Literature Option

NB: Students in an English program who wish to take an introductory Shakespeare coursemust take ENGL 315 and not ENGL 215.  If you took ENGL 215 prior to declaring your English program on Minerva, however, that course may count retroactively towards your program requirements in one of:  pre-1800 courses; Major Author; Shakespeare; Renaissance.

Please verify the terms in which courses are offered (Fall or Winter) on the Department of English website: https://mcgill.ca/english/undergrad/2017-2018-undergraduate-courses

Other ENGL courses than those listed here may sometimes fulfill the program requirements given below. If you note a course not listed that seems to fulfill a given requirement, please see an advisor.


Theory and Criticism:

317: Philosophical Approaches (Winter)
322: Theories of the Text (Winter)
346: Materiality and Sociology of Texts (Fall)
352: Theories of Difference (Fall)

Major Author:

315: Shakespeare (Winter)
316: Milton (Fall)
408: Al Purdy and Don McKay (Winter)
409: Leonard Cohen (Winter)
410: Ondaatje/Atwood (Fall)
417: Wordsworth (Winter)

Literature Before 1800:

301: 18C Novel (Fall)
304: Later 18C Novel (Winter)
305: 16C Nondramatic Literature (Winter)
315: Shakespeare (Winter)
316: Milton (Fall)
342: Old English (Fall)
348: Great Writings of Europe (Fall)
370: Theatre History, The Long 18C (Winter)
400: The Faerie Queene (Winter)
416: Shakespeare’s Theatre of Conversion (Winter)
452: Beowulf (Winter)
456: Middle English Material Culture (Winter)
461: Studies in Literary Theory 2 (Winter)​
503: 18C The Villain-Hero (Fall)
516: Contemporary Approaches to Shakespeare (Winter)
530: Early Modern Sex Differences Discursive Forms (Fall)

Canadian Literature:

228: Canadian Literature (Fall)
229: Canadian Literature (Winter)
313: Canadian Aboriginal Theatre (Fall)
333: Intro to Canadian Poetry (Fall)
405: Cultures of Cosmopolitanism in Canadian Literature (Winter)
408: Al Purdy and Don McKay (Winter)​
409: Leonard Cohen (Winter)
410: Ondaatje/Atwood (Fall)
441: Canadian Literary Cuisine (Fall)
527: Canadian Modernism (Fall)

American Literature:

225: American Lit (Winter)
227: Intro to American Lit 3 (Fall)
326: American Innocence (Fall)
422: American Short Story (Fall)
545: American Lit (Going to be Winter)

Backgrounds of English Literature:

204: English Literature and the Bible (Fall)
347: Virgil and Ovid (Winter)
348: Great Writings of Europe (Fall)
461: Studies in Literary Theory 2 (Winter)
438: The Literary Fairy Tale (Winter)
461: Autobiography and the Novel (Winter)

Old English:

342: Old English (Fall)
452: Beowulf (Winter)

Medieval:

348: Great Writings of Europe (Fall)
456: Middle English Material Culture (Winter)
500: Middle English (Fall)

Renaissance:

305: 16C Nondramatic Literature (Winter)
315: Shakespeare (Winter)
316: Milton (Fall)
345: Is Shakespeare Modern? (Winter)
400: The Faerie Queene (Winter)
416: Shakespeare’s Theatre of Conversion (Winter)
516: Contemporary Approaches to Shakespeare (Winter)

18C Literature:

301: 18C Novel (Fall)
304: Later 18C Novel (Winter)
370: Theatre History, The Long 18C (Winter)
461: Studies in Literary Theory 2 (Winter)​
503: 18C The Villain-Hero (Fall)

Romanticism:

332: Romantics 2 (Fall)
417: Wordsworth (Winter)

Victorian:

312: Victorian and Edwardian Drama (Winter)
330: 19C British Novel (Fall)
423: Literature of the Victorian Fin-de-Siècle (Fall)

19C American:

225: American Lit 1 (Winter)
326: 19C American Prose – Trials of American Innocence (Fall)
371: 19C American Popular Entertainments (Fall)
422: Development of the American Short Story (Fall)

Modern:

322: Close Reading 1920-1960 (Winter)
335: British Fiction (Fall)
361: Making Modern Poetry (Fall)
407: Montage, Modernism, and the Dialectical Image (Winter)
415: British Fiction of the 1930s (Winter)
419: Postwar Poetry of the British Isles (Winter)
424: Irish Literature (Winter)
527: Canadian Modernism (Fall)
533: Modernist Allusions (Winter)

Contemporary:

297: Postcolonial and World Literature in English (Winter)
313: Contemporary Canadian Aboriginal Theatre (Fall)
333: Canadian Poetry 2 (Fall)
408: Al Purdy and Don McKay (Winter)
409: Leonard Cohen (Winter)
410: Ondaatje/Atwood (Fall)
505: Institutions of Reading (moving to Fall)
506: Studies in 20C Literature (Fall)