Graduate Course Listing

Please visit the Academic Timetable to see which courses are presently being offered and in which location(s). Not all courses listed below run every term or in all locations. For specific details about program requirements and degree regulations, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

Course Code Description Cross Listed With
ENGL-5001H Colloquium The Colloquium will bring together all students in the program with faculty, visiting scholars and experts (e.g., archivists, librarians, printers, publishers, editors, booksellers, book designers, researchers in various aspects of theories of publics) for an exploration of relevant historical, theoretical and practical issues. The Colloquium will be offered throughout the year but primarily in fall semester.
ENGL-5003H Research and Professional Development Seminar Topics include research methods and resources; the nature and requirements of a research project; the presentation of the results of research in public forums; career development, academic and non-academic. At the end of the year, students will publicly present a paper; in most cases this will be a proposal for their Thesis or Major Research Paper or Internship. The Seminar will be offered throughout the year but primarily in winter semester.
ENGL-5007H Public Texts Explores philosophies and theories of publics through political, affective, and radical public texts. We will focus on concepts of publics in multiple historical contexts in order to put pressure on our ideas of what publics have been, what they are, and what they can be in the future.
ENGL-5107H Print & Visual Culture This course traces the impact of making prints, fr representations of pre-digital photography in postmodern literature, this course investigates intersections between visual culture, subjective interpretation, personal and formal memory, artistic production, and objectivity. Theoretical and postmodern literary texts will be examined alongside historic photographs, photographic practices, and both public and private histories.
ENGL-5121H Medieval Manuscripts Public With the Private Medieval Manuscripts: Texts, Scribes, Audiences This course explores medieval texts produced from the 12th century to the 15th century, particularly the 14th century manuscripts of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The course considers basic issues in medieval manuscript studies, including an introduction to scripts and abbreviations and the practice of glossing, and some hands-on work with quill pens and parchment.
ENGL-5209H Materiality &the Text in the Digital Age What happens to the study of the materiality of texts when a screen replaces the paper or parchment, and the stability of the written or printed signs is no longer guaranteed? Topics include: paratexts and metadata, archival theory, the Digital Humanities, hypertexts, technology, and the book as fetish.
ENGL-5305H Subjects of Desire This course examines theories of subjectivity that have informed work in cultural studies, media studies, and related disciplines. What is the relation between the desiring function of subjectivity and the forces of construction and production variously attributed to power, discourse, or society? How do we conceive of the limits of determination and of the possibility of freedom and agency? TCPS-5504H
ENGL-5306H Culture, Heritage & the Arts This course will critically explore selected theoretical, empirical, and creative 'constructions, contestations and celebrations' of Canadian culture(s). Course content ranges from the national to the local, examining cultural communities and identities, intellectual traditions, cultural policies, museums and galleries, and cultural expression in film, theatre and literature. CAST-6102H, CSID-5202H
ENGL-5307H Aging, Disability & Care in Lit. & Cult. This course will explore depictions of care for older adults in literary, film, public policy, and popular culture texts to show how care is not just economic nor merely medical. Students will reconceive care as cultural and articulate the publics created through the different media. CUST-5510H
ENGL-5310H Photography in Postmodern Literature An overview of theoretical and literary representations of pre-digital photography in postmodern literature, this course investigates intersections between visual culture, subjective interpretation, personal and formal memory, artistic production, and objectivity. Theoretical and postmodern literary texts will be examined alongside historic photographs, photographic practices, and both public and private histories.
ENGL-5311H Black Lives Matter This course examines the Black Lives Matter movement as the most recent form of collective social protest against state-sanctioned racial violence. The course looks at the influence of earlier civil rights movements on contemporary forms of protest, the theoretical parameters behind the movement, the "racial formations" (the prison complex, racial justice activism, the Obama presidency) from which the movement emerged, as well as recent literary accounts of the movement. CUST-5509H
ENGL-5600Y Internship The Internship will be supervised by a member of the English graduate faculty and by a placement supervisor. The placement supervisor will submit a report at the end of the internship to the faculty supervisor and, assuming the report is satisfactory, the faculty supervisor will assign a grade based on a research essay of approximately 25 pages placing the Internship in the context of the student's research.
ENGL-5901H Reading Course A course designed to provide opportunities for intensive study by an individual student in a particular field of the program. Approval of the relevant instructor and the department?s graduate committee is required.