This course introduces the interrelationship between literature and social issues, focusing on the intersection of the discipline of English with other fields in the Arts and Humanities. It examines many of the major forms of English literature as encountered through discussions related to subjects such as the fine arts, religion, philosophy, history, and other fields in the Arts and Humanities. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Tutorials Time Arranged) (Distribution: Arts-a) Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 to 2:20PM Sir James Dunn Building 113.
This course, offered in several sections each year, introduces students to critical approaches to the reading of, and writing about, literature. Each section has its own reading list, set by the individual instructor and including a balanced representation of prose, fiction, poetry and drama, taken from a range of historical periods.[Note 1: Students who wish to pursue courses in English at the 2000 level and above must take ENGL 1201.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: ENGL 1001) Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 to 12:50PM Crabtree 223.
This course will examine the two major prose genres of the novel and the short story; selected examples of representative forms will be chosen to illustrate the range and variety of both genres. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: ENGL 2031; ENGL 2041) Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 to 3:50PM Ralph Pickard Bell Library 316.
This course presents an intensive survey of English literary history from the Romantic period to the present as well as training in the research methods of the discipline. [Note 1: ENGL 2301 is mandatory for the Majors and Honours degrees.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Monday and Wednesday 1:30 to 2:50PM Avard Dixon 118.
This course offers students an introductory survey of American writing from the colonial period to the present. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 to 3:50PM Barclay 021.
A study of selected literary texts produced in England from the fifth century to the fifteenth century. Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman and Celtic texts will be read in modern translations, Middle-English texts will be read in the original. Major texts and authors such as Beowulf, the Anglo-Saxon elegies, Chaucer, Lydgate and Malory will be included along with anonymous texts. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: ENGL 3011 Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Literature) Thursday 1:00 to 3:50PM Avard Dixon 230.
A study of a selected number of Shakespeares plays at an advanced level, requiring students engagement with current issues in Shakespearean scholarship and criticism. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: ENGL 3300) Monday and Wednesday 1:30 to 2:50PM Avard Dixon 120.
This course examines British writing at the zenith of the British Empire (1867-1900). The variety of genres and authors to be studied includes novels by Eliot, Thackeray and Hardy, essays by Arnold, Ruskin, and Pater, and poems by Webster, Field, Arnold, Hopkins, the pre-Raphealites, Christina Rossetti, and Wilde. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: ENGL 3450) Monday Wednesday and Friday 11:30 to 12:20PM Avard Dixon 112.
This course examines British writing from the turn of the twentieth century to the end of the Second World War. Although this period saw the formation of literary modernism, many British authors continued to write in more conventional modes. Many writers sought to understand how Western culture and civilization could allow for the destruction caused by total war. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: ENGL 3511 The Rise of Modernism) Monday Wednesday and Friday 12:30 to 1:20PM Avard Dixon 118.
This course examines ways in which drama may both reflect and influence society, using as examples the complex relationship between Restoration comedy and its society, efforts at social engineering in Eighteenth-Century bourgeois tragedy, the role of melodrama in reflecting nineteenth century society and culture, and the birth of social drama late in the nineteenth century. In addition, it carries these ideas forward to include study of political theatre of the 1920s and 1930s, as well as works by contemporary social playwrights. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Monday and Wednesday 3:00 to 4:20PM Hart Hall 218.
A study of literature by women before the twentieth century. This course employs a variety of critical approaches to define a tradition of writing by women. Works by such writers as Mary Godwin Shelley, Charlotte Bront, Christina Rossetti, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning will be examined. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: ENGL 3650) Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 to 12:50PM Crabtree M10.
This course will examine the developments in Modernism found in Canadian literature from 1910 to 1950. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: ENGL 3820) Monday Wednesday and Friday 10:30 to 11:20AM Crabtree M10.
This course will offers workshops in creative writing, concentrating primarily on poetry and short fiction; it may also include some work in other forms such as drama and the personal essay (Format: Seminar/Workshop 3 Hours)(Exclusion: ENGL 3851; ENGL 3861) Friday 1:30 to 4:20PM Hart Hall 303.
This course will draw upon the literary theories introduced in English 3871 while introducing further theoretical approaches such as psychoanalytic, feminist, and Marxist theories. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: ENGL 3880) Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 to 11:20AM Hart Hall 218.
This course examines selected topics in literary representations of the natural world from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present. [Note: ENGL 3951 may be taken for credit more than once if the topic differs] (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) (Exclusion: ENGL 3991 Literature and the Natural World; ENGL 3991 Literature and the World: Ecopoetics) Monday and Wednesday 3:00 to 4:20PM Hart Hall 303.
This course examines closely selected topics drawn from English literature dealing with representations of race, culture, and nation. [Note 1: ENGL 4941 may be taken for credit more than once if the topic differs] (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) Friday 1:00 to 3:50PM Avard Dixon 230.