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English (ENGL)

English (ENGL)

Location

Location

  • Arts Building, Room 155
  • 853 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G5

About English

About English

The Department of English offers a wide variety of courses covering three linked and overlapping areas: literature written in English; drama, including both courses in dramatic literature and courses that introduce the student to the basic elements of theatrical performance; and cultural studies, including analysis of a variety of visual and verbal media. These three areas are integrally related, and all students in English Department programs are invited to do work in all three, while concentrating in one of them.

Note: Students intending to apply for Honours or already accepted should consult an Honours adviser regarding their course selections throughout their program.

Department Handbook on the Web

Department Handbook on the Web

For the most up-to-date information on Department requirements and detailed course descriptions, see the English Department Handbook at www.mcgill.ca/english.

Department of English Student Association (DESA)

Department of English Student Association (DESA)

DESA is the representative body for the students of the English Department at McGill. Any student taking one or more courses in the Department is automatically a member. For more information, please read the description on the Department's website.

English (ENGL) Faculty

English (ENGL) Faculty

Chair
A. Hepburn
Emeritus Professors
M.D. Bristol; B.A.(Yale), Ph.D.(Princ.)
K. McSweeney; B.A., Ph.D.(Tor.)
P. Ohlin; Fil. Mag.(Stockholm), M.A., Ph.D.(N. Mexico)
M. Puhvel; B.A., M.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(Harv.)
J. Ripley; B.A., M.A.(New Br.), Ph.D.(Birm.)
D. Suvin; B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Zagreb), F.R.S.C.
W.C. Wees; B.A.(N’western), M.A.(Roch.), Ph.D.(N’western)
D. Williams; B.A.(Boston), M.A., Ph.D.(Tor.)
Professors
K. Borris; B.A.(Vic., BC), Ph.D.(Edin.)
M.N. Cooke; B.A.(Qu.), M.A.(C'nell), M.A., Ph.D.(Tor.)
A. Hepburn; B.A., M.A.(W. Ont.), Ph.D.(Princ.)
M.A. Kilgour; B.A.(Tor.), Ph.D.(Yale) (Molson Professor of English)
R. Lecker; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(York) (Greenshields Professor of English)
P. Sabor; B.A.(Camb.), M.A.(Qu.), Ph.D.(Lond.) (Canada Research Chair in 18th Century Studies)
M. Stenbaek; B.A.(Copen.), M.A., Ph.D.(Montr.)
B. Trehearne; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
P. Yachnin; B.A.(McG.), M.Litt.(Edin.), Ph.D.(Tor.) (Tomlinson Chair in Shakespeare Studies)
Associate Professors
D.A. Bray; B.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(Edin.)
S. Carney; B.A.(Manit.), M.A.(Alta.), Ph.D.(York)
T.W. Folkerth; B.A.(CSU Chico), M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
J. Fumo; B.A.(Mass.), M.A., Ph.D.(Princ.)
P. Gibian; B.A.(Yale), M.A.(NYU), M.A., Ph.D.(Stan.)
Y. Halevi-Wise; B.A.(Hebrew), M.A.(G'town), Ph.D.(Princ.)
T. Heise; B.A.(Flor. St.), M.A.(Calif., Davis), Ph.D.(NYU)
D.C. Hensley; B.A., M.A.(Trinity College, Cambridge), B.A., Ph.D.(Yale)
M. Hickman; B.A.(Brown), M.A., Ph.D.(Mich.)
E. Hurley; B.A.(McG.), A.M.(Brown), Ph.D.(CUNY)
B. Kaite; B.A.(C'dia), M.A.(McM.), Ph.D.(Car.)
T. Mole; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Brist.) (William Dawson Scholar)
M. Morgan; B.A.(Harv.), Ph.D.(Stan.)
P. Neilson; B.A.(Bishop's), M.F.A.(Calg.)
D. Nystrom; B.A.(Wisc.), M.A.(Virg.), Ph.D.(Virg., Charlottesville)
T. Ponech; B.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(N’western)
M. Popescu; B.A., M.A.(Bucharest), Ph.D.(Windsor), Ph.D.(Penn.)
D. Salter; B.A.(Br. Col.), M.A., Ph.D.(Tor.)
E. Schantz; B.A.(Stan.), M.A., Ph.D.(USC)
M.W. Selkirk; B.A.(Alta.), M.F.A.(Ill.)
T. Sparks; B.A.(Bates College), M.A., Ph.D.(Wash.)
Assistant Professors
E. MacLaren; B.A.(Alta.), M.A.(W Ont.), Ph.D.(Tor.)
A. Osterweil; B.A., M.A.(NYU), Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.)
F. Ritchie; B.A., M.A.(Durh.), Ph.D.(Lond.)
A. Thain; B.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(Duke)
M. Van Dussen; B.A.(Ohio Wesl.), M.A., Ph.D.(Ohio St.)
K. Zien; B.A.(Col.), Ph.D.(N'western)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration English - Literature (18 credits)

The Minor Concentration English - Literature may be expanded to the Major Concentration English - Literature. For the most up-to-date information on Department requirements and detailed course descriptions, please see the English Department Handbook at http://www.mcgill.ca/english/.

For more information, see Minor Concentration English - Literature (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration English - Drama and Theatre (18 credits)

The Minor Concentration English - Drama and Theatre may be expanded to the Major Concentration English - Drama and Theatre. For the most up-to-date information on Department requirements and detailed course descriptions, please see the English Department Handbook at http://www.mcgill.ca/english/.

For more information, see Minor Concentration English - Drama and Theatre (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration English - Cultural Studies (18 credits)

The Minor Concentration English - Cultural Studies may be expanded to the Major Concentration English - Cultural Studies. For the most up-to-date information on Department requirements and detailed course descriptions, please see the English Department Handbook at http://www.mcgill.ca/english/.

For more information, see Minor Concentration English - Cultural Studies (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration English - Literature (36 credits)

The Literature option provides a grounding in the basic texts and methods of the discipline as well as wide acquaintance with substantial areas of the field. For the most up-to-date information on Department requirements and detailed course descriptions, please see the English Department Handbook at http://www.mcgill.ca/english/.

For more information, see Major Concentration English - Literature (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration English - Drama and Theatre (36 credits)

The Drama and Theatre option tries to place its subject in as broad a social and philosophical context as possible. The Drama and Theatre program is not designed to provide professional theatre training. The aim is rather to encourage students to explore the subject as a liberal arts discipline. For the most up-to-date information on Department requirements and ...

For more information, see Major Concentration English - Drama and Theatre (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration English - Cultural Studies (36 credits)

The Cultural Studies option concentrates on analysis of forms of cultural expression and symbolic interaction, and of the various media through which these may be disseminated and transformed. Such study concerns symbolic form, aesthetically based forms of analysis, and the various modes of criticism and theory relevant to media which contain both verbal and ...

For more information, see Major Concentration English - Cultural Studies (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours English - Literature (60 credits)

Entry to Honours is by application, normally after two terms in a Departmental program, including at least 18 credits of English. The Faculty of Arts requires that all students admitted to Honours programs complete a second program minor in addition to their Honours program. Admission to the Honours program is limited to a small number of students with ...

For more information, see Honours English - Literature (60 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours English - Drama and Theatre (60 credits)

Entry to Honours is by application, normally after two terms in a Departmental program, including at least 18 credits of English. The Faculty of Arts requires that all students admitted to Honours programs complete a second program minor in addition to their Honours program. Admission to the Honours program is limited to a small number of students with ...

For more information, see Honours English - Drama and Theatre (60 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours English - Cultural Studies (60 credits)

Entry to Honours is by application, normally after two terms in a Departmental program, including at least 18 credits of English. The Faculty of Arts requires that all students admitted to Honours programs complete a second-program minor in addition to their Honours program. Admission to the Honours program is limited to a small number of students with ...

For more information, see Honours English - Cultural Studies (60 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component English - Drama and Theatre (36 credits)

Students who wish to study at the Honours level in two Arts disciplines may apply to combine Joint Honours program components from two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs." Applications to do a Joint Honours program in English and another subject in the Faculty of Arts ...

For more information, see Joint Honours Component English - Drama and Theatre (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component English - Literature (36 credits)

Students who wish to study at the Honours level in two Arts disciplines may apply to combine Joint Honours program components from two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs." Applications to do a Joint Honours program in English and another subject in the Faculty of Arts ...

For more information, see Joint Honours Component English - Literature (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component English - Cultural Studies (36 credits)

Students who wish to study at the Honours level in two Arts disciplines may apply to combine Joint Honours program components from two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs". Applications to do a Joint Honours program in English and another subject in the Faculty of Arts ...

For more information, see Joint Honours Component English - Cultural Studies (36 credits).

Admission Requirements to the Joint Honours Program – English Component

Admission Requirements to the Joint Honours Program – English Component

Applications will be considered by the Department’s Honours Committee on the basis of the student’s program GPA, at a minimum of 3.50. The application form is available in the Department’s General Office (Arts 155), and the specific submission requirements are described by that form. The application will take some time to prepare, and allowance for such preparation (at least several weeks) must be made in order to meet the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Acceptance into Joint Honours English may be conditional on particular revisions to the Program Course Proposal to be submitted with the application form. This proposal goes on file in the General Office with the other submissions. Only course choices that are appropriate, given the nature of the Joint Honours program proposed, including the Honours Essay if applicable, will be approved. In order to graduate with Joint Honours, all subsequent course substitutions in the initially approved Joint Honours English program must be endorsed by the Joint Honours Adviser when they are made (i.e., at the start of each term) and entered on the Program Course Proposal with the Adviser’s initialled approval.

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