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 of 1000- or 2000-level courses 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, assignments, and examinations required etc., you should consult this Handbook, available from the Department office and online at the English Department website. 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 the beginning of Section H for abbreviations, course numbers, and coding.
English program description.
|ENGL1000||Introduction to Modern Literature in English||6 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 the English Major and Honours programs.
|ENGL1103||Fundamentals of Clear Writing||3 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.
|ENGL1104||Fundamentals of Effective Writing||3 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.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENGL 1103, or equivalent.
|ENGL1144||Reading and Writing Non-Fiction Prose||3 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.
|ENGL1145||An Introduction to Prose Fiction||3 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.
|ENGL1146||An Introduction to the Novel (O)||3 ch (2C 1T) [W]|
Examines a brief range of novels from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
|ENGL1173||Introduction to Acting and Performance (Cross-Listed: DRAM 1173)||3 ch (3 hours/wk 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.
NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 1173 and DRAM 1173.
|ENGL2114||Effective Professional Communication (O)||3 ch (3C) [W] (LE)|
"Effective Professional Communications" teaches students how to produce key business documents by practising their writing skills and applying their knowledge to Artificial Intelligence Digital Simulation Learning modules that present real-world business challenges.Through a combination of classroom discussions, presentations, and exercises, coupled with online role-play assignments (completed outside of class), students have the opportunity to produce, evaluate, and receive feedback on the documents they author and to understand the power of the written word as a tool in business communications. Using the case study model, the course engages students in the creation and evaluation of a variety of written and oral documents including the resume, the cover letter, the elevator pitch, internal and external routine and informational messaging (through emails, memos, and both short and long reports), business letters, and various kinds of presentations. Special attention will be paid to intercultural and interpersonal communications and the role that the written and spoken word plays in team building and effective management. This course is ideally paired with ENGL 2115 "Writing for New Media: Digital Literacies."
|ENGL2115||Writing for New Media: Digital Literacies (O)||3 ch (3C) [W] (LE)|
|ENGL2173||Acting: 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 can obtain credit for only one of ENGL2170, DRAM 2170, ENGL 2173, and DRAM 2173.
|ENGL2174||Technical Production and Design for the Theatre (Cross-Listed: DRAM 2174)||3 ch (3 hours/wk plus practical work)|
|ENGL2175||Mainstage 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. NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 2170, DRAM 2170, ENGL 2175, and DRAM 2175.
|ENGL2195||Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry and Drama||3 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.
|ENGL2196||Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction and Screenwriting||3 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.
|ENGL2197||Travel Writing (O)||3 ch (3C) [W]|
This course introduces students to contemporary travel-writing narratives, both long and short, written by a diversity of notable contributors to the genre. The course examines relevant themes of travel narratives as well as structural techniques that shape the genre. The course also invites students to use this knowledge to write their own travel sketches based on experiences of travelling in Canada or abroad, combined with appropriate contextual research. The course evaluation is based on both critical essays and creative writing assignments.
|ENGL2263||Shakespeare 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).
|ENGL2603||Literature 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.
|ENGL2605||Introduction to Indigenous Literatures of the Wabanaki Confederacy/Atlantic Region||3 ch (3C) [W]|
|ENGL2608||Introduction 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.
|ENGL2703||Introduction 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.
|ENGL2901||English Literature to 1660||3 ch (3C) [W]|
This course traces the beginnings of English literature to 1660, with a focus on love and sexuality, cultural and linguistic upheavals, religion and secularism, and the impact of imperialism. While society was structured by powerful ideas of order grounded in religion, nature, social rank, gender, ethnicity, and race, traditional thinking about these concepts was increasingly challenged, not least by contact with non-European cultures and the Scientific Revolution. As literacy rates rose, English literature found new audiences, producing richly varied and often playful works. Works by figures such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Milton are central to the course, but other texts will also be discussed. Genres include poetry, drama, and prose. This course is required for the English Major and Honours programs, and strongly recommended for Minors.
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in ENGL 1000 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
|ENGL2902||English Literature 1660-1900||3 ch (3C) [W]|
This course picks up the story from ENGL 2901. In these centuries, trade, industrialization, wars, and Britain's rise as an imperial power helped to spark social conflicts centring on class, race, indigeneity, gender, sexuality, politics, and religion. New genres (such as the novel) emerged and others (such as poetry) transformed; the accelerating rise in literacy rates created new audiences for literature and also meant that people from an ever-broader range of social backgrounds were writing. Poetry and prose are the major genres here. This course is required for the English Major and Honours programs, and strongly recommended for Minors.
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in ENGL 1000 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
|ENGL2903||Literature of the Abyss (O)||3 ch (3C) [W]|
|ENGL2909||International 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 can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 3194, ENGL 2909, and FILM 2909.
|ENGL3010||History 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. NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 3010 and LING 3010.
|ENGL3040||Chaucer & Co. (A)||6 ch (3C) [W]|
Examines a wide variety of medieval literature, ranging from courtly romance to bawdy fabliau to dream-vision, alliterative heroic verse, lyric poetry, verse satire, and drama. Also explores the historical and intellectual contexts 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.
|ENGL3083||Literary 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.
|ENGL3103||Creative 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.
|ENGL3113||Writing in Academic and Professional Contexts||3 ch (3C) [W] (LE)|
In today’s world, effective writing is an indispensable career-building skill. Focusing on transferable skills, this course explores the principles of written communication in academic and professional contexts and provides extensive practice in the application of these principles. Frequent writing assignments allow students to refine their skills in various forms of written communication, including both academic essays and career-related writing such as reports, proposals, abstracts, and other written documents. The course emphasizes class discussion, individual and group work, peer review, and workshop sessions. To succeed in this course, students must be prepared to complete numerous written assignments. NOTE: The course is intended for students in the final two years of their program and is open to students in all disciplines.
|ENGL3116||Advanced 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.
|ENGL3123||Creative Writing: Poetry||3 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.
|ENGL3143||Creative Writing: Short Fiction||3 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.
|ENGL3153||Creative 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.
|ENGL3163||Creative 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.
|ENGL3170||Advanced 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.
|ENGL3175||Mainstage 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.
|ENGL3183||Creative 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.
|ENGL3186||Creative 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.
|ENGL3260||Shakespeare||6 ch (3C) [W]|
A study of selected plays.
|ENGL3263||Shakespeare's Predecessors and Contemporaries (A)||3 ch (3C) [W]|
A study of English medieval and Renaissance drama, excluding Shakespeare.
|ENGL3269||Shakespeare Now (O)||3 ch (3C) [W]|
|ENGL3283||Early 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.
|ENGL3284||Poetry 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.
|ENGL3343||The 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.
|ENGL3385||Restoration 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.
|ENGL3400||The 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.
|ENGL3406||The 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.
|ENGL3410||Victorian 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.
|ENGL3416||Victorian Literature (O)||3 ch (3C) [W]|
Studies selected British Victorian authors, such as Robert Browning, 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.
|ENGL3443||The British Novel II (A)||3 ch (3C) [W]|
A study of major novels from the mid nineteenth century to the early twentieth century.
|ENGL3535||Modern 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.
|ENGL3540||The 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.
|ENGL3583||The Women Novelists of Britain (1900 to Today) (O)||3 ch (3C) [W]|
|ENGL3585||The Body in Modern British Literature (O)||3 ch (3C) [W]|
|ENGL3605||Indigenous Literatures of Turtle Island: A Historical Survey to the Present||3 ch (3C) [W]|
|ENGL3606||Indigenous Literatures since 1970||3 ch (3C) [W]|
|ENGL3608||Canadian 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 ENGL 3610 or for both ENGL 3608 and ENGL 3640.
|ENGL3688||Canadian 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.
|ENGL3698||Canadian 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/ENGL 3684, ENGL 3610/ENGL 3698, ENGL 3640/ENGL 3698, ENGL 3684/ENGL 3698.
|ENGL3707||American 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. NOTE: Students cannot obtain credit for both ENGL 3703 and ENGL 3707.
|ENGL3708||American 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.
|ENGL3788||American 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.
|ENGL3798||American Literature since 1945 (A)||3 ch (3C) [W]|
|ENGL3813||Literatures of Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia (A)||3 ch (3C) [W]|
|ENGL3814||Literatures of Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa (A)||3 ch (3C) [W]|
|ENGL3877||Modern 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.
|ENGL3883||Women'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.
|ENGL3903||Film 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 can obtain credit for only one of ENGL 3193, ENGL 3903, and FILM 3903.
|ENGL3905||The 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.
|ENGL3907||Film 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.
|ENGL3908||Zombies 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.
|ENGL3916||Canadian 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, FILM 3916.
|ENGL3917||National Cinemas (O) (Cross-Listed: FILM 3917)||3 ch (3C) [W]|
The National Cinemas course explores 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.
|ENGL3918||The 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.
|ENGL4170||Thesis 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.
|ENGL4173||Thesis 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.
|ENGL4174||Independent 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.
|ENGL5083||Literary Theory and Critical Practice||3 ch (3C) [W]|
NOTE: Students cannot obtain credit for both ENGL 3083 and ENGL 5083.
|ENGL3987||Fashioning the Nation||3ch (3C) [W]|