English 200 level

Winter 2020

ENGLISH 200 level

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 & 110


11135   ENGL 211-001 –  Literature Survey I

Dr. Anne James - TR  11:30-12:45

This course introduces students to a broad range of literature in English, from the early Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century.  We will examine the origins of the English language and trace its developments over time, relating texts to a number of historic and social events and the ways those events influenced the development of English literature, the English nation, and the literary canon.

11136   ENGL 212-C01 – Literature Survey II

Dr. Alex MacDonald – MWF  11:30-12:20

What is English Literature?  Where did it come from, and how did it get where it is now?  This class provides an overview of major literary movements from the Romantic Period to the Second World War, through an examination of influential texts and writers, and relates these texts both to each other and to their specific historical moments.  It is designed to provide familiarity with the texts, contexts, and literary history which will ground more specialized study. 

11137/38/39  ENGL 214-S01/S10/S50 – Indigenous Canadian Literature

Dr. Jesse Archibald-Barber – R  2:30-5:15 pm


11140/41/42   ENGL 221-S01/S10/S50  Poetry

Jeremy Desjarlais – MW  10:00-11:15 am

This course is a toolbox for the study of poetry, providing students with a shared vocabulary for discussing how poetry works. We will look at the music of poetry by studying its prosody, and we will look at the history and variety of traditional poetic fixed forms, with an emphasis on how poets “un-fix” those forms to achieve expressive effects. Figurative and formal, poetry can treat the great themes of the human imagination in unique ways, and we will work in this course to uncover what those ways are.

11144   ENGL 222 –991   Fiction

Dr. Susan Bauman - T   7:00-9:45 pm

This writing-intensive and workshop-based course offers guidance to student writers who pursue non-fiction projects while exchanging constructive criticism with peers. Accompanying readings will provide models for excellence in a range of rhetorical modes (lyric, epistolary, descriptive, persuasive, narrative, and more) and on diverse topics (culture, ethics, technology, the natural world). Students will be expected to complete small weekly exercises, design and carry out an independent project, participate in freewriting exercises, and offer consistent feedback to others during workshop sessions.

11145   ENGL 252 –L01   Creative Writing I

Credence McFadzean – TR   1:00-2:15 pm

This workshop-based course develops vital skills and strategies for successful creative writing in the genres of life writing, poetry, drama, and/or short stories. We will study and practice techniques in the areas of language, imagery, narrative, and dialogue, as we experiment with the writer’s voice using a variety of methods: journaling, self-assessment and reflection, weekly exercises, and reflection on texts both by fellow students and published authors.  Class participation and workshopping of student writing are essential to the learning in this course.  Evaluation is based on the student’s growth as a writer throughout the course, from class participation and early drafts through to the final portfolio of the student’s best work.


11146   ENGL 260-S01   Structure of Modern English

Dr. Arok Wolvengrey – TR   10:00-11:15 am


11147   ENGL 276-001   Law & Narrative

Dr. Jason Demers – TR   4:00-5:15 pm

As Philip N. Meyer points out, “lawyers are storytellers” and “legal arguments” – complete with character, plot, theme, and setting – “are stories in disguise.” Law schools routinely offer courses in narrative and storytelling, and some practitioners within the legal storytelling movement have gone on to discuss the importance of thinking about counternarratives and alternative realities, playing a crucial role in the development of critical race theory in the process. This course focuses on the intersection of law and narrative not only in courtroom arguments, but also in confessions, criminal profiling, police procedurals, newscasts, commissions of inquiry, and counterintelligence operations. We will consider representations of the law in cultural texts, and the importance of narrative in the production and analysis of legal texts themselves.