Zachary Seguin

ENGL Courses

ENGL 51 – Pre-University English: Essentials of Composition

An introduction to the process of writing from drafting to revising to polishing. The course includes practical exercises and writing assignments to help students develop and support their ideas accurately, concisely, and clearly.

ENGL 100A – Fiction

An introduction to fiction through the detailed examination of a range of novels and/or short stories.

ENGL 100B – Poetry

An introduction to poetry through a detailed examination of a range of poetic texts.

ENGL 100C – Drama

An introduction to dramatic literature through the detailed examination of a range of dramatic texts.

ENGL 101A – Introduction to Literary Studies

An introduction to the study of literature, covering such areas of enquiry as literary history, genre, criticism, analysis, and theory.

ENGL 101B – Introduction to Rhetorical Studies

This course introduces students to rhetoric: the art of persuasion. The history, theory, practice, and impacts of rhetoric will be considered. Students will analyze persuasive artifacts including propaganda, advertisements, political texts, and scientific communications. Students will also act as rhetors (users of rhetoric) to craft persuasive arguments.

ENGL 102A – The Major Forms of Literature: Short Stories and Drama

A study of short stories and drama to determine how the shape of a literary work contributes to its meaning.

ENGL 102B – The Major Forms of Literature: Novels and Poetry

A study of novels and poetry to determine how the shape of a literary work contributes to its meaning.

ENGL 103A – The Nature and Structure of the English Language

Introduction to the study of the English language. Topics to be discussed include the nature and origin of language, the structure of English and its development, and the relations between language and reality.

ENGL 103B – Varieties of English

Introduction to the study of varieties of the English language - regional, social, temporal, functional, and stylistic. The relations of languages and literature and of speech and writing will be discussed.

ENGL 104 – Rhetoric in Popular Culture

This course examines the role of persuasion in contemporary society by focusing on one or more topic areas: film, television, video games, comic books, music, fashion, etc. Students will explore the topic area(s) in depth using a variety of rhetorical theories and methods.

ENGL 105A – Literature in English, 1900 -1960

A close examination of a selection of works by major authors writing in English in this period.

ENGL 105B – Literature in English, 1960 to the present

A close examination of a selection of works by recent and contemporary authors writing in English.

ENGL 107 – Issues in Canadian Literature

Canada's literature in English is marked not only by its variety of forms, but also by certain ongoing concerns: language, region, politics, genre. This course introduces a range of writing that illuminates some of these issues and the reading strategies they invite.

ENGL 108A – The Superhero

An examination of hero figures, ranging broadly from ancient characters such as Gilgamesh to the modern comic book superhero. Literary as well as non-literary materials (e.g., film, comics, games) will be considered.

ENGL 108B – Global English Literatures

An exploration of texts from a range of geographical locations, such as South Africa, Australia, the Caribbean, India, New Zealand, and Pakistan.

ENGL 108C – Literature and the Environment

A literary and rhetorical examination of some of the main currents of environmental thought through the study of literature, film, advertising, and popular culture.

ENGL 108D – Digital Lives

An examination of how digital communication technologies create and promote online identities and social spaces, as well as interpersonal and communal interactions.

ENGL 108E – Gender and Representation

A study of the ways gender in all its diversity is constructed and gendered experience is expressed in literature, rhetoric, and a variety of media.

ENGL 108F – The Rebel

A study of various works of literature in which the protagonist is a rebel against existing norms. The course will examine a number of rebel types and concepts, moral implications, and final outcomes either in successful realization or in tragic defeat.

ENGL 108G – Horror

A study of the contemporary horror genre in literature and film. Topics may include the history of horror, the construction of fear, and the development of horror archetypes. Authors and creators may include H.P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, George Romero, and Stephen King.

ENGL 108H – Isolation and Alienation

The study of a variety of works centering on the theme of individuals in crisis, the stress being on people at variance with their inner selves, other persons, or their world. The course will discuss the process in which wisdom and maturity are gained as the ultimate products of suffering.

ENGL 108M – Youth and Adolescence

Studies the portrayal of young protagonists as they respond to the mores of adult society; their own physical, mental, and psychological development; and the expectations placed upon them by themselves and by others.

ENGL 108P – Popular Potter

This course examines all seven of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels.

ENGL 108T – Tolkien: From Book to Film

A study of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954-55), and their film adaptations by Peter Jackson (2001-03, 2012-14).

ENGL 108X – Literature and Medicine

How can literature help us understand the body, illness, and healing? The course considers the perspectives of patients and medical practitioners across a range of works, including poetry, fiction, medical texts, and other nonfiction.

ENGL 109 – Introduction to Academic Writing

The course will explore a variety of issues in academic writing such as style, argument, and the presentation of information. Frequent written exercises will be required.

ENGL 119 – Communications in Mathematics & Computer Science

This course aims to build students' oral and written communication skills to prepare them for academic and workplace demands. Working independently and in collaboration with others, students will analyze and produce various written and spoken forms of communication. Projects and assignments will draw on materials for Mathematics and Computer Science students.

ENGL 129R – Written Academic English

Designed specifically for students for whom English is not the first language, this writing skills course provides instruction in grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, elements of composition, and academic essay writing, including a focus on theme, development of central ideas, exposition, and argumentation.

ENGL 140R – The Use of English

This course examines the use of English in a variety of contexts (colloquial, scientific, legal, political, commercial, journalistic, literary, etc.) to increase critical awareness of the language and help students write more clearly and effectively.

ENGL 141R – The Use of English 2

A continuation of ENGL 140R. The study of factual, emotive, scientific and imaginative writing; relevance, context, meaning, tone, feeling, and intention.

ENGL 190 – Shakespeare

Designed for students in all faculties, the course examines some of Shakespeare's comedies, history plays, and tragedies. Shakespeare's variety and flexibility in developing characters and dramatic structures are stressed, as are significant themes.

ENGL 193 – Communication in the Sciences

In this course, students will enhance oral and written communication competencies in contexts relevant to the life sciences and physical sciences.

ENGL 200A – Survey of British Literature 1

An historical survey of major figures, types, and trends in British literature from the Middle Ages to the late 18th century.

ENGL 200B – Survey of British Literature 2

An historical survey of major figures, types, and trends in British literature from the late 18th century to the present.

ENGL 201 – The Short Story

This course deals with the history and techniques of the short story, with emphasis upon works by such British, American, and Canadian writers as Henry James, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, Ernest Hemingway, and Alice Munro.

ENGL 202A – The Bible and Literature 1

A study of the major stories, themes and literary characteristics of the Old Testament of the King James Bible (also known as the Hebrew Scripture); and of its influence on other English literature.

ENGL 202B – The Bible and Literature 2

A study of the major stories, themes and literary characteristics of the New Testament of the King James Bible and of its influence on English literature.

ENGL 203 – Designing Digital Images and Interaction

This course draws on multiple theoretical perspectives to introduce students to the fundamental principles of multi-modal communication design in its social context. Students will analyze, design, and produce images and interactivity for use in a variety of digital platforms, including e-learning and business applications.

ENGL 204 – Designing Digital Video

This course introduces students to the principles of designing time-based multi-modal communication in a social context. Students will analyse, design, and produce video for use in a variety of digital platforms, including e-learning and business applications.

ENGL 205R – The Canadian Short Story

Exploration of the Canadian short story, from its beginnings - in the bush, in the north, on the land, in the small towns - through the struggles of an urbanizing society to the present. Students will be expected to work in some depth with individual authors.

ENGL 206 – Writing Lives

This course studies the ways the self is constructed through text by examining a variety of life-writing approaches, organized from youth to old age, along with theories of identity, memory, gender, narrative, cultural studies, and autobiography as a genre.

ENGL 208A – Forms of Fantasy

A study of fantasy literature, including some subgenres such as romances, fairy tales, fables, and gothic and horror fiction.

ENGL 208B – Science Fiction

Various examples drawn, for instance, from Utopian and anti-Utopian science fiction, social science fiction, "gadget" science fiction, parapsychology, and alternate worlds and beings will be considered. Some attention will be given to the historical development of the genre.

ENGL 208C – Studies in Children's Literature

A critical examination of works of children's literature. Specific readings may range broadly, encompassing works as diverse as ancient folk tales and novels and poetry from the eighteenth century to the present day.

ENGL 208E – Women's Writing

This course explores a range of women's writing and the social and cultural contexts in which they made their voices heard.

ENGL 208G – Gothic Monsters

A study of monstrosity, fear, terror, and horror in the gothic mode from its origins to the present, with attention to the ways various genres (from the novel to new media) represent gothic sexualities, genders, politics, and aesthetics.

ENGL 208H – Arthurian Legend

The story of Arthur and his knights of the Round Table will be discussed as it is treated at various times in various works and genres. Such matters will be considered as the character of Arthur, the concept of Camelot, and the Fellowship of the Round Table.

ENGL 208K – Detective Fiction

A study of the "detective novel", the "novel of crime", the "thriller", the "novel of intrigue", and of "espionage" with texts drawn from various time periods and national literatures. The course includes the examination of critical approaches to the form of detective fiction.

ENGL 208L – Race and the Literary Tradition

How have ideas of race been represented, transmitted, and resisted in the canon of literature in English over the centuries? Topics may include the invention of race, Eurocentrism and imaginative geography, racial beauty myths, internalized racism, and issues of gender, sexuality, and colonialism.

ENGL 208M – Travel Literature

The course examines the forms and functions of travel literature as a genre. Topics will include the representation of travel as adventure, discovery, pilgrimage, and escape; travel and tourism; travel and gender; travel and colonialism.

ENGL 208N – Sex and Marriage in Literature

An examination of changing attitudes toward sex and marriage as those attitudes are expressed in literary works written in English during the various periods of literary production from the medieval period to the modern age.

ENGL 209 – Advanced Academic Writing

This course will explore relationships between audience, situation, purpose, and form in academic writing in the disciplines. Students will explore the rhetorical features of knowledge creation across fields of study. They will practice situated inquiry and argumentation through a variety of research-based written exercises, including a significant research project in a field of their choice.

ENGL 210C – Genres of Creative Writing

This course introduces students to both contemporary and historical forms of creative writing. Students will explore genres of poetry, prose, and/or drama through their own writing. Students will also investigate the culture of publishing, learn key revision strategies, and workshop the writing of their peers to develop their critical abilities.

ENGL 210E – Genres of Technical Communication

This course explores writing, presentation, and design across various genres of technical communication, with a primary focus on printed and/or online computer documentation. Other assignments might include white papers, product specifications, help-desk communication, etc.

ENGL 210F – Genres of Business Communication

This course explores the genres of communication in business and other organizations. Students will study and produce instances from several of the following: reports (of several kinds), letters, email messages, marketing materials, public relations materials, and any other types of organizational communication.

ENGL 210G – Grant Writing

The course covers researching, organizing, drafting, and editing proposals and applications for government grants for organizations. Topics may include interviews with domain experts, working with proposal guidelines and checklists, establishing milestones and expectations, using past proposals as models, treating individual sections as separate sub-genres, and creating coherence and flow in the final draft.

ENGL 210H – Arts Writing

A study of the various forms, processes, and modes of publication of professional writing in the arts. The course will consider both free-lance writing and writing within institutional contexts. Practice in research, writing, and editing will be emphasized.

ENGL 210I – Legal Writing

A study of the principles, processes, and various forms of writing used in the practice of law and drafting of legislation. The history and structure of legal writing, including current debates about plain language, will be examined.

ENGL 210J – Technical Editing

This course will introduce students to practices and tools of technical editing, such as language and format editing, verification and fact-checking, style guide consistency, discourse appropriateness, and the use of profession-specific software.

ENGL 211 – First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Literatures

This course examines literary works in a variety of genres by First Nations, Metis, and Inuit authors in Canada. Students will study the literature in relation to key concepts that recur in indigenous literary criticism such as land, teaching, and respect.

ENGL 212 – Convict Literature

This course examines the representation of the prison experience in literary works written by or about prisoners as well as the legal contexts of their imprisonment.

ENGL 213 – Literature and the Law

A study of literary works that involve legal matters and/or have led to litigation on such grounds as obscenity, treason, heresy, libel, and plagiarism.

ENGL 214 – Themes in Canadian Literature

The course will survey a theme which is significant to the understanding of the Canadian literary mind. Topics will vary from section to section.

ENGL 215 – Canadian Regional Literature

This course will provide a survey of literature set in a distinctive region of Canada.

ENGL 216 – Canadian Multicultural Literature

A study of writing by Canadian authors from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Works are studied in the context of the social, political and cultural forces that produced Canadian literature in general and Canadian minority literatures in particular.

ENGL 217 – Canadian Children's Literature

A study of 19th- and 20th-century Canadian literature for children.

ENGL 218 – Mennonite Literature

A study of poetry and fiction by authors of Canadian Mennonite heritage, since 1962. The course will include a close examination of selected texts considered in the context of the various historical and cultural conditions that affected their production.

ENGL 219 – Contemporary Usage

An in-depth, applied study of the conventions governing contemporary English grammar, punctuation, syntax, diction, spelling, and sentence structure. In addition, the course will examine variations and changes in conventions; the question of the determiners of correct usage; and the impact of dictionaries, textbooks, journals, large publishing houses, and international wire services on accepted English usage in general and on Canadian usage in particular.

ENGL 220A – Languages and Society I

This course examines the role that languages play in multilingual societies from a linguistic perspective. It focuses on topics such as dialects, language contact and change, bilingualism, language choice, and language and identity.

ENGL 220B – Languages and Society II

This course examines the role that languages play in multilingual societies from a social and cultural perspective. It focuses on topics such as plurilingualism and multilingualism, language maintenance and loss, language planning and politics, multilingual and heritage language education.

ENGL 220C – Comparative Literature: Theory and Practice

An introduction to comparative literature, its history as a discipline, and its continuing role in literary studies. Past and present theoretical approaches to literature are used to illustrate the interpretive possibilities achieved by overcoming national, linguistic, and other boundaries. Examples are drawn from a variety of literatures.

ENGL 233A – Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 3

French Neo-Classicism, the Restoration Period and Sentimental Drama.

ENGL 233B – Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 4

The late 18th and 19th centuries; romanticism and naturalism.

ENGL 233C – Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 5

The first part of the 20th century.

ENGL 233D – Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 6

The second part of the 20th century.

ENGL 235 – Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 8

American Drama from the 1920s to the present.

ENGL 240R – Form and Function 1

The uses of literacy and the functions of language as acquired in ENGL 140R/141R. These will be applied to the more advanced form of the literacy and critical assignment essay, involving comparison, evaluation and exposition.

ENGL 241R – Form and Function 2

A continuation of topics covered in ENGL 240R.

ENGL 247 – American Literature and Popular Culture

An introduction to American literary and cultural studies through the examination of selected movements, moments, topics, or figures, drawing on both literature and other media.

ENGL 248 – Literature for an Ailing Planet

Can the humanities change how cultures relate to environments and the natural world? This course surveys environmental thought in works of literature and in popular culture.

ENGL 251 – Literary Theory and Criticism

What exactly are we doing when we study literature? By examining a selection of critical methods and theoretical approaches, this course will enhance understanding of the many different emphases, values, and priorities critics bring to literature, and the many available perspectives on what constitutes literature's significance.

ENGL 251A – Criticism 1

An introduction to strategies of reading, interpretation, and analysis of literary and non-literary texts, focusing on narrative, poetics, discourse, and rhetoric, and the acquisition of critical vocabulary.

ENGL 251B – Criticism 2

An introduction to the theorizing of literary and non-literary texts. Emphasizing contemporary theories, the course will focus on the text, the reader, and culture.

ENGL 260 – Irish Literature and the "Troubles"

A study of Irish literature written during and about the "Troubles" (1916-1923; 1968 - present), focussing on the relationship between literature and its social, historical, and cultural contexts.

ENGL 275 – Fiction and Film

A study of the relationships between written and cinematic narrative focussing on adaptations of fiction to film and the different narrative techniques of each medium.

ENGL 280 – Literatures of Migration

This course explores the literatures of one or more diasporic communities in North America (for example, African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, South Asian) and topics such as memory, generational difference, and cultural hybridity.

ENGL 290 – Global Shakespeare

An introduction to Shakespeare's continuing influence, focusing on adaptations and appropriations of his works in various media by contemporary writers, artists, and directors around the globe.

ENGL 291 – Global Literatures

How has border-crossing shaped the field of English literary studies? In this course, students will discuss works of literature from around the world that explore such themes as colonialism, migration, transnationalism, and the global.

ENGL 292 – Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

This course provides a survey of the multidisciplinary field of rhetorical studies. In addition to introducing key concepts, theoretical frameworks, and critical debates, this course examines the role of rhetoric in a range of academic disciplines and social contexts.

ENGL 293 – Introduction to Digital Media Studies

A study of theories of digital media, including critical, rhetorical, and semiotic approaches, and of the interpretation and creation of digital media artifacts.

ENGL 294 – Game Studies

This course introduces students to the field of humanities-based game studies. Topics may include the debate between ludological (rules-based) and narratological (story-based) approaches, procedural studies, platform and software studies, gamification, games and adaptation studies, and games as rhetorical objects.

ENGL 295 – Social Media

This course surveys the popular social media landscape and charts scholarly approaches, both methodological and theoretical, to understanding and analyzing social media texts. Topics to be addressed may include memes, social networks, fan communities and texts, digital identity, and other emergent social media forms.

ENGL 301H – Honours Literary Studies

Through lectures, discussion, and presentations by visiting faculty, this course provides Honours students with an enriched survey of the discipline of literary studies. Topics of discussion will be drawn from bibliography and research methods, critical approaches to literature, literary history, genre studies, rhetoric, media perspectives, and other areas of scholarly interest.

ENGL 303 – Special Topics in Digital Design

In this course students will learn advanced digital design theory. They will participate in workshops with professional designers, develop specialized digital materials and contribute signature work to their Digital Portfolio.

ENGL 304 – Designing with Digital Sound

In this course, students will be introduced to sound analysis and production. Students will learn to record, edit, and implement sound in a variety of linear and non-linear media forms, with emphasis on film and video games.

ENGL 305A – Old English 1

An introduction to the English language in its earliest form and to English prose in pre-Conquest England, examining Old English prose style, its principal practitioners, and their world view.

ENGL 305B – Old English 2

An introduction to Old English poetry, noting in representative Old English poems those things about its purpose, style, and its audience which make it unique but which also provide the beginnings of the English poetic tradition.

ENGL 306A – Introduction to Linguistics

Introduction to linguistics and the principles of linguistic analysis through an examination of English phonology, forms, syntax, and discourse.

ENGL 306B – Modern English Grammar

Introduction to modern English grammar and structure - its meaningful forms and syntax. Several methods of analysis will be employed and evaluated, including the traditional, structural, transformational-generative, and functional.

ENGL 306C – Historical Linguistics

Introduction to historical-reconstruction and comparative analysis. Basic phonological, morphological, syntactic changes as they manifest themselves in language will be examined.

ENGL 306D – The History of English

Introduction to the linguistic history of English from earliest documents to the present, with some consideration of various modern dialects.

ENGL 306E – Linguistics and Literature

A study of linguistic and its applications in analyzing the style and language of literature. Topics include the relationship between the structure of language and literature, speech and writing, speech acts and genres, discourse and text.

ENGL 306F – Introduction to Semiotics

A study of systems of signs, codes, and signification in language, culture, and literature.

ENGL 306G – Critical Discourse Analysis

This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of critical discourse analysis (CDA), the close study of language and its effects in social context. Students will learn to apply discourse-analytical tools to a wide range of texts, conversations, images, and other artifacts.

ENGL 308 – Race and Resistance

An examination of how contemporary literary and cultural texts represent, reconfigure, and resist ideas of race. Analyzing literature, film, art, popular culture, and social movements, this course covers major debates in critical race theory and anti-racist practices.

ENGL 309A – Rhetoric, Classical to Enlightenment

A study of rhetorical theories from antiquity through the Renaissance to the eighteenth century, with an emphasis on how these theories reflect changing attitudes towards language, society, and the self.

ENGL 309B – Medieval to Pre-Modern Rhetoric

A study of rhetorical theories and practices from late antiquity and the medieval, Renaissance, and Enlightenment periods, with an emphasis on how those theories and practices reflect changing attitudes towards language, society, and the self.

ENGL 309C – Contemporary Rhetoric

An examination of contemporary rhetorical theory and its relationships to criticism, interdisciplinary studies, and digital applications.

ENGL 309E – Speech Writing

The analysis, writing, and editing of speeches. Analysis will focus on the reading and viewing of several famous 20th-century speeches using theories of communication. Writing and editing will focus on implementing oral/aural communication strategies.

ENGL 309G – The Discourse of Dissent

A study of the social, historical, and rhetorical dimensions of collective action. Topics may include health and welfare movements, civil rights and anti-war protests, and environmentalism.

ENGL 310A – Chaucer 1

An introduction to the poetry and the prose translations of Geoffrey Chaucer, including his dream allegories, "Troilus and Criseyde," and related compositions.

ENGL 310B – Chaucer 2

A study of Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales".

ENGL 310C – Non-Chaucerian Middle English Literature

Non-Chaucerian English writings during the later Middle Ages; the Middle English romance, including "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"; alliterative literature, such as "Piers Plowman"; and representative examples of Middle English non-Chaucerian verse.

ENGL 313 – Early Canadian Literatures

This course examines a selection of pre-1920 Canadian texts concerning first contact, imperialism, colonization, incipient nationhood, and early multi-racial immigration that participate in the ongoing invention of Canada.

ENGL 315 – Modern Canadian Literature

This course focuses on the varied ways in which 20th-century writers of poetry and prose participate in the shaping of Canadian literary culture, with emphasis on the literature of the middle decades.

ENGL 316 – Canadian Drama

This course explores traditions and experiments in Canadian drama through an analysis of Canadian plays, especially those from 1960 to the present, in their historical and theatrical contexts.

ENGL 318 – Contemporary Canadian Literature

This course examines Canadian Literature written in the latter decades of the 20th century and into the 21st century. Literary works are studied in relation to relevant contemporary social, cultural and political topics, such as nationalism, aboriginality, multiculturalism and diaspora.

ENGL 319 – History and Theory of Media 1

This course explores the development of media technologies such as writing and print (including the book) from their beginnings to the twentieth century. Emphasis will be placed on the social, political, and cultural contexts and consequences of these developing technologies.

ENGL 320 – History and Theory of Media 2

This course explores the social, political, and cultural contexts and consequences of contemporary technologies of representation such as print and visual media, photography and film, audio recordings, computer-mediated communications, and interactive digital media.

ENGL 322 – Postcolonial Literature of the Americas

This course examines postcolonial literature in English from Canada, the U.S., and the Caribbean. Through study of both written and oral genres, we will discuss how language practices adapt to and are created in colonial and postcolonial contexts. Topics may include diaspora and migration, nationalism, gender, neo-colonialism, and multiculturalism.

ENGL 325 – Austen

A study of selected novels by Jane Austen, including Pride and Prejudice and Emma. Her letters and juvenilia may also be considered, as well as some of the films based on or inspired by her novels.

ENGL 330A – Sixteenth-Century Literature 1

A study of short poems by such writers as Wyatt, Gascoigne, Whitney, Ralegh, Spenser, the Sidneys, Shakespeare, and Donne.

ENGL 330B – Sixteenth-Century Literature 2

A study of selected genres, topics, and works from Tudor literature.

ENGL 332 – Topics in Creative Writing

This course will focus on a selected genre, approach, creative method, or other aspect of Creative Writing. Please see course instructor for details.

ENGL 335 – Creative Writing 1

Designed to assist students with an interest in developing their creative writing skills in various genres, this course consists of supervised practice, discussions of craft, and peer critiques.

ENGL 336 – Creative Writing 2

This course is designed to assist advanced creative writers in developing a body of work in one or more genres by means of supervised practice, discussions of craft, and peer critiques.

ENGL 342 – American Literature to 1860

A study of developments in early American Literature. Texts may be drawn from Anglo-European movements such as gothicism and romanticism; captivity narratives and other colonial writings; Afro-American, Native American, and other minority traditions; sentimental and domestic fiction; and indigenous American forms such as the frontier romance, and other minority literatures.

ENGL 343 – American Literature 1860-1910

A survey of literary developments in America from the Civil War through the turn of the twentieth-century, including significant movements of the period such as realism, regionalism, and naturalism; the New Woman's writing and other developments in women's literatures; popular forms such as the Western; and minority literatures.

ENGL 344 – Modern American Literature

A study of American Literature from the early twentieth century through the second world war, emphasizing aesthetic innovation in the modernist movement, and its aftermath in the social writings of the 1930s.

ENGL 345 – American Literature in a Global Context

A study of the ways in which movements of peoples and cultures have shaped American literature. Topics may include colonialism, immigration and migration, literary influence across borders and languages, nativism and internationalism, racial and ethnic styles and exchanges.

ENGL 346 – American Fiction

A study of four to five writers. Topics may include the evolution of narrative style, realism and anti-realism, literature and story, fiction and history, the novel and film, gender and ethnicity.

ENGL 346R – Global Asian Diasporas

This course explores the literature and culture from one or more global Asian diasporas, with particular emphasis on cultures of East Asian origin. Topics may include identity, transnationalism, imperialism, war, labour, migration, and popular culture.

ENGL 347 – American Literature Since 1945

A study of the movements of American Literature following the second world war. The course will consider the formal and cultural diversity of writing in this period, with attention to topics such as avant-garde experiment, the persistence of realism, counter-cultural politics, feminism and literature, postmodernism, and the emergence of minority writers in the mainstream.

ENGL 348 – American Poetry Since 1850

A study of poems, poets, ideas, and movements, contributing to the growth of a distinctive American poetry from Whitman and Dickinson to the twenty-first century. Texts will be drawn from popular and avant-garde contexts, as well as the literary mainstream.

ENGL 350A – Seventeenth-Century Literature 1

A study of literature by such writers as Jonson, Donne, Wroth, Herbert, Bacon, Milton, Behn, and Dryden.

ENGL 350B – Seventeenth-Century Literature 2

An intensive study of Milton's epic, Paradise Lost, in its historical and literary contexts.

ENGL 361 – English Drama to 1642

The Middle Ages, the Elizabethans and Jacobeans (excluding Shakespeare), and the Spanish Golden Age.

ENGL 362 – Shakespeare 1

A study of the plays written before 1599-1600, excluding Julius Caesar.

ENGL 363 – Shakespeare 2

A study of the plays written after 1599-1600, including Julius Caesar.

ENGL 364 – Shakespeare in Performance at The Stratford Festival

An historical, theoretical, and analytical introduction to Shakespeare's plays in performance, both on stage and screen, this course focuses on specific problems and decisive issues of past productions and of those in the current Stratford Festival season.

ENGL 365 – Selected Studies

Designed to provide a study in-depth of problems and/or authors selected by the instructor. Students interested in initiating such courses are encouraged to do so by bringing their ideas to the attention of individual instructors.

ENGL 366 – Selected Studies

Designed to provide a study in-depth of problems and/or authors selected by the instructor. Students interested in initiating such courses are encouraged to do so by bringing their ideas to the attention of individual instructors.

ENGL 371 – Editing Literary Works

Investigating scholarly, educational, popular, and electronic editions, this course explores the theory and practice of editing literary texts.

ENGL 376R – Applied English Grammar 1

In exploring different definitions and types of grammar (e.g. descriptive vs. prescriptive), students develop their own critical framework for explaining the structure of English. Of interest to intending teachers of English as the native or second language.

ENGL 377R – Applied English Grammar 2

A continuation of ENGL 376R. Practical applications of language theories to error analysis and correction.

ENGL 378 – Professional Communications in Statistics and Actuarial Science

This course introduces students to oral and written communication in the fields of Statistics and Actuarial Science. With emphasis on the public presentation of technical knowledge, the ability to give and receive constructive feedback, and communication in a collaborative environment, this course helps students develop proficiencies in critical workplace skills. This course is writing intensive and includes extensive collaborative assignments.

ENGL 392A – Information Design

The theory and practice of design for print and digital media, including the study of design concepts such as space, colour, typography, interactivity, immersion, motion, and presence. Students produce designs using professional software tools.

ENGL 392B – Visual Rhetoric

This course introduces students to the study of images from a rhetorical perspective, including the interaction of texts and images in such professional writing fields as advertising, book illustration, technical documentation, journalism, and public relations. Issues may include visual and textual literacy, the semiotics and rhetoric of design, and the ideological basis of social communication.

ENGL 403 – Digital Design Research Project

Students work in small groups under the supervision of a faculty researcher on an ongoing, large-scale, digital design project.

ENGL 406 – Advanced Rhetorical Study

Topics may include communication, media, politics, science, and social movements. Students will explore the topic(s) in depth using a variety of rhetorical theories and methods.

ENGL 407 – Language and Politics

This course explores how language shapes and is shaped by the unequal distribution of power in modern societies. The role of language will be considered in, for example, the maintenance of sexual difference, the establishment and maintenance of national identity, and the conflict between social classes. The reading will consist of literary and theoretical texts, the latter including such writers as Bourdieu, Bakhtin, Foucault, Cameron, Lakoff, Ngugi wa Thion'go, and Paulin.

ENGL 408A – Writing for the Media

This course examines the genres and strategies of both journalism and public relations. With a strong orientation towards rhetorical and linguistic theories, this course will cover audience concerns from both within and outside organizations.

ENGL 408B – The Discourse of Advertising

This course introduces students to writing and editing advertising copy. Students will also be introduced to models of discourse and rhetorical analysis of advertising texts. Assignments include creating a portfolio of advertising copy and an extensive analysis of sample advertising discourse.

ENGL 408C – The Rhetoric of Digital Design: Theory and Practice

Students apply a variety of analytic perspectives - design discourse, multimodal discourse, rhetorical theory, social semiotics - to the design and production of a major digital project (or compilation of projects) using professional software and hardware tools.

ENGL 409A – Rhetoric of Argumentation

This course studies the discursive, social, and rhetorical principles of argumentation, including topics such as evidence, reasoning, and the organization and presentation of arguments. Scholars studied may include Richard Whatley, Jurgen Habermas, Stephen Toulmin, Chaim Perelman, Lucie Olbrecht-Tyteca, Kenneth Burke, and Pierre Bourdieu.

ENGL 410A – Restoration Literature

A selection of literature, including drama, from the period 1660-1700 by such authors as Cavendish, Dryden, Behn, Etherege, Rochester, and Wycherley. Topics may include the poetry of the court wits, literary reflections of Restoration feminism and libertinism, and the rise of print culture.

ENGL 410B – Eighteenth-Century Literature 1

A selection of early and mid eighteenth-century literature by such writers as Finch, Pope, Swift, Congreve, Manley, Montagu, Addison, and Steele. Topics may include satire, neo-classicism vs. literary modernism, the development of women's publication, and generic experimentation.

ENGL 410C – Eighteenth-Century Literature 2

A selection of mid- and late eighteenth-century fiction by such writers as Thomson, Gray, Smart, Thrale, Johnson, Sheridan, and Wheatley. Topics may include the culture of sensibility, the emergence of (auto) biography and of (anti-) colonial writing, and the consolidation of women's publication.

ENGL 410D – Eighteenth-Century Fiction I

A selection of late-seventeenth and eighteenth-century fiction by such writers as Behn, Manley, Haywood, Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding. Topics may include the novel as an experimental form, romance and amatory fiction, and authorial engagement with issues of gender, class, and colonialism.

ENGL 410E – Eighteenth-Century Fiction II

A selection of mid- and late eighteenth-century fiction by such writers as Fielding, Haywood, Sterne, Burney, Radcliffe, and Austen. Topics may include sentiment and sociability, the gothic, and abolitionism.

ENGL 410F – Eighteenth-Century Women Writers

A selection of writing by women such as Behn, Finch, Montagu, Fielding, Edgeworth, and Austen. Topics may include the culture of sensibility, romance and the gothic, and the interaction of women's writing with discourses of race and colonialism.

ENGL 430A – Literature of the Romantic Period 1

An examination of the first generation of Romantic writers, including such authors as Barbauld, Blake, Wollstonecraft, Wordsworth, and Coleridge.

ENGL 430B – Literature of the Romantic Period 2

An examination of the second generation of Romantic writers, including such authors as Byron, P. B. Shelley, Mary Shelley, Keats, and Hemans.

ENGL 451A – Literature of the Victorian Age 1

A critical study of early to mid-Victorian literature, including authors such as Carlyle, Arnold, Tennyson, the Brontës, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Gaskell, Ruskin, and Dickens. Topics may include liberty, work, gender, class, imperialism, and poetry.

ENGL 451B – Literature of the Victorian Age 2

A critical study of mid- to late Victorian literature, including authors such as Christina Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, George Eliot, Newman, Hopkins, Michael Field, Wilde, and Hardy. Topics may include the "Woman Question," the crisis in religious faith, and aestheticism.

ENGL 460A – Early Literature of the Modernist Period in the United Kingdom and Ireland

A study of the literatures of the United Kingdom before and after World War I, including such writers as Conrad, Forster, Hopkins, Mansfield, Shaw, Synge, Wilde, and Yeats.

ENGL 460B – Literature of the Modernist Period in the United Kingdom and Ireland

A study of the literatures of the United Kingdom and Ireland from World War I to World War II, including such writers as Auden, Eliot, Isherwood, Joyce, Lawrence, Orwell, West, and Woolf.

ENGL 460C – Literature of the Postwar Period in the United Kingdom and Ireland

A study of the literatures of the United Kingdom and Ireland after World War II, including such writers as Beckett, Greene, Larkin, Murdoch, Osborne, Pinter, and Spark.

ENGL 460D – Contemporary Literature of the United Kingdom and Ireland

A study of the contemporary literatures of the United Kingdom and Ireland, including such writers as Byatt, Boland, Drabble, Heaney, Hughes, Rushdie, and Stoppard.

ENGL 463 – Postcolonial Literatures

This course examines postcolonial literature (fiction, poetry, and drama) from Africa, Australia, Britain, India, New Zealand, and Pakistan. Topics may include the range of creative forms and language use in texts; indigeneity and migration; intersections of gender, sexuality and race; and resistance, nationalism, and history.

ENGL 470A – Contemporary Critical Theory

Contemporary critical theory offers an array of competing constructions of text and culture. This course examines several topics in recent critical theory, such as gender, race, subjectivity, textuality, and popular culture.

ENGL 470B – History of Literary Criticism

An historical survey of major critical texts and movements from the Greek and Roman classics to the New Criticism of the mid-20th century, examining different critical theories and practices in a context of cultural changes.

ENGL 470C – Literary Studies in Digital Forms

A critical examination of literary publication, research, and criticism in digital forms.

ENGL 471 – Adapting Literary Works

Focusing on adaptation of classic works of literature in English, this course examines the problems, possibilities, and principles of representing such works in other literary forms and in other media.

ENGL 472 – Research Methods in Technical Communication

This course teaches students the practice and theory of research methods in the field of technical and professional communication. Topics may include resource validity and renewal cycles, data-gathering techniques and analytics, interview techniques for subject-matter experts, rapid research skills, and user-experience design.

ENGL 481 – Topics in the History and Theory of Language

A special study of a selected topic in the history and theory of language. Please see course instructor for details.

ENGL 484 – Topics in Literatures Medieval to Romantic

A special study of a selected topic, author, genre, or period in Medieval to Romantic literatures. Please see course instructor for details.

ENGL 485 – Topics in Literatures Romantic to Modern

A special study of a selected topic, author, genre, or period in Romantic to Modern literatures. Please see course instructor for details.

ENGL 486 – Topics in Literatures Modern to Contemporary

A special study of a selected topic, author, genre, or period in Modern to Contemporary literatures. Please see course instructor for details.

ENGL 487 – Topics in British Literature and Commonwealth Literature Since 1800

A special study of a selected topic, author, genre, period, or national literature in British and Commonwealth Literature since 1800. Please see instructor for details.

ENGL 490 – Topics in North American Literature

A special study of a selected topic, author, genre, or period in North American Literature. Please see course instructor for details.

ENGL 491 – Topics in Literature and Rhetoric

A special study of a selected topic in literature and rhetoric. Please see course instructor for details.

ENGL 492 – Topics in the History and Theory of Rhetoric

A special study of a selected topic in the history and theory of rhetoric. Please see course instructor for details.

ENGL 493 – Topics in Professional Writing and Communication Design

A special study of a selected topic in professional writing and communication design. Please see course instructor for details.

ENGL 494 – Topics in Forms of Media and Critical Analysis

A special study of a selected topic in forms of media and critical analysis. Please see course instructor for details.

ENGL 495A – Supervision of Honours Essay

Senior Honours Essay will be completed under supervision.

ENGL 495B – Supervision of Honours Essay

Senior Honours Essay will be completed under supervision.

ENGL 700 – Rhetorical Studies

A course in rhetorical theory and criticism for graduate-level students.

ENGL 705 – Studies in Old and Middle English Literature

ENGL 710 – Studies in Renaissance Drama

ENGL 715 – Studies in Renaissance Prose and Poetry

ENGL 720 – Studies in the Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature

ENGL 725 – Studies in Romanticism

ENGL 730 – Studies in Victorian Literature

ENGL 735 – Studies in Modern British Literature

ENGL 750 – Studies in Early American Literature

ENGL 755 – Studies in 19th Century American Literature

ENGL 760 – Studies in 20th-Century American Literature

ENGL 770 – Studies in Canadian Literature

ENGL 775 – Studies in Commonwealth Literature

ENGL 780 – Studies in Genre

ENGL 785 – Studies in Literary Criticism

ENGL 788 – Topics in Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

ENGL 789 – Writing Studies

ENGL 790 – Discourse Analysis

ENGL 791 – Professional Writing

ENGL 792 – Semiotics

ENGL 793 – History of Rhetoric

ENGL 794 – Digital Culture

ENGL 795 – Studies in Selected Topics

ENGL 796 – Propaganda and Ideology

ENGL 797 – Digital Media and Literature

ENGL 799 – Media Theory and Critique