English

English: Introduction

​Faculty Affiliation

Arts and Science

Degree Programs

English

MA

  • Fields:
    • American Literature;
    • Aspects of Theory;
    • Canadian Literature;
    • Creative Writing;
    • Medieval Literature;
    • Renaissance Literature;
    • Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature;
    • Romantic and Victorian Literature;
    • Twentieth and Twenty-First Century British and Irish Literature;
    • World Literatures in English​

 

PhD

  • Fields:
    • American Literature;
    • Aspects of Theory;
    • Canadian Literature;
    • Medieval Literature;
    • Renaissance Literature;
    • Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature;
    • Romantic and Victorian Literature;
    • Twentieth and Twenty-First Century British and Irish Literature;
    • World Literatures in English

Combined Degree Programs

Collaborative Specializations

The following collaborative specializations are available to students in participating degree programs as listed below:

Overview

One of the strongest and most diverse graduate English programs in North America, the University of Toronto's graduate program in the Department of English presents a wide array of approaches to the study of literature that includes both rigorous historical scholarship and the innovations of new theoretical, cultural, and interdisciplinary methods. This rich variety is exemplified in the more than 40 graduate seminars offered every year and in the interdisciplinary conjunctions with other departments and collaborative specializations.

Contact and Address

Web: www.english.utoronto.ca
Email: deptofenglish.graduate@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-2526
Fax: (416) 978-2836

Department of English
University of Toronto
Jackman Humanities Building
6th Floor, 170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8
Canada

English: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Ackerman, Alan - BA, MA, PhD
Akbari, Suzanne - BA, MA, MPH, PhD
Bewell, Alan - BA, MA, PhD
Bolus-Reichert, Christine - BPhil, AM, PhD
Boyagoda, Randy - PhD
Clarke, George Elliott - BA, MA, PhD
Cobb, Michael - BA, MA, AM, PhD
Cruz, Denise - BA, MA, PhD
Dickie, Simon - BA, MA, PhD
Dolan, Neal - BA, PhD
Downes, Paul - BA, PhD
Dubois, Andrew - BA, PhD
Esch, Deborah - PhD
Esonwanne, Uzoma - BA, MA, PhD
Esterhammer, Angela - BA, PhD
Gillespie, Alexandra - BA, BSc, PhD
Goldman, Marlene Beth - BFA, MA, PhD
Greene, Richard - PhD
Harvey, Elizabeth - PhD
Henderson, Greig - BA, MA, PhD
Hill, Colin - BA, MA, PhD
Jaffe, Audrey - BA, PhD
Kamboureli, Smaro - BA, MA, PhD
Keymer, Thomas - BA, MA, PhD
Knight, Mark - BA, PhD
Kortenaar, Neil ten - BA, MA, PhD
Lamb, Susan - BA, AM, DA
Larson, Katie - BMus, AB, MPH, PhD
Leonard, Garry - BA, MA, PhD
Levene, Mark - BA, MA, PhD
Li, Hao - BA, PhD
Li, Victor - BA, MA, PhD
Lopez, Jeremy - BA, MA, DPhil
Lynch, Deidre - BA, PhD
Magnusson, Lynne - BA, MA, PhD
Maurice, Alice - BA, DPhil
McGill, Robert - BA, MPH, MA, PhD
Morgenstern, Naomi - BA, MA, PhD
Most, Andrea - BA, MA, PhD
Mount, Nick - AM, PhD
Murray, Heather - BA, MA, PhD
Nyquist, Mary - BA, MA, PhD
Percy, Carol - BA, MA, DPhil
Quayson, Ato - BA, PhD
Radovic, Stanka - PhD
Robins, William - BA, MPH, PhD
Rubright, Marjorie - AB, MA, DLitt
Ruti, Mari - BA, MA, PhD
Salih, Sara - BA, DPhil
Schmitt, Cannon - BA, MA, PhD (Director of Graduate Studies)
Seitler, Dana - BA, MA, PhD
Stern, Simon - BA, PhD, JD
Stevens, Paul - BA, MA, PhD (Chair and Graduate Chair)
Suzack, Cheryl - BA, BE, MA, PhD
Switzky, Lawrence - BA, MA, PhD
Syme, Holger Schott - BA, AM, PhD
Vernon, Karina Joan - BA, MA, PhD
Warley, Christopher - BA, MA, DPhil
Weisman, Karen - BA, PhD
White, Dan - BA, AM, DPhil
Woodland, Malcolm - BA, MA, PhD
Xie, Ming - BA, PhD

Members Emeriti

Adamowski, Thomas - PhD
Allen, Peter - BA, MA, PhD
Asals, Frederick - AB, MA, PhD
Auster, Henry - BA, MA, PhD
Cameron, Elspeth - BA, MA, PhD
Chambers, Douglas - PhD
Cook, Eleanor - PhD
Cuddy-Keane, Melba - BA, MA, PhD
Domville, Eric William - BA, PhD
Duffy, Dennis - AB, MA, PhD
Dutka, JoAnna - BA, MA, PhD, ARCT
Galbraith, David - MA, PhD
Halewood, William - AB, MA, PhD
Hayne, Barrie - BA, AM, PhD
Healey, Antonette - BA, MA, PhD
Johnston, Alexandra - PhD
Klausner, David - AB, PhD
Lancashire, Anne - BA, AM, PhD
Lancashire, Ian - BA, MA, PhD
Leggatt, Alexander - BA, MA, PhD
Matus, Jill - BA, MA, PhD
McLeod, Randall - AB, MA, PhD
Millgate, Michael - BA, MA, PhD
Parker, Brian - PhD
Reibetanz, John - BA, MA, PhD
Saddlemyer, Ann - PhD, DLitt
Sidnell, Michael - BA, MA, PhD
Townsend, David Robert - BA, MA, PhD
Vicari, E. Patricia - BA, MA, PhD
Visser, Colin - BA, BLitt, PhD
Warkentin, Germaine - PhD

Associate Members

Aguila-Way, Tania - BA, MA, PhD
Baker, Deirdre - BA, MA, PhD
Blayney, Peter - BA, PhD
Chakravarty, Urvashi - BA, PhD
Dancer, Thom - MA, PhD
Dooley, Ann - BA, MA, PhD
Gniadek, Melissa - AB, MA, MA, PhD
Hammond, Adam - BA, MA, PhD
Mehta, Rijuta - BA, MA, MA, PhD
Michelet Pickavé, Fabienne L. - MPH, LèsL, LittD
Newman, Daniel - DLitt
Raza Kolb, Anjuli - BA, MPH, MA, PhD
Robinson, Terry - BA, MA, PhD
Teramura, Misha - BA, AM, PhD
Tysdal, Daniel - BA, MA
Williams, Katherine - BA, MA, PhD
Wilson, Sarah - BA, MA, PhD

English: English MA

Master of Arts​

Program Description

The Master of Arts program offers broad coverage in British, Canadian, Aboriginal, American, and postcolonial literatures, a sophisticated command of current theoretical approaches, and exceptional preparation and intellectual support for significant research.

The MA in English degree program is offered in 10 fields: 9 fields have the same requirements, while the field of Creative Writing has different requirements.

The MA program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis except in the Creative Writing field, which is taken on a full-time basis only. Requirements for the Creative Writing field are described in a separate section below.

 

Fields:
1) American Literature; 2) Aspects of Theory; 3) Canadian Literature; 4) Medieval Literature; 5) Renaissance Literature; 6) Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature; 7) Romantic and Victorian Literature; 8) Twentieth and Twenty-First Century British and Irish Literature; 9) World Literatures in English

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of English's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A minimum of 7 full-year undergraduate courses in English or the equivalent in half-year courses (i.e., 14), or any combination of full- and half-year courses that add up to the equivalent of 7 full-year courses.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree (i.e., a four-year undergraduate degree), or its equivalent (preferably in English), with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of B+ or better and evidence of first-class work in English. The department favours a broad training in the major genres and all periods of English literary history.

  • Recommendations from two referees.

  • A statement of purpose.

  • A writing sample consisting of 12 to 15 pages. The writing sample should be an accomplished piece of the applicant's own academic writing, such as an advanced undergraduate seminar paper. See details about the writing sample.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English are required to write the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores required are:

    • ​​​600 on the paper-based test and 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE)

    • 100/120 on the Internet-based test, with at least 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

  • Admissions are selective; possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee admission.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • ENG 6999Y Critical Topographies: Theory and Practice of Contemporary Literary Studies in English (1.0 FCE)

    • 3.0 approved graduate FCEs in English.

  • Students must attain a B standing in each graduate course.

Program Length

3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S);
9 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

 

Field: Creative Writing

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of English's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A minimum of 7 full-year undergraduate courses in English or the equivalent in half-year courses (i.e., 14), or any combination of full- and half-year courses that add up to the equivalent of 7 full-year courses.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree (i.e., a four-year undergraduate degree), or its equivalent (preferably in English), with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of B+ or better and evidence of first-class work in English. The department favours a broad training in the major genres and all periods of English literary history.

  • Recommendations from two referees.

  • A statement of purpose.

  • A writing sample consisting of 12 to 15 pages. The writing sample should be an accomplished piece of the applicant's own academic writing, such as an advanced undergraduate seminar paper. See details about the writing sample.

  • A portfolio consisting of 20 to 25 pages of prose (drama, fiction, or creative non-fiction), and/or poetry. See details about the format of creative writing portfolio submissions.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English are required to write the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores required are:

    • 600 on the paper-based test and 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE)

    • 100/120 on the Internet-based test, with at least 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

  • Admissions are selective; possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee admission.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • ENG 6950Y Workshop in Creative Writing (1.0 FCE). All students must complete the Workshop in Creative Writing in Year 1 of their program.

    • 2.0 approved FCEs in English.

  • Students must attain a B standing in each graduate course.

  • Supervised Writing Project (the equivalent of a thesis). Upon completion of coursework, students undertake a book-length Writing Project in a genre of their choice: poetry, drama, fiction, or creative non-fiction. Each student is assigned a faculty member or adjunct faculty member with whom to consult on a regular basis about the project. All advisors are published writers.

  • The MA Creative Writing program cannot be taken on a part-time basis.

Program Length

5 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

English: English PhD

​​Doctor of Philosophy​

Program Description

The Doctor of Philosophy program offers broad coverage in British, Canadian, Aboriginal, American, and postcolonial literatures, a sophisticated command of current theoretical approaches, and exceptional support for significant research projects.

Applicants are admitted through one of two routes: 1) a master’s degree in English, 2) in exceptional cases, an appropriate bachelor’s degree (direct entry).

 

Fields:
1) American Literature; 2) Aspects of Theory; 3) Canadian Literature; 4) Medieval Literature; 5) Renaissance Literature; 6) Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature; 7) Romantic and Victorian Literature; 8) Twentieth and Twenty-First Century British and Irish Literature; 9) World Literatures in English

PhD Program

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of English's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Normally, applicants have a master's degree in English from a recognized university, with an average grade equivalent to at least a University of Toronto A– in the applicant's overall program.

  • Applicants must satisfy the department that they are capable of independent research in English at an advanced level.

  • Recommendations from two referees.

  • A writing sample of not more than 5,000 words (approximately 15 to 20 pages).

  • A statement of purpose.

  • A curriculum vitae (CV).

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English are required to write the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores required are:

    • ​​​600 on the paper-based test and 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE)

    • 100/120 on the Internet-based test, with at least 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

  • Admission to the PhD is based on the applicant's undergraduate and graduate records and upon the evidence of the references and statement.

  • Admissions are selective; possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee admission.

Program Requirements

  • Students pursue a program of study and research approved by the department.
Courses
  • The minimum course requirements for the degree are as follows.

    • ENG 8000H Texts, Theories, and Archives (0.5 FCE) unless this or an equivalent course has already been taken

    • ENG 9500H Professional Development (0.5 FCE)

    • ENG 9900H Professing Literature (0.5 FCE)

    • 3.0 additional FCEs in English, as approved by the department.

  • Every student must select at least 2.0 FCEs outside the chosen field of study in the course of their graduate training. The student is encouraged to combine these courses into a minor field. Graduate courses taken as part of the master's program and in fulfillment of the English language requirement may be counted in this connection, but not ENG 6999Y Critical Topographies: Theory and Practice of Contemporary Literary Studies in English nor courses in the 9000 series.

  • Course selection must meet the approval of the department.

English-Language Requirement
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the history and development of the English language, especially of its early period.

  • Any student who has not completed ENG 240Y or an equivalent full-year undergraduate course in Old English with at least a B standing, is required to take one of the following courses in the English language:

    • ENG 1001H Old English I

    • ENG 6361H History and Structure of the English Language I

    • ENG 6362H History and Structure of the English Language: Post-1500

    • ENG 6365H Diasporic Englishes.

  • Alternatively, the requirement can be satisfied by taking a special examination in Old English.
Language Requirement
  • Demonstrated reading knowledge of French by May 31 of Year 3 of registration.

  • With the permission of the department, another language (other than English) may be substituted for French provided that this other language is required by the student's research area.

  • The supervisory committee may require the student to qualify in other program-related languages as well.

Special Fields Examination
  • Students are required to pass a Special Fields Examination. The examination has three components:

    • a written examination, based on a reading list drawn up in consultation with the supervisory committee;

    • a short position paper, in which the student articulates the argument and stakes of the proposed thesis in light of the preparation for this written examination;

    • and an oral examination that engages in part with the written examination and in part with the position paper.

  • Students who enter the PhD program with a master's degree generally take the Special Fields Examination no later than the end of the second session of Year 2. A second attempt of the Special Fields Examination is allowed on the recommendation of the student's committee..

  • The student must have completed all requirements for the degree, exclusive of thesis research, by the end of Year 3 in order to remain in good standing in the program.

Thesis
  • A candidate is required to submit a thesis on an approved subject embodying the results of original investigation which constitute a significant contribution to the knowledge of the field, and to pass an oral examination on the subject of the thesis. The normal length of a PhD thesis is approximately 75,000 words. The maximum length accepted by the department is 100,000 words.

  • No later than November 1 of Year 2 of registration, the student must submit to the Associate Director, PhD, a preliminary thesis proposal, approved by the prospective supervisor. The proposals are circulated to all graduate faculty in the department for information and comment. The Associate Director, PhD, appoints a supervisory committee that includes a supervisor and two other faculty members with expertise in the proposed research area. The student is required to meet with the supervisory committee within three months of submitting the preliminary proposal. An approved thesis proposal signed by all members of the supervisory committee and by the Associate Director, PhD, must be submitted by February 15 of Year 2 of registration.

  • The student and the supervisor should meet regularly. The student is also required to meet at least once a year with the supervisory committee. The supervisory committee should normally approve the completed thesis before it is submitted for examination.

  • The Doctoral Final Oral Examination is arranged by the department in collaboration with the School of Graduate Studies. The candidate should allow at least 10 weeks from submission of the thesis for the department to complete the arrangements for the oral examination.

Program Length

4 years

Time Limit

6 years

 

PhD Program (Direct-Entry)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of English's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • In exceptional cases, applicants with an appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university that includes at least 8.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in English, with an average grade equivalent to at least a University of Toronto A– in the applicant's overall program may be considered for admission (direct entry).

  • Applicants must satisfy the department that they are capable of independent research in English at an advanced level.

  • Recommendations from two referees.

  • A writing sample of not more than 5,000 words (approximately 15 to 20 pages).

  • A statement of purpose.

  • A curriculum vitae (CV).

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English are required to write the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores required are:

    • 600 on the paper-based test and 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE)

    • 100/120 on the Internet-based test, with at least 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

  • Admission to the PhD is based on the applicant's undergraduate records and upon the evidence of the references and statement.

  • Admissions are selective; possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee admission.

Program Requirements

  • Students pursue a program of study and research approved by the department.
Courses
  • The minimum course requirements for the degree are as follows. Students admitted directly from a bachelor's degree must take a total of 7.5 FCEs as follows:

    • ENG 6999Y Critical Topographies: Theory and Practice of Contemporary Literary Studies in English (1.0 FCE)

    • ENG 8000H Texts, Theories, and Archives (0.5 FCE)

    • ENG 9500H Professional Development (0.5 FCE)

    • ENG 9900H Professing Literature (0.5 FCE)

    • 5.0 additional FCEs in English, as approved by the department. The student must complete ENG 6999Y plus 2.0 FCEs in Year 1 of the program, with an average grade of at least an A–. Students must complete all remaining courses, except for ENG 9500H Professional Development, by the end of Year 3 of the program, with an average of at least an A– in order to maintain good academic standing and to continue in the PhD program. In order to maintain good academic standing, and to continue in the PhD program, the student must complete each course with a grade of at least B.

    • select at least 2.0 FCEs outside the chosen field of study. The student is encouraged to combine these courses in a minor field.

  • Course selection must meet the approval of the department.

English-Language Requirement
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the history and development of the English language, especially of its early period.

  • Any student who has not completed ENG 240Y or an equivalent full-year undergraduate course in Old English with at least a B standing, is required to take one of the following courses in the English language:

    • ENG 1001H Old English I

    • ENG 6361H History and Structure of the English Language I

    • ENG 6362H History and Structure of the English Language: Post-1500

    • ENG 6365H Diasporic Englishes.

  • Alternatively, the requirement can be satisfied by taking a special examination in Old English.

Language Requirement
  • Demonstrated reading knowledge of French by May 31 of Year 4 of registration.

  • With the permission of the department, another language (other than English) may be substituted for French provided that this other language is required by the student's research area.

  • The supervisory committee may require the student to qualify in other program-related languages as well.

Special Fields Examination
  • Students are required to pass a Special Fields Examination. The examination has three components:

    • a written examination, based on a reading list drawn up in consultation with the supervisory committee;

    • a short position paper, in which the student articulates the argument and stakes of the proposed thesis in light of the preparation for this written examination;

    • and an oral examination that engages in part with the written examination and in part with the position paper.

  • Direct-entry students generally take the Special Fields Examination no later than the end of the second session of Year 3. A second attempt of the Special Fields Examination is allowed on the recommendation of the student's committee.

  • The student must have completed all requirements for the degree, exclusive of thesis research, by the end of Year 4 in order to remain in good standing in the program.

Thesis
  • A candidate is required to submit a thesis on an approved subject embodying the results of original investigation which constitute a significant contribution to the knowledge of the field, and to pass an oral examination on the subject of the thesis. The normal length of a PhD thesis is approximately 75,000 words. The maximum length accepted by the department is 100,000 words.

  • No later than November 1 of Year 3 of registration, the student must submit to the Associate Director, PhD, a preliminary thesis proposal, approved by the prospective supervisor. The proposals are circulated to all graduate faculty in the department for information and comment. The Associate Director, PhD, appoints a supervisory committee that includes a supervisor and two other faculty members with expertise in the proposed research area. The student is required to meet with the supervisory committee within three months of submitting the preliminary proposal. An approved thesis proposal signed by all members of the supervisory committee and by the Associate Director, PhD, must be submitted by February 15 of Year 3 of registration.

  • The student and the supervisor should meet regularly. The student is also required to meet at least once a year with the supervisory committee. The supervisory committee should normally approve the completed thesis before it is submitted for examination.

  • The Doctoral Final Oral Examination is arranged by the department in collaboration with the School of Graduate Studies. The candidate should allow at least 10 weeks from submission of the thesis for the department to complete the arrangements for the oral examination.

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

7 years

English: English MA, PhD Courses

The following list of possible courses is subject to revision; further information, including course descriptions and timetables, are posted on the Department of English website and may be obtained from the department before enrolment. Courses offered by the department vary considerably from year to year. Students in English are eligible to take courses in other graduate units (e.g., Comparative Literature, Medieval Studies, Drama, Information, South Asian Studies, Women's Studies). From time to time, the department also offers programs of directed reading in special fields. These reading courses are normally available only to students in the PhD program. With the special approval of the Director of Graduate Studies, PhD students may substitute one such course for one (and not more than one) of the required courses.

ENG 1001H
Old English I
ENG 1002H
Old English II
ENG 1007H Medieval Drama: Morality Plays
ENG 1009H
Writing the Nation: Pre-modern Historiographies
ENG 1011H
Economies of Medieval Drama: East Anglia, Kent, Sussex
ENG 1013H
Women in Medieval Literature: Image and Author
ENG 1025H
Globalization and the Religious Other in Medieval Literature
ENG 1027H
Constructions of the Other in Medieval Literature
ENG 1093H
Medieval Vernacular Book
ENG 1333H
Reception of the Classics in Middle English Literature
ENG 1551H
The Canterbury Tales
ENG 1552H
Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and Other Works
ENG 1730H
Medieval Drama: The Biblical Cycles and Fragments
ENG 2008H
The Early Modern in the History of Science and Literature
ENG 2016H The Queer Renaissance: Queer Studies, Early Modern Texts
ENG 2018H A Royal Society of Their Own: Early Modern Lit/Sci/Phil
ENG 2019H
Early Modern Psyches: Shakespeare and Psychoanalysis
ENG 2050H John Donne's Poetic Inhabitations
ENG 2054H
John Donne: Theory and Context
ENG 2222H
The Renaissance of Art
ENG 2226H
Early Modern Manuscripts
ENG 2230H
Discourses of Colonialism and Early Modern Literature
ENG 2280H
Mimesis and Representation: Studies in Renaissance Texts
ENG 2282H
Ben Jonson
ENG 2288H
Renaissance Keywords
ENG 2467H
Early Modern Nationalism and Milton's England
ENG 2470H
Milton, Globalism, and the Post-national
ENG 2472H Milton
ENG 2505H
Shakespeare's Sonnets: Texts and Contexts
ENG 2510H
Shakespeare and the Renaissance Schoolroom
ENG 2533H
Shakespeare's Language
ENG 2535H
Shakespeare and his Contemporaries
ENG 2794H
Staging and the Meaning of Early Modern Drama
ENG 2960H
What's Metaphysical About Metaphysical Poetry?
ENG 3041H Acting Theory and Practice Before Stanislavsky
ENG 3066H
Literatures of British Enlightenment
ENG 3070H
Laurence Sterne
ENG 3073H
Richardson's Clarissa: Fiction, Contexts, and Criticism
ENG 3251H
Varieties of (18th-Century) Religious Experience
ENG 3252H
The Postsecular Eighteenth Century
ENG 3254H
Fielding and Hogarth
ENG 3255H
Fielding's Tom Jones
ENG 3301H
The Social Life of Feeling in Eighteenth-Century Literature
ENG 3332H
Eighteenth-Century Tragedy and its Discontents
ENG 3707H
Literature and Censorship, 1660–1830
ENG 3900H
The Circum-Atlantic Novel: Utopia to Mansfield Park
ENG 4170H
Extravagant Styles: Romanticism, Orientalism, and the Gothic
ENG 4199H
Vulgar Tongues: Antiquarianism, Slang, and Slumming in the Romantic Era
ENG 4211H Romanticism and Translation
ENG 4212H
Romanticism and Catastrophe
ENG 4222H
Romanticism and Mobility
ENG 4224H
Early Nineteenth-Century Environmental Literature
ENG 4235H
Keats: The Poet and His World
ENG 4262H
Realism and the Sociological Impulse
ENG 4266H
Redemptive Realism: The Victorian Novel
ENG 4501H
Victorian Fiction and the Fragility of the Social
ENG 4502H
Decadent / Pastoral / Fin-de-Siècle
ENG 4504H
Darwin and Literature
ENG 4622H
Brontë and Dickens
ENG 4626H
Literature, Politics, Revolution: Morris and Kingsnorth
ENG 4662H
Romantic Memory
ENG 4664H
Romantic Pastoral Revisited
ENG 4770H
Aesthetics and Ethics: the Late Victorians
ENG 4741H
Victorian Lyric
ENG 4756H
Class and the Victorian Novel
ENG 4801H
Aging and Older Age in the Nineteenth-Century British Novel
ENG 4808H
Public Health Stories: Writing Illness in 19th-Century Britain
ENG 4856H
Character in 19th-Century Fiction
ENG 4879H
Christianity in Victorian Literature
ENG 4884H
Everyday Life and 19th-Century Novelistic Representation
ENG 4903H Herman Melville’s Democratic Navigations
ENG 4973H
Marx and the American Renaissance
ENG 4987H
Novelties of the Sublime in Modern Poetry
ENG 5005H
Modern Poetry and Philosophy
ENG 5006H
Modernism and the Politics of Form
ENG 5020H
#BlackLivesMatter: Contemporary Black Canadian Literature
ENG 5021H Black Forms: Critical Race Theory and Diasporic Literature
ENG 5022H
Race, Psychoanalysis, and American Literature
ENG 5030H
The Child at the Social Limit in Contemporary US Fiction
ENG 5042H Justice and Form in Contemporary Canadian Ecopoetry
ENG 5046H
Settler Colonialism and US Literary Studies
ENG 5049H
Liberalism, Community, and American Literature
ENG 5050H
Literature, Law, and Liberal Culture in the United States 1776–1865
ENG 5051H
Energy and Economy in the American Renaissance
ENG 5052H
Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Industrial Revolution
ENG 5056H Studies in the 21st-C. Novel: Zadie Smith and David Mitchell
ENG 5062H
The Rise of the Transnational American Novel
ENG 5064H
Duplicators: The DIY Ethic and DIY Aesthetics in C20-21 Lit
ENG 5066H
Realism in the Time of the Anthropocene
ENG 5075H
Aesthetics of Struggle: Revolution, Fugitivity, Survival
ENG 5130H
Oceanic Modernisms: The Sea and Modernist British Literature
ENG 5141H
Staging Environmental Crisis in 21st-Century Canadian Lit
ENG 5150H
British Modernism, 2004–Present
ENG 5200H
Woolf/Beckett/Coetzee
ENG 5253H
Simply Divine! The Novels of Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene
ENG 5254H
E. M. Forster and His Legacies
ENG 5279H
Class and Community in Postwar American Literature
ENG 5281H
Whitman and Nationalism 1855-1891/2
ENG 5288H
American Literature: Temporality Studies
ENG 5300H
Avant-Garde Aesthetics and Politics in Contemporary Poetry
ENG 5313H
Poets and Playwrights: Eliot, Stein, Auden
ENG 5317H
Amorous Americans: Sexuality and the United States Novel
ENG 5318H
Broken and Depressed: The American 1930s ― Then and Now
ENG 5464H
Archipelagic American Studies
ENG 5524H
Modernism, Modernity and the Crisis in Temporality
ENG 5526H
Monuments of Modernism
ENG 5540H
Modernism and its Media: Fiction and Theatre in an Age of Film and Radio
ENG 5555H
Archived Toronto: Literary and Cultural Tracings
ENG 5580H
American Pastoral: Agriculture and Environment in Literary Imagination
ENG 5610H
Space and the Education of Desire: Postcolonialism and Diaspora
ENG 5717H
The CanLit Boom of the 1960s
ENG 5718H The Books of Coach House Press
ENG 5731H
Transitional Justice and Indigenous Writing in Canada
ENG 5732H Visual Sovereignty and the Politics of Reconciliation
ENG 5744H
1967: A Year in Letters
ENG 5746H
Urban Canadian Literature and Aesthetics of Spatial Justice
ENG 5751H
Novelists and Terrorists
ENG 5784H
Modernizing Poetry
ENG 5787H
The Poetics of Haunting in Canadian Fiction
ENG 5799H
Settler-Colonialism and American Indian Writing
ENG 5800H
Rooted Cosmopolitanism: the Postcolonial Present
ENG 5801H
Kinship in Indigenous Asian Canadian Literatures
ENG 5808H
Zones of Contact and South Asian Writing in English
ENG 5851H
Faulkner and the American South
ENG 5854H
The Global South
ENG 5905H
Introduction to African-Canadian Literature
ENG 5906H Black Pulp Fiction (& Non-Fiction)
ENG 5963H
James Joyce: Modernism, Modernity, Mythology
ENG 5968H
Actuality, Documentary, Reality
ENG 5988H
Posthuman Encounters in Contemporary Canadian Literature
ENG 5991H
Postcolonial Tragedies: Theory, Literature, Criticism
ENG 6010H
Bad Feelings: Between Affect Theory and Psychoanalysis
ENG 6011H
Love and Desire in a Time of Crisis
ENG 6012H
Forms of Disability
ENG 6014H Adapting Short Fiction
ENG 6015H Experimental Narrative and/as Narrative Theory
ENG 6006H
The Age of Anxiety: Theory, Affect, Politics
ENG 6029H
Faithful Reading: Interpretation, Christianity, and Poetry
ENG 6032H
The Victorian Novel, Literally
ENG 6034H
Old and New Materialisms
ENG 6038H Authors and Their Institutions
ENG 6044H
The Literature of Protection
ENG 6049H
Intersections/Interventions: Diaspora Studies Today
ENG 6054H
Construals of the Self: Autobiography in Africa and the Diaspora
ENG 6063H
Novel Theory Now
ENG 6064H The Theory of the Novel
ENG 6065H
Repetition in Modern Thought and Culture
ENG 6066H
Style: Authorial Signature in the Age of Cyber Technology
ENG 6068H
Restaging Shame
ENG 6070H
Making Faces: Identity, Performance, and the Face on Film
ENG 6100H
Reading Walter Benjamin
ENG 6152H
Drama After Performance
ENG 6159H
Poststructuralist Poetics
ENG 6160H
Politics and Poetic Form
ENG 6162H
The Poetics of Melancholy
ENG 6163H
The Fate of Culture in an Age of Globalization
ENG 6171H
Writing a Journal Article
ENG 6181H
Permaculture and Literature
ENG 6182H Eating Well
ENG 6199H
Collectivity
ENG 6271H
Comedies of Capitalism
ENG 6362H
History and Structure of the English Language: Post-1500
ENG 6365H
Diasporic Englishes
ENG 6490H
The Postcritical Turn
ENG 6494H
Psychogeography and the Mapping of Literary Space
ENG 6498H
Dystopian Fiction and Unsettled Space
ENG 6499H
Space in Postcolonial Literature
ENG 6501H
Life, Death, and American Fiction
ENG 6510H
Creative Nonfiction
ENG 6517H
Walter Benjamin and His Contemporaries
ENG 6519H Postcolonial Theory and the World Literature Debates
ENG 6521H
Literature and Medicine: Corpus, Theory, Praxis
ENG 6526H
Postcolonial Poetry
ENG 6529H
Critical Animal Studies
ENG 6533H
The Art of Mourning
ENG 6540H
The Victorian Novel, Literally
ENG 6551H
Asian North American Literature: National and Transnational Feminisms
ENG 6552H
Law and Literature
ENG 6553H
Law as Literature: Story and Style in a Culture of Argument
ENG 6815H Artificial Persons
ENG 6818H
Social Robots in the Cultural Imagination
ENG 6847H
From CanLit to Canlits: The Re-formation of a Literature
ENG 6890H
Reading Auerbach's Mimesis
ENG 6950Y
Workshop in Creative Writing
ENG 6999Y
Critical Topographies: Theory and Practice of Contemporary Literary Studies in English
ENG 8000H
Texts, Theories, and Archives
ENG 9500H
Professional Development
ENG 9900H
Professing Literature
JLE 5116H
Naming the World: Realism Travels the Globe
JLE 5220H Tricksters and Confidence Men
JLE 5225H
The Passage from History to Fiction