Catalog Descriptions

ENGL 100 - Critical Reading and Writing I
This course develops students' proficiency in critical reading and writing through the study of a wide range of non-literary and literary texts, and the study of composition, with emphasis on connections between modes of reading and writing. *Note: Students who are planning to repeat ENGL 100 should seek academic advising before doing so*

ENGL 110 - Critical Reading and Writing II
A study of a special topic in literature, which may include non-literary texts, in conjunction with a continuation of the writing program begun in ENGL 100. *** Prerequisite: ENGL 100 *** * Note 1: Students who have passed former ENGL 100, Literature and Composition (4 credit hours) or former ENGL 120, 130, or 140 may not receive additional credit for ENGL 110. * * Note 2: Every section of ENGL 110 has a different focus. Please consult the Department's Supplementary Calendar or the list of current course offerings on the Departmental website at: http://www.arts.uregina.ca/english. * * Note 3: Students who fail ENGL 110 twice should contact their faculty or their federated college immediately. *

ENGL 152 - Introduction to Creative Writing
This creative writing course will focus on grammar and syntax basics for writers, and on the skill of reading literature as someone engaged in the craft. Through the workshop process, the course will help students develop their skills in writing for an audience and editing their work. It may be offered online or face-to-face. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100, or permission of Instructor***

ENGL 211 - Literature Survey I
A survey of literature in English from the Middle Ages to 1800. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 24 credit hours.***

ENGL 212 - Literature Survey II
A survey of literature in English from 1800 to the present. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 24 credit hours.***

ENGL 213 - Survey of Canadian Literature
A survey of Canadian Literature in English from the pre-twentieth century to the present day. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 24 credit hours.***

ENGL 214 - Survey of Indigenous Canadian Literature
This survey provides students with knowledge of the terms and issues central to an engaged study of Indigenous Canadian literature. Indigenous storytelling traditions are linked with developments in writing in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, focusing on divergences and continuities in the writing. Drama, fiction, and poetry will be considered. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and 9 credit hours.***

ENGL 221 - Poetry
Practice in the analysis of poetry. Through the study of a wide range of poetic genres, this course provides students with a shared vocabulary of literary terms for the critical discussion of formal, stylistic and historical aspects of individual texts and of poetic traditions. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 24 credit hours.***

ENGL 222 - Fiction
Practice in the analysis of fiction. Through the study of a wide range of fictional genres, such as the short story, the novella and the novel, this course provides students with methods and vocabulary for the formal, stylistic, cultural and historical study of both individual texts and traditions of fiction. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 24 credit hours.***

ENGL 223 - Drama
Practice in the analysis of drama. Through the study of dramatic traditions and selected plays (considered both as written texts and as performance), this course provides students with methods and a shared critical vocabulary, to enhance their understanding, enjoyment, and critique of drama as a ritualized mode of cultural experience. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 24 credit hours.***

ENGL 251 - Expository and Persuasive Writing
The theory and practice of expository and persuasive writing. Each student will be expected to write several papers in a variety of modes of writing. *** Prerequisite: A combined average of at least 60% in any two English courses numbered 100 or higher, and completion of at least 30 credit hours. ***

ENGL 252 - Creative Writing I
The craft of creative writing, with work in poetry, drama, and prose fiction. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or ENGL 152***

ENGL 260 - The Structure of Modern English
An introduction to the structure of modern English, with emphasis on speech sounds, sound patterns, word formation, sentence structure, and dialect variation. *** Prerequisite: ENGL 100, or a 100-level course in a language or in linguistics *** * Note: Students who have successfully completed LING 200 or FR 226 are not permitted to enrol in this course for credit. *

ENGL 271 - Health Studies and Literature
This course focuses on how knowledge of creativity, and understanding through reading and experiencing literature and culture, can be understood in the context of health studies. Students will learn to better understand how individuals experience, negotiate, and process illness, trauma, loss, dying, aging and suffering. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100***

ENGL 275 - Literature and Popular Culture
This course focuses on popular culture as manifested in a variety of forms, including mass and social media, music, film, graphic novels, etc. The course aims at exploring the connections between popular culture and literature, and the ways in which popular culture can be analyzed using the tools of literary analysis. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 plus six credit hours***

ENGL 276 - Literature and Interdisciplinary Contexts
This course engages students in the study of literature in the context of various disciplines (justice, health, psychology, disability studies, science, environmentalism, urban studies, law, etc.). The focus of individual offerings of the course will be determined by the individual instructor in consultation with the Department Head of English. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 plus six credit hours***

ENGL 300 - Chaucer
A study of some of the major works of Chaucer, including selections from "The Canterbury Tales". ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours***

ENGL 301 - Shakespeare: Comedies and Romances
A study of five to seven of Shakespeare's comedies and romances. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 302 - Shakespeare: Histories and Tragedies
A study of five to seven of Shakespeare's histories and tragedies. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 303 - Milton
A study of some of Milton's major works, including "Paradise Lost". ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 304AA - Jane Austen
The novels of Jane Austen. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 304AC - The Poetry of W.B. Yeats
A study of the poetry of W. B. Yeats. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 304AH - James Joyce
Irish writer James Joyce was, arguably, the single most influential English-language author of the twentieth century. This course will undertake an intensive study of two of his novels, Portrait of the Artis as a Young Man (1915) and Ulysses (1922). ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 304AI - William Blake
This course will combine detailed study of selected poetry and prose of William Blake with a study of various critical approaches to that work. It will look at Blake in the context of poststructuralism, contemporary textual theory, and new historicism. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 304AL - Selected Author: J.K.Rowling
This course treats the Harry Potter series by British author J.K. Rowling from a variety of perspectives. We address significant influences on Rowling's writing, ethical questions raised by the books, the Christian treatment of duty and sacrifice, and the history of the books in the world. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 304AO - George R.R. Martin
This course will examine George R. R. Martin's unfinished series, A Song of Ice and Fire, adapted for television as Game of Thrones, from a variety of perspectives, including fantasy, adaptation, political philosophy, gender and body theory, and historical contexts. Students are advised to begin reading Martin's series in advance. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 304AP - Comedies of Menace: Pinter
A study of the plays of Harold Pinter. We will study works spanning the career of Nobel Laureate playwright Harold Pinter, master of comedic menace and of the infamous "Pinter Pause." ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 310AA - Contemp Cdn Aboriginal Fiction
Selected novels and short stories written in English and published by Canadian Aboriginal writers after 1973. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 310AB - American 1st Nation Fiction
Fiction by prominent contemporary American First Nations authors. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 310AC - Residential School Lit
For over 100 years, residential schools were the cornerstone of the Canadian government's policy of assimilation. The last school closed in 1986. Residential schools have had a profound effect on Aboriginal people who attended them and continue to affect Aboriginal people today. This class will study works of Aboriginal literature that use narrative, poetry, and to drama to expose the effects of the school in an effort to heal from them. We will also look briefly at film and visual art. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 310AD - Cultural Conflicts between English Canadians and First Nations Writers
This course examines the opposition between Christian and Aboriginal traditions in English Canadian and First Nations literatures. Students will review how Christian traditions displaced Aboriginal traditons during colonization, and then examine how First Nations have reasserted their traditions in the context of secular and pop culture traditions in the twentieth century. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 310AE - Canadian First Nation Drama
This course will examine works by prominent Canadian First Nation playwrights. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 310AF - The Metaphor of the Game
This course looks at the metaphor of the "game" in Native and Western cultures, through myths, oral stories, short fiction, critical essays, drama, film. Following traditional and contemporary views, we will study a variety of ways writers use games of skill and chance to represent social, spiritual, psychological, existenial conditions. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 310AG - Canadian Native Literature
This course is a survey of contemporary Canadian Native Literature written in English. The survey will begin with so-called protest or resistance writing from the 1960's and 1970's and examine developments since then, focusing on both divergences and continuities in the writing. Drama, fiction and poetry will be considered. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 312AA - Auto/biography in Contemporary Canadian Fiction
This course examines contemporary Canadian fiction with emphasis on texts that cross boundaries between auto/biography and fiction for diverse political and narrative effects. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 313AF - Western Canadian Literature
The course explores the literature of Western Canada, from Manitoba to British Columbia. The focus is on post-1950 developments in fiction and poetry, with emphasis on key trends and themes. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 314AA - Canadian Drama
This course examines Canadian plays from the 1960s to the present with a focus on the diversity of theatrical styles and themes, in works from across the country. The course also looks at Canadian Theatre History in relation to Canadian drama and Canadian literature. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 314AC - Fixed Form Canadian Poetry
This course examines the choice of poets in general and Canadian poets in particular to write within and against the strictures of established poetic forms (such as the ballad, the sonnet, the pantoum, the sestina, the villanelle and so forth). ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 315AC - Special Topics in Canadian Literature of CanLit and the Politics of Sexuality - an AA-ZZ series
Studies of selected texts from Canadian literature, with attention given to politics of sexuality. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 315AD - Contemporary Canadian Literature and Memory
One characteristic of recent Canadian fiction and poetry is its focus on the past. This class will look at fiction and poetry that considers the personal and historical past in order to query this trend, in order to understand what relationship we have with the past and in order to comprehend what drives people to remember and how those memories function in their current lives. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 315AE - Borders: Canadian Cultural Studies
This class will explore the concept of culture as social identity in literature, and since as Northrop Frye has argued, “Canada must preserve its identity by having many identities,” we will study writers who exemplify the problem of culture in Quebec, First Nations, and English Canada. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 317AB - Contemporary American Literature
This course examines a number of very recent American novels and short stories to ascertain the nature of contemporary American experience. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 318AA - American Lit: The Gilded Age
American literature from the end of the Civil War to the end of the 19th Century. Authors may include Twain, James, Jewett, Chopin, Gilman, and Wharton. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 318AB - American Renaissance
This course studies the period when American literature comes of age: the 1850s and after. The major authors are Hawthorne and Melville (his magnificent Moby-Dick is on the reading list); we also consider works by others, including Poe, Emerson and Thoreau. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 318AC - Frost, Whitman and Dickinson
As icons of American poetry, Whitman, Dickinson and Frost created hybrid forms containing a tension between an Old World concept of patterned and a New World concept of fresh beginnings and open forms. The works of these poets will help us investigate some of these resultant forms. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 318AD - Sexual Politics in American Women's Literature
Nineteenth-century America was a period of transition in marriage, family life, and sex roles - a period striklingly similar to our own. By exploring the representation of gender in the fiction of Hawthorne, Poe, Melville, Fanny Fern, Chopin, and Glaspell, we will explore the sexual politics in such a society. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 318AE - American Gothic Fiction
This class surveys the significant Gothic tradition in American literature. Beginning with early masters of horror, Charles Brockden Brown and Edgar Allan Poe, to Henry James and Charlotte Perkins Gilman to, Stephen King and Cormac McCarthy, we will study the supernatural and science, faith and doubt, gender, sex, and desire. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 318AF - Politics of Marriage in 19C American Women’s Literature
In this course, we will explore literary and cultural questions about the role and status of women within the institution of marriage as represented in works by Sarah Grimke, Margaret Fuller, Fanny Fern, Louisa May Alcott, Emily Dickinson, Kate Chopin, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Secondary readings of mid-19th-century family life, female sexuality and sex roles, as well as the women’s suffrage movement will be included. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 318AG - American Romanticism: The Emergence of American Letters
n this course, we explore the influence of the Romantic movement in Europe on the major American writers in the period from 1840 to 1865 also known as the American Renaissance. We will focus on their ideas about the Self, Nature; and the Sublime. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 319AA - Women & Lit-Early Modn England
Cultural paradigms of Renaissance women. A study of women as writers, readers, and subjects of literature in the seventeenth century. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 319AD - Women's Detective Fiction
The study of detective fiction written by women. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 319AF - Modern Brit Women Playwrights
Will focus on important British plays written by women in the last twenty years, examining their response to concerns of unique to women and to larger societal issues. Will address the goals and distinctiveness of women's writing and discuss the role of the woman playwright in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 319AG - Eighteenth-Century Women Writers
The eighteenth century saw the rise of the professional woman writer and the emergence of increasing freedoms for women. This course takes up these issues by examining a selection of texts by and about women. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 319AH - Other Worlds: 18th Century Women Writers and Exploration
This class features readings from 18th century women who were engaged in various forms of scientific, geographical, and cultural exploration. We'll read pieces of early science fiction, letters from abroad, and explore the many worlds that made up 18th century London. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 320AA - Madness and Monstrosity
This course examines both fictional and non-fictional representations of madness and monstrosity in 18th and 19th century women's writing. Course topics include female criminals, prostitutes, monstrous mothers, and those who practice transgressive sexuality. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 322AB - Post Colonial Fiction
The course examines the ways in which writers from the (former) colonies of European empires have responded to colonial domination and exploitation. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 322AF - Global Fantasy Literature
A study of world fantasy literature, with an emphasis on the intersection of genre with histories of colonization and diaspora. Texts are primarily drawn from, or rooted in, cultures outside the North American and European tradition, and may include works in translation. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 325AA - Medieval Literature
This course introduces students to Old and Middle English literature from historical and generic points of view. From the Old English period, we study the epic Beowulf and shorter works. From the Middle English period, we study a fabliau, a beast fable, a parable, dramatic works, and lyrics. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 325AB - Women's Literature of the Middle Ages
This course analyzes writing by and for women in medieval Europe, including the work of Marie de France, Christine de Pisan, Anglo-Saxon and Neo-Latin poetry, and writing on women's health. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 325AC - Cultures of Camelot: The Arthurian Tradition
This course will explore the development of the medieval Arthurian tradition, including the Knights of the Round Table, the mythical court of Camelot, and the figure of Merlin. Students will read a variety of material from all over the world, and examine visual adaptations of the Arthurian romance as well. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 325AD - King Arthur and Medieval Myth
This course examines the origins of fantasy literature in the legends of King Arthur, including characters such as Merlin and Morgan le Fay, and global Arthurian texts. How do we get from King Arthur to Game of Thrones? We'll read works by Marie de France, Malory, Chaucer, and contemporary authors ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 327AA - Carnival and Medieval Theatre
A study of medieval performance culture and its position within the social and political context. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 327AB - Middle Ages and 16th C Italian Theatre
Studies in the history and literature of the European theatre in the Middle Ages and the Italian Renaissance. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 327AD - Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
This seminar course will examine the late fourteenth-century author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. We will begin with excerpts from his poem Cleanness, and then move onto Gawain, whose manuscript source (Cotton Nero A.x, British Library) will be examined digitally. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 328AA - Poetics of Faith: Renaissance
This course studies Renaissance poetry and prose texts that exemplify the confrontation between literature and questions of faith and religion. Authors include Spenser, Sidney, Queen Elizabeth, and Thomas Nashe. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 328AC - Romancing RenaissanceNarrative
This course focuses on sixteenth-century prose fiction and the various genres ranging from satire to romance. We study issues raised by the texts, such as the nature-nurture controversy and the virtues of the active and contemporary life, using various modern historic methods which analyse the relationship between politics and poetics. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 328AD - Cannibals & the Renaissance
Beginning with analysis of the colonial history of the word "cannibal" which entered the English langauge as a result of Columbus's voyages, we explore the ideological functions served by literary and visual depictions of cannibalism and examine debates about the medicinal and nutritional value of human flesh. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 329AA - Tudor & Stuart Theatre
A study of the theatre of Tudor and Stuart England with special reference to the development of specialized space for performance. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 329AB - Censorship and Renaissance Literature
An examination of censorship of poetry, plays, and the pulpit for the period 1600-1642. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 329AC - Early Modern Horror
This course explores early modern dramatic literature that aims to horrify audiences through spectacles of violence, evocations of the supernatural, or treatment of social taboos. We will consider the plays in the context of visual artwork, popular culture, and social practices like public executions. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 331AB - Eighteenth-Century Literature of the Fringe
The focus of this course is twofold: we will explore literature written about madmen, fallen women, orphans, servants, and other marginal figures, and we will study works by writers who lived and wrote on the fringe of society. In so doing, the course interrogates the widespread notion that the Restoration and Eighteenth Century was an age of reason, order, and decorum. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 331AC - 18th C. Sexualities
This course will investigate the treatment of gender and sexuality during the long eighteenth century. Students will read short fiction, novels, poetry, and critical materials which pertain to the development of sexuality during the period, and we will also discuss artwork and pamphlet literature. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 331AD - Sexual/Textual Transgression in the Eighteenth Century
Samuel Johnson defines the creative power of wit as an “unexpected copulation of ideas.” We will study Early Modern writings such as the Earl of Rochester’s poetry, Cleland’s Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, and Sterne’s Tristram Shandy as it pursues the unexpected transgressions of sexual mores as a metaphor for the unexplored regions of human experience. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 331AE - The 18th Century Novel: Truth Structured like a Fiction
This course will study the rise of realism in the novel and its relationship to the rise of the middle class by focusing on the question of historical truth—in fiction—and the secularization of ethics. Is fiction needed to produce a truth otherwise unavailable in “reality”? ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 331AF - Representations of London in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century English Literature
Working within critical theories about place and space, this course traces London’s representation in poetry, fiction, and drama from the massive destruction of the Great Fire in 1666 through the city’s growth into a metropolis alternatively celebrated for its size and diversity and feared for its mysteries. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 336AC - Victorian Poetry
A selection of Victorian poetry. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 336AE - Lyric Romanticism
A study of British Romantic lyric poetry. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 336AG - 19C Lit: Inventing England
Nineteenth-century Britain, shaken by revolutionary changes, sought to reinvent itself. This course asks how 19th century "England" imagined itself, in historical fiction, romance, adventure fiction, and sentimental realism, forms which permit both nostalgia for a re-imagined past and longing for a British future. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 336AJ - 19C Lit: Imagining Domesticity
This course examines the representation of domestic life -- the intimate, private space of the household -- in 19th century writing, from courtship fiction to Patmore's notorious "angel in the house." We investigate ideas of privacy, intimacy, sexuality, of the masculine and feminine, of both leisure and work. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 336AL - Gender & Genius: The Genesis of Romanticism
This course will explore the Romantic period and the concept of genius from its origins in copyright law to the gender issues arising from the Latin word, ingenium. We will study Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Mary and Percy Shelley, and the paradoxically unconscious state of genius as both a sign of mastery and yet an unmasterable gift. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 336AM - Victorian Masculinities
This course explores the complicated and contested representation of masculinity and manliness in Victorian literature and culture, and examines the ways in which writers created and negotiated a variety of male identities, from the sentimental to the adventurous to the patriarch to the dandy. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 336AN - Romanticism's Nervous Bodies and the Corporeal Imagination
Imagination's centrality to Romantic literature is often construed as part of a devaluation of embodied life. This course reconsiders the imagination's embodiment in texts by Wordsworth, Coleridge, Wollstonecraft, Blake, Edgeworth, and the Shelleys in the context of Romantic medical sciences (neurology and anatomy) and hypochondriacal diseases (hysteria, indigestion, melancholy, racism). ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 336AO - Reading the Victorian Home
The 20th century scorned the Victorian ideal of the “angel in the house,” but modern critics recognize the importance of the lived experience of domestic life. This course reads the representation and material culture of the Victorian home, through such authors as Hemans, Gaskell, Patmore, Dickens, Oliphant, and Trollope. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 336AP - 19th C Political Imagination
A study of selected Victorian texts in several genres, which predict or suggest what's coming next, with respect to politics and society, and how what's coming next should be embraced or resisted, including themes such as: democracy, unions, gender equality, and university education. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 336AQ - 19th Century: Religion & Literature
Once known as "the age of faith and doubt" and later as a flashpoint for the rise of the scientific understanding and secularization, the 19th century is under scrutiny by critics who no longer take for granted religion’s modern decline. This course examines the robust debates in Victorian culture and literature over religion, modernization, and secularization, as well as the internecine conflicts in Christianity itself. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 338AB - Postmodern British Literature
An examination of postmodern currents in British literature from 1980 to the end of the century. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 338AC - Modern British Poetry
A study of modern British poetry. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 338AF - Theatre of the Absurd
This course examines representative Absurdist plays as texts for and in performance. It also considers their philosophical and theatrical foundations and their connection with thinkers and playwrights who have had a significant impact on the development of postmodern critical theory and theatre. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 338AJ - British Writing of World War II
This course offers a study of the often overlooked literature of the war years in Britain that encompasses a variety of genres and styles. It argues for the cohesiveness of the period as a discrete literary moment, defined by its own recurrent tropes, anxieties and themes. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 339AA - Studies in Poetry: Performance Poetry
Performance Poetry devotes some attention to the historical tradition of oral poetry, from the ancient world to the twentieth century. The major focus is the past century. Topics include: text and audio versions of modernist poems, beat poetry, folk and rock lyrics as poetry, recent spoken word, rap and slam poetry. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 339AB - Literature and the Holocaust
This course examines texts written by survivors of the Holocaust (memoir, fiction, poetry) as well as more recent texts by those by who didn't experience it directly. These texts range from Primo Levi's classic accounts to Art Spiegelman's graphic novel Maus. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 340AA - The Way We Die Now
Living cultures reveal who they are in their treatment of the dead and dying. Advances in medicine, institutionalized health care, and the decline of religion have had a revolutionary impact on how we understand and undergo death. Through a study of recent fiction and drama, this course examines contemporary literature’s picture of the way we die now. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 342AC - The Holocaust: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Writing and Psychology
This course explores the nature of writing about the Holocaust through a study of literary and other texts that implicate readers in the psychological aspects of the Holocaust. Readings will include psychological studies, as well as literary and historical texts, and will highlight the complexity of studying the Holocaust. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 342AD - Romanticism and Revolution
The Romantic era has been called the age of revolution. While the French Revolution central, there are also major revolutions in the arts, philosophy, and sciences to name the three fields with which we'll be most concerned. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 342AY - City of York Study Abroad
Founded by Rome in 71 AD, York has been key to several moments in literary history: the York Mystery Plays, Shakespeare’s histories, the Victorian Gothic. Featuring two weeks spent at York St. John University, this course offers students a unique immersion in the rich heritage of this historic city. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 349 - Methods for the Study of Literary History
An exploration of methods used in the reading of literary texts in a historical context. Students will be required to write papers which analyze literary texts by means of historical approaches. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.*** *Note: Formerly numbered ENGL 210. Students may not receive credit for both ENGL 349 and ENGL 210.*

ENGL 351 - Advanced Writing
An advanced course in the theory and practice of writing. Each student will be required to write several papers. *** Prerequisite: ENGL 251 or permission of the Department Head ***

ENGL 352AA - Writing Drama
A specialized workshop in dramatic writing, or playwriting. *** Prerequisite: ENGL 252 *** ** Permission of the Department Head is required to register. **

ENGL 352AB - Creative Writing II: Fiction
This course is an advanced workshop in writing narrative fiction, with emphasis on the short story. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 252***

ENGL 352AD - Creative Writing II-Poetry
This course will be an advanced workshop/seminar in the writing of poetry. Our focus will be both practical (attention to line, sound, image, etc) and slightly more theoretical (how does poetry know? what does it know? how does it speak to/with the world etc.). Students will be expected to produce new work and to share it with other participants. *** Prerequisite: ENGL 252 *** ** All students wishing to enrol in this course must submit a sample of their creative writing and be interviewed by the instructor before registering. **

ENGL 352AE - Creative Writing II: Playwriting and Writing for Performance
In this course students will receive detailed instruction in playwriting coupled with a discussion of such dramaturgical problems as style, structure and characterization. Students will also receive instruction in writing for diverse performance contexts. *** Prerequisite: ENGL 252 *** ** Permission of the Department Head is required to register. **

ENGL 360 - History of the English Language
The development of the English language from Germanic to Modern English, including changes in phonology, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary. *** Prerequisite: ENGL 260 or LING 100 ***

ENGL 363 - History of Rhetoric
A chronological study of theories of rhetoric and rhetorical practice. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 367 - Gender and Language
A study of issues related to gender and language, including stylistic variation between the sexes, differing male and female strategies for dealing with social context, and sexist language. *** Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and 110, or LING 220 *** * Note: This course is cross-listed with WGST 367. Students may not receive credit for both ENGL 367 and WGST 367. *

ENGL 368AB - Writing Culture(s)
This course examines ways in which writing as a cultural activity informs, infects, controls, and liberates our understanding of discourse communities, disciplinarities, and ideas about social, political, and ethical action. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 368AC - Prison Writing Exchange
Classroom discussion about incarceration and community-based learning will be followed by a series of reading and writing workshops with incarcerated people in a correctional setting. The class will operate as a structured exchange, based in mutual respect and reciprocity, between people that reside on either side of a prison wall. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 371AB - The Novel & The City
This course examines the city as a socially and culturally symbolic setting in novels from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The course focuses on the representation of London in novelistic terms. Authors include Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf and Salman Rushdie. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 371AD - The Novel in Translation
This course examines contemporary novels that were not originally published in English. Among others, we will read texts by Haruki Murkami (Japanese), Jose Saramago (Portuguese), and W.G Sebald (German). ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 371AE - The Literary Gothic
This course will study Gothic Literature, its connections to Romanticism, and its later transformations. It begins with late-eighteenth-century and early-nineteenth-century novels, examined in their contexts, but also includes works from the mid to late-nineteenth-century, showing how the Gothic genre develops into the genres of ghost story, mystery and horror fiction. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 372AA - The Knight with the Sad Face: Reading Don Quijote
This course will examine the work of Miguel de Cervantes, who wrote at the height of Spain's literary golden age. We will begin by reading Exemplary Stories, a collection of picaresque short fiction, and then move on to Don Quijote, which is widely considered to be Spain's defining national text. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 374AB - Studies in the Short Story
Studies in The Short Story, will introduce students to a variety of short fiction, both classical and contemporary, and short story theory. We will use an anthology for breadth and also focus on Alice Munro's collection, Runaway, to examine a short story sequence. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 377AA - Eighteenth-Century Comedy
A study of eighteenth-century comedy, with attention paid to social and political context. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 377AE - Contemporary Comedy
This course will study plays written from the 1960s to the present, and will attempt to define comedy as it appears on the contemporary stage. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 377AF - Staging the Passion
A study of various texts, medieval to contemporary, that dramatize the events of Christ's passion: his trial, crucifixion, and burial. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 377AG - Melodrama to Modernism
A survey of European and North American plays written and produced from 1830 to 1950. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 380AB - The English Elegy
An examination of the development of the English elegy as a form of lyric poetry. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 384AB - Narrative & Memory
The relationship between narrative and memory, both personal memory and cultural remembrance. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 384AC - English Literature & the Bible
The English Bible as literature and as cultural phenomenon; the effect of the English Bible on literature in English. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 384AG - Images of Indigenous People
The Forward to Hollywood's Indian: The Portrayal of Native Americans in Film, Wilcomb E. Washburn of the Smithsonian Institute writes, "(the) image of the American Indian, more than that of any other ethnic group, has been shaped by film." Focus of class will be on the representation of Indigenous peoples in contemporary films. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 384AH - Studies in Narrative: The Literature of Pirates
This course will examine some familiar and unfamiliar literary representations of pirates, along with historical documents and contemporary accounts. We will consider the intersection of fiction and history, and will also consider how the popular image of the pirate comments on ideas of masculinity, ethics, and the individual’s relationship to the state. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 386AC - Adventure & Idea Masculine
Linking gender and genre, this course examines the construction of masculine heroism through a range of texts, from the romance to the classic adventure tale to its re-invention in the hands of seminal contemporary writers. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 386AE - Literature and the Environment
This course examines the development of literature that is aware of and responds to the human relationship with the environment. We will trace the development of environmental literature from the romantics forward, examining poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and eco-criticism. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 386AF - Classic and Contemporary Fairy Tales
This course will study a wide selection of fairy tales, both traditional and modern, paying attention to the relationship between the folk and literary traditions, the thematic content of canonical tales and their variants, and the nature of the tales’ implied audience. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 386AK - Fantasy Literature after Tolkien
J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of The Rings" founded a new mode of fantastic fiction: epic fantasy. This course examines fantasy literature in the decades since Tolkien's towering achievement, with particular attention to new and emerging modes of fantasy. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 386AL - Health, Trauma, and Loss
This course examines literary works that explore trauma and loss and their relation to health and healing. The course focuses on understanding how individuals experience, negotiate, and process illness, trauma, and suffering through the study of poetry and prose beginning in the Renaissance. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 387AB - Science Fiction
This course is an introduction to the study of science fiction as a literary genre and as a popular cultural phenomenon. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 387AD - Adapting Shakespeare & Genre
This course focuses on the textual and theatrical dimensions of a variety of modern and pre-20th century Shakespearean adaptations for stage (including dance and musicals) and screen. It also considers the impulses behind adaptation, the nature and effect of various genres of adaptation and their connection with the contemporary hegemony. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 387AE - Children's Literature
An examination of several well-known books for children, focusing on human relations with the natural world. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 387AF - Horror Fiction
The course is a survey of the literature of horror (short stories and novels) from the early nineteenth century to the present. Writers include Poe, Le Fanu, Machen, Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, and Steven King: topics include the Gothic, the ghost story, supernatural and psychological horror, vampire fiction, and dark fantasy. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 387AG - Ideas of the University
Universities have long experienced lively tensions: between free expression and official doctrine; between study for its own sake and study for some marketable purpose; between separation from and integration with the community. These and other themes are explored in a selection of texts centered around the university. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 387AH - Television and Genre: Studies in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
This special-topics course will investigate a variety of generic themes within the fantasy television program 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' including horror genres, vampire mythologies and literary traditions, critical race issues, and structures of the serial text. Course materials will include critical theory, literature, and episodes from the show. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 387AI - World Comics
Students will analyze comics as a literary genre and as a cultural vehicle after being introduced to the history and the artistic techniques of the medium. Particular focus will be placed on Francophone "bandes dessinées", but North American comics and Japanese manga will also be included. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 387AJ - Fantasy Literature: The Sword and Sorcery Tradition
This course investigates the genre of fantasy literature, from Conan the Barbarian to The Song of Ice and Fire. Students will analyze the role of magic and chivalry in this writing, and trace its development from the short story to the mass-market paperback (including its medieval and mythological roots). ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 387AK - Comics and Cartoons
This course explores comics and cartoons as literature. Topics explored will include interaction between word and image, form and content, and participation of comics in literary, historical, social, and philosophical movements. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 387AL - British and Canadian Gothic Literature
A survey of the British Gothic as it developed across the long nineteenth century, from its peak in the 1790s to the fin-de-siècle, followed by the study of several contemporary Canadian Gothic texts. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 387AM - The Culture and Politics of American Superheroes
What can we learn about American politics and culture from the Superhero genre? From debates around American exceptionalism and interventionism to questions of identity and diversification, this course will examine how select narratives and characters are positioned in relation to the American state and society. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 387AN - Teen Fiction
This course focuses on contemporary young-adult fiction, and we'll look at how YA writers address LGBTQ2+ characters, as well as issues of race, colonialism, and neurodiversity. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 387AO - Detective Fiction
Love a good mystery? We’ll survey the history of detective fiction, including hybrid genres (paranormal), work by women and LGBTQ+ writers, and scholarship on forensic science. Follow a number of unconventional detectives—and try your own hand at detective work—as we explore why this genre remains so fascinating. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 388 - Methods for the Study of Literary Genre
An exploration of methods used in the study of literary genres. Students will be required to write essays which analyze literature according to generic approaches. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.*** *Note: Formerly numbered ENGL 270. Students may not receive credit for both ENGL 388 and ENGL 270.*

ENGL 390 - History of Criticism
A chronological study of theories of literary criticism from Plato to T.S. Eliot. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 394AC - Early Modern Play of Gender
The course examines the ways in which early modern English drama interrogates gender categories, particularly through its practice of csting boys in women's roles. We study how the one-sex model in early modern England relates to cross-dressing in five or six selected plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 395AD - Queer Theories: Gender, Sexuality and Ideology
This course will use an interdisciplinary framework to trace the deployment of 'queer' as a political, theoretical, legal and ideological space for living and thinking. We will both analyze and challenge the evolution of queer theory as an academic investment by tracking appearances within literature, cinema, artwork, and critical writing from approximately 1969-present. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 399 - Methods for the Study of Literary Theory
An exploration of methods used in some recent approaches to reading literary texts. Students will be required to write papers which offer textual readings based on the application of these approaches. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.*** *Note: Formerly numbered ENGL 290. Students may not receive credit for both ENGL 399 and ENGL 290.*

ENGL 400AA - Beowulf
The aim of this course is to give the student the experience of the Old English epic Beowulf in its original language. The course will focus on translating the text from Old English into Present-Day English, along with discussion of issues of syntax, semantics, poetics (including prosody) and principles of translation. ** Permission of Department Head is required to register. **

ENGL 405AA - Women & Lit in the Middle Ages
A study of the images of women that dominated medieval culture.

ENGL 405AB - Middle English Visionary Lit
Middle English writers cas narratives in the form of personal visions to treat a wide variety of subjects. Using both reader response and narrative theory, the course analyses how these authors construct the fictional audience, as they speak on matters of vital concern.

ENGL 405AC - Medieval/Early Modern Romance
This course explores the construction of masculine gender identity in the literary representations of the institution of chivalry. Focusing on the romance, students will study expressions of chivalric masculinity in martial, social, spiritual, erotic, familial and other contexts, moving from the 12th century texts of Chretien de Troyes to Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene.

ENGL 405AD - Medieval Materialism
This honours/grad course will concentrate on the medieval material world and the five senses, including texts that engage with: arms and armour, stained glass, the elements and eco-criticism, fashion, animal lives, and magic as a material force. We’ll read texts in both their original languages and translations. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 & 110*** *Note: Intended for Honours or prospective Honours students only. Students who are not English Honours majors require permission of the Department Head to register.*

ENGL 410AA - Spenser: The Faerie Queene
This course will read all six books of the Faerie Queene as a struggle with the dangers of idolatry. It also focuses on Spenser's concern for the private and public virtues, especially with the "politics of friendship".

ENGL 410AB - Marlowe and Shakespeare
This course treats Marlowe and Shakespeare as early modern dramatists who both overreach traditional categories in developing their own personal mythology. We examine 5 of Marlowe's canonical plays in relation to the five plays of Shakespeare with which they have been most often compared.

ENGL 410AC - Poststructuralism and Shakespeare
This course uses select plays by Shakespeare as test cases to examine the challenges presented by five poststructuralist approaches - deconstruction, psychoanalysis, Marxism, feminism, and queer theory. The course explores how poststructuralism aids us in formulating an ethics of the other in Shakespeare's plays. *** Prerequisite: Completion of 60 credit hours, and at least a 70% average both overall and in English courses. ***

ENGL 410AE - Shakespeare as Cultural Icon
This course examines the ways in which Shakespeare has been used as a national and international icon, both to maintain institutionalized power and to serve as a resistance point for underprivileged groups. We trace this fundamental paradox through the cultural reception of four popular, contested plays in the Shakespeare canon.

ENGL 415AB - Shakespeare
A study of one or more aspects of Shakespeare's works.

ENGL 415AC - Renaissance Lyric Poetry
This course examines English Renaissance lyric poetry in the light of current scholarship on emerging concepts of self in the early-modern period. The primary focus is to examine the variety of lyric poetic voices of this period, particularly of the seventeenth century.

ENGL 415AD - Preachers, Players & Community
This course examines what early modern players and preachers had in common and how their "performances" contributed to cultural formation. It also explores the nature of the communication network within which they operated and its similarities to our own electronic web. Texts include plays, sermons, documentary and pictoral evidence.

ENGL 415AF - The Body in 17th Century Literature
Using a number of theoretical approaches, we will examine representations of the body and its functions in literary and medical texts from the 17th century. We will consider how these representations reflect cultural values and perpetuate gender, economic, naturalist, and colonialist ideology. Prerequisite: Engl Honours students only or permission of department head.

ENGL 415AG - Gender and Shrew-Taming Plays
We will explore literary depictions of gender relations and other hierarchies of power by focusing on four shrew-taming plays of the late 16th and 17th centuries: The Taming of A Shrew, The Taming of The Shrew, The Womean's Prize, and Sauny the Scot. *** Prerequisites: Must be in the Honours program or permission of the department head. ***

ENGL 415AH - Colonialism & Renaissance Lit
We will explore the influence of the 'discovery' of the New World on early modern literature and culture, considering, for example, reactions to new lands, peoples, products (like tobacco), and diseases. We will focus on English texts from the seventeenth century, including travel writing, religious tracts, poetry, and drama. ***Prerequisite: Must be an English Honours student or have permission of the Department Head***

ENGL 420AA - Jonathan Swift
The major works of Jonathan Swift. *** Prerequisite: Completion of 60 credit hours of courses and have an average of at least 70% both overall and in English courses. ***

ENGL 420AB - She-Tragedy
This course examines the phenomenon of the female scapegoat, who is intended to serve both as a cure and an indictment for society's sexual double standard, in representative male-authored tragic drama of the 17th and 18th centuries, and culminates in an examination of Richardson's novel Clarissa.

ENGL 420AC - 18 Century Women's Fiction
This course will examine a selection of fiction written by women between 1688 and 1798 using several theoretical approaches.

ENGL 420AD - Sex/Text Trans Baroq/Augus Lit
This course examines the various ways that seventeenth- and eighteenth century writers transgress social, political and religious conventions. The course will focus especially on the way sexual transgression acts as a metaphor for literary transgression.

ENGL 420AE - Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama
This course will sample some of the plays written between 1660 and 1700. Although the primary focus of the plays will be on comedy, the selections will include a broad sample of genres, including heroic tragedy, tragedy, experimental farce, and ballad opera. *** Prerequisite: Completion of 60 credit hours with an average of 70% both overall and in English courses. ***

ENGL 420AF - Melancholy/Madness 18-Century
This course explores the under-belly of the so-called "Age of Reason" by examining a range of literary and medical representations of melancholy and madness. We will supplement our investigations with a series of critical texts, and topics of discussion will centre around the relationship between 18th-century mental illness and gender, genius, culture, and creativity. *** Prerequisite: Completion of 60 credit hours, and an average of at least 70% both overall and in English courses. ***

ENGL 420AH - 18th Century Other Worlds: Women's Writing and Exploration
In this class, advanced English students will enter closely into a study of important trends in 18th century women's writing and into the ways that those authors contribute exploration of new worlds, whether fictional, actual, or through travel and first-hand experience. *Note: This course is intended for ENGL honours students*

ENGL 420AP - Eighteenth Century Sexualities
This seminar will explore issues of gender and sexuality in Eighteenth Century culture, including literature, artwork, music, and fashion.

ENGL 420AQ - The Golden Age of Piracy and its Contexts
The literary image of the pirate—including dress, speech, and demeanour—stems from a very specific historical period, namely, the years from 1715 to 1730, generally known as the final phase of the Golden Age of Piracy (roughly 1680 to 1730). During this period, the British government undertook to eradicate pirate activity in the Caribbean, installing Woodes Rogers as governor of The Bahamas, and charging him with waging a “war on piracy” that successfully drove piracy out of North America by 1726. This course will consider the literature about pirates that emerged during this period.

ENGL 425AB - The Romantic Lyric
The Romantic Lyric: A study of Romantic Subjectivism & Imagination as expressed in the Ode & the Sonnet - 1798-1822 - Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats.

ENGL 425AE - Knowing Feeling: Romantic Affects
Romanticism is typically—almost stereotypically—concerned with feeling. What did the Romantics think about the role of feeling? Why and how did feeling become so important? To explore these questions we will read literary, scientific, and philosophical texts in the context of contemporary affect theory. Assessment: seminar, précis, essay, exam *Note: This course is intended for ENGL honours students.*

ENGL 425AF - Representations of Judaism from Romanticism to Modernity
Beginning with literary contexts from the Bible, Jewish mythology, and Shakespeare, this course ultimately focuses on British representations of Judaism from the mid 18th to the late 19th century. The aim is to investigate how “Judaism,” as imagined by various artists, complicates narratives of historical and national identity in England. ***Prerequisites: ENGL 100 & 110.*** *Intended for Honours or prospective Honours students only. Students who are not English Honours majors require permission of the Department Head to register.*

ENGL 425AG - Shelley’s Monsters: Mary Shelley’s Life and Art
This course focuses on the topic of monstrosity in several of Mary Shelley’s novels, some of her short stories and essays, and her editing work. We will read these texts in biographical context and alongside shorter contributions by Percy Shelley and Lord Byron. **Pre-requisites: ENGL 100 & 110.** *Intended for Honours or prospective Honours students only. Students who are not English Honours majors require permission of the department head to register*

ENGL 430AA - Joseph Conrad
The works of Joseph Conrad..

ENGL 430AB - Victorian Social-Justice Novel
A study of the conventions of, and the political philosophies underlying, the Victorian social justice novel.

ENGL 430AC - Transition to Modernity
This course examines the changes in the relation between the individual and society, in available epistemological frameworks, in gender identities, and in the representation of desire through the study of texts written in England between 1860 and 1920. *** Prerequisite: Completion of 60 credit hours, and an average of at least 70% both overall and in English courses. ***

ENGL 430AE - Wells, Darwin,Scietific Romanc
The course traces the emergence of a new literary genre, scientific romance, in England as a result of the impact of Darwinian ideas in the later nineteenth century The course covers the period 1859 to 1900, and its key work is THE TIME MACHINE (1895) by H.G. Wells.

ENGL 430AF - The Brownings
A study of the poetry and literary relationship of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

ENGL 430AG - Science & Gender - 19C Fiction
The course examines how Darwinian and post-Darwinian views of sexual difference influenced the portrayal by both male and female authors of fictional characters in the later nineteenth century.

ENGL 430AH - Victorian Literature: Liberalism & Social Justice Novel
The course treats liberal political philosophy as a key but occluded context for Victorian social-justice novels. Topics include public and private space, and their right relationship; political rights and the juridical person; women, class, and suffrage; parliamentary and social reform; and the role of education in bringing rights into being.

ENGL 430AI - Inventing England: Myths of Nationhood and Nationalism n the Long 19th Century
Beginning with Benedict Anderson's touchstone Imagined Communities this course examines modern thinking about the meaning of nations and nationalism in texts and cultural expressions ranging from Nelson's column to Tennyson's Idylls of the King.

ENGL 430AJ - Studies in the Nineteenth Centure: Crimes and Misdemeanours
This course examines ideas of Victorian social order through their opposite or underside, disorder, with particular reference to the ideas of crime and sin, and to theories of criminality, punishment, and rehabilitation, in high realist texts as well as sensation and detective fiction.

ENGL 430AK - 19th C. Aesthetic Literature
A study of 19th century aesthetic literature, including aspects of Pre-Raphaelitism, Aestheticism, the Decadence and Nonsense Literature. *** Prerequisite: English Honours students or permission of the Department Head. ***

ENGL 430AL - Faith and Doubt
Was the Victorian Age really one of a crisis of faith, of spreading doubt in the hoary old conventions of Christianity which marked a necessary passage to Modernism and Modernity? Or was the apparent growth of secularism in the British 19th century a mark of something else altogether? This course examines the literature of faith and doubt, from the poems of Tennyson, Matthew Arnold, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning to the novels of Dickens, Eliot, and Elizabeth Gaskell from the perspective of new scholarship on Victorian religion, inviting critics to take seriously, as did the Victorians themselves, their own thinking about religion and the spiritual life. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 & 110*** *Note: Must be an English honours student*

ENGL 430AM - Victorian Fiction: Forms and Functions
This class investigates the forms and functions of fiction imagined by both writers and critics over the 19th century through short fiction and novels as well as essays by Victorian thinkers on the subject of fiction. It will address contemporary issues such as the debates over realism and sensationalism; gender and authorship; audience; story and plot; narration; and the morality of fiction, and conclude by gesturing toward the Modernist novel that succeeded it.

ENGL 435AA - Modernism & Postmodernism
This course examines some of the primary creative and theoretical texts of modernism and postmodernism with the aim of illuminating period and aesthetic issues. This course examines texts from several national literatures, and is supplemented by mandatory readings in critical theory and aesthetics.

ENGL 435AC - Repetition in British Lit
This course examines theories by Vico, Freud, Kierkegaard and Benjamin to reveal the complex nature of repetition as a cultural form. These theories are applied to recent British novels, all of which employ repetition as a key narrative structure.

ENGL 435AD - Virginia Woolf
A study of the novels and essays of Virginia Woolf.

ENGL 435AE - The Great War
This course examines the cultural history of the First World War. Through a multidisciplinary approach and the analysis of varied cultural artifacts--from memoirs, poetry and fiction to film, architecture and the visual arts--the course explores the impact of the "Great War" on the collective imaginations of Europeans.

ENGL 435AF - British Novels - New Millenium
This course examines the fiction of some of England's newest literary stars, including Monica Ali, Johathan Coe, Jim Crace, Will Self and Zadie Smith. Our focus is on the changing cultural and aesthetic values of English society post-2000.

ENGL 435AG - Women of Modernism
This course examines the unique contributions of women writers to a broader modernist aesthetic, as well as how these writers may be seen to play the role of outsiders, questioning and critiquing this modernism itself, and more particularly, its more masculinist incarnations. ** Permission of the department head is required to register. **

ENGL 435AI - Modernism & Popular Culture
Through an examination of some often marginalized works by canonical modernists, this course explores modernism in its attempts to reach a mass audience through a variety of popular cultural forms and its recurrent attempts to occupy the role of public intellectual.

ENGL 435AJ - Ian McEwan
This course is an intensive study of the fiction of Ian McEwan, from his early short stories to his recent best-selling novels. Our focus will be on the ethical dimensions of McEwan's work and life, including his role as a public intellectual and activist.

ENGL 435AK - T. S. Eliot
An overview of the career and development of T. S. Eliot, one of the most influential poets and critics of the twentieth century, this course will examine the collected verse, as well as selected plays and critical work.

ENGL 435AL - Holocaust Literature
This is a course on the study of Holocaust Literature written in English. We will study a range of genres, including memoir, novel, short fiction, poetry, drama, and other media to seek to understand the complexity of Holocaust representation in literature. ** Intended for Honours or prospective Honours students only. Students who are not English Honours majors require permission of the Department Head to register. **

ENGL 435AM - Evelyn Waugh
Literary iconoclast/cultural conservative, ruthless satirist/devout Catholic: Evelyn Waugh seems a contradiction. Yet he is widely hailed, even by those unsympathetic to his values, as one of the great stylists of his century. This course offers a comprehensive measure of Waugh’s diverse achievements over 37 years as a writer.

ENGL 435AN - Modernism & Problem of History
This course examines how the acceleration of contemporary life brought about by new technologies posed for modernists a problem of representation they met with formal innovation, and how history’s morally troubling character spurred the forging of new myths to account for the repeated return of past strife and oppressions. *Note: Intended for Honours or prosepective Honours students only. Students who are not English Honours majors require permission of the Department Head to register.*

ENGL 435AO - Holocaust Lit. & Ethics
This course uses Kant's ethical and aesthetic theory as a helpful way of understanding how inmates experienced a perversion of normality in Auschwitz-Birkenau. If Kant saw beauty as a means of creating community and the categorical imperative as a unifying mode of ethical action, writers such as Charlotte Delbo and Primo Levi describe experiences that cannot be contained by Kant's thinking. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and either ENGL 110 or completion of 48 credit hours.***

ENGL 440AA - Canadian Historical Fiction
The study of recent Canadian historical fiction.

ENGL 440AB - Margaret Laurence
This course will cover the study of Margaret Laurence's Canadian novels, selected African works, and selected criticism of her work. *** Prerequisite: Completion of 60 credit hours, and an average of at least 70% both overall and in English courses. ***

ENGL 440AC - Late 20th C Canadian Fiction
This course will study Canadian fiction written in the last thirty years of the twentieth century.

ENGL 440AD - Canadian Poetry Since 1970
This course will focus on a reading of poetic works of the last 30 or so years. Major improvements, significant shifts, and the work of widely read poets will be examined. We will explore the roles of small presses and literary magazines in the dissemination of contemporary writing in Canada.

ENGL 440AI - Canadian Literature: Atwood
For Margaret Atwood, literature is a powerful complex of self-fashioning, imagining and eyewitnessing, which is never stable or morally neutral. This course examines Atwood's national, environmental, humanitarian and feminist concerns, as well as her postmodern aesthetics and her experimentation with genre.

ENGL 440AJ - Mourning and Memorial in Canadian Literature
A Study of mourning and memorial in Canadian literature with a focus on poetry and prose post 1950; includes theoretical grounding in mourning, memorial, and culture. **Note: Intended for Honours or prospective Honours students only. Students who are not English Honours majors require permission of the Department Head to register.**

ENGL 445AA - American First Nations Fiction
A study of the key narratives of N. Scott Momaday, James Welch, and Leslie Silko, three of the most accomplished and influential contemporary First Nations writers in the USA. ** Permission of the Department Head is required to register. **

ENGL 445AD - American Literary Thought
This course examines the way some American writers use literary texts to investigate philosophical problems. We look at the nature of literary knowledge through epistemological and ethical inquiries. The course studies a variety of American authors, from Emerson and Thoreau to Dillard and Rorty.

ENGL 445AE - Louise Erdrich & Influences
Louise Erdrich is the most prolific and critically-acclaimed Native American writer. This course examines two fundamental lines of influence--the written and the oral--on Erdrich's work.

ENGL 445AH - American Poetic Traditions: Whitman and Dickinson
In this course, we will study two powerful voices in American poetry, nineteenth-century poets Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. The contrast between them is striking, yet paradoxically their poetry shows many similarities in the bold experimental style and personal subject matter. We will also consider their departure from their predecessors as well as their response to Ralph Waldo Emerson's "The Poet."

ENGL 445AJ - Cormac McCarthy
An intensive study of an extraordinary novelist and stylist, tracing his development through five decades and several genres. Beginning with his gothic explorations of the American South, we follow him to the Southwest, and backwards and forwards in time, as he reworks the Western, the thriller, and apocalyptic dystopia. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and ENGL 110*** **Permission of the Department Head is required to register**

ENGL 445AK - Emily Dickinson’s Art of Consolation
Emily Dickinson is a poet who pressed at the limits of perception and described in compact, memorable language extremes of both anguish and ecstasy. We will examine how she used her writing and her own acquaintance with pain to reach out consolingly to readers. *Note: This course is intended for Honours or prosepective Honours students only. Students who are not English Honours majors require permission of the Department Head to register.*

ENGL 460AA - Contemporary Drama
This course examines plays by both established and new dramatists which have been successes in London's West End or New York's Broadway in recent years. Writers include Pinter, Hare, McDonnough, Stoppard, Mamet, and Wertenbaker.

ENGL 465AA - Writing Fixed-Form Poetry
This advanced poetry course involves the study of ways in which contemporary poets innovate, subvert, or reject inherited fixed forms. Students will analytically "frame" and lead one workshop for the creative writers in the class, and will themselves workshop a comprehensive research paper. *Note: This course is intended for ENGL honours students*

ENGL 465AB - Writing the Lyric Self
This course is an intensive workshop in the craft and practice of creative writing with detailed instruction in genre-based criticism. Students are invited to consider the contemporary lyric poetic voice in relation to poles of literary impersonality and confession, and in relation to various strategies of music, prose and drama. *** Prerequisite: ENGL 100 & 110 *** * Note: Intended for Honours or prospective Honours students only. Students who are not English Honours majors require permission of the department head to register *

ENGL 465CA - CW:Writing Fixed-Form Poetry
In this advanced creative writing course, experienced student poets will experiment with traditional poetic forms and study ways in which contemporary poets innovate, subvert or reject fixed form. The course aims to develop students’ reflective relationship to formalism in their personal poetics, even if they choose to write free verse. *Note: This course is intended for ENGL honours students.*

ENGL 475AC - Augustan Mock Satires
A favourite satiric method of the 'Long' 18th Century was to create burlesque versions of well-known genres, both as a means of literary criticism and as a vehicle for satire of non-literary concerns. Analysis of a wide range of such parodic works will emphasize the close connection between literature and social issues in the years between 1660 and 1800.

ENGL 475AD - Gothic Fiction
This course examines English Gothic fiction - from its beginnings with Radcliffe, through its Romantic, Victorian and Modernist manifestations, to its contemporary forms - as a repository of the cultural and social ideals and anxieties of the periods in which it is written.

ENGL 475AF - Utopian Literature
Study of a number of works significant in the Utopian tradition, with attention to: Historical and cultural contexts; themes such as politics, education, the arts, and gender roles; literary features of the genre; and related issues such as the intentional community and city planning. *** Prerequisite: Completion of 60 credit hours, and an average of at least 70% both overall and in English courses. ***

ENGL 475AG - Short Fiction of Mavis Gallant and Alice Munro
In this course we will examine selected stories of Mavis Gallant and Alice Munro. The course will also consider short story theory. *** Prerequisite: Completion of 60 credit hours, and an average of at least 70% both overall and in English courses. ***

ENGL 475AH - Theory/Practice:GenreCriticism
This course examines and tests the hypothesis that genre is a - if not the -fundamental way in which readers make sense of texts. After a brief survey of genre theory from classical times to the 19th century, we study the dominant theories of genre from the early 20th century to the present.

ENGL 475AI - Science Fiction Adaptation
This course examines science fiction novel-to-film adaptations in the light of recent adaptation theory. It begins with classic scientific romances by H.G. Wells and then moves to recent adaptations including 2001: A Space Odyssey (Clarke/Kubrick), Solaris (Lem/Tarkovsky), and Blade Runner (Dick/Scott).

ENGL 475AJ - Advanced Studies in Children's Literature and Theory
This course examines the genre of children's literature, focusing particularly on books targeting 9-12 year-old boys and girls published from 1910 through 1950. It also explores a variety of critical and theoretical approaches: psychoanalytical, genre theory, structuralist and post-structuralist theory, and gender analysis ***Prerequisite: Permission of Department Head ***

ENGL 475AK - Ideas of the University
Special Studies in Genre: Ideas of the University - study of literature about, and set in, universities, with focus on issues such as "pure" versus commercial research, the university as a community and the "town gown" relationship. *** Prerequisite: As for base class Engl 475. ***

ENGL 475AL - Creative Non-Fiction: The Experimental Memoir
This course is a study of creative non-fiction (the memoir and lyric essay), and how this kind of writing differs from the novel. **Permission of the Department Head is required to register.**

ENGL 475AM - Indigenous Science Fiction and Speculative Storytelling
This course examines the relatively untapped genre of Indigenous Science Fiction and Speculative Storytelling. We will cover nearly all of the available Indigenous science fiction literature from Canada and the U.S.A. ***Prerequisites: ENGL 100 & ENGL 110.*** *Note: This course is restricted to ENGL Honours Students.*

ENGL 475AN - Special Studies in Genre: Screening the Text: Modes of Fidelity in Film Adaptation+
This is a genre course focusing on the film adaptations of a variety of source texts. It will review contemporary adaptation theory, note its links to the classic problems of literary interpretation, and pursue a critical discourse based on modes of fidelity and infidelity in the text. ** Intended for Honours or prospective Honours students only. Students who are not English Honours majors require permission of the Department Head to register.**

ENGL 475AO - Classic and Contemporary Fairy Tales
This course will study a wide selection of fairy tales, both traditional and modern, paying attention to the relationship between the folk and literary traditions, the thematic content of canonical tales and their variants, and the nature of the tales’ implied audience. ***Prerequisite: Must be in the Honours program or permission of the department head.***

ENGL 475AU - Fantasy Literature
This seminar will examine the development of fantasy literature, from its early medieval roots to the work of contemporary writers such as Guy Gavriel Kay. Students will trace connections between the chivalric tradition and contemporary fantasy, while reading critical materials on the genre. **intended for Honours students. Students who are not English Honours majors require permission of the Department Head to register**

ENGL 475AY - Histories of Childhood
This course examines childhood as a historical concept, a literary representation, and a media phenomenon. We’ll look at experiences of Medieval children, examine Shakespeare’s treatment of adolescence (along with queer/non-traditional adaptations), the development of children’s literature during the 19C, & a variety of children’s/YA texts that engage with ecology and dystopia. ***Prerequisites: ENGL 100 & 110.*** *Note: Intended for Honours or prospective Honours students only. Students who are not English Honours majors require permission of the Department Head to register.*

ENGL 475AZ - The Making of Modern Fantasy: 1700 - 1950
This course studies the shifts in fantasy literature as both genre and mode from the 18th century, when it emerges as a recognizable genre, to The Lord of the Rings, the keystone text of modern fantasy. It takes up, also, the shifts and changes in the theory of fantasy, from 19th century considerations of the novel and the romance to Todorov, Shippey, Clute, Mendelsohn, and Attebery. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 & 110*** *Note: Intended for Honours or prospective Honours students only. Students who are not English Honours majors require permission of the Department Head to register.*

ENGL 475CL - CW: Creative Non-Fiction: The Experimental Memoir
Creative Writing Section: This course is a study of creative non-fiction (the memoir and lyric essay), and how this kind of writing differs from the novel. ***Prerequisites: ENGL 100 & ENGL 100*** *Note: This course is intended for ENGL Honours students*

ENGL 475CU - Creative Writing: Writing Fantasy
This course will focus on writing fantasy in a number of forms. We’ll tackle the epic to the postmodern, and discuss the inner workings of the genre-fiction industry. Along the way, we’ll read works of literary/popular fantasy across historical periods. Students will submit a final portfolio with a critical introduction. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 & 110*** *Note: This course is intended for ENGL Honours students.*

ENGL 480AA - Poetics of Culture
Aspects of the historical development of culture, centred in works of cultural theory from Matthew Arnold and T.S. Eliot to Raymond Williams and James Clifford. Topics will include the relation of class to culture, ethnographic translation of other cultures, nationalism, gender identity, and the relationship between technology and culture.

ENGL 480AC - Canons Culture Interp Practice
This course looks at the afterlife of certain well-known novels, investigating their modern incarnations as well as shifts in their critical fortunes. We consider the rules and conventions of reproduced texts and what these conventions tell us about interpretive practice.

ENGL 480AD - After Theory:Politics & Theory
Theory and practise often become the opposition between theory and politics where theory is reproached for not being sufficiently political. This course looks at the political relevance of efficacy of theory. It examines the reasons for theoretical resistance, and studies the emergence of Cultural Studies. *** Prerequisite: Min. of 60 credit hours with min. average of 70%. ***

ENGL 480AF - “The Age of Poets”: Philosophy and Poetry in the Twentieth Century
This course examines Heidegger’s proposition that “The thinker says Being. The poet names the holy.” Our focus is on Heidegger and Hölderlin, then turns to Jacques Derrida and Paul Celan. We will conclude with Alain Badiou’s pronouncement that the “Age of Poets,” Heidegger’s “suture” of philosophy to poetry, is over. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 & 110***

ENGL 480AG - Philosophical Ethics and the Zombies
Embodying contemporary anxieties of apocalyptic disaster, zombies summon fundamental ethical questions. This course examines the zombie in literature, film, the graphic novel, and the TV series The Walking Dead through the lens of bio-ethical theory and philosophers such as Kant, Nietzsche, Jonas, Arendt and Levinas. *Note: Must be an ENGL honours major or permission required.*

ENGL 480AH - Rhetoric of Apology in Canada
This course examines the rhetoric of government apologies in Canada as national mythologies or narratives of forgiving and forgetting government policies that defined, “who belongs and who does not belong to the nation.” We will examine the ideological underpinnings of apologies and attempts at reconciliation through Canadian tragedies. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 & 110*** *Intended for Honours or prospective Honours students only. Students who are not English Honours majors require permission of the Department Head to register.*

ENGL 485AB - Postcolonial Literature/Theory
An examination of writing in English from former British colonies in the Pacific, Africa, Caribbean, South Asia, and Canada. We will study such current debates as universality and difference, representation and resistance, nationalism, hybridity, feminism, and language. Students will lead the discussion by presenting seminars on a variety of topics.

ENGL 485AC - Images of Africa
The course examines representations of Africa in African fiction and cinema, as well as in colonial fiction and contemporary western discourse.

ENGL 485AD - Adv Studies Creative Writing
This course combines creative writing with an analysis of what it means to compose literary texts. Students will read various works in which writers such as Annie Dillard, Raymond Carver and William Vollman discuss composition. Assignments will involve creative writng on personal essays.

ENGL 485AE - Acts of Faith in Literature
Religious writing possesses a poetic, or literary quality, and literature often thematizes religious issues. This course examines the different ways in which literature gives an experience of what Jacques Derrida calls "religion without religion," an experience of religion without the traditional, Judeo-Christian dogma.

ENGL 485AF - Narrative and Trauma
This course examines tests that use narratives as a response to trauma. These texts focus on particular lives, but also on larger events that have caused cultural trauma: Korean comfort women, Treblinka extermination camp, slavery, and the Holocaust.

ENGL 485AG - Medieval/Renaiss Paleography
This course studies the development of handwriting from Anglo-Saxon times to the seventeenth century. Students will be given lectures on the history of handwriting and will be expected to learn to read, transcribe, and edit sample pages from manuscripts. *** Prerequisite: Prospective honours students only. For admission to the course, students must have completed a min. of 60 credit hours and have an average of at least 70% both overall and in ENGL courses. *** ** Must request a permit override from the faculty. **

ENGL 485AI - Arthurian Literature
This course studies the major works of Arthurian-themed literature from the medieval period to the twentieth century. After considering the historical origins of the figure of King Arthur, we study a variety of fictional iterations of the Arthurian court, from Chretien de Troyes to T.H. White. *** Prerequisite: 60 credit hours of courses and an average of at least 70% overall and in English courses. Request for a Permit Override is required. ***

ENGL 485AJ - Literary London
This course examines the historical and contemporary representation of London in a number of literary genres. Students will prepare a conference paper for the July 2007 Literary London conference in the UK. *** Prerequisite: Conmpletion of 60 credit hours and an average of at least 70% both overall and in English courses. ***

ENGL 485AK - Advanced Studies in Genre/Creative Writing
This course is an intensive workshop in the craft and practice of creative writing with detailed instruction in genre-based criticism. It aims to eluciate connections between the student's own writing and the literary and critical traditions that they seek to join. *** Prerequisite: Completion of 60 credit hours of courses and have an average of at least 70% both overall and in English courses. ***

ENGL 485AL - Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
This course is an intensive workshop in creative writing with detailed instruction in poetry. The main focus of the course is to develop a manuscript of poems examining a central topic. *** Prerequisite: A minimum of 60 credit hours and an average of at least 70% overall and in English courses. ***

ENGL 485AM - Literature and Ethics
This course will explore the ethical dimensions of literature from several perspectives: the positive effects of reading literary texts the representation of ethical relationships within texts, and the role of authors as ethical actors and public intellectuals within society. ***Prerequisite: **Intended for Honors or prospective Honors students only. Students who are not English Honors majors require permission of the Department Head to register.**

ENGL 485AO - Advanced Creative Writing
This course is an intensive workshop in the craft and practice of creative writing. It will focus on creative non-fiction, short fiction, and poetry. Students will also learn the rudiments of editing as they work with one another's manuscripts.

ENGL 485AQ - Poetics: Theory and Practice
Starting with Aristotle's Poetics, this class will turn to a variety of twentieth-century authors (John Ashbery, Etty Hillesum, Robert Hass, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Anne Simpson) to examine how these writers have broadened Aristotle's treatments of poetics to include, among other things: ekphrasis, ethics in the face of atrocity, existential experience, and how a poetics might be devised that responds to the cultural changes and political events set in motion during the twentieth century. *** Prerequisite: Completion of 60 credit hours, and an average of at least 70% both overall and in English courses. ***

ENGL 485AS - Advanced Studies in Writing Fiction: Writing the Body
This is an advanced creative writing course in the art of fiction. Students will complete instructive exercises as well as a weighty, self-designed project around the broadly inclusive theme of “writing the body.” This theme invites consideration of our material lives with an emphasis on the body as a site of knowledge and experience. **Permission of the Department Head is required to register.** *** Prerequisite: ENGL 100 & 110.***

ENGL 485AT - Canadian Aborignal Literature
This course examines what makes Aboriginal literature distinct within the context of Canadian culture and history by exploring a variety of Canadian Aboriginal story telling forms including oral traditions, fiction, drama, and film on a range of topics including post colonialism, relations to the land, spiritual traditions, popular culture, identity, and empowerment.

ENGL 485AV - You Are Here: The Power of Place in Creative Writing
This seminar explores the significance of place and world-building in creative writing. Whether you're describing a fantastic city, or simply one’s own room, the imaginative language of place is vital. Through a series of workshops on both fiction and creative non-fiction, this class will converse about the landscape of writing. ***Prerequisite: Completion of 60 credit hours, and an average of at least 70% both overall and in English courses.***

ENGL 485AW - Ekphrasis: Theory & Practice
This class discusses the theory of ekphrasis, examines a series of ekphrastic texts, and gives students practice in ekphrastic writing. The bulk of the class is devoted to student workshops in which their ekphrastic writing - poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, or scholarly analysis - will be analyzed by the class. **Intended for Honours or prospective Honours students only. Students who are not English Honours majors require permission of the Department Head to register **

ENGL 485AX - Sensing Place in Great Plains Literature
This course looks to fiction and creative nonfiction about the Great Plains region. Readings by ecocritics, cultural geographers, ethnographers, and philosophers will “ground” us as we explore conceptions of place; how we engage in place-making; and how we might ethically navigate the divide between nonhuman “natural” places and human culture.

ENGL 485CW - CW: Ekphrasis: Theory & Practice
*Creative Writing Section* This class discusses the theory of ekphrasis, examines a series of ekphrastic texts, and gives students practice in ekphrastic writing. The bulk of the class is devoted to student workshops in which their ekphrastic writing - poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, or scholarly analysis - will be analyzed by the class. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100 & 110*** *Intended for Honours or prospective Honours students only. Students who are not English Honours majors require permission of the Department Head to register.*

ENGL 485CX - CW: Sensing Place in Great Plains Literature
This course looks to fiction and creative nonfiction about the Great Plains region. Readings by ecocritics, cultural geographers, ethnographers, and philosophers will “ground” us as we explore conceptions of place; how we engage in place-making; and how we might ethically navigate the divide between nonhuman “natural” places and human culture.

ENGL 490 - Honours Essay I
Work towards an Honours Essay. Students will be expected to submit a draft or preliminary work. As an alternative to a scholarly treatise, the essay may take the form of a creative work with a critical introduction. *** Prerequisite: Completion of 90 credit hours *** ** Permission of the Department Head is required to register **

ENGL 491 - Honours Essay II
Completion of an Honours Essay, which will be graded by the supervisor in consultation with another member of the faculty. As an alternative to a scholarly treatise, the essay may take the form of a creative work with a critical introduction. ** Permission of the Department Head is required to register. **

ENGL 499 - Bibliography and Methods of Research
The goal of this course is to teach techniques of literary research, the process of textual transmission, the editing process, and physical composition of books. Students will have the opportunity to research manuscript documents and variants. *** Prerequisite: Completion of 60 credit hours, and an average of at least 70% both overall and in English courses. ***

ENGL 801AC - Medieval/Early Modern Romance
This course explores the construction of masculine gender identity in the literary representations of the institution of chivalry. Focusing on the romance, students will study expressions of chivalric masculinity in martial, social, spiritual, erotic, familial and other contexts, moving from the 12th century texts of Chretien de Troyes to Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene.

ENGL 801AD - Medieval Materialism
This grad course will concentrate on the medieval material world and the five senses, including texts that engage with: arms and armour, stained glass, the elements and eco-criticism, fashion, animal lives, and magic as a material force. We’ll read texts in both their original languages and translations.

ENGL 802AA - Spenser: The Faerie Queene
This course will read all six books of the Faerie Queene as a struggle with the dangers of idolotry. It also focusses on Spenser's concern for the private and public virtues, especially with the "politics of friendship."

ENGL 802AC - Poststucturalism and Shakespeare
This course uses select plays by Shakespeare as test cases to examine the challenges presented by five poststructuralist approaches - deconstruction, psychoanalysis, Marxism, feminism, and queer theory. The course explores how poststructuralism aids us in formulating an ethics of the other in Shakespeare's plays.

ENGL 802AE - Shakespeare as Cultural Icon
This course examines the ways in which Shakespeare has been used as a national and international icon, both to maintain institutionalized power and to serve as a resistance point for underprivileged groups. We trace this fundamental paradox through the cultural reception of four popular, contested plays in the Shakespeare canon.

ENGL 803AF - The Body in 17th Century Literature
Using a number of theoretical approaches, we will examine representations of the body and its functions in literary and medical texts from the 17th century. We will consider how these representations reflect cultural values and perpetuate gender, economic, nationalist, and colonialist ideology.

ENGL 803AG - Gender and Shrew-Taming Plays
We will explore literary depictions of gender relations and other hierarchies of power by focusing on four shrew-taming plays of the late 16th and 17th centuries: The Taming of A Shrew, The Taming of The Shrew, The Woman's Prize, and Sauny the Scot.

ENGL 803AH - Colonialism & Renaissance Lit
We will explore the influence of the 'discovery' of the New World on early modern literature and culture, considering, for example, reactions to new lands, peoples, products (like tobacco), and diseases. We will focus on English texts from the seventeenth century, including travel writing, religious tracts, poetry, and drama.

ENGL 804AB - She-Tragedy
This course examines the phenomenon of the female scapegoat, who is intended to serve both as a cure and an indictment for society's sexual double standard, in representative male-authored tragic drama of the 17th and 18th centuries, and culminates in an examination of Richardson's novel Clarissa.

ENGL 804AC - 18th Century Women's Fiction
This course will examine a selection of fiction written by women between 1688 and 1798 using several theoretical approaches.

ENGL 804AD - Sexual and Textual Transgression in Baroque and Augustan Literature
This course examines the various ways that seventeenth- and eighteenth-century writers transgress social, political and religious conventions. The course will focus especially on the way sexual transgressions act as a metaphor for lterary transgression.

ENGL 804AF - Melancholy & Madness in the 18th-Century
This course explores the under-belly of the so-called "Age of Reason" by examining a range of literary and medical representations of melancholy and madness. We will supplement our investigations with a series of critical texts, and topics of discussion will center around the relationship between eighteenth-century mental illness and gender, genius, culture, and creativity.

ENGL 804AG - The Golden Age of Piracy and its Contexts
The literary image of the pirate-including dress, speech, and demeanour-stems from a very specific historical period, namely, the years from 1715 to 1730, generally known as the final phase of the Golden Age of Piracy (roughly 1680 to 1730). During this period, the British government undertook to eradicate pirate activity in the Caribbean, installing Woodes Rogers as governor of The Bahamas, and charging him with waging a "war on piracy" that successfully drove piracy out of North America by 1726. This course will consider the literature about pirates that emerged during this period.

ENGL 805AD - Gender and Genius: The Genesis of Romanticism
This course will explore the Romantic period and the concept of genius from its origins in copyright law to the gender issues arising from the Latin word, ingenium. We will study Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Mary and Percy Shelley, and the paradoxically unconscious state of genius as both a sign of mastery and yet an unmasterable gift.

ENGL 805AE - Knowing Feeling: Romantic Affects
Romanticism is typically—almost stereotypically—concerned with feeling. What did the Romantics think about the role of feeling? Why and how did feeling become so important? To explore these questions we will read literary, scientific, and philosophical texts in the context of contemporary affect theory. Assessment: seminar, précis, essay, exam.

ENGL 805AF - Representations of Judaism from Romanticism to Modernity
Beginning with literary contexts from the Bible, Jewish mythology, and Shakespeare, this course ultimately focuses on British representations of Judaism from the mid 18th to the late 19th century. The aim is to investigate how “Judaism,” as imagined by various artists, complicates narratives of historical and national identity in England.

ENGL 805AG - Shelley’s Monsters: Mary Shelley’s Life and Art
This course focuses on the topic of monstrosity in several of Mary Shelley’s novels, some of her short stories and essays, and her editing work. We will read these texts in biographical context and alongside shorter contributions by Percy Shelley and Lord Byron.

ENGL 806AC - Transition to Modernity
This course examines the changes in the relation between the individual and society, in available epistemological frameworks, in gender identities, and in the representation of desire through the study of texts written in England between 1860 and 1920.

ENGL 806AD - Poetry of G. M. Hopkins
An examination of the poetry and poetics of Gerard Manley Hopkins.

ENGL 806AE - Wells,Darwin,Scientific Romanc
The course traces the emergence of a new literary genre, scientific romance, in England as a result of the impact of Darwinian ideas in the later nineteenth century. The course covers the period 1859 to 1900, and its key work is THE TIME MACHINE (1895) by H.G. Wells.

ENGL 806AF - The Brownings
A study of the poetry and literary relationship of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

ENGL 806AG - Science Gender - 19C Fiction
The course examines how Darwinian views of sexual difference influenced the portrayal by both male and female authors of fictional characters in the later nineteenth century.

ENGL 806AH - Victorian Literature: Liberalism and Social Justice Novel
This course treats liberal political philosophy as a key but occluded context for Victorian social-justice novels. Topics include public and private space, and their right relationship; political rights and the juridicial person; women, class, and suffrage; parliamentary and social reform; and the role of education in bringing rights into being.

ENGL 806AI - Inventing England: Myths of Nationhood and Nationalism in the Long 19th Century
Beginning with Benedict Anderson's touchstone Imagined Communities this course examines modern thinking about the meaning of nations and nationalism in texts and cultural expressions ranging from Nelson's column to Tennyson's Idylls of the King.

ENGL 806AJ - Studies in the Nineteenth Century: Crimes and Misdemeanours
This course examines ideas of Victorian social order through their opposite or underside, disorder, with particular reference to the ideas of crime and sin, and to theories of criminality, punishment, and rehabilitation, in high realist tests as well as sensation and detective fiction.

ENGL 806AK - 19th C. Aesthetic Literature
A study of 19th century aesthetic literature, including aspects of Pre-Raphaelitism, Aestheticism, the Decadence and Nonsense Literature. Graduate Studies Students only.

ENGL 806AL - Studies in 19th C.: Faith & Doubt
This course examines literature of faith and doubt, from poems of Tennyson, Matthew Arnold, and Browning to novels of Dickens, Eliot, and Gaskell from the perspective of new scholarship on Victorian religion, inviting critics to take seriously, as the Victorians did, their own thinking about religion and the spiritual life.

ENGL 806AM - Victorian Fiction: Forms and Functions
The class investigates the forms and functions of fiction imagined by both writers and critics over the 19th century through short fiction and novels as well as essays by Victorian thinkers on the subject of fiction. It will address contemporary issues such as the debates over realism and sensationalism; gender and authorship; audience; story and plot; narration; and the morality of fiction, and conclude by gesturing toward the Modernist novel that succeeded it.

ENGL 806AN - 19th Century Print Culture
This course traces the rapid transformation of the textual environment of 19th century Britain as a consequence of new technologies of printing and dramatic increases in literacy rates, through periodicals, newspapers, and printed ephemera, as well as the ways these forms of print culture transformed established literary genres.

ENGL 806AO - Advanced Studies in Victorian Literature: George Eliot
This is an advanced study in the life and work of the Victorian realist author, George Eliot (Mary Ann / Marian Evans), with a balance between major novels (Middlemarch, The Mill on the Floss) and smaller works, such as the fairy-tale like novella, Silas Marner, and the early Scenes of Clerical Life. Required reading will include Nancy Henry's recent biography of Eliot and a range of critical and recent scholarship on Eliot. See attached list.

ENGL 807AG - Women of Modernism
This course examines the unique contributions of women writers to a broader modernist aesthetic, as well as how these writers may be seen to play the role of outsiders, questioning and critiquing this modernism itself, and more particularly, its more masculinist incarnations.

ENGL 807AH - Modernist Poetics
A study of the novel and its poetics between 1907 and 1937. The rise of formalist aesthetics in the twentieth century raised questions about the poetics of the novel that writers like Lubbock, Woolf, Joyce, and Forster explored in their novels and essays. Readings include novels and essays on poetics.

ENGL 807AI - Modernism Popular Culture & the Public Sphere
Through an examination of some often marginalized works by canonical modernists, this course explores modernism in its attempts to reach a mass audience through a variety of more popular cultural forms and its recurrent attempts to occupy the role of public intellectual.

ENGL 807AJ - Ian McEwan
This course is an intensive study of the fiction of Ian McEwan, from his early short stories to his recent best-selling novels. Our focus will be on the ethical dimensions of McEwan's work and life, including his role as a public intellectual and activist.

ENGL 807AK - T. S. Eliot
An overview of the career and development of T. S. Eliot, one of the most influential poets and critics of the twentieth century, this course will examine the collected verse, as well as selected plays and critical work.

ENGL 807AL - Advanced Holocaust Literature
This is a course on the study of Holocaust Literature written in English We will study a range of genres, including memoir, novel, short fiction, poetry, drama, and other media to seek to understand the complexity of Holocaust representation in literature. *** Prerequisite: Permission of Graduate Studies ***

ENGL 807AM - Evelyn Waugh
Literary iconoclast/cultural conservative, ruthless satirist/devout Catholic: Evelyn Waugh seems a contradiction. Yet he is widely hailed, even by those unsympathetic to his values, as one of the great stylists of his century. This course offers a comprehensive measure of Waugh’s diverse achievements over 37 years as a writer.

ENGL 807AN - Modernism & Problem of History
This course examines how the acceleration of contemporary life brought about by new technologies posed for modernists a problem of representation they met with formal innovation, and how history’s morally troubling character spurred the forging of new myths to account for the repeated return of past strife and oppressions.

ENGL 808AD - Canadian Poetry Since 1970
This course will focus on a reading of key poetic works of the last thirty or so years. Major movements, significant shifts, and work of widely read poets will be examined. We will explore the roles of small presses and literary magazines in the dissemination of contemporary writing in Canada.

ENGL 808AF - Indigenous Peoples' Theatre
Indigenous people have embraced theatre as a means of expression both professionally and at the community level. This course will examine a selection of short plays by theatre artists including Tomson Highway, Ian Ross and Monique Mojica to determine how they "apply" theatre to heal Indigenous communities from colonial trauma.

ENGL 808AG - The Canadian West in Fiction
The study of individual works of Canadian prairie fiction in the context of a variety of attempts to define "the Canadian West in Fiction."

ENGL 808AI - Canadian Literature: Atwood
For Margaret Atwood, literature is a powerful complex of self-fashioning, imagining and eyewitnessing, which is never stable or morally neutral. This course examines Atwood's national, environmental, humanitarian and feminist concerns, as well as her postmodern aesthetics and her experimentation with genre.

ENGL 808AJ - The Encyclopedic Imagination in Canadian Literature
This course examines how representational “limits” are experienced in certain works of mid to late twentieth century Canadian literature in which the artist expresses the desire to represent everything there is. We’ll witness how the artist’s orientation towards the “total” or the “infinite” may gesture to madness, mysticism and metaphysics.

ENGL 808AK - Mourning and Memorial in Canadian Literature
A Study of mourning and memorial in Canadian literature with a focus on poetry and prose post 1950; includes theoretical grounding in mourning, memorial, and culture.

ENGL 809AJ - Cormac McCarthy
An intensive study of an extraordinary novelist and stylist, tracing his development through five decades and several genres. Beginning with his gothic explorations of the American South, we follow him to the Southwest, and backwards and forwards in time, as he reworkds the Western, the the thriller, and apocalyptic dystopia.

ENGL 809AK - Emily Dickinson’s Art of Consolation
Emily Dickinson is a poet who pressed at the limits of perception and described in compact, memorable language extremes of both anguish and ecstasy. We will examine how she used her writing and her own acquaintance with pain to reach out consolingly to readers.

ENGL 812DA - Dramaturging & Devising Inclusive Theatre
The student will contribute a theoretical context and dramaturgical framework for THEA 315AB, a course that offers UG students the opportunity to explore inclusive theatre practices inpublic performances. It is aimed at those who are interested in collaborative/ devised theatre practice especially those who self-declare as otherwise-abled or are interested in exploring such possibilities.

ENGL 813AD - Writing Fixed Form Poetry
This advanced poetry course involves the study of ways in which contemporary poets innovate, subvert, or reject inherited fixed forms. Students will develop a conference-style paper on formalism for presentation to the class and will workshop a comprehensive research paper.

ENGL 813AE - Writing the Lyric Self
This course is an intensive workshop in the craft and practice of creative writing with detailed instruction in genre-based criticism. Students are invited to consider the contemporary lyric poetic voice in relation to poles of literary impersonality and confession, and in relation to various strategies of music, prose and drama.

ENGL 813CA - CW: Writing Fixed-Form Poetry
In this advanced creative writing course, experienced student poets will experiment with traditional poetic forms and study ways in which contemporary poets innovate, subvert or reject fixed form. The course aims to develop students’ reflective relationship to formalism in their personal poetics, even if they choose to write free verse.

ENGL 815AD - Gothic Fiction
This course examines English Gothic fiction - from its beginnings with Radcliffe, through its Romantic, Victorian and Modernist manifestations, to its contemporary forms - as a repository of the cultural and social ideals and anxieties of the periods in which it is written.

ENGL 815AF - Utopian Literature
Study of a number of works significant in the utopian tradition, with attention to Historical and cultural context; themes such as politics, education, the arts, and gender roles; literary features of the genre; and related issues such as the intentional community and city planning.

ENGL 815AG - Short Fiction of Mavis Gallant & Alice Munro
In this course we will examine selected stories of Mavis Gallant and Alice Munro. The course will also consider short story theory.

ENGL 815AH - Theory & Practice of Genre Criticism
This course examines and tests the hypothesis that genre is a--if not the--fundamental way in which readers make sense of texts. After a brief survey of genre theory from classical times to the 19th century, we study the dominant theories of genre from the early 20th century to the present.

ENGL 815AI - Science Fiction Adaptation
The class examines science fiction novel-to-film adaptations in the light of recent adaptation theory. It begins with classic scientific romances by H.G. Wells and then moves to recent adaptations including 2001: A Space Odyssey (Clarke/Kubrick), Solaris (Lem/Tarkovsky), and Blade Runner (Dick/Scott).

ENGL 815AJ - Advanced Studies in Children's Literature and Theory
This course examines the genre of children's literature, focusing particularly on books targeting 9-12 year-old boys and girls published from 1910 through 1950. It also explores a variety of critical and theoretical approaches: reader response, psychoanalytical, genre theory, structuralist/post-structuralist, and gender analysis.

ENGL 815AL - Ideas of the University
Special Studies in Genre: Ideas of the university - study of literature about, and set in, universities, with focus on issues such as "pure" versus commercial research, the university as a community and the "town-gown" relationship.

ENGL 815AM - Literature and Ethics
This course will explore the ethical dimensions of literature from several perspectives: the positive effects of reading literary texts, the representation of ethical relationships within texts, and the role of authors as ethical actors and public intellectuals within society.

ENGL 815AN - Special Studies in Genre: Screening the Text: Modes of Fidelity in Film Adaptation+
This is a genre course focusing on the film adaptations of a variety of source texts. It will review contemporary adaptation theory, note its links to the classic problems of literary interpretation, and pursue a critical discourse based on modes of fidelity and infidelity in the text.

ENGL 815AO - Indigenous Science Fiction and Speculative Storytelling
This course examines Indigenous science fiction and speculative storytelling as an emerging genre. Beginning with its origins in oral traditions and ending with contemporary short fiction and film, this course asks what makes Indigenous science fiction distinct from Western science fiction, as well as historical fiction about Indigenous peoples.

ENGL 815AP - Experimental Memoir
This course introduces students to the creative non-fiction memoir and personal, lyric essay. It is a hybrid course; both academic and creative writing students can enroll. There is no workshop component. Students must submit a formal academic essay.

ENGL 815AZ - The Making of Modern Fantasy: 1700 - 1950
This course studies the shifts in fantasy literature as both genre and mode from the 18th century, when it emerges as a recognizable genre, to The Lord of the Rings, the keystone text of modern fantasy. It takes up, also, the shifts and changes in the theory of fantasy, from 19th century considerations of the novel and the romance to Todorov , Shippey, Clute, Mendelsohn, and Attebery.

ENGL 815CP - Creative Writing: Experimental Memoir
This course introduces students to the creative non-fiction memoir and personal, lyric essay. It is a hybrid course; both academic and creative writing students can enroll. There is no workshop component. Creative writing students must submit a personal, lyric essay.

ENGL 817AA - Poetics of Culture
Aspects of the historical development of culture, centred in works of cultural theory from Matthew Arnold and T.S. Eliot to Raymond Williams and James Clifford. Topics include the relation of class to culture, ethnographic translation of other cultures, nationalism, gender identity, and the relationship between technology and culture.

ENGL 817AD - After Theory:Politics & Theory
Theory and practise often become the opposition between theoery and politics where theory is reproached for not being sufficiently political. This course looks at the political relevance or efficacy of theory. It examines the reasons for theoretical resistance, and studies the emergence of Cultural Studies.

ENGL 817AE - Frye: The Secret of Literature
For Northrop Frye, myth and metaphor constitute the social function of literature by suspending reference. Frye's claim will be compared to Jacques Derrida's proposition that suspending reference (the secret) is analogous to the mysteries of the Bible, and indispensable to the political survival of democracy.

ENGL 817AF - “The Age of Poets”: Philosophy and Poetry in the Twentieth Century
This course examines Heidegger’s proposition that “The thinker says Being. The poet names the holy.” Our focus is on Heidegger and Hölderlin, then turns to Jacques Derrida and Paul Celan. We will conclude with Alain Badiou’s pronouncement that the “Age of Poets,” Heidegger’s “suture” of philosophy to poetry, is over.

ENGL 817AG - Literary Theory: Ethics and Zombies
Embodying contemporary anxieties of apocalyptic disaster, zombies summon fundamental ethical questions. This course examines the zombie in literature, film, the graphic novel, and the TV series The Walking Dead through the lens of bio-ethical theory and philosophers such as Kant, Nietzsche, Jonas, Arendt, and Levinas.

ENGL 817AH - Rhetoric of Apology in Canada
This course examines the rhetoric of government apologies in Canada as national mythologies or narratives of forgiving and forgetting government policies that defined, “who belongs and who does not belong to the nation.” We will examine ideological underpinnings of apologies and attempts at reconciliation through Canadian tragedies.

ENGL 820AB - Postcolonial Literature/Theory
An examination of writing in English from former British colonies in the Pacific, Africa, Caribbean, South Asia, and Canada. We will study such current debates as universality and difference, representation and resistance, nationalism, hybridity, feminism, and language. Students will lead the discussion by presenting seminars on a variety of topics.

ENGL 820AD - American First Nation Fiction
A study of key narratives of N. Scott Momday, James Welch and Leslie Silko, three of the most accomplished and influential contemporary First Nations writers in the USA.

ENGL 820AF - Narrative and Trauma
This course examines tests that use narrative as a response to trauma. These texts focus on particular lives, but also on larger events that have caused cultural trauma: Korean comfort women, Treblinka extermination camp, slavery, and the Holocaust.

ENGL 820AG - Medieval/Renaiss Paleography
This course studies the development of handwriting from Anglo-Saxon times to the seventeenth century. Students will be given lectures on the history of handwriting and will be expected to learn to read, transcribe, and edit sample pages from manuscripts.

ENGL 820AI - Arthurian Literature
This course studies the major works of Arthurian-themed literature from the medieval period to the twentieth century. After considering the historical origins of the figure of King Arthur, we study a variety of fictional iterations of the Arthurian court, from Chretien de Troyes to T.H. White.

ENGL 820AJ - Literary London
This course examines the historical and contemporary representation of London in a number of literary genres. Students will prepare a conference paper for the July 2007 Literary London conference in the UK.

ENGL 820AK - Advanced Studies in Genre/ Creative Writing
This course is an intensive workshop in the craft and practice of creative writing with detailed instruction in genre-based criticism. It aims to elucidate connections between the student's own writing and the literary and critical traditions that they seek to join.

ENGL 820AL - Women & Education in the 19th Century
This course examines women's educations between 1791, when Anne Radcliffe wrote Romance of the Forest, and 1898, when Henry James published Turn of the Screw.

ENGL 820AM - Advanced Creative Writing II
This course combines creative writing with an analysis of poetics. Students will both read the poetics of other writers and write a 20-50 page ms. of poetry.

ENGL 820AN - A Poetics of Place: Writing the Yukon
This course explores the theory and craft of representing place in poetry and creative non-fiction. Assignments include a suite of poems and a creative non-fiction essay, as well as critical introductions to the work.

ENGL 820AO - Advanced Creative Writing III
This course is an intensive workshop in the craft and practice of creative writing. It will focus on creative non-fiction, short fiction, and poetry. Students will also learn the rudiments of editing as they work with one another's manuscripts.

ENGL 820AP - Eighteenth Century Sexualities
This seminar will explore issues of gender and sexuality in Eighteenth Century culture, including literature, artwork, music, and fashion.

ENGL 820AQ - Poetics: Theory and Practice
This class turns to a variety of twentieth-century authors to examine how they have broadened Aristotle's treatments of poetics to include: ekphrasis, ethics in the face of atrocity, existential experience, and how a poetics might be devised that responds to the cultural changes and political events set in motion during the twentieth century.

ENGL 820AS - Advanced Studies in Writing Fiction: Writing the Body
This is a creative writing course specializing in fiction. Included are instructive exercises and a self-designed project around the theme of "writing the body". This theme invites consideration of our material lives with an emphasis on the body as a site of knowledge and experience.

ENGL 820AT - Canadian Aboriginal Literature
This course examines what makes Aboriginal literature distinct within the context of Canadian culture and history by exploring a variety of Canadian Aboriginal story telling forms: oral traditions, fiction, drama, and film on a range of topics including post colonialism, relations to land, spiritual traditions, popular culture, identity, and empowerment. * Note: Student may not receive credit for both ENGL 445AT and ENGL 820AT. *

ENGL 820AU - Fantasy Literature
This seminar will examine the development of fantasy literature, from its early medieval roots to the work of contemporary writers such as Guy Gavriel Kay. Students will trace connections between the chivalric tradition and contemporary fantasy, while reading critical materials on the genre.

ENGL 820AV - You Are Here: The Power of Place in Creative Writing
This seminar explores the significance of place and world-building in creative writing. Whether you're describing a fantastic city, or simply one's own room, the imaginative language of place is vital Through a series of workshops on both fiction and creative non-fiction, this class will converse about the landscape of writing.

ENGL 820AW - Ekphrasis: Theory & Practice
This class discusses the theory of ekphrasis, examines a series of ekphrastic texts, and gives students practice in ekphrastic writing. The bulk of the class is devoted to student workshops in which their ekphrastic writing - poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, or scholarly analysis - will be analyzed by the class.

ENGL 820AX - Sensing Place in Great Plains Literature
We look to fiction and creative nonfiction about the Great Plains region. Readings by ecocritics, cultural geographers, ethnographers, and philosophers to “ground” us as we explore conceptions of place; engage in place-making; and how to ethically navigate the divide between nonhuman “natural” places and human culture.

ENGL 820AY - Histories of Childhood
This course examines childhood as a historical concept, a literary representation, and a media phenomenon. We’ll look at experiences of Medieval children, examine Shakespeare’s treatment of adolescence (along with queer/non-traditional adaptations), the development of children’s literature during the 19C, & a variety of children’s/YA texts that engage with ecology and dystopia.

ENGL 820CU - Creative Writing: Writing Fantasy
This course will focus on writing fantasy in a number of forms. We’ll tackle the epic to the postmodern, and discuss the inner workings of the genre-fiction industry. Along the way, we’ll read works of literary/popular fantasy across historical periods. Students will submit a final portfolio with a critical introduction.

ENGL 820CW - CW: Ekphrasis: Theory & Practice
*Creative Writing Section* This class discusses the theory of ekphrasis, examines a series of ekphrastic texts, and gives students practice in ekphrastic writing. The bulk of the class is devoted to student workshops in which their ekphrastic writing - poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, or scholarly analysis - will be analyzed by the class.

ENGL 820CX - Sensing Place in Great Plains Literature
This course looks to fiction and creative nonfiction about the Great Plains region. Readings by ecocritics, cultural geographers, ethnographers, and philosophers will “ground” us as we explore conceptions of place; how we engage in place-making; and how we might ethically navigate the divide between nonhuman “natural” places and human culture.

ENGL 840AD - Adv Stud Rudyard Kipling
This course is an intensive study of the work of Rudyard Kipling in four primary contexts: biographical, historical, post-colonial, and gender-theoretical. Reading will focus on Kipling's work for children and on his tales and poems of Empire.

ENGL 840AE - This Visual and Performative Nature of Lewis Carroll's Fantasy Literature
This course will focus on Lewis Carroll's work, especially the "Alice stories", and its relation to generic theories of fantasy, particularly as they illuminate the work of late Victorian children's literature. We will look particularly at the theatrical and visual nature of Carroll's work, and will examine relevant theories of intertextuality and performativity.

ENGL 840AF - Rhetorical Cultures and the Teaching of Writing
The focus of this course will be theory and praxis. The major text (Farrell) develops a social constructionist vision of rhetoric, which entails historical, theoretical, and practical (applied) dimensions of the subject. Farrell highlights the Aristotelian "mood" of contingency. Two essay collections will give angles on writing cultures in Canada.

ENGL 840AG - Performativity, Embodiment, and Theatrical Space
This course uses queer, feminist, and performance theory to investigate how the sexd/gendered body is constructed, represented, and situated in theatricalized space. We assess the impact of performativity, embodiment, and affect on classical, modern, and postmodern works, particularly Shakespeare adaptations, in the production and reception of the theatre.

ENGL 840BA - Restor/18C Lit:Write Mid Class
The course examines literary changes during the 18th century in England effected by the rise of mercantile economics and political republicanism, and the influence of the middle class. The primary course requirement is 50 pages of writing for submission to a scholarly journal. ** Permission of the Graduate Chair is required to register. **

ENGL 840BB - Desire and the Figuration of Women
This course examines the ways that medieval female writers represent desire and the body. It considers the paradox inherent in cultures that deny the body and desire, but which build elaborate structures to heighten the latter.