English & Writing StudiesWestern Arts and Humanities

2000-2199 Level Courses (No prerequisites)

2015-16 Academic Year

2017 - Reading Popular Culture
"If Shakespeare were alive today, he'd be writing for television." This course addresses the many forms of popular culture, including television, music, popular fiction and film, urban myths, and celebrities. The aim of this course is to encourage students to develop a critical understanding of all aspects of popular culture. 3 hours, 1.0 course

Fall/Winter 2017 / 001 N. Joseph Syllabus tba syllabus
Fall/Winter 2017 / 002 (Evening) S. Bruhm Syllabus tba .pdf

2018A - The Culture of Leadership I: Heroes, Tyrants, Celebrities
This course addresses the complex nature of leadership represented in key works of literature and culture, from Malory to Alice Munro, Shakespeare to David Mamet. We will focus on the ethical dilemmas and moral choices faced by leaders to ask what role a leader plays: hero, manager, thinker, strategist, artist, figurehead, authority? 3 hours, 0.5 course

Fall 2015 2018A / 001 (Evening) L. Reave Syllabus tba .pdf

2033E - Children’s Literature
Readings from significant books written for children, selected primarily for literary quality. Some attention will be given to the historic evolution of "Children's Literature" as a separate class, but the principal aim of the course will be to consider the nature and development of the two major genres: nonsense verse and romance. 2 lecture hours, 1tutorial hour. 1.0 course

Fall/Winter 2033E / 001 G. Ceraldi Syllabus tba syllabus
Fall/Winter 2033E / 002 (Evening) G. Ceraldi Syllabus tba syllabus
Fall/Winter 2033E / 650 (Online) C. Suranyi Syllabus tba syllabus
Fall/Winter 2033E - 651 (Online) tba Syllabus tba syllabus

2041F - Fall Theatre Production: Middleton's Women Beware Women
In this course, students participating in the Department of English and Writing Studies' Fall Theatre Production (Middleton's Women Beware Women) explore in theory and practice approaches to text in performance. Only students working as an actor, director, stage manager, assistant stage manager, lighting, set or costume designer may enroll. Please note: Auditions took place April 7, 8 and 9, 2015. Permission of the Chair of Undergraduate Studies required to enroll. 0.5 course.

Fall 2015 2041F / 001 J. Devereux Syllabus tba syllabus

2071G - Speculative Fiction: Science Fiction
From Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, a consideration of the history and development of science fiction. Will include science fiction themes such as the Other, new technologies, chaos theory, cybernetics, paradoxes of space/time travel, first contact, and alien worlds. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Winter 2016 2071G / 001 (Evening) J. Kelly Syllabus tba syllabus
Winter 2016 2071G / 650 (Online) J. Kelly Syllabus tba syllabus

2072F - Speculative Fiction: Fantasy
A study of the purposes and historical origins of fantasy, and modern developments in fantasy: alternate worlds, horror or ghost stories, sword & sorcery, heroic fantasy. May include writers such as Tolkien, Simmons, Peake, Herbert, Beagle, Rowling. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Fall 2015 2072F / 001 (Evening) J. Kelly Syllabus tba syllabus
Fall 2015 2072F / 650 (Online) J. Kelly Syllabus tbaPDF download

2075G - Cultures of Blood
tba. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Winter 2016 2075G / 001 (Evening) A. Wenaus Syllabus tba syllabus

2091G - Special Topics: The Creativity of Madness
tba. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Winter 2016 2091G / 001 J. Faflak Syllabus tba .pdf

2092F - Special Topics: The Many Faces of Harry Potter
This course will examine the Harry Potter series in relation to the multiple genres that it draws on, including the gothic novel, detective fiction, fantasy, adventure, and even the dystopian novel. We will read all seven books alongside other novels and short stories that illustrate the generic conventions Rowling is working with. There will also be opportunity to consider the translation of the series into film. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Fall 2015 2092F / 001 (Evening) G. Ceraldi Syllabus syllabus