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Cultural Studies Option

NB: Students in an English program who wish to take an introductory Shakespeare course must 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:  Major Figure; Cultural Studies with an Historical Dimension.

Theory and Criticism

ENGL 317 Theory of English Studies 1 (Winter)

ENGL 319 Theory of English Studies 3  (Winter)

ENGL 322 Theories of the Text (Fall)

ENGL 345 Literature and Society—How Shakespeare Created Modern Society (Winter)

ENGL 346 Materiality and Sociology of the Text  (Fall)


Major Figure in Cultural Studies

ENGL 383 Studies in Communications 1: The Kennedys (Fall)

ENGL 481 A Film-Maker 2: Fassbinder (Fall)

ENGL 488 Special Topics in Communications and Mass Media: Janet Malcolm (Fall)


Cultural Studies with a Canadian Component

ENGL 313 Canadian Drama and Theatre (Fall)

ENGL 378 Media and Culture: Inuit and Métis Literature and Film (Fall)

ENGL 393 Canadian Cinema: Quebec Film (Winter)

ENGL 413 Special Topics in Canadian Drama and Theatre: The Case of Quebec (Winter)

ENGL 440 First Nations and Inuit Literature and Media: Tomson Highway (Winter)

QCST 440/CANS 413 Living in Montreal: History of Ethnicity from the 19th Century to Contemporary Society

Cultural Studies with an Historical Dimension

ENGL 320 Postcolonial Literature: Postcolonial Encounters (Fall)

ENGL 326 19th Century American Prose: Innocence (Fall)

ENGL 363 Studies in the History of Film 3: The 1980s (Winter)

ENGL 366 Film Genre: Nonfiction Cinema (Fall)

ENGL 374 Film Movement or Period: US Film and Television of the 1950s (Winter)

ENGL 382 International Cinema: Post-War Italian Cinema (Winter)

ENGL 383 Studies in Communications 1: The Kennedys (Fall)

ENGL 393 Canadian Cinema: Quebec Film (Winter)

ENGL 405 Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature 2: The Sensation Novel (Winter)

ENGL 481 A Film-Maker 2: Fassbinder (Winter) 

ENGL 486 Special Topics in Theatre History After 1900: Costume  (Fall)


Cultural Studies 400-level with Theoretical Component

ENGL 459 Theories of Text & Performance 2: Theatre & Feeling (Fall)

ENGL 479 Philosophy of Film (Fall)

ENGL 481 A Film-Maker 2: Fassbinder (Winter)

ENGL 483 Seminar in the Film: Contemporary Narrative Film and Literature (Winter)

ENGL 489 Cultural and Critical Theory 1: Marxist Literary and Cultural Theory (Winter)


Additional Courses from the Cultural Studies Option’s Offerings

ENGL 336 The Twentieth Century Novel 2 (Winter)

ENGL 385 Topics in Literature and Film: Solitude (Winter)

ENGL 388 Studies in Popular Culture: Reality Television (Winter)

ENGL 395 Cultural and Theatre Studies: Theatricality and Performativity (Fall)

ENGL 415: Studies in 20th Century Literature 2: The Messiah in Jewish and Christian 20th Century Literature (Winter)

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