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  • Objectives
    The undergraduate literature program focuses on an understanding of the traditions, themes and dynamics of imaginative writing in English, within its various historical and cultural contexts.
  • Academic Title
    Honours Bachelor of Arts - English Language and Literature
  • Course description
    Honours English students must complete an array of historical period courses and are strongly advised to take courses in literary criticism or theory. Students planning to proceed to training for intermediate or secondary school teaching are advised to include in their Honours English program three credits in a second teachable discipline.

    Eleven English credits are required for an Honours degree.
    -     One of ENGL 1F91, 1F95, 1F97
    -     two ENGL credits from List A (see List Courses)
    -     two ENGL credits from List B (see List Courses)
    -     two ENGL credits from List C (see List Courses)
    -     four additional ENGL credits
    -     one language credit other than English (see language requirement)
    -     one Science context credit
    -     one Social Science context credit
    -     six elective credits

    List Courses in English reflect historical periods, as follows:

    List A: Literature to 1740: ENGL 2P19, 2P21, 2P24, 2P80, 2P81, 2P82, 2P83, 2P84, 2V22, 3P20, 3P22, 3P25, 3P92, 3P95, 4P00, 4V00-4V09

    List B: Literature from 1740 to 1900: ENGL 2P10, 2P25, 2P30, 2P31, 2P61, 2P64, 3P30, 3P31, 3P40, 3P41, 3P42, 3V91, 4P30, 4V30-4V39

    List C: Literature of the 20th and 21st Centuries: ENGL 2P11, 2P15, 2P45, 2P51, 2P52, 2P53, 2P56, 2P57, 2P59, 2P62, 2P65, 3P39, 3P43, 3P45, 3P46, 3P63, 3P66, 3V61, 4P64. 4P65, 4V40-4V49, 4V60-4V69, 4V72, 4V73.

    ENGL 1F91

    English Literature: Tradition and Innovation


    Works from the mediaeval to the contemporary period, including such authors as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Swift, Wordsworth, the Brownings, Woolf and Rushdie. Genres include tragedy, romance, epic, and the novel.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Note: particular attention will be paid to perceptive reading and clear, effective writing.

    ENGL 1F95

    Literature in English: Forms, Themes and Approaches


    Fiction, poetry, drama and film drawn from the 19th century to the present. The conventions of genre and the ways writers shape their work to produce meaning. Treatment in literature of such themes as the nature of evil; history, gender and civil strife; constructions of love.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Note: particular attention will be paid to perceptive reading and clear, effective writing.

    ENGL 1F97

    Literature of Trauma and Recovery

    Responses to human suffering, both personal and societal, and the power of words to express and effect change in the face of powerful adversity. Narratives of and responses to illness, violence, death and mourning, war and pestilence, and genocide. Includes works drawn from fiction, poetry and drama.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Note: particular attention will be paid to perceptive reading and clear, effective writing.

    #ENGL 2F92

    Popular Narrative

    (also offered as COMM 2F92 and PCUL 2F92)

    Textual and contextual analysis of popular literary genres such as the detective novel, gothic fiction, science fiction and the romance novel; adaptation of popular novels to a variety of other media forms.

    Lectures, seminar, lab, 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, COMM 1F90, FILM 1F94, PCUL 1F92 or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 2P10

    Young People's Literature to 1914

    Critical study of fairytales, folk tales, poetry and novels adapted for or directed toward children and young people from the folk-tale heritage to 1914.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one Humanities context credit (minimum 60 percent) or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 2P11

    Young People's Literature after 1914

    Critical study of fairytales, folk tales, poetry and novels written for children and young people during the 20th century.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one Humanities context credit (minimum 60 percent) or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 2P15

    Speculative Fiction

    Critical study of some of the histories, contexts, genres, and traditions of science fiction and the literature of the fantastic.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one Humanities Context credit (minimum 60 percent) or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 2P17

    Satire

    Literary modes and techniques of satire ranging from Aristophanes and Pope to Waugh and Vonnegut.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one Humanities Context credit (minimum 60 percent) or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 2P19

    Chaucer: The Poetry

    From The Book of the Duchess to The Canterbury Tales.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one Humanities context credit (minimum 60 percent) or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 3P10.

    ENGL 2P21

    Sixteenth Century Literature

    Prose and poetry from 1500 to 1590, including popular and courtly traditions.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 2P24

    Early 17th-Century Literature

    Early modern drama, poetry and prose, 1603 to the English Revolution, including such writers as Webster, Donne, Jonson and Lanyer.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 2P25

    The Age of Sensibility

    Poetry, drama, fiction and non-fiction prose 1740-1798, including such writers as Johnson, Cowper, Sterne, Burney and Radcliffe.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    #ENGL 2P28

    Persuasive Discourse: Theoretical Foundations

    (also offered as IASC 2P28 and WRIT 2P28)

    Classical foundations, historical developments and contemporary theory. Relation of language use to cultural practices, ethics, identity and power. Analysis of various genres of texts and persuasive writing in popular culture and mass media.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one credit from ENGL 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, IASC 1F00, COMM 1F90, WRIT 1(alpha)80 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL (WRIT) 3P27 and ENGL (WRIT) 2P27.

    ENGL 2P30

    Early Romantic Writing

    Poetry, drama, fiction and non-fiction prose by such writers as Blake, the Wordsworths, Coleridge and Austen.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 2P31

    Later Romantic Writing

    Poetry, drama, fiction and non-fiction prose by such writers as Byron, the Shelleys, Keats and Hemans.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 2P45

    Poetry and Poetics

    Construction of a working technical vocabulary for analyzing and discussing poetry, including a variety of poetic styles, authors and periods, as well as a number of critical statements on poetics.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    *ENGL 2P51

    Literature of the British Empire

    (also offered as INTC 2P51)

    Literature, both popular and canonical, which reflects the ongoing relationship between British imperialism, literary forms and cultural politics, from the 17th century to the present.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in INTL 2P51.

    *ENGL 2P52

    Postcolonial Literature

    (also offered as INTC 2P52)

    Literatures of resistance and emergence written in English in former British territories, such as those in Africa and the West Indies.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in INTL 2P52.

    *ENGL 2P53

    Southern African Literatures of Transition

    (also offered as INTC 2P53)

    Literary explorations of and interventions in the political and socio-cultural transitions from white regimes to majority-rule politics. Emphasis on histories of trauma, displacement and dispossession.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in INTL 2P53.

    ENGL 2P56

    The Short Story

    Theory and analysis of the short story from Poe and Hawthorne to contemporary writers.

    Lectures, seminars, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one Humanities context credit (60 percent) or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 2F55.

    *ENGL 2P57

    Representing the World in Modern Fiction

    (also offered as IASC 2P57)

    Major modes in the representation of human experience in modern fiction: romance, realism, modernism and postmodernism. Novels and short stories.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, IASC 1F00 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 2F55.

    *ENGL 2P59

    Valuing Contemporary Fiction

    (also offered as PCUL 2P59)

    Contesting concepts of literary value; the grounds and methods of evaluation; differing interpretive communities; social locations and uses of fiction. Novels and short stories.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one Humanities context credit (60 percent) or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 2F55 and ENGL (PCUL) 2P96.

    ENGL 2P61

    American Literature to 1865

    Literature and literary culture from early European to the Civil War, including Puritan and Revolutionary era writers as well as such writers as Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Whitman, Melville and Dickinson.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 2P62

    American Literature after 1865

    Literature and literary culture from Mark Twain and Henry James and the beginnings of modernism to the present time emphasizing formal experimentation as well as the broadening of the canon.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 2P64

    Early Canadian Literature

    Canadian explorations of cultural conflict and the emergence of the nation from First Contact to Exploration to Settlement.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 2P91.

    ENGL 2P65

    Modern Canadian Literature from 1920 to the Present

    Canadian literary response to the radical social and cultural shift of modernism. Topics include war, gender, industrialization and urbanization.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 2P92.

    ENGL 2P66

    Contemporary Canadian Literature

    Writing from the post-centennial explosion and maturation of Canadian literature, including current cutting-edge work. Topics may include postmodernism, multiculturalism, ecocriticism and small press experimentation.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    *ENGL 2P70

    Introduction to Literary Theory

    (also offered as IASC 2P70)

    Approaches to meaning and interpretation in the contemporary study of literature.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, IASC 1F00 or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 2P75

    English and Empire


    Cultural, political, economic, and linguistic forces shaping the global expansion of English. Focus on at least one of English in Asia, Africa or the Americas.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 2Q90.

    ENGL 2P76

    Studies in the History of English

    Cultural and linguistic contexts of English in selected periods, traditions, regions, and writers or groups of writers.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 2Q91.

    *ENGL 2P80

    Shakespeare 1590-1603

    (also offered as GBLS 2P80)

    Representative plays from the first half of Shakespeare's dramatic career emphasizing theoretical and cultural issues raised by the plays in the context of fin-de-siPcle Elizabethan England.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, GBLS 1F90 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL (GBLS) 2F97 and 2Q92.

    *ENGL 2P81

    Shakespeare 1603-1614

    (also offered as GBLS 2P81)

    Representative plays from the second half of Shakespeare's dramatic career emphasizing theoretical and cultural issues raised by the plays in the context of the opening decade of James I's culturally divisive reign.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, GBLS 1F90 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL (GBLS) 2F97 and 2Q93.

    *ENGL 2P82

    Shakespeare's Comedies

    (also offered as GBLS 2P82)

    Representative comedies and tragicomedies emphasizing the variety of Shakespeare's comic modes, from the grotesque to the miraculous, and on theoretical approaches to the comic.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, GBLS 1F90 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL (GBLS) 2F97 and 2Q94.

    *ENGL 2P83

    Shakespeare's Tragedies

    (also offered as GBLS 2P83)

    Shakespeare's development of tragedy as a genre in the context of early modern aesthetic and cultural concerns. Attention to recent theoretical approaches.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, GBLS 1F90 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL (GBLS) 2F97 and 2Q95.

    ENGL 2P84

    Non-Shakespearean Drama in England, 1576-1642

    Variety of dramatic genres written for the playhouses of early modern London, including plays by Marlowe, Dekker, Jonson, Middleton, Massinger and Ford.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 2Q98 and 2V91.

    #ENGL 2Q99

    Women in World Literature

    (also offered as INTC 2Q99 and WISE 2Q99)

    Feminist perspectives on representations of women and their writings including both English and translated texts.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, INTC (INTL) 1F90, WISE 1F90 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WISE 2P92.

    *ENGL 2V20-2V29

    Studies in Writing by Women

    (also offered as WISE 2V20-2V29)

    Selected topics in women's writing.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, WISE 1F90 or permission of the instructor.

    *ENGL 2V21

    2008-2009: Unpopular Gals

    (also offered as WISE 2V21)

    Nineteenth- and 20th century women's writing about, and as, social transgression. Texts by authors such as Rossetti, Gaskell, Chopin, Atwood and Gowdy.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: WISE 1F90, two ENGL credits numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    *ENGL 2V22

    2008-2009: Women Writers of Medieval England

    (also offered as WISE 2V22)

    Celebrated female authors from twelfth to fifteenth centuries. Texts in original languages and modern English translations; tales of love and betrayal, beast fables, Arthurian romances, the first English autobiography, a saint's life, business letters, love letters and a fishing treatise. Course grounded in medieval Englishwomen's history. Emphasis on issues surrounding women's writing, with readings in contemporary theory, especially feminist theory.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1 (alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, WISE 1F90 or permission of the instructor.

    *ENGL 2V23

    2008-2009: Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers

    (also offered as WISE 2V23)

    Tradition and innovation among women writing within and/or against 19th-century social and literary norms. Issues of canonicity and cultural valuation. Authors may include Alcott, Dickinson, Chopin, Perkins Gilman.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, WISE 1F90 or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 2V70-2V79

    English Area Studies

    Studies in a specialized area of English literature.

    Prerequisite: one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 2V90-2V99.

    #ENGL 3P06

    Creative Writing: Short Fiction

    (also offered as WRIT 3P06)

    The craft of short fiction writing.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: one credit from ENGL 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, WRIT 1(alpha)80 to 1(alpha)99.

    Note: students must apply in writing, with portfolio, at least four weeks before the beginning of classes. Details from the Department.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WRIT (ENGL) 3F05 and ENGL (WRIT) 3P05.

    #ENGL 3P07

    Creative Writing: Poetry

    (also offered as WRIT 3P07)

    The craft of poetry writing.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: one credit from ENGL 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, WRIT 1(alpha)80 to 1(alpha)99.

    Note: students must apply in writing, with portfolio, at least four weeks before the beginning of classes. Details from the Department.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WRIT (ENGL) 3F05 and ENGL (WRIT) 3P05.

    #ENGL 3P18

    True Stories: The Art and Craft of Literary Journalism

    (also offered as WRIT 3P18)

    History and theory of narrative non-fiction from Daniel Defoe to Susan Orlean; techniques of narrative craft in the telling of factual stories.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one and one-half ENGL, COMM or WRIT credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

    ENGL 3P20

    Spenser and the Age of Elizabeth

    Elizabethan literature of the 1590s emphasizing Spenser.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 2P22.

    ENGL 3P22

    The Literature of Milton's Time

    Poetry and prose from the Civil War to the early Restoration period emphasizing Milton.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 3P25

    Restoration and Augustan Literature

    Poetry, drama, fiction and non-fiction prose 1660-1740 by such writers as Dryden, Behn, Pope, Swift and Montagu.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 2P40.

    #ENGL 3P28

    Rhetorical Analysis

    (also offered as IASC 3P28 and WRIT 3P28)

    Analysis of literary and non-literary texts using categories, insights and practices of classical and contemporary rhetorical studies. Texts include poetry, fiction, drama, journalism, scientific and political writing, and advertising. Attention to the rhetoric of public spaces, issues of social justice, and the building and maintenance of human communities.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: two ENGL or one WRIT credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 3P30

    Early Victorian Literature

    Poetry, fiction and prose to the 1860s, including Tennyson, the Brontës, Arnold, Dickens and the Brownings.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 3P31

    Later Victorian Literature

    Poetry, fiction and prose from the pre-Raphaelites to the end of the century, including the Rossettis, Meredith, Swinburne, Pater, Hardy and Wilde.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 3P38

    Modernism

    Modernist writing in English, from its experimental beginnings through its engagement with radical social thought in the 1960s.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 3P33, 3P34 and 3P35.

    *ENGL 3P39

    Contemporary Literature in English

    (also offered as IASC 3P39)

    The postmodern period emphasizing the forms, approaches and cultural responses that have characterized writing in English in the later 20th century.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: one of two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99, IASC 2P57 and 2P70 or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 3P40

    The 18th-Century Novel

    The rise of the novel and its development 1700 to 1830 by such writers as Defoe, Richardson, Haywood, Fielding, Goldsmith, Edgeworth, Burney and Austen.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 3F40.

    ENGL 3P41

    Gothic Writing

    The gothic in novels, poetry, drama and non-fiction prose from its beginnings to the turn of the 20th century by such writers as Burke, Radcliffe, Lewis, the Shelleys, the Brontës and Stoker.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 3F40.

    ENGL 3P42

    The 19th-Century Novel

    Emergence of the novel as the pre-eminent literary form emphasizing engagement with social issues of the period and on realism as a means of representing human experience. May include such writers as Dickens, Gaskell, Eliot, Thackeray, Hardy and James.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 3F40.

    ENGL 3P43

    Gothic Traditions since 1900

    The gothic in fiction, non-fiction prose, and popular culture from the turn of the 20th century to the present by such figures as Stoker, Peake, Hitchcock, King, Carter, Rice and Craven.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 3P45

    Modern Poetry and Poetics

    Poetry of the 20th and 21st centuries emphasizing the relationship between form and ideas in poems that investigate the central aesthetic, intellectual and political concerns of the modern period.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL (GBLS) 3F42.

    ENGL 3P46

    Poetry of Edge and Margin

    Radical poetry in the 20th and 21st centuries emphasizing experiment and dissent. Poetic communities; ways in which poetry is produced and distributed in different settings and forms.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL (GBLS) 3F42.

    ENGL 3P63

    Literature of the American South

    Literary traditions of the states below the Mason-Dixon line, reflective of their distinctive social and political ideologies and discourses. May include such writers as Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Chestnut, Harriet Jacobs, Kate Chopin, Joel Chandler Harris, Zora Neale Hurston, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Flannery O'Connor, Maya Angelou, and Bobbie Ann Mason.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 3P66

    Filming Canadian Literature

    Interplay between a wide range of Canadian literary texts and their film versions; includes adaptation and narrative theory.

    Lectures, seminar, 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    *ENGL 3P90

    Life Writing

    (also offered as WRIT 3P90)

    Cultural productions of the self; theories of and approaches to the study of life writing; texts may include memoirs, diaries, autobiographies and biographies.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 3P91

    Introduction to Anglo-Saxon

    Basics of the language; selections from some of the earliest English prose and verse.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 3F92.

    ENGL 3P92

    Anglo-Saxon Poetry

    Contexts and conventions of the earliest English poetry. Includes such poems as Maldon, Wanderer, Seafarer, Judith, Wife's Lament, Dream of the Rood and excerpts from Beowulf.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: ENGL 3P91.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 3F92.

    *ENGL 3P94

    Literary Criticism

    (also offered as GBLS 3P94)

    Literary criticism from Aristotle to Brooks and Leavis emphasizing enduring literary critical problems.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL (GBLS) 3F93.

    ENGL 3P95

    Romance and Visionary Literature of the late Middle Ages

    Such texts as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Pearl from Langland's Piers the Plowman, Sir Thomas Malory's account of the rise and fall of the Round Table.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 3P96

    Literature I

    The Old Norse language; introduction to the prose, poetry, and culture of the Viking age.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: two credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above, or permission of the instructor.

    Note: the prerequisite courses should be from the Faculty of Humanities.

    ENGL 3P97

    Literature II

    Old Norse prose and poetry of the Viking age, including prose sagas, heroic poetry, and skaldic verse.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: ENGL 3P96.

    ENGL 3V00-3V10

    Topics in Children's Literature

    Advanced Studies in writing for children and young people.

    Prerequisites: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or above or permission of the instructor.

    *ENGL 3V20-3V29

    Advanced Studies in Writing by Women

    (also offered as WISE 3V20-3V29)

    Selected topics in women's writing at an advanced theoretical and methodological level.

    Prerequisite: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above, WISE 1F90 and one-half-credit from ENGL 2V20 to 2V29 or permission of the instructor.

    *ENGL 3V20

    2008-2009: Feminist Literary Theory

    (also offered as WISE 3V20)

    Debates in current feminist literary theory. Struggles surrounding the English literary canon; debates surrounding who can represent whom; and the effects of the corporatization of English Departments on female professors and students.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha))00 or above, WISE 1F90 and one-half credit from ENGL 2V20 to 2V29 or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 3V60-3V69

    Special Topics in Canadian Literature

    ENGL 3V70-3V79

    Theoretical Issues in the Study of Literature

    ENGL 3V90-3V99

    English Area Studies

    Studies in a specialized area of literature in English.

    ENGL 3V91

    2008-2009: Writing the Body in Nineteenth-Century Literature

    Representations of the body in 19th Century American and British poetry and fiction; topics such as the diseased body, the racialized body, the gendered body, the eroticized body. Work by such writers as Charlotte Bronto, Harriet Jacobs, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Christina Rossetti, Walt Whitman.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 3V93

    2008-2009: Feminism and Speculative Fiction


    Feminist engagements with the traditions of science fiction and the literature of the fantastic. Authors may include Butler, LeGuin, McKillip, Harroway and Bradley.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 4F99

    Senior Research Tutorial or Thesis

    Either tutorial combined with individual research or a thesis on a specialized topic or major author, of mutual interest to the student and the instructor.

    Restriction: permission of the Chair.

    Note: the Chair must approve proposals for projects and circulate approved projects to the Department.

    *ENGL 4P00

    Literature of the English Revolution

    (also offered as HIST 4P00)

    Literary, critical, historical and theoretical perspectives on texts from the 1640s to the Restoration, including Areopagitia, Baislike, female prophesy and Agreement of the People.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined), ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), HIST (single or combined) and HIST (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to year 4 (honours) and EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum major average of 60 percent or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    #ENGL 4P10

    Language and Discourse: Theory and Practice

    (also offered as COMM 4P10 and WRIT 4P10)

    Analysis of the relation between stylistic features and discursive contexts; encoding and enacting of social worlds and relations in text (both literary and non-literary); introduction to the field of discourse studies in general, critical discourse analysis in particular.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined), ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) COMM (single or combined), LIAU, LING (single or combined), LISL (single or combined), LITE majors and WRIT minors with approval to Year 4, and EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    #ENGL 4P15

    Words on Words: Narratives of Language

    (also offered as WRIT 4P15)

    Critical history of the study of language from Socrates to Saussure and after. Theories of the nature and origin of language; the relations among reality, language, and thought, including the relationship between linguistic theories and literary representation in several historical periods.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined), ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), COMM (single or combined), LIAU, LING (single or combined), LISL (single or combined), LITE majors and WRIT minors with approval to Year 4, and EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    #ENGL 4P20

    Rhetoric and Cultural Studies

    (also offered as WRIT 4P20)

    How writing shapes and is shaped by the cultural, political, and economic spheres; the intersections between the fields of rhetoric and cultural studies and their contributions to writing production and analysis.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined), ENGL (Honours) BEd (Intermediate/Senior), COMM (single or combined), LIAU, LING (single or combined), LISL (single or combined), LITE majors and WRIT minors with approval to Year 4, and EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent average or permission of the instructor.

    ENGL 4P30

    Jane Austen

    The work of Austen from a variety of critical and theoretical perspectives.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to Year 4, and to EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 4V30.

    ENGL 4P64

    Contemporary Canadian Fiction: The Short Story

    Short fiction by such writers as Munro, Gallant, Atwood and MacLeod.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to Year 4, and to EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 4V64.

    ENGL 4P65

    Space and Place in Modern and Contemporary Canadian Poetry

    Treatment of place in Canadian poetry of the 20th and 21st centuries including representation of urban, rural and wilderness environments. Focus on theories of place and space, the idea of home and the notion of lyric philosophy of contemporary Canadian nature poetry.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to Year 4, and to EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 4V65.

    ENGL 4P70

    Structuralist and Poststructuralist Theory

    Development of structuralist and poststructuralist thought from the late 19th century. Includes structuralist theoreticians such as Marx, de Saussure, Freud, Levi-Strauss and Barthes and poststructuralist theoreticians such as Derrida, Foucault and Lacan.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to Year 4, and to EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 4F70.

    ENGL 4P71

    Contemporary Theoretical Approaches

    Current and emerging theoretical approaches to the study of literature. Includes movements such as new historicism, postcolonial theory, psychoanalytic criticism, queer and gender theory, trauma theory, ecocriticism and posthumanism.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to Year 4, and to EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ENGL 4F70.

    ENGL 4P98

    Senior Tutorial or Research Paper

    Either tutorial combined with individual research or a research paper on a specialized topic or major author, of mutual interest to the student and the instructor.

    Restriction: permission of the Chair.

    Note: the Chair must approve proposals for projects and circulate approved projects to the Department.

    ENGL 4P99

    Senior Tutorial or Research Paper

    Either tutorial combined with individual research or a research paper on a specialized topic or major author, of mutual interest to the student and the instructor.

    Restriction: permission of the Chair.

    Note: the Chair must approve proposals for projects and circulate approved projects to the Department.

    ENGL 4V00-4V09

    Topics in English Literature Before 1800

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to Year 4, and to EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    ENGL 4V04

    2008-2009: Early Modern Textual Collection

    Book history, focusing on the varieties of textual collection important to the early modern period: printed anthologies commonplace books, encyclopedic works, library catalogues and editions of an author's collected works. Expressive nature and rhetorical effects of various forms of textual collection. Authors studied may include Sidney, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Lanyer, Jonson and Herbert.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to Year 4, and to EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    ENGL 4V05

    2008-2009: The First Century in Print: 1473-1573

    Examination of early modern cultures of reading and writing as they existed outside conventionally literary genres of the first century of print in England. Context include print as technology and industry, humanism, religious controversy and linguistic nationalism.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to Year 4, and to EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    ENGL 4V06

    2008-2009: Medieval Literature and Social Control

    Medieval English literature in relation to the management of different populations in Britain in the late Middle Ages. Introduction to medieval English literature and history emphasizing social control. Topics include the English Rising of 1381; punishment systems; sexuality; literacies and class; the disciplining of bodies to conform to etiquette; the regulation of female speech; colonization and civility.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to Year 4, and to EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    ENGL 4V09

    2008-2009: Psychoanalysis and Early Modern English Drama

    Dialogue between psychoanalytic theory and early modern English drama. Dramatists from Marlowe and Shakespeare to Webster and Ford. Theorists will include critics as well as proponents of psychoanalysis.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd(Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to Year 4, and to EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    ENGL 4V30-4V39

    Topics in 19th Century Literature


    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to Year 4, and to EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    ENGL 4V32

    2008-2009: Experimenting with America: Writing and Reformism, 1830-1930

    Writing produced by reformers and communal experimenters and literature's response to the ideas of reform and alternative community. Topics include abolitionism, woman suffragism, Shakerism and literature by writers such as Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Dean Howells and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to year 4 (honours) and EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum major average of 60 percent or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    ENGL 4V33

    2008-2009: Writing Revolutions

    Romantic era texts treating the theme of revolution. Authors may include Price, Burke, Wollstonecraft, Godwin, Paine, Williams and Wordsworth.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to Year 4, and to EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    ENGL 4V34

    2008-2009: Sexual Monsters

    The creation in nineteenth-century literature of famous "monsters" as articulations of understanding human sexuality. Includes consideration of Frankenstein, Dracula, Mr. Hyde and Jack the Ripper.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to Year 4, and to EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    ENGL 4V40-4V49

    Topics in Contemporary Literature

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to Year 4, and to EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    ENGL 4V45

    2008-2009: James Joyce's Ulysses

    Close reading and discussion of Joyce's 1922 novel using various theoretical perspectives and reading approaches.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to year 4 (honours) and EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum major average of 60 percent or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    ENGL 4V46

    2008-2009: Virginia Woolf

    Selected writings: essays, diaries, major novels.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to Year 4, and to EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    ENGL 4V60-4V69

    Topics in Contemporary Canadian Writing

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to Year 4, and to EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    ENGL 4V68

    2008-2009: Avant-Garde Canadian Literature

    Radical poetry and prose of the 20th century.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to Year 4, and to EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    ENGL 4V70-4V79

    Text and Context

    Topics in literature and intellectual history.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to Year 4, and to EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    ENGL 4V73

    2008-2009: American Literary Masculinity

    Mutual construction of the American literary canon and a specific model of masculine identity. Critical background drawn from masculinity studies. Emphasis on literary works of the 20th century. Focus on intersections of gender, race and class and the degree to which the founding mythologies of American culture are not 'universal' subject positions.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to Year 4, and to EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    ENGL 4V90-4V99

    English Area Studies

    Studies in a specialized area of literature in English.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to Year 4, and to EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    #ENGL 4V90

    2008-2009: Writing the Environment

    (also offered as WRIT 4V90)

    Creative writing and an examination of theoretical and literary texts concerning the relationship between literature and the environment.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to Year 4, and to EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    WRITING, RHETORIC AND DISCOURSE STUDIES

    WRIT 1P93

    Academic Writing for the Social Sciences

    Rhetorical analyses of research genres, subgenres and their functions; Social Sciences documentation conventions; how and why research practices and related styles might differ across disciplinary fields.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WRIT 1P80, 1P81 and 1P94. Note: this course is offered on-line.

    WRIT 1P94

    Introduction to Academic Writing


    Rhetorical analyses of the research genres, subgenres and their functions; how and why research practices and related styles differ across disciplines.

    Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WRIT 1P80, 1P81 and 1P93.

    WRIT 1P96

    Introduction to Writing, Rhetoric and Professional Discourse

    Contexts and conventions of workplace and public genres of writing; selected rhetorical theories; assignments modelled on creative, academic, and professional texts.

    Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to EWRT majors and minors until date specified in Registration guide.

    *WRIT 2P14

    Technical Writing

    (also offered as COMM 2P14)

    Processes of technical writing and editing. Document design for scientific, corporate and industrial communication. Practical experience in the production of technical documents.

    Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one credit from WRIT 1(alpha)80 to 1(alpha)99, ENGL 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, COMM 1F90 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WRIT 2P15.

    *WRIT 2P16

    Communication for Organizations

    (also offered as COMM 2P16)

    Theory, strategies and practice of writing for both business and public organizations.

    Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one credit from WRIT 1(alpha)80 to 1(alpha)99, COMM 1F90, ENGL 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    *WRIT 2P18

    Reporting and News Writing for Mass Media

    (also offered as COMM 2P18)

    News gathering, writing, and editing for print and electronic media; journalistic style and conventions; interviewing and other information-gathering techniques; editing basics.

    Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to EWRT, COMM, PCUL majors and WRIT minors until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: one credit from WRIT 1(alpha)80 to 1(alpha)99, COMM 1F90, ENGL 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WRIT 3P09.

    WRIT 2P20

    Identity, Identification and the Manifesto

    Relationship between individual and community identity as expressed in writing; history of identification and manifestos; the aesthetic and political generic constraints of writing manifestos.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one credit from WRIT 1(alpha)80 to 1(alpha)99, ENGL 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    *WRIT 2P28

    Persuasive Discourse: Theoretical Foundations

    (also offered as ENGL 2P28 and IASC 2P28)

    Classical foundations, historical developments and contemporary theory. Relation of language use to cultural practices, ethics, identity and power. Analysis of various genres of texts and persuasive writing in popular culture and mass media.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one credit from WRIT 1(alpha)80 to 1(alpha)99, COMM 1F90, ENGL 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, IASC 1F00 or permission of the instructor.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WRIT (ENGL) 3P27 and WRIT (ENGL) 2P27.

    *WRIT 3P06

    Creative Writing: Short Fiction

    (also offered as ENGL 3P06)

    The craft of short fiction writing.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: one credit from WRIT 1(alpha)80 to 1(alpha)99, ENGL 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99.

    Note: students must apply in writing, with portfolio, at least four weeks before the beginning of classes. Details from the Department.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WRIT (ENGL) 3F05 and ENGL (WRIT) 3P05.

    *WRIT 3P07

    Creative Writing: Poetry

    (also offered as ENGL 3P07)

    The craft of poetry writing.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: one credit from WRIT 1(alpha)80 to 1(alpha) 99, ENGL 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99.

    Note: students must apply in writing, with portfolio, at least four weeks before the beginning of classes. Details from the Department.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WRIT (ENGL) 3F05 and ENGL (WRIT) 3P05.

    WRIT 3P16

    Organizational Discourses

    Relations between culture, discourse and the writing produced in organizational settings; rhetorics of business, management, law, science and media; the role of writing in the production and maintenance of socio-cultural interests and values.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one of WRIT 2P14, 2P16, COMM 2P65 or permission of the instructor.

    *WRIT 3P18

    True Stories: The Art and Craft of Literary Journalism

    (also offered as ENGL 3P18)

    History and theory of narrative non-fiction from Daniel Defoe to Susan Orlean; techniques of narrative craft in the telling of factual stories.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one and one-half WRIT, COMM or ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

    *WRIT 3P28

    Rhetorical Analysis

    (also offered as ENGL 3P28 and IASC 3P28)

    Analysis of literary and non-literary texts using categories, insights, and practices of classical and contemporary rhetorical studies. Texts include poetry, fiction, drama, journalism, scientific and political writing, and advertising. Attention to the rhetoric of public spaces, issues of social justice, and the building and maintenance of human communities.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one WRIT or two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above or permission of the instructor.

    #WRIT 3P63

    Desktop Publishing and Design

    (also offered as COMM 3P63)

    Practicum in desktop publishing, layout and design.

    Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to EWRT and COMM (single or combined) majors and EWRT minors with a minimum of 9.0 overall credits.

    Prerequisite: COMM 2F50, one WRIT credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above or permission of the instructor.

    *WRIT 3P90

    Life Writing

    (also offered as ENGL 3P90)

    Cultural productions of the self; theories of and approaches to the study of life writing; texts may include memoirs, diaries, autobiographies and biographies.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    *WRIT 3P98

    Reporting Arts and Culture

    (also offered as STAC 3P98)

    Contexts, genres, conventions, and practices of arts journalism in Canada; critical reading of selected texts in arts journalism; practical experience researching and writing arts news, reviews, features, and publicity for print and electronic media.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: two credits numbered 2(alpha)00or above from WRIT, COMM, ENGL, STAC or permission of the instructor.

    WRIT 3V90-3V99

    Topics in Writing and Culture

    #WRIT 3V99

    2008-2009: Interpretive and Critical Writing in the Arts

    (also offered as STAC 3V99 and VISA 3V99)

    Principles and methodologies for the written presentation and representation of works of art, artists' practice and events within general and specific disciplinary contexts, discourses and frameworks. Examples from across the arts; practice-based projects from real world events and performances. Orientation to specialized publics in print and other media.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: students must have a minimum 10.0 overall credits or permission of the instructor.

    Note: event attendance is required; events fees required.

    WRIT 4F99

    Independent Studies in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse

    Research project related to writing chosen by the student in consultation with a faculty member.

    Restriction: permission of the Chair.

    Note: the student will produce a substantial body of work on a writing and communications issue. Students must have a minimum 75 percent average in two WRIT credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above. The Chair must approve proposals for projects and circulate approved projects to the Department.

    *WRIT 4P10

    Language and Discourse: Theory and Practice

    (also offered as COMM 4P10 and ENGL 4P10)

    Analysis of the relation between stylistic features and discursive contexts; encoding and enacting of social worlds and relations in text (both literary and non-literary); introduction to the field of discourse studies in general, critical discourse analysis in particular.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined), ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), COMM (single or combined), LIAU, LING (single or combined), LISL (single or combined) and LITE majors and WRIT minors with approval to Year 4, and EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    *WRIT 4P15

    Words on Words: Narratives of Language

    (also offered as ENGL 4P15)

    Critical history of the study of language from Socrates to Saussure and after. Theories of the nature and origin of language; the relations among reality, language, and thought, including the relationship between linguistic theories and literary representation in several historical periods.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined), ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), COMM (single or combined), LIAU, LING (single or combined), LISL (single or combined), LITE majors and WRIT minors with approval to Year 4, and EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    *WRIT 4P20

    Rhetoric and Cultural Studies

    (also offered as ENGL 4P20)

    How writing shapes and is shaped by the cultural, political, and economic spheres; exploration of the intersections between the fields of rhetoric and cultural studies and their contributions to writing production and analysis.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined), ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), COMM (single or combined), LIAU, LING (single or combined), LISL (single or combined), LITE majors and WRIT minors with approval to Year 4, and EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.

    WRIT 4P98

    Independent Studies in Writing

    Research project related to writing chosen by the student in consultation with a faculty member.

    Restriction: permission of the Chair.

    Note: the student will produce a substantial body of work on a writing and communications issue. Students must have a minimum 75 percent average in two WRIT credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above. The Chair must approve proposals for projects and circulate approved projects to the Department.

    WRIT 4P99

    Independent Studies in Writing

    Research project related to writing chosen by the student in consultation with a faculty member.

    Restriction: permission of the Chair.

    Note: the student will produce a substantial body of work on a writing and communications issue. Students must have a minimum 75 percent average in two WRIT credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above. The Chair must approve proposals for projects and circulate approved projects to the Department.

    WRIT 4V90-4V99

    Writing Area Studies

    Studies is a specialized area of writing.

    *WRIT 4V90

    2008-2009: Writing the Environment

    (also offered as ENGL 4V90)

    Creative writing and an examination of theoretical and literary texts concerning the relationship between literature and the environment.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined), ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), COMM (single or combined), LIAU, LING (single or combined), LISL (single or combined), LITE majors and WRIT minors with approval to Year 4, and EWRT majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 60 percent major average or permission of the instructor and the Chair.
         

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