Major Concentration English - Literature (36 credits)

Offered by: English     Degree: Bachelor of Arts and Science

Program Requirements

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/.

Required Courses (9 credits)

These courses should be taken in the first two terms of the program.

  • ENGL 202 Departmental Survey of English Literature 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of English literature before 1750 for students registered in English programs.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Margaret A Kilgour (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Limited to students in English programs only

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ENGL 200

  • ENGL 203 Departmental Survey of English Literature 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of English literature after 1750 for students registered in English programs.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: William Allan Hepburn (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: ENGL 202 or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Limited to students in English programs only

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ENGL 201

  • ENGL 311 Poetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Discussion and application of basic critical tools for analysis of literature. Study of such features of poetry and prose fiction as prosody, diction, voice, tone, imagery, figurative language, point of view, narrative form, and character.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Michael Nicholson, Brian P Trehearne, Megan Taylor, Catherine Nygren (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Limited to students in English Major Concentration, Literature Option.

Complementary Courses (27 credits)

27 credits selected as described below.

Note on Topics Courses: The Department of English offers courses which change topic from academic year to academic year. Depending on the topic in a specific year, these courses may count toward different program requirements. At the time they register for a topics course, students should confirm with their program adviser the program requirement it fulfils for that academic year.

Canadian Literature

3 credits from a list of Canadian Literature courses:

  • ENGL 228 Canadian Literature 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A chronological survey of Canadian literature, Part 1.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 229 Canadian Literature 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A chronological survey of Canadian literature, Part 2. A continuation of ENGL 228.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Robert Lecker (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 327 Canadian Prose Fiction 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of Canadian prose fiction in English, from 19th century historical romance and realist fiction to the emergence of the modernist novel in the decades following the Second World War.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Brian P Trehearne (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 328 Development of Canadian Poetry 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of Canadian poetry in English from the 18th century to the end of the Second World War.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 333 Development of Canadian Poetry 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of Canadian poetry in English from the end of the Second World War to the present.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Robert Lecker (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 339 Canadian Prose Fiction 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of contemporary Canadian prose fiction in English, from modernism to post-modernism and beyond.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 409 Studies in a Canadian Author (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Advanced study of a significant author in Canadian literature.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Eli MacLaren (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: previous work in Canadian Literature

  • ENGL 410 Theme or Movement Canadian Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Advanced study of a significant theme or movement in Canadian Literature.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Robert Lecker (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: previous work in Canadian Literature

  • ENGL 411 Studies in Canadian Fiction (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Advanced study of works of Canadian fiction.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, based on previous work in Canadian fiction

Theory or Criticism

3 credits from a list of courses on Theory or Criticism:

  • ENGL 317 Theory of English Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Philosophical approaches.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: David C Hensley (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Limited to students in English Major and Honours Programs

  • ENGL 318 Theory of English Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Socio-Historical approaches.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Limited to students in English Major and Honours Programs

  • ENGL 319 Theory of English Studies 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Issues in interpretation: authorship, performance, reception.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Trevor Ponech (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Limited to students in English Major and Honours Programs

  • ENGL 322 Theories of the Text (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A course focusing on textuality (as opposed to, say, intentionality and interpretation) and on how specific effects are made - how texts work and produce meaning, including rhetoric and form.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Limited to students in English Major and Honours Programs.

  • ENGL 346 Materiality and Sociology of Text (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Writing, printing, distribution, marketing, and placement within canon-making institutions; the influence of material forms of production and transmission on the creation and reception of literature, film, and theatre.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Eli MacLaren (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Limited to students in English Major and Honours Programs.

  • ENGL 352 Theories of Difference (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Introduction to a selection of theories that have influenced thinking about difference across the humanities and social sciences, including gender, sexuality, race, class and hierarchical structures, language, religion, ethnicity, and personal identity.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Sarah Stunden (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Limited to students in English Major and Honours Programs.

Areas of English Literature

6 credits, 3 credits each from two of the following areas: Backgrounds of English Literature, Old English, Medieval, Renaissance:

Backgrounds of English Literature

  • ENGL 347 Great Writings of Europe 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of selected texts that significantly enhance understanding of English literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 348 Great Writings of Europe 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of selected texts that significantly enhance understanding of English literature.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Juan Cardenas (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 349 English Literature and Folklore 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of representative texts from Beowulf to the late Renaissance period in relation to their background in folk tradition. A focus on the origin and development of folklore motifs.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

Old English

  • ENGL 342 Introduction to Old English (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An introduction to grammar and basic vocabulary in Old English.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ENGL 351.

  • ENGL 349 English Literature and Folklore 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of representative texts from Beowulf to the late Renaissance period in relation to their background in folk tradition. A focus on the origin and development of folklore motifs.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 452 Studies in Old English (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Study of an aspect of Old English Literature which presupposes a grounding in the language.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: ENGL 351 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor

Medieval

  • ENGL 337 Theme or Genre in Medieval Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Study of a particular theme or genre of significance to the development of medieval literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 349 English Literature and Folklore 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of representative texts from Beowulf to the late Renaissance period in relation to their background in folk tradition. A focus on the origin and development of folklore motifs.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 356 Middle English (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of works in Middle English.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 357 Chaucer - Canterbury Tales (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Patrick Outhwaite (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 358 Chaucer - Troilus and Criseyde (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 456 Middle English (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of works in Middle English.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

Renaissance

  • ENGL 300 The Seventeenth Century (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts)

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 305 Renaissance English Literature 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of major non-dramatic works of the earlier Renaissance in England.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 307 Renaissance English Literature 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of major non-dramatic works of the later Renaissance in England.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Margaret A Kilgour (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 308 English Renaissance Drama 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An overview of some major authors and issues in English Renaissance Drama.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 309 English Renaissance Drama 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An overview of some major authors and issues in English Renaissance Drama.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 315 Shakespeare (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of the major works of Shakespeare.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Theodore W Folkerth (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 316 Milton (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of the works of Milton.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Margaret A Kilgour (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 349 English Literature and Folklore 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of representative texts from Beowulf to the late Renaissance period in relation to their background in folk tradition. A focus on the origin and development of folklore motifs.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 400 Earlier English Renaissance (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of earlier English Renaissance works.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 401 Studies in the 17th Century (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of 17th century works.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 416 Studies in Shakespeare (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of the works of Shakespeare.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Paul Edward Yachnin (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

Areas of English Literature

6 credits, 3 credits each from two of the following areas: Restoration, 18th Century, Romantic, Victorian, 19th Century American:

Restoration

  • ENGL 302 Restoration and 18th C. English Literature 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of the major writers of the late 17th and earlier 18th centuries.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 303 Restoration and 18th C. English Literature 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of the major writers of the later 18th century.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

18 Century

Romantic

Victorian

19th Century American

Areas of English Literature

3 credits from one of the following areas: Early 20th Century, Modernist, Post-modernist, Contemporary:

Early 20th Century

Modernist

  • ENGL 335 The 20th Century Novel 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : The Novel from the last years of the 19th century to World War II.

    Terms: Summer 2019

    Instructors: Laura Henderson-Cameron (Summer)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 361 Poetry of the 20th Century 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A critical survey of major British and North American poetry, c. 1890 - 1940.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 414 Studies in 20th Century Literature 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Study of works of literature of the 20th century.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Curtis Brown (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 418 A Major Modernist Writer (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Intensive study of a writer important for Modernism, such as James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Brian P Trehearne (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

Post-modernist

  • ENGL 320 Postcolonial Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of postcolonial literature.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Richard So (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 339 Canadian Prose Fiction 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of contemporary Canadian prose fiction in English, from modernism to post-modernism and beyond.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 443 Contemporary Women's Fiction (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Study of a theme or author in contemporary women's fiction.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

Contemporary

  • ENGL 320 Postcolonial Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of postcolonial literature.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Richard So (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 323 20th Century American Poetry (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of 20th century American poetry.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 333 Development of Canadian Poetry 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of Canadian poetry in English from the end of the Second World War to the present.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Robert Lecker (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 336 The 20th Century Novel 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of 20th century novels.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: William Allan Hepburn (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 339 Canadian Prose Fiction 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of contemporary Canadian prose fiction in English, from modernism to post-modernism and beyond.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 362 Poetry of the 20th Century 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A critical survey of contemporary British and North American poetry, c. 1930 - 1980.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Prerequisite: ENGL 311

  • ENGL 407 The 20th Century (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of 20th century works.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 408 The 20th Century (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of 20th century works.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Sandeep Banerjee (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 419 Studies in 20th Century Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Study of works of literature of the 20th century.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 443 Contemporary Women's Fiction (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Study of a theme or author in contemporary women's fiction.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

Additional Literature

6 additional credits from ENGL offerings in Literature which includes all the courses specifically listed in the Literature categories above and the courses listed below. Any ENGL course not on these Literature lists, such as courses in Cultural Studies, may not count toward the Major Concentration in English - Literature.

  • ENGL 199 FYS: Literature and Democracy (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Study of literature and democracy. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Open only to newly admitted students in U0 or U1. Students may take only one First Year Seminar. Students who register for more than one will be removed from all but one of them.

    • Maximum enrolment: 25

  • ENGL 204 English Literature and the Bible (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : This course will examine the literary dimensions of the Bible including structure, style, and meaning as well as its status as Sacred Book. The influence of the Bible-as-metatext on the secular literature of the West will be the focus of the discussion.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 237 Introduction to Study of a Literary Form (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An introduction to literary study through a survey of a literary genre, mode, or form.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Keelan Harkin (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 297 Special Topics of Literary Study (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Special topics of literary study. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Sandeep Banerjee (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 338 Short Story (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of short stories.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 343 Literature and Science 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of literature and science. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 345 Literature and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An examination of issues relating to literature and its social contexts, such as implications of gender, race, ethnicity.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Paul Edward Yachnin (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 354 Sexuality and Representation (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Topics on representations of sexuality with reference to its cultural contexts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Priority will be given to English Major/Honours students in second year of program

  • ENGL 364 Creative Writing: Fiction 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Advanced seminar on writing prose fiction; admission subject to application, with writing sample.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Restriction: Permission of instructor required.

  • ENGL 369 Creative Writing: Playwriting (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Advanced seminar on playwriting.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Restriction: Permission of instructor required.

  • ENGL 385 Topics in Literature and Film (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A topic in literature and film. Topics vary by year.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Berkeley Kaite (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 394 Popular Literary Forms (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A popular literary author or genre, such as the romance novel, science fiction, the graphic novel, or cyberpunk.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 421 African Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of African literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 424 Irish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of Irish literature. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 437 Studies in Literary Form (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Study of a specific literary form. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Berkeley Kaite (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 438 Studies in Literary Form (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Study of a specific literary form.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 440 First Nations and Inuit Literature and Media (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An introduction to Inuit and First Nations literature and media in Canada, including oral literature and the development of aboriginal television and film.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Marianne A Stenbaek (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken ENGL 415 or ENGL 419 as "Native Canadian Literature" or as "Inuit Literature".

  • ENGL 447 Crosscurrents/English Literature and European Literature 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Comparative study of English and European literature. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 460 Studies in Literary Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts)

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Theodore W Folkerth (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 461 Studies in Literary Theory 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts)

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: David C Hensley (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Prerequisite: Previous work in literary criticism or permission of the instructor

  • ENGL 464 Creative Writing: Poetry (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Advanced seminar on writing poetry.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

Major Author

3 credits on a Major Author must be included in the 27 complementary course credits.

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