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.
An introduction to fiction through the detailed examination of a range of novels and/or short stories.
An introduction to poetry through a detailed examination of a range of poetic texts.
An introduction to dramatic literature through the detailed examination of a range of dramatic texts.
An introduction to the study of literature, covering such areas of enquiry as literary history, genre, criticism, analysis, and theory.
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.
A study of short stories and drama to determine how the shape of a literary work contributes to its meaning.
A study of novels and poetry to determine how the shape of a literary work contributes to its meaning.
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.
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.
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.
A close examination of a selection of works by major authors writing in English in this period.
A close examination of a selection of works by recent and contemporary authors writing in English.
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.
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.
An exploration of texts from a range of geographical locations, such as South Africa, Australia, the Caribbean, India, New Zealand, and Pakistan.
A literary and rhetorical examination of some of the main currents of environmental thought through the study of literature, film, advertising, and popular culture.
An examination of how digital communication technologies create and promote online identities and social spaces, as well as interpersonal and communal interactions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This course examines all seven of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A continuation of ENGL 140R. The study of factual, emotive, scientific and imaginative writing; relevance, context, meaning, tone, feeling, and intention.
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.
In this course, students will enhance oral and written communication competencies in contexts relevant to the life sciences and physical sciences.
An historical survey of major figures, types, and trends in British literature from the Middle Ages to the late 18th century.
An historical survey of major figures, types, and trends in British literature from the late 18th century to the present.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A study of fantasy literature, including some subgenres such as romances, fairy tales, fables, and gothic and horror 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.
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.
This course explores a range of women's writing and the social and cultural contexts in which they made their voices heard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The course will survey a theme which is significant to the understanding of the Canadian literary mind. Topics will vary from section to section.
This course will provide a survey of literature set in a distinctive region of Canada.
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.
A study of 19th- and 20th-century Canadian literature for children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
French Neo-Classicism, the Restoration Period and Sentimental Drama.
The late 18th and 19th centuries; romanticism and naturalism.
The first part of the 20th century.
The second part of the 20th century.
American Drama from the 1920s to the present.
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.
A continuation of topics covered in ENGL 240R.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A study of theories of digital media, including critical, rhetorical, and semiotic approaches, and of the interpretation and creation of digital media artifacts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Introduction to linguistics and the principles of linguistic analysis through an examination of English phonology, forms, syntax, and discourse.
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.
Introduction to historical-reconstruction and comparative analysis. Basic phonological, morphological, syntactic changes as they manifest themselves in language will be examined.
Introduction to the linguistic history of English from earliest documents to the present, with some consideration of various modern dialects.
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.
A study of systems of signs, codes, and signification in language, culture, and literature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An examination of contemporary rhetorical theory and its relationships to criticism, interdisciplinary studies, and digital applications.
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.
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.
An introduction to the poetry and the prose translations of Geoffrey Chaucer, including his dream allegories, "Troilus and Criseyde," and related compositions.
A study of Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A study of short poems by such writers as Wyatt, Gascoigne, Whitney, Ralegh, Spenser, the Sidneys, Shakespeare, and Donne.
A study of selected genres, topics, and works from Tudor literature.
This course will focus on a selected genre, approach, creative method, or other aspect of Creative Writing. Please see course instructor for details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A study of literature by such writers as Jonson, Donne, Wroth, Herbert, Bacon, Milton, Behn, and Dryden.
An intensive study of Milton's epic, Paradise Lost, in its historical and literary contexts.
The Middle Ages, the Elizabethans and Jacobeans (excluding Shakespeare), and the Spanish Golden Age.
A study of the plays written before 1599-1600, excluding Julius Caesar.
A study of the plays written after 1599-1600, including Julius Caesar.
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.
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.
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.
Investigating scholarly, educational, popular, and electronic editions, this course explores the theory and practice of editing literary texts.
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.
A continuation of ENGL 376R. Practical applications of language theories to error analysis and correction.
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.
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.
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.
Students work in small groups under the supervision of a faculty researcher on an ongoing, large-scale, digital design project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An examination of the first generation of Romantic writers, including such authors as Barbauld, Blake, Wollstonecraft, Wordsworth, and Coleridge.
An examination of the second generation of Romantic writers, including such authors as Byron, P. B. Shelley, Mary Shelley, Keats, and Hemans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A study of the contemporary literatures of the United Kingdom and Ireland, including such writers as Byatt, Boland, Drabble, Heaney, Hughes, Rushdie, and Stoppard.
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.
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.
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.
A critical examination of literary publication, research, and criticism in digital forms.
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.
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.
A special study of a selected topic in the history and theory of language. Please see course instructor for details.
A special study of a selected topic, author, genre, or period in Medieval to Romantic literatures. Please see course instructor for details.
A special study of a selected topic, author, genre, or period in Romantic to Modern literatures. Please see course instructor for details.
A special study of a selected topic, author, genre, or period in Modern to Contemporary literatures. Please see course instructor for details.
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.
A special study of a selected topic, author, genre, or period in North American Literature. Please see course instructor for details.
A special study of a selected topic in literature and rhetoric. Please see course instructor for details.
A special study of a selected topic in the history and theory of rhetoric. Please see course instructor for details.
A special study of a selected topic in professional writing and communication design. Please see course instructor for details.
A special study of a selected topic in forms of media and critical analysis. Please see course instructor for details.
Senior Honours Essay will be completed under supervision.
Senior Honours Essay will be completed under supervision.
A course in rhetorical theory and criticism for graduate-level students.