All graduate courses are seminars. Enrolment is limited in these courses, because considerable contribution is expected from each member of the seminar. For such courses, the corresponding undergraduate survey course, or an acceptable equivalent, is ordinarily a prerequisite. This condition may be waived only by agreement of both the program coordinator and the professor offering the seminar. The specific topics of individual courses may vary, depending upon the interests and needs of professors and students. It is thus impossible to list in detail the many topics that may from time to time be offered. The schedule below lists only the major periods or forms of literature in which special topics courses may be available.
Special topics courses having the same course number may be taken more than once providing the course content is different and with the permission of both the program coordinator and the professor offering the course. More than one seminar or course numbered in sequence in any of the listed areas may be offered in a given term.
In the Fall term each year, the Department of English publishes a Graduate Handbook giving complete information as to specific topics of the courses to be offered in the upcoming academic year, with texts, reading assignments, and other details about requirements of the course, wherever possible. Students are welcome to write to or call the office for a copy of this handbook.
Not all of the following areas will necessarily be represented by course offerings in any one year.
26-500. Scholarship and the Profession
26-505. The English Language and Linguistics
26-510. Literature of the Old English Period
26-515. Literature of the Middle English Period
26-520. Literature of the Renaissance
26-525. Renaissance Drama
26-530. Literature of the Restoration Period
26-535. Literature of the Eighteenth Century
26-540. Literature of the Romantic Period
26-545. Literature of the Victorian Period
26-550. Literature of the Twentieth Century
26-555. Literature of the United States
26-560. Literature of Canada
26-565. Post-Colonial Literature
26-570. Literary Genres: Poetry
26-575. Literary Genres: Drama
26-580. Literary Genres: Fiction
26-585. Literary Genres: Criticism/Cultural Studies
26-591. Creative Writing Seminar A
The Creative Writing Seminar A is the capstone in Windsor's English program in Creative Writing. Its aim is to assist you, who have been chosen to participate in it as highly talented serious students, to become writers of distinction. The seminar will be run primarily as a workshop, where we read and discuss work-in-progress. There will also be occasional assigned reading and writing exercises, and guest speakers, for your challenge and inspiration.
26-592. Creative Writing Seminar B
The Creative Writing Seminar B is a continuation of Seminar A as the capstone in Windsor's English program in Creative Writing. (Pre-requisite: 26-591 or portfolio approval).
26-596. Composition Pedagogy: Theory and Practice
(Required for Graduate Assistants assigned to teach 26-100.)
26-794. Creative Writing Project