGL3708American Literature 1820-1900 (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. 

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. The course covers different varieties of modernism, such as expatriate writing, the Harlem Renaissance, and proletarian literature. Authors discussed may include Cather,  H.D., Eliot, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Frost, Hemingway, Hughes, Hurston, Larsen, Moore, Pound, Rukeyser, Stein, Stevens, Williams, Wright, and others.

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 Ashbery, 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 socio-political 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 socio-political 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) (EL)

Engage in the history of film theory, with how filmic experiments arose, and with the legacy of these ideas in film. The history of film has also been the history of exploring what unique powers film has to reflect, challenge, and alter our perceptions of the world. Explore the potential of moving images through our own creative and experimental projects. No filmmaking or editing experience required. NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 3903 and  FILM 3903

ENGL3907Film Genre (O) (Cross-Listed: FILM 3907)3 ch (3C) (W)

The Film Genre course explores the history, iconography, and socio-cultural significance of one particular film genre by means of a number of examples. The specific focus of the course varies from year to year. 

NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 3907 and FILM 3907.

ENGL3908Zombies in Film (O) (Cross-Listed: FILM 3908) 3 ch (3C) (W)

Zombie films make up one of the longest living sub-genres of horror though representations of zombies have evolved from exoticized monstrous figures from Haiti to cannibalistic brain eaters and eventually to infectious bodies carrying epidemics. This course explores the evolution of zombies from studio pictures starring Bela Lugosi to B-movies featuring fighting ninjas and murdering cheerleaders through to modern film zombies who look uncannily like the unconscious bored populace and/or become loving family pets. Zombies are never simply undead; they always reflect something about our changing lives and fears. These films also permit us to explore the murky spaces between high and low culture, the history and development of horror films as a genre, and the aesthetics of fear. NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 3908 and FILM 3908.

ENGL3916Canadian Film since 1967 (O) (Cross-Listed: FILM 3916)3 ch (3C) (W)

Through the study of various representative Canadian filmmakers and prevalent genres, this course explores the roles that regionalism, commercialism, and independent filmmaking play in defining national ideas about Canadian cinema and film audiences. This course concurrently traces developments in Canadian film production, policy, funding, distribution, and use since the creation of Telefilm (formerly the CFDC) and how these funding and cultural policies have affected and responded to the central themes and issues facing Canadian filmmakers and audiences. NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 3966, ENGL 3916, and FILM 3916.

ENGL3917National Cinemas (O) (Cross-Listed: FILM 3917) 3 ch (3C) (W)

Explore significant historical periods, movements, styles, film theories, directors, and topics in the development of particular national and/or transnational cinemas. The specific focus of the course varies from year to year. NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 3917 and FILM 3917.

ENGL3918The French New Wave (O) (Cross-Listed: FILM 3918)3 ch (3C) (W)

One of the most exciting movements in cinema, the French New Wave radically altered film, influencing and informing new kinds of cinema around the world and changing how we talk about and study films. The films of filmmakers like François Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, and Jean-Luc Godard continue to inspire contemporary filmmakers and critics. Through watching and analyzing their first films, reading their writings in Cahiers du Cinéma, and exploring how film historians interpret this period now, we will attempt to understand the artistic, social, economic, and historical forces that shaped the film movement and filmmaking in the decades to follow.

NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 3918 and FILM 3918.

ENGL3978Monsters and the Grotesque in Literature (O)3 ch (3C) (W)
This course explores images of monsters, monstrosity, and the grotesque in literary texts from various periods. It proceeds from the premise that monsters and grotesque bodies offer radical images of the "other" and that our fascination with these assemblages of familiar parts into unfamiliar wholes speaks to human anxieties and confusions regarding identity, boundaries, security, and sexuality. Discover how the at-once attractive and repulsive images of monstrosity and the grotesque playfully "embody" the ambivalence of the cultures that produce them. Using insights drawn from various cultural and intellectual traditions, we consider how literature employs monstrous and grotesque images to imaginatively address human problems.
ENGL3983Literature and the Environment (O) 3 ch (3C) (W)
Reading a diverse array of ecologically oriented poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and theory, students will examine how literary forms engage non-human life. Possible areas of focus include human-animal encounters, Indigenous ways of knowing, river literature, ocean literature, the energy humanities, posthumanism, race and environment, eco-poetics, eco-film, visual art, and activist literature. Students are invited to engage creatively with their literary and lived environments through written assignments, in-class discussion, and forays into the great wild world around us.
ENGL3985The Body in Literature (O)3 ch (3C) (W)
Many visceral notions — that is, ideas about bodies — may seem new to us; transgender, mental health, feminism, anti-racism, and bioethical concerns come to mind. Yet literary texts from a variety of periods anticipate many of these fields and often do so with scant attention to social acceptability. This course focuses on bodily matters as they appear in poetry, drama, and prose: desire, illness, technology, emotion, gender, race, species, suffering, aging, pleasure, etc.
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. 

NOTE: Students can take no more than 6 ch of ENGL 4170 (or DRAM 4170), ENGL 4173 (or DRAM 4173), and ENGL 4174 (or DRAM 4174) for credit.

PrerequisitesENGL 2173 (or DRAM 2173) and  ENGL 2174 (or DRAM 2174) and ENGL 3170 (or DRAM 3170), and permission of the Director of Drama. 

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.

NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 4173, DRAM 4173, ENGL 4170, and DRAM 4170

Prerequisites: ENGL 2173 (or DRAM 2173) and ENGL 2174 (or DRAM 2174) and ENGL 3170 (or DRAM 3170), and permission of the Director of Drama.
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.

NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 4174, DRAM 4174, ENGL 4170, and DRAM 4170

PrerequisitesENGL 2173 (or DRAM 2173) and ENGL 2174 (or DRAM 2174) and ENGL 3170 (or DRAM 3170), and permission of the Director of Drama.
ENGL3085Later Medieval Literature (O)3 ch (3C) (W)

Consider the role of cross-cultural contact in crafting an English literary tradition, examining not only Latin and French influences but also Celtic borrowings and allusions. Examine how texts from the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries reflect the linguistic diversity of literacy culture in England and how authors experimented with a flexible vernacular, the course has a wide generic scope, treating examples of dream-vision, romance, and prose narrative, as well as devotional and mystical texts.

NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 3085 or ENGL 3040.

ENGL3689Black and Asian Canadian Literature(s) (O)3 ch (3C) (W)
Examing Black Canadian literature and Asian Canadian literature, with an emphasis on their contemporary (post-1970) development. Considers the two traditions within their distinct or entangled literary contexts as well as historical conditions like slavery, indentured labour for the Canadian Pacific Railway, the 1914 Komagata Maru incident, the destruction of Africville in Halifax, the 1988 Multiculturalism Act, and the Black Lives Matter movement. Gain an understanding of how the traditions intersect and diverge on key terms like diaspora, race, settler, the land, and the nation. Authors may include Dianne Brand, George Elliott Clarke, Edith Maude Eaton/Sui Sin Far, Francesca Ekwuyasi, Larissa Lai, Suzette Mayr, Shami Mootoo, Michael Ondaatje, Soraya Peerbaye, M. NourbeSe Philip, Mary Ann Shadd, Rita Wong, and Fred Wah.
ENGL3885Ancient Greek Literature and its Legacies in English (O) (Cross-listed: CLAS 3885)3 ch (3C) (W)
Examine foundational texts from the major genres of Ancient Greek literature, including epic and lyric peotry, tragic and comic drama, oratory, and philosophical prose. Become familiar with canonical authors such as Homer, Sappho, Euripides, Aristophanes, Demosthenes, and Plato. Explore literary features of the texts, as well as issues of gender, sexuality, politics, ethics, and cultural contact. Develop an understanding of the legacy of Ancient Greek literature in Engish literature from the Renaissance to the present, including the diversity of early modern and contemporary authors who have written in English in dialogue with the Classical Greek canon (e.g., Keats, Soyinka, Walcott, Vuong). All texts will be read in English: no prior familiarity with the ancient world required.
ENGL3886Roman Literature and its Legacies in English (O) (Cross-listed: CLAS 3886)3 ch (3C) (W)
Examine foundational texts from the major genres of Roman literature, including epic, lyric, and satire, tragic and comic drama, oratory, philosophical prose, and the ancient novel. Become familiar with canonical authors such as Vergil, Ovid, Horace, Sulpicia, Seneca, and Cicero. Explore literary features of the texts, as well as issues of gender, sexuality, politics, ethics, and imperialism. Develop an understnding of the legacy of Roman literature in English literature from the Renaissance otthe present, including the diversity of early modern and contemporary authors who have written in English in dialogue with the Classical Roman canon (e.g., Spenser, Milton, Morrison, Tempest). All texts will be read in English: no prior familiarity with the ancient world required.