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ENGLISH AND CREATIVE WRITING: COURSES

Not all courses listed will be offered each year. All courses are three hours a week (3.0 credit hours) unless otherwise indicated. Students should consult the Departmental office or website for details of Topics and Seminar courses offered in a given year.

ENGL-1001. Composition
An introduction to the fundamentals of effective writing, including attention to rhetorical concepts of audience, purpose, context, planning, logical development, organization, format, and style. (Arts elective only; does not count for credit in English.)

ENGL-1002. Writing about Literature
An introduction to analyzing and writing about literary texts, focusing on: the major genres (poetry, drama, and narrative prose), the use of literary terms, and frequent writing assignments in practical criticism. (Not available on an Audit basis.) (Restricted to majors in English and IAS only.)

ENGL-1003. Early British Literature
A survey of representative texts to 1750: the Medieval, Renaissance, seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century periods. (Restricted to majors in English and IAS only.) Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-1003 and ENGL-2109).

ENGL-1004. Later British Literature
A survey of representative texts from 1750: the Romantic, Victorian, Modern, and contemporary periods. (Restricted to majors in English and IAS only.) Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-1004 and ENGL-2119.)

ENGL-1005. Topics in Literature
An introduction to literary texts selected by subject, genre, or relation to another field of study. (May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-1005 and ENGL-1229, ENGL-1239, ENGL-1289 or ENGL-1409 unless topic is different.)

ENGL-1006. Writing Creatively
An introduction to the fundamentals of writing creatively in various genres with emphases on reading and writing skills, discussions of published texts, and in-class workshops and writing exercises. (No portfolio submission required for admission.) (Does not count as a substitute for one of the three creative writing courses of the English and Creative Writing program.)

ENGL-2010. Medieval Literature
A study of Medieval British literature and/or drama read in either Middle English or modern English translation. Authors may include Chaucer, Langland, Malory, Julian of Norwich, the Gawain-poet. (Prerequisite: Semester two standing.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-2010 and ENGL-3129 or ENGL-2149.)

ENGL-2020. Renaissance Literature
A study of continuity and change in British literature, and/or drama, culture, and intellectual history in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Authors may include Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, Herbert, Donne, Milton. (Prerequisite: Semester two standing.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-2020 and ENGL-3229, ENGL-3239, ENGL-3249 or ENGL-3289.)

ENGL-2030. Shakespeare
A study of Shakespeare's selected Elizabethan and/or Jacobean texts considered from literary and theatrical perspectives. (Prerequisite: Semester One standing (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-2030 and ENGL-3269 or ENGL-3279.)

ENGL-2040. Restoration and 18th Century Literature
A study of British literature from the Restoration to the beginnings of Romanticism, focusing on major literary figures as they represent and respond to intellectual and social changes. Authors may include Dryden, Behn, Pope, Swift, Johnson. (Prerequisite: Semester two standing.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-2040 and ENGL-3339, ENGL-3349, ENGL-3359 or ENGL-3369.)

ENGL-2110. Romantic Literature
A study of British literature culture between 1770 and 1830, focusing on major literary figures. Authors may include Wordsworth, Coleridge, Austen, Blake, Shelley. (Prerequisite: Semester two standing.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-2110 and ENGL-3439,ENGL-3449 or ENGL-3499.)

ENGL-2120. Victorian Literature
A study of representative texts by major British authors between 1832 and 1901 as they reflect and respond to aesthetic developments and cultural and socio-political contexts. Authors may include Dickens, Tennyson, the Brownings, the Brontės, the Rossettis, Hardy, Wilde. (Prerequisite: Semester two standing.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-2120 and ENGL-3469, ENGL-3479 or ENGL-3489.)

ENGL-2130. Modern and/or Contemporary British and/or Irish Literature
A study of texts by major authors since the start of the twentieth century. Authors may include Conrad, Yeats, T.S. Eliot, Woolf, Orwell, Rushdie, Beckett, Auden, Dylan Thomas, Larkin. (Prerequisite: Semester two standing.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-2130 and ENGL-3529, ENGL-3539, ENGL-3559 or ENGL-3579.)

ENGL-2210. Canadian Literature
A study of representative texts in the major genres, in their cultural contexts from imperial exploration through Confederation, Modernism, and Postmodernism, to the present. Authors may include Leacock, Moodie, Pauline Johnson, Roberts, F.R. Scott, A.J.M. Smith, Livesay, Kroetsch, MacLeod, Munro, Highway. (Prerequisite: Semester two standing.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-2210 and ENGL-2609, ENGL-3619, ENGL-3669 or ENGL-3679.)

ENGL-2220. US Literature pre-20th Century
A study of representative texts in the major genres as well as autobiography, sermons, and political writing from early Indigenous orature to cultural representations of slavery and its abolition to the emergence of Transcendentalism, Realism and Naturalism. Authors may include Bradford, Bradstreet, Zitkįla-Šį, Douglass, Whitman, Poe, Melville, Dickinson, Wharton, Gilman, Chopin. (Prerequisite: Semeste rtwo standing.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-2220 and ENGL-2709, ENGL-3719, ENGL-3729 or ENGL-3739.)

ENGL-2230. Modern and Contemporary US Literature
A study of texts in various genres in the contexts of social, political, and artistic change in the modern and contemporary eras. Authors may include Faulkner, Stein, Hurston, Ellison, Plath, Olson, Anzaldśa, Baldwin, Momaday, Morrison. (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-2230 and ENGL-3749 or ENGL-3759.) (Prerequisite: Semester two standing.)

ENGL-2310. World Literatures in English
A study of writers and texts from various regions, cultures, ethnicities, and racial groups. Authors may Achebe, Coetzee, Chang Rae Lee, Naipaul, Lahiri. (Prerequisite: Semester two standing.)

ENGL-2320. Indigenous Literatures
A study of literature by Indigenous writers from Canada, the Americas, New Zealand, or Australia. Authors may include Wagamese (Cree), Robinson (Haisla), Hobson (Cherokee), King (Cherokee), Silko (Laguna),), Maracle (Coast Salish), Howe (Choctaw). (Prerequisite: Semester two standing.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-2320 and ENGL-3589.)

ENGL-2330. Gender and Literature
A study of literature and cultural texts from various periods with emphasis on historical context as well as feminist, gender, sexuality, and queer theories. (Prerequisite: Semester two standing.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-2330 and ENGL-3019.)

ENGL-2410. Rhetoric
A study of the history and theory of rhetoric from Ancient Greece to the present, including explorations of the relationships between rhetoric, epistemology, ethics, and politics. (Prerequisite: Semester two standing.)

ENGL-2420. History of the English Language
A study of the background and origins of the English language and its various forms from Old English to the end of the eighteenth century. (Prerequisite: Semester twostanding.)

ENGL-2430. Topics in Literary, Cultural, and Language Theory
A study of major theories, theorists, and movements associated with literary and cultural texts. Topics may include disability, critical theory, performance studies, linguistics. (Prerequisite: Semester two standing.) (May be repeated for credit if topics are different.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-2430 and ENGL-2809, ENGL-2859, ENGL-2939, ENGL-3839 or ENGL-3420 unless the topic is different.)

ENGL-2510. Topics in Literary Genres
A study of texts in a single major genre (poetry, prose, drama, comics) or subgenre (comedy, tragedy, fantasy, science fiction). (Prerequisite: Semester two standing.) (May be repeated for credit if topics are different.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-2510 and ENGL-1229, ENGL-1239, ENGL-2029, ENGL-3509, or ENGL-3569 unless topic is different.)

ENGL-2520. Topics in Literature
A study of texts on a single theme or subject. Topics may include children’s literature, women's literature, monsters, disability, the environment, animals, film and literature. (Prerequisite: Semester two standing.) (May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-2520 and ENGL-1289, ENGL-2029 or ENGL-2059 unless topic is different.)

ENGL-2530. Shakespeare in Performance
Studies in selections of Shakespearean drama in performance. (Prerequisite: Semester two standing.) (May be repeated for credit.)

ENGL-2710. Creative Writing I
An introductory workshop in the practice and theory of writing in various genres. (Requires portfolio application.) (Not available on an Audit basis.) (A 6.0-credit, two semester course.) (Prerequisite: Semester two standing.)

ENGL-3002. Writing Creative Nonfiction
A workshop in writing in a specific genre of nonfiction. Topics may include life writing, nature/science writing, travel writing, food writing. (Restricted to majors and minors in English and IAS only.) (Prerequisite: Semester Four standing, and three 2000-level English courses.) (May be repeated for credit if topics are different.)

ENGL-3010. Medieval Literature
A study of texts with emphasis on genre, theme, subject, or author(s) from 800 to 1500. Topics may include Chaucer, romance, allegory, Arthurian literature, mystical and religious writing. (Restricted to majors and minors in English and IAS only.) (May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.) (Prerequisite: Semester Four standing, and three 2000-level English courses.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-3010 and ENGL-3109, ENGL-3129 or ENGL-2149 unless topic is different.)

ENGL-3020. Renaissance Literature
A study of texts with emphases on genre, theme, subject, or author(s) from 1500 to 1800. Topics may include humanism and rhetoric, literature and science, early seventeenth-century lyric, Shakespeare, Milton and Paradise Lost. (Restricted to majors and minors in English and IAS only.) (May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.) (Prerequisite: Semester four standing, and three 2000-level English courses.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-3020 and ENGL-3229, ENGL-3239, ENGL-3249, or ENGL-3289 unless topic is different.)

ENGL-3040. Literature of Restoration and 18th-Century
A study in a genre, theme, subject, or author(s) from 1660 to 1790. Topics may include drama, the emergent novel, women writers, popular literature, literature of emancipation and human rights, literature of environmentalism and animal welfare. (Restricted to majors and minors in English and IAS only.) (May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.) (Prerequisite: Semester Four standing, and three 2000-level English courses.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-3010 and ENGL-3339, ENGL-3349, ENGL-3359 or ENGL-3369 unless topic is different.)

ENGL-3110. Romantic Literature
A study in a genre, theme, subject, or author(s) from 1770 to 1830. Topics may include lyric poetry, the novel, autobiography, travel writing, the literature of slavery and abolition. (Restricted to majors and minors in English and IAS only.) (May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.) (Prerequisite: Semester Four standing, and three 2000-level English courses.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-3110 and ENGL-3439, ENGL-3349 or ENGL-3499 unless topic is different.)

ENGL-3120. Victorian Literature
A study in a genre, theme, subject, or author(s) from 1832 to 1901. Topics may include the “Woman Question”, imperialism, the Brontės, the Pre-Raphaelites, the working classes, disability, Gothicism, childhood. (Restricted to majors and minors in English and IAS only.) (May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.) (Prerequisite: Semester Four standing, and three 2000-level English courses.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-3120 and ENGL-3469, ENGL-3479 or ENGL-3489 unless topic is different.)

ENGL-3130. Modern and/or Contemporary British and/or Irish Literature
A study of a genre, theme, subject, or author(s) from 1890. Topics may include World War I poets, Modernism, neo-Romanticism, women writers. Authors may include Conrad, T.S.Eliot, Woolf, Lessing, Rushdie, Golding, Larkin, Yeats, Synge, Joyce, Beckett, Flann O'Brien, Ann Enright. (Restricted to majors and minors in English and IAS only.) (May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.) (Prerequisite: Semester Four standing, and three 2000-level English courses.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-3130 and ENGL-3529, ENGL-3539, ENGL-3559 or ENGL-3579 unless topic is different.)

ENGL-3210. Canadian Literature
A study of a genre, theme, subject, or author(s) from a period, region, or community. Topics may include Indigenous writing, drama, poetry, the short story, the novel. (Restricted to majors and minors in English and IAS only.) (May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.) (Prerequisite: Semester Four standing, and three 2000-level English courses.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-3210 and ENGL-3619, ENGL-3669 or ENGL-3679 unless topic is different.)

ENGL-3220. US Literature
A study of a genre, theme, subject, or author(s). Topics may include American gothic, citizenship, Indigenous writing, Transcendentalism, Harlem Renaissance, American moderns, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetry, women writers, contemporary literature. (Restricted to majors and minors in English and IAS only.) (May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.) (Prerequisite: Semester Four standing, and three 2000- level English courses.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-3220 and ENGL-3569, ENGL-3719, ENGL-3729, ENGL-3739, ENGL-3749, or ENGL-3759 unless topic is different.)

ENGL-3310. Postcolonial Literature
A study of English-language writing and relevant theories of various nations and peoples as they respond to European colonization and the end of colonization, to racism, assimilation, and genocide, and to concerns such as reclaiming place and identity, asserting cultural integrity, and rewriting history beyond the colonial. (Restricted to majors and minors in English and IAS only.) (Prerequisite: Semester Four standing, and three 2000-level English courses.) (May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-3310 and ENGL-3759.)

ENGL-3320. Literature of the African Diaspora
A study of genre, theme, regional identity, or writings by authors in communities originating in the historical movement of peoples, largely through Trans-Atlantic slavery, from Africa throughout the world. (Restricted to majors and minors in English and IAS only.) (Prerequisite: Semester Four standing, and three 2000-level English courses.) (May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.)

ENGL-3330 Indigenous Literature of Turtle Island
A study of the literatures of the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island from the oral tradition to the written word to contemporary media. Topics may include Earth connections, role of women, humour, song lyrics, drama, Indigenous film. (Restricted to majors and minors in English and IAS only.) (Prerequisite: Semester Four standing, and three 2000-level English courses.) (May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-3330 and ENGL-3589)

ENGL-3410. Rhetoric
A study in rhetoric, with emphasis on historical and/or contemporary aspects of the field. Topics may include emotion and rhetoric, the rhetoric of science, visual rhetorics, the rhetoric of social media, rhetoric and contemporary society. (Restricted to majors and minors in English and IAS only.) (May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.) (Prerequisite: Semester Four standing, and three 2000-level English courses.)

ENGL-3420. Literature and Language
A study of how language and literature intersect with particular emphasis on language theory. Topics may include stylistics, dialogism, aspects of cognition, speech, and narration. (Restricted to majors and minors in English and IAS only.) (May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.) (Prerequisite: Semester four standing, and three 2000-level English courses.)

ENGL-3710. Creative Writing II
An intermediate workshop focusing on a genre, topic, approach, or trope, involving analysis of published texts and peer review of student writing. (Requires portfolio application.) (May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.) (Not available on an Audit basis.) (Prerequisite: Semester Three standing.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-3710 and ENGL-3002 unless topic is different.)

ENGL-4000. Honours Seminar
A seminar focused on a specific topic in literary, cultural, language, or rhetoric studies. (Restricted to majors in English and IAS only.) (Prerequisite: Semester Five standing and three 3000-level English courses.) (May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-4000 and ENGL-4119, ENGL-4129, ENGL-4139, ENGL-4149, ENGL-4159, ENGL-4169, ENGL-4179, ENGL-4189, ENGL-4199, ENGL-4209 or ENGL-4249 unless topic is different.)

ENGL-4001. Scholarship and Bibliography
A workshop in implementing methods of literary research and textual scholarship, including research techniques and bibliographic description, the study of editing procedures, and the examination of the historical and theoretical contexts of textual production. (Restricted to majors in English and IAS only.) (Prerequisite: Semester Five standing, and three 3000-level English courses.) (Not available on an Audit basis.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-4001 and ENGL-3099.)

ENGL-4002. Writing Practicum
A project-based workshop course focused on both individual writing and collaborative projects geared towards the wider community (such as the Windsor non- profit sector and its clients). Topics may include writing for the non-profit sector, writing for radio, writing for start-ups, writing about music. (Restricted to majors in English and IAS only.) (Prerequisite: Semester Five standing, three 3000-level English courses.) (Not available on an Audit basis.) (May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-4002 and ENGL-3979 or ENGL-3410.)

ENGL-4003. Editing Practicum
A workshop in the theory and practice of editing historical, scholarly, and creative texts for publication. Students will assist in current editorial projects of a publishing house or the Department. (Permission of the instructor required.) (Restricted to majors in English and IAS only.) (Not available on an Audit basis.) (Prerequisite: Semester Five standing, and three 3000-level English courses.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-4003 and ENGL-3059.)

ENGL-4004. Publishing Practicum
A workshop in the theory and practice of book production starting with an edited manuscript and ending with the creation of a bound publication. Completed projects will be published through a professional Press, or in the format of a scholarly journal. (Permission of instructor required.) (Restricted to majors in English and IAS only.) (Not available on an Audit basis.) (Prerequisite: Semester Five standing, and three 3000-level English courses.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-4004 and ENGL-3069.)

ENGL-4005. Digital Journalism and Storytelling
A workshop in writing across mainstream and alternative digital and social media. Students will develop strategies for conducting effective interviews, discover new approaches to packaging stories with available contemporary elements, find target audiences, develop their skills using digital communications tools, and identify the best social media platforms to deliver their stories. (Restricted to majors in English and IAS only.) (Not available on an Audit basis.) (Prerequisite: Semester Five standing, and three 3000-level English courses.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-4005 and ENGL-3079.)

ENGL-4710. Creative Writing III
An advanced workshop that includes analyzing published texts and the peer review of student writing. (Requires portfolio application.) (Not available on an Audit basis.) (A 6.0-credit, two-term course.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both ENGL-4710 and ENGL-4710.) (Prerequisite: Semester Five standing, and three 3000-level English courses.)

ENGL-4900. Directed Readings
Students may, under exceptional circumstances, apply to undertake a Directed Reading after obtaining the support of an appropriate departmental supervisor. Candidates must then seek approval via written proposal justifying the need for the course. Proposals will be reviewed and approved or denied by the Department Head. (Not available on an Audit basis.) (Permission of instructor required.)