ENGL 300 level

Winter 2020 ENGLISH 300 LEVEL

Prerequisite ENGL 100 & 110

Students who are planning to major in English should, if possible, complete ENGL 211 and at least one of ENGL 221, 222, or 223 before enrolling in 300-level courses.

     

11148  ENGL 302-001 – Shakespeare: Histories & Tragedies

Period I - Dr. Troni Grande - TR   1:00-2:15 pm

This course provides a critical understanding of Shakespeare's literary and cultural contributions, through a close reading of two histories and four tragedies (Richard III; Henry V; Titus Andronicus; Romeo and Juliet; Othello; King Lear). We explore the usefulness of both renaissance and contemporary generic categories, as we analyze the recurring conventions and patterns of significance in Shakespeare's plays. The course also introduces other relevant theoretical approaches (ritual, psychoanalytic, feminist, Marxist), which enrich our understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare on page and stage. Grading is based on either two 1000-word essays, or one 2000-word essay (40%); short presentation (10%), mid-term exam (15%); participation (5%), final exam (30%).

 

11149   ENGL 303-C01 – Milton

Period I - Dr. Jan Purnis -  1:00-2:15 pm  TR

Our primary focus will be on Paradise Lost, Milton's influential epic about the creation, temptation, and fall of Adam and Eve.  We will explore Milton's depiction of Satan and Hell, Chaos, the war in Heaven, monsters like Sin and Death, the talking serpent, and the nature and effects of the forbidden fruit.  We will consider the epic's engagement with scientific and medical theory in episodes like Raphael's detailed description of creation and angelic digestion, and we will discuss political, gender, religious, and colonialist discourse.

 

11150   ENGL 304AI-L01   Blake

 Period II - Dr. Noel Chevalier – 11:30-12:45  MW

This course will combine detailed study of selected poetry and prose of William Blake with a study of various critical approaches to the work.  It will look at Blake in the context of poststructuralism, contemporary textual theory, and a new historicism.

11151   ENGL 325AD-001  -  Arthurian Literature

Period I - Dr. Jes Battis – 11:30-12:45  TR

This course surveys the global myths of King Arthur and Camelot, from ancient Welsh beginnings to adaptations in contemporary fiction.  We'll focus on magic, chivalry, race, and sexuality in theses stories, including adaptations such as "The Sword in the Stone" and "Once and Future."

11152   ENGL 331AF-001 – 18th Century London in Literature

Period II - Dr. Anne James – 11:30-12:20  MWF

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 unruly growth into a metropolis alternatively celebrated for its size and diversity and feared for its danger and mysteries.

11153   ENGL 336AM-001 – Victorian Masculinities

Period III - Dr. Susan Johnston – 12:30-1:20  MWF

The course explores the complicated and contested representation of masculinity and manliness in Victorian literature and culture.  We will examine the ways that writers created and negotiated a variety of male identities, from the sentimental to the adventurous to the patriarch to the dandy, from the working class William Dodd to the decadent Oscar Wilde. 

11155  ENGL 368AC-001  Prison Writing Exchange

Dr. Jason Demers  – 1:00-2:15  TRF

Following four weeks of discussion about incarceration and community-based learning, students enrolled in this class will participate in a series of reading and writing workshops with a small group of incarcerated people at the Regina Provincial Correctional Centre.  Non-incarcerated students will act not as teachers, but as facilitators in a common exchange, based in mutual respect and reciprocity, between people that reside on either side of a prison wall.

11157  ENGL 386AL-C01  Health, Trauma, & Loss

Dr. Christian Riegel – 2:30-3:45 TR

This course focuses on how knowledge of creativity, and understanding through reading and experiencing art, can be understood in the context of health.  Students will learn to better understand how individuals experience, negotiate, and process illness, trauma, loss, and suffering.  Readings will include creative works that emphasize aging, dying, death, trauma, and suffering, supplemented by readings in ethics, psychology, anthropology, sociology, and health humanities.

11158  ENGL 387AE-L01 – Children's Literature

Dr. Dorothy Lane11:30-12:45  TR

This course is an examination of several well-known books for children and their cinematic counterparts. All of these books focus on human relations with the natural world; all have acquired some measure of world renown; and all have a significant spiritual component. We will explore how each text reflects and is shaped by the culture from which it emerged, and how each is subsequently translated for distinct audiences and for the medium of film. You will have an opportunity to re-experience books you read as children, with an awareness of their character as both literature and cultural artifact.

11159  ENGL 399-991 – Methods: Literary Theory

Dr. Michael Trussler – 7:00-9:45 pm  M

This course provides a background in literary theory.  Initially we’ll look at classical works (selections from Plato, Aristotle, Kant) to get a grounding and then we’ll move to 20th-century critical movements: Marixsm, feminism, psychoanalysis, modernism and postmodernism.  Toward the end of the course we’ll look at very recent work that takes as its subject the so-called “post human” and theories regarding the Anthropocene.  Students taking the course will gain a broad perspective that will allow them to approach literature in a variety of ways.  As a way of testing the usefulness of theory and the relation between literature and theory we’ll examine a variety of short stories written by Joy Williams, a writer whose work is a powerful and often deeply ironic interpretation of contemporary experience.